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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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BA SCORE
80
good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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:
Hops: Simcoe and Cascade
IBU: 34
Malts: Two Row and Munich

(Beer added by: jbone78 on 01-10-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-24-2013 21:39:02 | More by jaswilson2
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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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jonathaniler

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-02-2013 21:42:24 | More by jonathaniler
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.29/5  rDev -6.3%

Light amber/golden in color with a faint aroma of light malt and pine, Back Forty Naked Pig Pale Ale is a crystal clear beer that produces a decent level of foam that lasts about a minute. It eventually settles into a thin white layer and leaves little or no lacing.

This beer tastes about the way I expected based on appearance: Lighter than average and very clean, with flavors of biscuit malt, pine, caramel, and bread. There is some fruit in there as well, but it is more pear- like than citrus and isn’t as dominant as the other taste components.

Naked Pig is an easy- going, basic pale ale that is acceptable enough that most anyone who tries it will like it. The beer is non- assertive and lighter than most, but not so light as to taste watery. There is just enough going on here to satisfy the palate but not enough going on to make it a standout in its class.

This pale ale is crisp, clean, and agreeable overall and while I don’t rank it among my all- time favs, it is good enough for a try.

11-28-2013 07:02:08 | More by BryanCarey
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Arch-Harris

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-26-2013 14:27:50 | More by Arch-Harris
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Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-19-2013 06:12:51 | More by stormgasm7
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-14-2013 20:21:59 | More by TJK
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3.89/5  rDev +10.8%

12oz bottle. My first Alabaman beer, a state tick that I thought I'd have to trade or travel for - I guess not with Alberta's adventurous importers - thanks, Christian!

This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium golden amber hue, with one fat finger of wanly puffy, loosely foamy, and rather bubbly off-white head, which leaves a decent array of curvy mountain stream lace around the glass as things drop away.

It smells of grainy, bready, and moderately pastry-like pale malt, a bit of nutty biscuit, and earthy, leafy, and lightly piney hops. The taste is biscuity caramel malt, a certain, hard to pin down oily nuttiness, a pithy pine astringency, hints of earthy yeast, and leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is a bit edgy at first, but settles to a dull edge soon enough, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth, with even a minor touch of creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the caramel malt still sort of beholden to the crispy biscuity character, while leafy, piney hops mill about, shuffling their feet.

A fairly enjoyable APA, with strong ESB leanings - not a bad thing in my book. A sassy offering, worthy of a few rounds, iterations, or trips back to the fridge, and nice to see coming out of the deep south.

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Naked Pig Pale Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.