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Naked Pig Pale Ale - Back Forty Beer Co.

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Naked Pig Pale AleNaked Pig Pale Ale

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80
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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jbone78 on 01-10-2010

Hops: Simcoe and Cascade
IBU: 34
Malts: Two Row and Munich
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Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of garuda
2.79/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A - That all too familiar shade of yellow; however, has a nice white cap that retains and laces well.

S/T - Fairly subdued. Pale malts, sweet caramel, just enough pine hops to give it a kick of bitterness without much flavor.

M - Medium/light body, medium carbonation, fairly smooth and clean.

O - Seems like a house pale ale brewed for the masses. Not too bold, didn't stand up to the bbq well at all.

Photo of Dooleymon
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jacurdy60
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a hazy golden brown color with minimal head and poor retention. No lacing.

S-Very hoppy in the nose. Sour fruits become more profound along with yeasty bread dough.

T-Semi-bready. Very sweet up front but finishes off with notes of yeast and ester. Sweet fruits (pears) become profound as well in the layered finish

MF-Crisp on the palate with a dry finish

O-Pretty good brew. It's unique and more bready than most pale ales and is layered nicely with sweet pears. The finish is underwhelming but this is definitely worth a try if you have the means. I'm looking forward to buying it again.

Photo of MonkeyStain
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Watdatsmelike
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of bonSreeB
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.32/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter

A: Clear light gold with not much head and light lacing.

S: Piney hops, grapefruit and citrus.

T: A pleasant hop bitterness with slight malt background that makes it easy to drink. Smooth, well balanced.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: A good stepping stone IPA. Sessionable.

Photo of robmoak
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of WillyOsler
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of lcdawg
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of HairyHood
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of D_Andrew
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Mojo
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice golden color with a minimal white head, poor retention, and not a lot of lacing. The smell is honey, fruit, and pine. Mouthfeel is pretty nice with about the right amount of carbonation. Taste is well balanced, very sweet on the front, bitter on the finish. This is an easy beer to drink and would make a good starter beer for someone interested in expanding their palate beyond the AAL macros.

Photo of TimboBrews
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of sommersb
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 09-03-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Single from Liquor Express, Huntsville AL

Pours an orange-yellow color and clear. The head is off-white and stands a couple of fingers high, showing both good lacing and retention.

Aromas are hop-forward, with citrus and pine smells. A bit of malt breadiness is evident as well.

Taste is fairly hoppy and bitter, with a low amount of malts peeking through.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbed on a medium body. Finishes dry and bitter.

Overall a descent pale ale, if not a bit one-dimensional.

Photo of nick2505
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jax42
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of woosterbill
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to vonschplieffen for this one.

A: Clear gold body beneath a finger of clumpy white head. Ok retention and lace. Not bad.

S: Interesting. More hoppy than malty, with some really distinctive fruity/vegetal notes: green apple (almost like a Lambic), green pepper, cotton candy, and citrus. I'm a fan.

T: Less bizarre here, but quite good - grapefruit and pine hoppiness leads things off, followed by some candied malt sweetness, and closed out by clean, dry bitterness. Good stuff.

M: A little light on body, with plenty of frothy, fizzy carbonation. Ok.

O: Really enjoyable APA. Plenty of flavor, some fascinating hop notes (presumably from the Simcoe), and terrific drinkability for its strength. Well worth trying.

Cheers!

Photo of hedgepigtails
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Naked Pig Pale Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.