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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

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a light copper-hued body, fairly clear, with a finger-high stack of white suds.

Smell: Resinous, pithy, cuttingly citrusy top layer of hoppiness over the base of basic, bready malts.

Taste: Pale malts with a bent of breadiness. A quick nibble of crisped sugars before taking the dive into the hops, tasting pithy, citrusy with a spicy, pine-like kick to it. Medium-plus bitterness. Dry, bitter, somewhat citric finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid, sufficient India Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 21:01:50 | More by ChainGangGuy
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-30-2013 23:57:01 | More by kylehay2004
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-09-2014 03:41:57 | More by nickfl
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A pretty nice IPA- new to the Atlanta area, so nice and fresh. Pours a honeyed amber with a somewhat short head. Nice aromas of pine and citrus with a somewhat sweet malt base. The taste is similar, with a really nice dose of bitterness that seems equal parts pine and citrus pith, and enough malt to keep everything balanced. My only complaint is that the finish is pretty short- it just drops off after the pleasant start. Overall, though, a very pleasant IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 02:56:44 | More by Georgiabeer
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-17-2013 14:11:20 | More by sendbeer
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-15-2012 18:48:27 | More by harpus
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-25-2013 16:11:50 | More by mhaugo
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, Best By: 10/1/13 stamped on label.

Copper color, nice thick foamy off white head, good lacing. Aroma is on the milder side for an IPA. Earthy notes. Taste is well balanced, biscuity malt and hop forward finish and lingering taste. Pleasant flavors. Medium body and carbonation.

I think this was was first beer from Alabama, although while visiting Georgia.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 04:50:00 | More by jmdrpi
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-12-2013 01:51:21 | More by WDJersey
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-09-2014 04:45:58 | More by Lovely85
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hilgart1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-07-2014 23:51:50 | More by hilgart1
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-25-2012 18:26:35 | More by thatoneguymike
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-09-2013 22:29:58 | More by Zach136
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animal69

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-14-2014 03:24:54 | More by animal69
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-27-2013 03:58:30 | More by fredmugs
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

02-17-2013 05:50:07 | More by JayS2629
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-11-2014 20:42:59 | More by Drknight
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-29-2012 21:51:44 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-04-2014 23:10:04 | More by freduardo
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-12-2014 22:28:06 | More by Thedrizzle
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dwagner003

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-24-2013 02:54:45 | More by dwagner003
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-25-2013 05:33:36 | More by Ajlvt
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-12-2013 13:29:05 | More by ldhughes3
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Freckle Belly IPA from Back Forty Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.