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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 axeman9182
2.84/5  rDev -11.3%
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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Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of slassy
2.46/5  rDev -23.1%
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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Photo of crisis44
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of jrfehon33
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

Photo of Tnkemist
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Jumski
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of MaChiNe
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of standardcherry
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Flounder57
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The poured a minimal head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber orange color with great clarity and tiny bubbles coming up throughout the whole beer. Great lacing is left on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: sweet and bready malts, some fruitiness, but not much else going on there.

Taste: bready, malty, fruity, tangy, creamy, and that is pretty much it. Malts take over the whole sip. Hops are not that noticeable.

Mouthfeel: smooth, a little dry, medium to high carbonation, a little chewy, and medium bodied.

Overall: Not a bad APA out of a can, but I would have others before this one. Would have liked to see more hops presence.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 889 ratings
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