Freckle Belly IPA | Back Forty Beer Co.

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3.71/5
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Freckle Belly IPAFreckle Belly IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Shumania on 07-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,804
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
209
pDev:
14.56%
 
 
Wants:
7
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61
Trade:
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Photo of markallmon
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My local, in-person trader, tone77, has expressed some CANcern about my backlog, especially as it pertains to ones that he has dropped off for The CANQuest (tm). I am doing my best to plow through & get caught up. Disappointingly, there are many without approved pics & my trusty camera has died! Some are just going to have to wait until I CAN procure a replacement.

From the CAN: "Craft Brewed Liquid Folk Art"; "Recommended Food Pairings[:] Chili peppers[,] Alabama Gulf Seafood[;] Sandwiches"; "This full-bodied India Pale Ale is loaded with fresh hops for a powerful blend of citrus, pine and fruit aromas. The firm malt backbone works well with the bold hop finish that everyone expects from an IPA. Belly up Hop Heads!"

I am ready for some hops & so I beCAN with a Crack! of the vent. I went with a slow, gentle Glug followed by an in-glass swirl to raise just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention that left behind a load of sticky lacing. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very dank and resinous with a caramel malt presence. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was quite bitter, a lot of pine resin along with some grapefruit and orange peel, plus a dank earthiness, all backed with a caramel maltiness. It was pretty good, although it sat right on the edge of being just a bit too bitter. I CAN't believe that I, of all people, just typed that, but as I CANtinue to grow older, I am having health issues. The one in question here is GIRD & the really bitter beers CAN easily set it off. The CAN did not include an IBU measurement, but I would guess that it was CANparatively high. Finish was dry, bitter and unmistakably an AIPA. Nicely done!

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Photo of TomEfiller
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an nice light orange color with a decent head. Smells great with that citra hop you want and tastes very good overall. Mouthfeel has a smooth feel with a sharp finish. Not as hoppy as I prefer but this is a nice go to IPA you should definitely try.

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Photo of Davidstan
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an ok IPA. Was hoping for more flavor like their pale ale. Won’t buy again but will continue buying Naked Pig even though i am not big on pale ales.

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Photo of shivtim
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MGoeltz
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The aroma is bitter hops. The appearance is a semi clear Amber color with a thick medium sized white head. The taste is bitter hops with a crisp finish.

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Photo of RAFH
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer on the Robert Trent Jones golf course outside of Huntington, AL. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had hints of bitter citrus peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a good beer.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigedal60
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coombski
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JintheHam
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ealanjones
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L- Hazy dark amber fizzely beer. Slightly foamy head.
S-I'm not lying, the citrusy smell kind of reminds me of a cutter candle. Good, bad? Ehh, I kind of dig it. Sweet smell. A little cheesy though.
T- Bitter, malts, bitter again. Floral notes in the taste. Not too much else.
F- Heavy carbonation. Suits it okay.
O- I'd drink it again. But in all honesty, overall it's just mediocre. It has too much bitterness and too little flavor.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwd
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of caramel malt, slight sweet malt, hops, earthiness, and slight yeast. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of caramel malt, slight sweet malt, hops, earthiness, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, average aroma, body, and complexity.

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Freckle Belly IPA from Back Forty Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 209 ratings