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:
286
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
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Photo of woodychandler
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My backlog is such that I CAN't tell you where this one came from. It may have been Uncle JedI or someone else. I don't know, but I thank whoever got it for me.

From the CAN: "Craft Brewed Liquid Folk Art"; "Recommended Food Pairings [depictions of ham, steak and pizza]"; "This medium-bodied Ameri[CAN] Pale Ale is delightfully crisp and hand crafted. The Munich malts provide a perfect balance to the five fresh hop additions that go into every batch. Smooth enough for any craft beer newcomer, yet complex enough for even the most discerning [CAN]noisseur. SO, GET NAKED AND ENJOY!"

I Crack!ed it open and CANducted a gentle Glug due to its age. I still got a finger of foamy, bone-white head with moderate retention from it. Color was a slightly hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose had a grassiness underlain with a biscuit maltiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was initially citrusy, like sweet mandarin oranges, but as the biscuit maltiness kicked in, it became more like a liquid muffin. It was certainly tasty and the finish was semi-dry. It is like I remarked in an earlier review of the same APA style - it was not knock your socks off in terms of its hoppiness, but I find that to be a pleasant change of pace. I probably would not want a steady diet of this Pig, but it was a nice enough beer.

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Photo of VinceMig
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mst934
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled a month ago. Pretty good. Amazing color and taste. Not much in the nose. Great lacing.

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

Photo of Jhornsby421
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GatorTodd
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Really great beer on draft. Had at the Whistlestop BBQ contest in Huntsville, AL.

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Photo of AndyT16
3.04/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of John44
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeard89
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buckyp
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBCE
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Terp96
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of JohnK1366
3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pens1967
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkrich
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a freshness dated can: slightly hazy, deep golden-orange with a foamy white head. Some floating sediment observed.

There was a faint, sweet and fruity aroma that was short-lived.

According to the freshness date stamped on the bottom of can, my ale was several months old. I believe the ale did suffer some from the age. The ale did maintain an initial refreshing and zesty flavor but the aftertaste was slightly stale. The ale has a delicious, mango flavor and a nice solid malt backbone. The flavors are fleeting as the odd, stale aftertaste takes over.

This medium bodied ale has a soft, rounded mouth feel with moderate carbonation. The mild, fruity flavor profile does linger on the palate.

I am going to seek out a fresher six pack as I am sure this ale is much better fresh. It is hard to believe this is a 6% ABV ale as it is very quaffable. My joy at trying my first "Alabama" beer was tempered somewhat when I discovered it was brewed and canned in Sterling, Virginia.

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Photo of ManUtdSooner
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CIBoy10
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - pours a nice orangey amber, great head retention.

Smell - malty with slight traces of citrus hops.

Taste - slight hop bitterness, and bread. Overly balanced if you ask me. For other styles I'd really like this but found myself wishing for more hops since it's a pale.

Feel - smooth and highly drinkable. Would be great as a session beer.

Overall - wanted a bit more in the hop profile but solid none the less.

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Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great Head, little greasy...just like the Jackhammer's italian girlfriend

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Photo of Justinbshelton
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Naked Pig Pale Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
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