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Back Forty Freckle Belly IPA

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2424) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Moderate roasted grain for the malt, light to moderate cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with notes of toffee, maple syrup and dried fruit. Head is small, fizzy, off-white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is hazy medium amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and a lightly astringent finish. A drinkable beer but IPA-ish enough for me

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (235) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle: It poured an orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma was pine and citrus with the flavors being the same with the addition of bread dough and caramel malt. The bitterness was medium but not long lasting in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2952) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2015
Can. Amber in the glass with a creamy off-white head that settled to a ring and left good lace. Pine and floral hop aroma. The flavor followed the same with a caramel backing also. Light to medium body, and medium bitterness throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2483) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Thick head nice retention. Orang and hazy. Toffee and mold citrus nose like an EPA. Thick dry palate malt dominated with caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkSong (330) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
12 oz bottle. It pours a dark golden or very light amber color with a massive white, long lasting head. It has the aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. It has a nice fruity flavor along with a nice and not overpowering bitterness. I also taste a floral flavor. This beer is pretty good. I’m glad I purchased it. I’m not sure I would highly recommend it, but I enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Back Forty Freckle Belly IPA ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, fruity hops, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, hopps, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140419]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4666) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2015
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral and bitter hops, some pale and caramel malts, and dough and tin. Flavor the same. Average texture. Needs a lighter malt bill, and take all of those cool hops that you burnt during the boil and use them for dry hopping. Don’t waste citra and amarillo hops like that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4004) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Very cloudy Orange pour from bomber in Orange beach. Has the rotten fruit taste I don't like. Doesn't hide the booze well - tastes very strong for 7.5. Grapefruit and tropical notes. Fruity. Something about it I don't like but I know it isn't a bad beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - FEB 11, 2015
12oz bottle poured to sniffer. Thin white head dissipated quickly with minimal lacing. Smells malty and caramel with just a hint of piney hops. Malty, toasted sweetness to start and zing! There’s the hops! Bitterness lingers with a nice grapefruit taste. Not what I was expecting from an IPA with the maltiness but it balances very well. Nice clear amber color.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a clear amber colour with thin dissapating head. On the nose some clean passionfruit hops. Taste is hop heavy, nice twang of bitterness.


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