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Back Forty Freckle Belly IPA

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This full-bodied India Pale Ale is loaded with fresh hops for a powerful blend of citrus, pine and fruit aromas. The firm malt backbones works well with the bold hop finish that everyone expects from an IPA.
Hops: Amarillo, Apollo, Cascade, Citra & Columbus
Malts: Crystal & Special Roast malts

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brucebruce81 (391) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 19, 2016
This was a good IPA it had some really pronounced hop flavor that started right up front in the drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (882) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
On tap. Pours a hazy amber-orange with a medium, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, grapefruit, peach, pine and grass. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, grapefruit, pine and grass with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1542) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, clove , caramel and a slight earthiness. Taste is sweet malts with light honey , clove , earthiness , slight funk and passion fruit. Leaves slight tartiness on the tongue. Full bodied and fresh - I like it. Appearance is a hazy orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a medium dark golden orange. Aromas of citrus hops and a touch of pale malts. Flavor is crisp bitter citrus hop with a nice lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
Nice IPA from Alabama (enjoying in the cold North of Canada)! Golden yellow pour, one finger foam head that surprisingly yielded no lacing. Good flavours here, nice notes of tropical fruits and citrus, earthy herbal hop bitterness with notes of pine and a good caramel malt backing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (476) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2016
APPEARANCE- Golden amber, deep orange hues. Frosty white head with stellar lacing. NOSE- Resinous pine comes through, but it’s not overpowering. FLAVOR- citrus prevalent in the initial sip, giving way to balanced resin flavors.As it warms up, the resin predominates the flavor. Malt backbone balances the hop flavors nicely. NOTES- solid IPA, well balanced and flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Floral hops and honey maltiness, herbal and dry finish; pretty decent, but wouldn’t be a first choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6263) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
From a 12 oz can shared at the OBX. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Piney aroma. Flavors of orange, pine and grass. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (6972) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Tap. Pours clear deep Amber, medium beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is caramel, hay, grass. Flavor is medium sweet, caramel. Medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Tickers gotta tick Alabama coming in hot. Amber color with white foam. Aroma is grass, multigrain bread, caramel. Taste is harshly bitter and acrid with a bit of sweet toffee.

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