Porkslap Pale Ale | Butternuts Beer & Ale

Porkslap Pale AlePorkslap Pale Ale
BA SCORE
16.4%
Liked This Beer
3.2 w/ 886 ratings
Porkslap Pale AlePorkslap Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Butternuts Beer & Ale
New York, United States
butternutsbeerandale.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John on 03-04-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,945
Reviews:
338
Ratings:
886
Liked:
145
Avg:
3.2/5
pDev:
18.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
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Ratings: 886 |  Reviews: 338
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5/5  rDev +56.3%

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5/5  rDev +56.3%

Photo of ccgurl
4.93/5  rDev +54.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love the label! Really enjoyed the nice light taste

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Photo of whatyousay
4.75/5  rDev +48.4%

Photo of leannlovr
4.68/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was malty yet not syrupy. It had a slight hoppy finish which rounded it off nicely. It looked and smelled crisp and clean. The mouthfeel was light and not at all heavy or lingering. Overall a great beer for a session on just with dinner. I also have to mention the nice bouquet on the beer as well.

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Photo of dogknot
4.51/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is doesn't have the complexity of some superior beers, BUT on the other hand it is unpretentious in its simple packaging and taste. Its balance and drinkability are porkslaps selling points. Taste is a great balance between the malt and hops with a slight spiciness, color is a cloudy light amber. Definitely a "best buy" type of beer, will buy it over and over again.

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Photo of Amalak
4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

Photo of nephlim
4.5/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I ran into a bud of mine while walking home. He said "check this beer out!", and broke off a can from the six pack. The pigs on the label are cute, and the orange can made me think of cream soda.

Onto the beer!

I poured it into a Schwelmer pils glass.

Deep bronze colour, and a nice thin white head.

It smells like a good pale ale; it reminded me of Sammy Smith, only lighter.

It tastes good. Light caramel, light toast notes, slightly bitter after taste, but in a good way.

The mouthfeel and drinkability are great.

This is a simple, tasty beer that just goes down well and is very easy to drink. Plus the can is just neat. Give it a try!

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Photo of halxyz
4.5/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you've ever wished you could find a fresh American made bitter, this is a beer you should try.

Judging from other ratings this is a very misunderstood beer. It is not for American Pale Ale hopheads, but if you are looking for an English style bitter it's a beer you can love. The hops and the conditioning are restrained compared to most American pales, but why is that a bad thing? There is both balance and harmony in this beer. I recently had Porkslap from a cask and it was simply outstanding. From the can, I would highly recommend pouring to a glass to get the pleasure of its mouth feel. The added ginger made me dubious going in, but it is so restrained and complementary to the hop profile that folks didn't know there was ginger until told. I can be a hophead too, but this beer is not intended to compete with them and I for one am grateful for the alternsative.

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4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

Photo of Wiedemann
4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

Photo of Trombone69
4.5/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at a beer festival a few years back, at the Philadelphia Navy yard. The weather was hot as hell, and a lot of brewers were having trouble keeping their beer cold. But the Butternuts guys had this stuff icy cold. We all thought it was the greatest stuff ever. Loved the ginger taste and the orange / copper color.

Since then I've had it and been completely unimpressed. I'm not sure what happened. It'll keep it's 4.5 rating though, because on that day, it KICKED ASS.

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Photo of bpw28
4.49/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This can looks awesome. Some might think these two pigs belly bumping on the front is cheezy, but who doesn't want to drink a beer that has two hogs belly bumping on the front because they are so excited about the brew inside?

Look: Nice three finger bone white head,Soap bubble head with pretty good retention, Slightly hazy copper color ( about a 13 SRM), lacing is good, bubbles slowly float to the top.

Smell: Sticky sweet smelling malt, funk (not a bad one at all, it is a "farmhouse" ale style), grassy/hay/grain/light barn smell (not bad), bit of pine, wet wood (like after a rain storm in the woods), slightly fruity smelling like orange oil, peppery, leathery cigar smoke (like your old man's leather jacket that he'd wear smoking cigars on the porch. Not bad at all.)

Taste: Hm, wow. Slightly sweet malt, grass, yeasty, oaky, grains, funk (still the good funk), peppery, peach (that after a peach taste) slight cream kind of taste, light hop back bone that finishes piney. The body is the only thing that is a let down. Its light, not seriously light, but enough to be noticed.

Final Thoughts: I really like this. The only thing it lacks for me is more body. It's exactly what it seems to claim to be and does it well. It's a pale ale with a farmhouse twist. I was worried they might under do or over do the "farmhouse funk", but its perfect. I love beers like this, where the nose brings great thoughts and memories. I really love funky beers. Though I can see how this beer might not be for everyone, Butternuts did a fine job on this one.

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Photo of p0wn
4.48/5  rDev +40%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An exceptional session beer. Have never poured it, as it is in a bright orange can... some beers are for pouring, others are not. Has a ginger-ey type flavor, with a light pale ale taste.

A little thin, the mixture of malt and hops are very balanced, a distinct note of hops at the end.

Perfect for your friends who usually only drink macros, as it has a bold yet not overpowering flavor.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.43/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a 12oz can into a pint glass. Served cold.

A-amber body, off-white thick head

S-buttery, fruity scent

T-buttery front, sweet, grainy some hop at the end.

M-medium and well carbonated

D-this beer really has turned me on to canned beer again. Incredibly drinkable. I found myself really drinking this over and over. I will drink this again.

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Photo of BeeArthurWhite
4.37/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The current average rating seems super low for this magnificently unique brew, brahs.

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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

Photo of adamette
4.23/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was so excited to find a six pack of this at Wegman's in Lakewood, NY 8 29 09. Consumed 8 30 09 at my brother's house near Chautaqua Institute just down the road. Six pack was priced at just under $10.

A Light caramel opaque body under a brief, light brown head. Extra credit for the great label that pretty much inspired me to buy this beer. 4.5

S Light hops, malt. Solid Pale Ale smell. 4.0

T Kind of basic pale ale with some hops but in good balance with a moderate light roasted malt. Very nice. 4.0

M Moderate to light and appropriate to style. 4.0

D The best feature of this beer. My pint was gone before I knew it. 5.0

Notes: I freely admit that I bought this in part due to the excellent label on the can. Every time that I look at it I laugh.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.22/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was absolutely amber. Quite dark for a pale ale. Still, nice clarity, a two finger head with descent retention and rings of sticky lace rings.

The aroma is a nice citrus hops on a caramel backbone. Simple, balanced. Orange peel and grapefruit.

The flavor is nicely balanced with a clean, bready bottom and a touch of caramel with orange rind, grapefruit and lemon zest.

Crisp, refreshing, easy drinking

Very nice, drinkable session beer.

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Photo of rjplumer
4.09/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a nice two finger head with nice retention. A citrus hop aroma that grabs you right away. A mild hazy amber color. Has a little bitterness that gives way to a tart and clean finish. Refreshing and very drinkable. Very well done and would love to have this one again.

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Photo of mrryanlee
4.08/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUnit63
4.07/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From can into Alpine mug...

Poyurs a cloudy apple cider brown with ample carbonation and a wispy thin head that comes and goes, leaving decent lacing.

Nice bance of boiled malt with apples and cinnamon with a fait complement of mild piney hops.

Clean and austere malt profile, resembling a lighter pale ale, with a fair amount of English-style grassy and piney hoppiness. Cinnamon emerges with warmth. Quite enjoyable.

Very soothing mouthfeel-hearty, woody, rustic and full. Freshness and carbonation give this one some nice ups.

This drinks lightly and quickly. Calorie count only 150 per the can. Another very enjoyable effort from the gentlemen down Route 80 in the 607.

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Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
Beer rating: 16.4% out of 100 with 886 ratings
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