Naked Pig Pale Ale | Back Forty Beer Co.

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

Photo of Jhornsby421
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GatorTodd
4.75/5  rDev +35.7%
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 -13.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of John44
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeard89
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buckyp
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBCE
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Terp96
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of JohnK1366
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pens1967
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkrich
3.43/5  rDev -2%
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 +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CIBoy10
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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 +11.1%
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 -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EnriqueVC
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bamwaterski
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mlawrence
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NUtwist
4.21/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a light beer with an aroma hint of floral and fruit. Just enough hop for a good flavor. Balanced throughout. Like Lays potato chips, can't drink just one.

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Photo of beernads
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev 0%

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