Porkslap Pale Ale | Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Porkslap Pale AlePorkslap Pale Ale

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Butternuts Beer & Ale
New York, United States

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

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Photo of mfc
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., on July 1, 2012. Can into a pint glass. Three fingers of head. Caramel copper iced tea color. Foamy, bubbly white lacing with average retention.

Smelled light citrus hops, plum, peach, dark fruit and iced tea.

Tasted similar to the smell. Iced tea, lemon and citrus hops. Grass, wheat and bread.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Wet smooth finish.

Just about an above average beer overall. Nothing spectacular, nothing horrible.

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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Slightly murky light copper color. Head is barely there. Thin ring of white fuzz. Leaves lacing islands along the glass.

S-I am sorry but this kinda smells like Cheetos initially. After my nose becomes accustomed to the aroma. I detect some pretty focused caramel maltiness. Hops are nonexistent. This is strictly sweet caramel. I still am getting a dairy/cheese/greek yogurt aroma for some reason.

T-The flavor is refreshing despite its concentrated sweetness. Like a piece of bread covered in sugary whipped butter. Light, light, light grassy hops. Oddly quite refreshing.

M-Fuller than a 4.3% brew normally feels. Mellow, fuzzy carbonation. A bit slick but it feels clean sometimes. The bitterness is very mild but it is detectable.

O/D-Like Moo Thunder, this was better than I expected it to be. Pretty decent. A pleasant surprise captured in an epically decorated aluminum can.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a dark orangish amber with a large cap of loose, dense, off white head that has great retention

S - the nose is grassy with some underlying bready malt aromas

T - lightly bready malt with a faint grassy hop finish

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a very easy to drink APA. It doesn't have tremendous flavor. It's a bit malt forward and lacks any significant hop character. It's easily quaffable and comes in cans which may be it's saving grace.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -46%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Onenote81
2.6/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Originally reviewed: 4/5/12. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a darker tawny-orange with a thin egg-white head capping it off. The nose is slightly musty, with some graininess and grassy notes. The body is on the thin side with low-to-moderate carbonation. Really a slick beer. Mild sour notes right off, not from infection, just citrusy tart. Hop bitterness is near absent. Flavors of grains and mild malty sweetness. Overall, this just really isn’t all that flavorable or enjoyable. The market is flooded with this style and there are far better ones that I have easier access to. Won’t revisit this one. I love the can though, so it’s got that going for it.

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2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of axeman9182
2.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can with no dating, taken home from ACBF. It was poured into my Bruery tulip.

Porkslap Pale Ale pours a very clear orange, with light tangerine highlights. There's maybe a finger and a half of white foam, with a little bit of head retention but no real lacing. Aroma? The nose on this one is super dull, I have to strain to appreciate anything. Hard to find as it may be, there's a bit of caramel, as well as some orange and minty hops in the nose. The flavor's got more of a biscuity sweetness to it, and a bitterness that's more intense than what I might have expected given the lackluster nose. The finish follows from the nose, with some orange and a bit of herbal mint present. It's a nice change from the hop profile one usually finds, but it's also a bit too muted. The body is surprisingly firm for a lower ABV pale ale, but it's lacking some in the carbonation department. Porkslap Pale Ale's not quite offensive, but it's easily one of the more underwhelming pale ales I've had.

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of slassy
2.46/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours a medium copper color with a decent head, about a finger high. Color almost makes it look like some ciders I've had. Can of course is amazing...two jubilant pigs high-fiving. 50s retro-rural look.

S: Straight hops. Really can't detect much else (not a bad thing at all)

T: Definitely not as hoppy as I was expecting...pretty mild altogether. The dominating flavor has to be that of...bread. In fact, it pretty much tastes like soggy bread.

M: Very mild carbonation. Goes down smoother than maybe any ale I've ever drank. Almost like drinking a pilsner.

O: Extremely disappointed...flavor didn't match up to the smell (or the greatness of the can). Won't be getting again anytime soon.

Serving type: can into a pint glass

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
3.24 out of 5 based on 882 ratings.
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