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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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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

will_eye_e, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Buck6196, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

dankjohn, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

BlueMoon10, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Sep 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

kylehay2004, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

DeepSouthSipper, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

stprather, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

ScubaSteve00, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

allenc85, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

mbacon3227, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

esteeze, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

AmishRockstar, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

Mark5252, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Ragamuffin1970, Aug 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

socon67, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Lungman, Jul 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

Dracarys, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

jmathis, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Kanewai, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

HiWire, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

cfalovo97, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

MrSquash, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of phideltashaggy
4.3/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

A- Lighter than I was expecting, a darkish yellow, almost amber, with a fluffy white head that dissipated after about a minute. Not much lacing.

S- Only a little malty smell, and some grass and piney hops on the nose.

T- EXTREMELY well balanced between some malt taste, citrus and piney hops, and a nice bitterness on the back-end.

MF- Good mouthfeel, thicker than most beers of this color, but light enough to be a nice thirst-quencher in the summer.

Overall, this is a perfect example of a summer APA, for me. Doesn't do anything crazy, but is completely solid in all regards and is a perfect cookout brew.

phideltashaggy, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

gritz147, Jun 02, 2013
Naked Pig Pale Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.