Naked Pig Pale Ale | Back Forty Beer Co.

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Naked Pig Pale AleNaked Pig Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co.
Alabama, United States
backfortybeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hops: Simcoe and Cascade
IBU: 34
Malts: Two Row and Munich

Added by jbone78 on 01-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
280
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14.57%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
67
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Davidstan
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the best Pale Ales out there. Excellent malt backbone and crisp hoppy finish. Great balance.

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Photo of Dope
2.1/5  rDev -40%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Best by 7/24/17

A: Pours a clear gold with a tall frothy white head. Good head retention and soapy lacing.

S: Grassy and some tropical fruits. Very sweet grains.

T: Whew, very odd. Huge hop bitterness but very little actual hop flavor. Just indistinct bitterness. Somewhat sweet grainy malt. Literally cringing at the weird flavorless bitterness.

M: Light bodied, very bitter.

O: I poured it out after three sips.

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Photo of addiwilliams
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of singletary
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a light yellow hazy color and the smell is of a slight hippy note. Taste is malty to start off then a bit of bitterness at the end. Mouthful is medium and we'll balanced. Overall better than I expected.

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Photo of bigedal60
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ealanjones
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T_Hass
3.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skyjmpr
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitchmoore12
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a left a one inch off white head. Smelled very very malty and tasted the same. It was almost sweet, I think that is partly due to the fact the bottle I had was over six months old. Left no lacing at all sadly. It was pretty good, and I'm sure would have been better a little fresher.

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Photo of weaselface89
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellowish orange. Creamy white head and little floats that settle at the bottom of the glass after a few minutes. Smells hoppy but not extremely. Smells like oranges and malted barley. Tastes very similar with a great balance. I could drink this with some BBQ. Medium body and carbonation. Give this one a try

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Photo of zacky_U
4.24/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light copper color with white cap.

Aroma of malt and citrusy hops. Not a whole lot of either but enough to notice.

Flavor is malt forward, and rather nice malt, with hops making their appearance mid palate then growing in intensity to the finish with a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Slightly more than average lingering bitterness.

Medium texture with a bit more carbonation than needed.

The malt bill is good with a solid roundness and good depth of flavor that is marred by the offsetting hops. Not that they were the wrong hops just that they didn't meld well. Like somebody poured the wrong sauce on the entree. Or the wrong finish on the furniture, something like that.

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Photo of Hugh37
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dper
4.06/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewrol18
4.45/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atkinsjeff
2.68/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked it up while at the grocery store while staying in Tuscaloosa. Kind of disappointed in it. Store only had two local brews and this was the most expensive--not necessarily a sign of quality, but in a pinch and with a solid review on here I figured I'd give it a go. Not for me. Kind of bland, not a lot of flavor. Expected it to be more bitter than it was. Not a great profile.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Naked Pig Pale Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
3.5 out of 5 based on 280 ratings.
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