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Freckle Belly IPA - Back Forty Beer Co.

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Freckle Belly IPAFreckle Belly IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 112
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Shumania on 07-20-2012)
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Reviews by a0lbudman:
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-01-2013 01:35:25 | More by a0lbudman
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3/5  rDev -20%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber with almost no head and no carbonation.

Smell: Mild smell of hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste was mostly bitter, but it is a mild tasting IPA.

Overall: Not horrible, good for a beginner to IPAs to ease into them.

02-03-2014 23:00:31 | More by Cavanaghty
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Golden32

Alabama

1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

02-11-2014 04:00:50 | More by Golden32
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jmbraxton

Alabama

1/5  rDev -73.3%

08-19-2012 01:32:53 | More by jmbraxton
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%

12oz bottle. I looked up where this is from, and it appears to be quite near a place I just read about in a Charlie Leduff book - coincidence? Probably.

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium golden amber hue, with two flabby fingers of puffy, densely foamy eggshell white head, which leaves a decent array of layered, descending cloud pattern lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of sassy orange, grapefruit, and lemon citrus pith, lightly resinous pine needles, bready caramel malt, a touch of dry yeast, and further floral, earthy hops. The taste is more fairly bitter, but somewhat hollow blended citrus and waning pine hop esters, a pastry-tinged biscuity caramel maltiness, a touch of hard water minerality, and an extended perfumed floral essence.

The carbonation is soft, in a frothy sort of manner, the body a steady medium weight, and mostly smooth, the hops lurking about, but not really taking any pound of flesh. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness of the hops and the lingering malt doing well to make nice with the weakening bitterness.

A pretty agreeable IPA, one bordering on DIPA territory, in theory only, as the flavour and alcohol perception don't quite play out that way. More malty that overly bitter in its bristling hoppiness in the end, which is no big deal - all it means is that I'd be more prone to keep the next one for another day.

09-12-2013 04:58:00 | More by biboergosum
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twizzard

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2014 12:41:44 | More by twizzard
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Dub12588


5/5  rDev +33.3%

06-30-2014 16:10:01 | More by Dub12588
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rworkman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-31-2013 07:47:21 | More by rworkman
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maleman

Mississippi

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%

A -Poured from a bomber into a pint glass dark amber with a thick, creamy, off-white, two-finger head that receded into a tight cap. Thin slick lacing.

S - Nice and hoppy with a touch of grapefruit and a bit of pepper.

T - Big ole biscuits! Pepper with a touch of tinny alcohol.

M - Medium-bodied, with a good bit of aftertaste following the aforementioned alcohol.

O - Great smelling, great looking beer that only fell slightly short of very good in the taste department due to the tinge of alcohol versus a grassy finish typical of my favorite genre.

02-16-2013 21:07:56 | More by maleman
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tweezer159

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-29-2013 00:32:46 | More by tweezer159
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richj1970

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-23-2013 12:13:36 | More by richj1970
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tr9871

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-14-2013 19:47:42 | More by tr9871
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TJK

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-14-2013 20:22:13 | More by TJK
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pfaucett

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-24-2013 01:06:12 | More by pfaucett
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-25-2013 05:33:36 | More by Ajlvt
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-08-2014 18:57:41 | More by Hendrick24
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mobrockman

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

07-11-2014 00:14:17 | More by mobrockman
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crownrl28

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-18-2013 01:39:17 | More by crownrl28
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

Pours a dark orange color with a finger of cream colored head. Leaves a small amount of spotty lacing. The aroma is mild, with some slight orange zest and sweet malts. Taste is a big step up. Crisp sharp bitterness with orange and touches of tropical fruit. Sweet malts break things up and add a touch of balance. Feel is lightly crisp, some oiliness, medium carbonation.

Overall, it's a nice, pleasant, drinkable ipa.

12-09-2012 21:44:11 | More by EgadBananas
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user785335

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-06-2014 09:43:43 | More by user785335
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +9.6%

Appearance: clear honey colored. White and frothy head. Thick messy lacing. A gorgeous brew.
Smell: 5 types of hops and it pays off. Pine, fruit, and citrus (plagiarizing from the b40 site but, that nails it. Redolent hops and nicely balanced with the malts.
Taste: much like the nose while just falling short of measuring up to it. Nevertheless, a standout.
Overall: my first b40. Tried it mostly because their "right up the road". Also I gotta admit I'm a little weary of the zillion ipa's poppin up everywhere. This was a very pleasant surprise.

03-30-2013 20:32:43 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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rwbuffon

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +20%

11-30-2013 19:22:05 | More by rwbuffon
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-17-2013 19:28:17 | More by BlueMoon10
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Jonbw

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

05-21-2013 17:36:04 | More by Jonbw
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-04-2014 23:10:04 | More by freduardo
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Freckle Belly IPA from Back Forty Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.