Freckle Belly IPA | Back Forty Beer Co.

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Shumania on 07-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
58
For Trade:
1
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4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coombski
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JintheHam
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ealanjones
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +2.2%
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 -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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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3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Medium yellow with white cap and moderate lacing.

Aroma: Bitter hops and sweet malt.

Taste: Malt, a hint of sweetness, hops more rounded than sharp followed by a lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste. I like the first 75% of the taste but the hop ending is a body blow. Up to that point the flavors of malt and hops are working well together then it all comes crashing down. The brewery calls it "a bold hop finish" which is one way of putting it.

Texture: Medium

Overall: A fairly well thought out beer that ends up hitting a hop wall which is bitter rather than bold. What starts out as somewhat complex unravels like a rope diminishing down to loose ends. Too bad, it had promise.

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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful light golden color with a cream colored head that leaves some lace.

Smells of pine and citrus with floral notes and some nutty malt notes.

Taste is resinous pine and bitter orange and grapefruit giving way to sweet malty backbone with notes of pecan. A very solid IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dper
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B33rcules
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayden34
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bamahawk4
4.56/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of thirstywoodfin1
4.58/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Freckle Belly IPA from Back Forty Beer Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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