LaserDave (12) - - JUL 4, 2017
Pale Ale with a hint of fresh ginger spices (and without their tendency toward cross dressing). It’s balanced, not overly bitter, easy to drink and incredibly refreshing. We brew PorkSlap with two row barley and a little chocolate malt for color. It pours orange and crystal clear with a frothy white head. If your nose is working, you might get a little malty whiff that soon gives way to pure thirst quenching goodness and happy satisfaction. The finish is clean, crisp and dry, and it plays really nice with spicy food like tex-mex, bbq or hot wings. Go ahead. Slap that pig.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone md311 (13) - New York, USA - JUN 9, 2016
One of the first craft beers i ever drank, it’s still a favorite. super easy to drink, low alcohol and cheap! adamelb (5) - Schenectady, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
Always surprised how low Butternuts beers are rated. As a fan of ginger I found this beer a refreshing light bodied pale ale. Somewhat traditional in a sense there are no bold flavors but rather a good balance of lighter flavors. The dominating flavor is certainly ginger which hits after a small dose of pale malt, yeast and a pleasing carbonation roll across the tongue. This is a go to pale ale when I’m looking for a session brew at a fair price. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - AUG 13, 2008
12 oz can purchased at the brewery in Garrattsville, NY. Pours to a beautiful, bright, amber color, with a tight, white head that fades, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is pleasing with some good zesty and herbal hop aromas. Palate is soft, with good pale and stewed malt flavors, paired with light fruity esters. This beer finishes with more good pale and stewed malt flavor up front, then ends with a gentle, mild hop bite that lingers. Enjoyable, very drinkable pale ale, with enough aroma and flavor to please the beer geek in me, but a beer that you could pound with impunity. I love a good drinking beer like this. FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Review date 10/8/2008...
From can into Alpine mug...
Poyurs a cloudy apple cider brown with ample carbonation and a wispy thin head that comes and goes, leaving decent lacing.
Nice bance of boiled malt with apples and cinnamon with a fait complement of mild piney hops.
Clean and austere malt profile, resembling a lighter pale ale, with a fair amount of English-style grassy and piney hoppiness. Cinnamon emerges with warmth. Quite enjoyable.
Very soothing mouthfeel-hearty, woody, rustic and full. Freshness and carbonation give this one some nice ups.
This drinks lightly and quickly. Calorie count only 150 per the can. Another very enjoyable effort from the gentlemen down Route 80 in the 607.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Pours a hazy copper color with a short lived head. A very well achieved balance between the hops and malts. Not overly hoppy like many Pale Ales. My first beer from this brewery but it won’t be my last. Cool packaging too! NX520 (8) - - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
Great malty pale ale. Yellow amber color with about an inch of head. Great pale ale for tale gating and out door events.
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BOD 9/26/14. Pours a slightly hazy orange, the same color as the can. World class head volume, retention and lacing.
Light nose of biscuit and a hint of grassy and floral hops. As it warms, a bit of orange is noted.
Medium body that approaches a creamy texture. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescence in the middle and a prickly rush in the finish.
The flavor profile is borderline outstanding. It is reasonably intense, slightly complex but is perfectly balanced. It begins with a nice blended flavor that slowly separates. Grassy hops lead then flow into a very mild bitterness. Under the bitterness is an orange flavored background. Biscuit malt proves a subtle balancing sweetness at the end of the middle. The finish has a ginger note that exhibits itself in both flavor and a lingering light spicy bitterness. The finish is dry and a ginger bitterness lingers. Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Can at Fats in NYC. Amber pour with an off white head, looks like a typical APA, but after that all bets are off. I think this one has an outstanding flavor. It starts off almost sour with noticeable fruit backed by sweet malt then finishes bitter with a smokey essence like that of a scotch. Really good drinking beer, I have no idea why it is rated so low. rjplumer (1091) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours to a nice two finger head with nice retention. A nice citrus hop aroma. A mild hazy amber color. Has a little bitterness that gives way to a nice tart and clean finish. Refreshing and very drinkable. Nicely done.