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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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Packaged January 25, 2012

A: Pours a pale golden color with almost no head

S: Some pale malts and light fruitiness, some hops are hidden in the back as well

T: Follows the nose with the pale malts and light fruitiness with almost no hop character. Definitely seems more like an English style pale ale than an APA

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth

O: Another easy drinker from Butternuts that would do a good job washing down some food, but that's about it. It's not bad, it just doesn't do much to stand out amongst the mass amounts of APAs, IPAs and DIPA/IIPAs out there

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Trombone69
4.5/5  rDev +38.9%
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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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JimKal
2.96/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into NB Chalice glass.

This one pours with a very large head. Even pouring very carefully down the side of the glass produces a four inch head that leaves good lacing as it slowly dissipates. The body is a hazy amber.

There is a slightly malty aroma.

The taste and mouthfeel where a disappointment to me. Having had their IPA ( a very non-West Coast style IPA but still quite enjoyable to me) I was expecting something different that a standard Pale Ale. But this seemed to fizzy and slightly sour. I tried it both with and without food without affecting the taste profile.

This will not be a repeat purchase for me.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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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%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Brad007
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with a frothy head into my glass. Nice representation for the style. I like it.

Aromas of sweet buttery malt and grassy hops come to mind. Borders on the English style.

Unfortunately, the taste isn't so appealing. The hops seem to have faded to where there's a mess of grassiness and mildly sweet malt.

Lingering grassiness and buttery malt. Nothing special.

I'm somewhat disappointed with this example of the style. Wonder if it's better on tap?

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