Porkslap Pale Ale | Butternuts Beer & Ale

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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

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Added by John on 03-04-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
886
Reviews:
338
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice beer, love the marketing

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Photo of jondeelee
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I admit: I bought this beer for the label. How could I not, with its charming belly-bumping pigs suspended mid-air beneath a cartoon-font name? And I bought the beer expecting exactly nothing of it. My first whiff thus was a pleasant surprise, as I encountered not the bland skunkiness of an Anheuser-Busch product, but a nose full of malt: butternut squash and apricot, macadamia nut and orange, all suspended over fresh wheat.

On the tongue, the beer continued to surprise, for though it wasn't as fruity as the nose promised, it still carried a good load of light fruit esters (white grape, lychee nut), as well as Grape Nuts cereal-like toasted grains. The label says "all malt," but there's a good bit of hops in here as well, providing a nice grapefruit-bitter background. The flavors are rounded out by a surprising, but somehow appropriate, splash of ginger root (which is actually added, and does not result merely from the malt). The flavors are quite distinct, and the brew has been made lovingly, with good quantities of malts and hops. The aftertaste tends to sway a bit excessively toward grapefruit and ginger, but the main part of the mouthful is enjoyable.

Overall, while I can't say this is a stellar pale ale, it is an interesting and highly quaffable one, and will no doubt make its way into my fridge again, or at least my camping cooler.

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3.98/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had to buy this can. The artwork alone was worth the purchase. But decent pale ale from a can? Yes. It was great. And quite fresh tasting (thanks to the can). Hazy orange with a nice tan bubbly head. Soft carbonation that brought a soft malty smell to the nose. Flavor was fairly one dimensional, but well balanced with a subtle hops bitterness in the finish.

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3.98/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had a couple of new cans from butternuts after work. really solid on both accounts and this was the second of the two. poured cold into a pint this one was consumed on 10/11/2010.

the pour was a nice medium to light amber color with a thick head of white that sat on top throughout the entire session, nice lacing down the glass.

aroma is light, nice little notes of citrus, hints of apple, pears, light grasses and a smooth, even flavor or light fruity yeast. as i take the first sip i get the clean, crisp flavor right off the bat. really nicely done. clean and light hops, a good strain of yeast and very nice carbonation all lead to a solid pale.

overall nicely done. i liked the hefe better, but this was very, very well done.

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Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
3.24 out of 5 based on 886 ratings.
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