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

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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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Photo of Shanty76
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markjarema11
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pablobomb
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Flatsskipper
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 5EKF
1/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Old bottle which was an immediate drainpour after the first sip

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

Photo of Awfire
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommy5
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bzach
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3/25/15 bottle date. Probably pushing it.

A- Amber body with good clarity. Frothy and persistent head. 4.25

S- Smells like an ESB with toasty malts and a faint aroma of grapefruit. Disappointing. 2.5

T- Again, very ESB-like or English IPA-like. An improved floral flavor though. Getting a bit off buttery off-flavor. Toasted malts and caramel. I actually like the malt-quality here. Finishes with a bit of yeasty flavor. 3.5

M- Pretty smooth and easy-drinking, albeit malt-heavy as opposed to showcasing the hops. The bitterness is there but mellow. It's a bit toasty upfront, then bitter, than finishes florally. 3.5

Wish I'd gotten a fresher bottle for assessment, but hey, a 2-month old Elevated IPA still tastes exceptional, so I feel justified in reviewing this. It's a decent beer but veers to ESB territory, showcasing a toasted bread flavor that is enjoyable but probably will offend most hopheads.

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Photo of benloho
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amcclanahan64
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of howiebear
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Misfit2209
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of drsarver
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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