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Duckpin Pale Ale - Union Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

152 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 07-05-2012)
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Maryland

5/5  rDev +28.9%

04-08-2014 16:03:00 | More by StevenK708
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Maryland

5/5  rDev +28.9%

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Maryland

5/5  rDev +28.9%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-06-2014 00:12:33 | More by TahoeTweezed
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-02-2013 23:07:54 | More by mfleagle
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-23-2013 14:16:01 | More by kevtron
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16%

08-11-2013 03:30:23 | More by jryanj927
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-17-2012 04:58:36 | More by Gatordaddy
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mcphish22

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-12-2013 02:29:49 | More by mcphish22
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bensbeers

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had for the first time on tap at Golden West a few months ago...and had to have two more! Haven't seen it anywhere else since, so I walked over to the brewery for a growler.

Pours a slightly hazy, amber color. Somewhere between orange and brown, but more orange. Smell is slightly hoppy, slightly malty, citrus peels. Taste is about as perfect as an American pale ale can be - well-balanced but leaning to the hoppy side with a splash of earthy orange. Felt nice going down. Medium body but still a thirst quencher. Overall I think this is how an APA should be - hoppy and refreshing with a touch of sweetness. Cheers, Union!!

Serving type: growler

10-26-2012 02:59:04 | More by bensbeers
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Once more, the indomitable tone77, my local, in-person trader, comes through with some CANs that I had not even heard of before he dropped the off in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM)!

Does anyone else remember Duckpins and Dollars on WBAL-TV (Ch. 11) from Bawlmer, hon? How about CAPT Chesapeake? We were too poor to afford cable when I was a kid, so we had an antenna and rabbit ears and picked up Balto with no problem. I shared this with John Waters when I met him for the first time, in Harrisburg. He threw back his head and remarked that Balto was affecting little kids in PA without even knowing about it, or words to that effect. My brother and my best friend's brother were the big Balto fans when we were growing up, but my Mom-Za did grad school work at Johns Hopkins and my aunt lives in DC and hooked me up with a colleague who was a beer vendor at Memorial Stadium later Camden Yards. As such, I am more connected to Bawlmer than I would have ever imagined, knowing the curator at the Babe Ruth Biramythplace and Museum as well as the BAL and MD Hall of Fame. A picture exists of me holding the Super Bowl V trophy when room to publicly exhibit it did not exist and it was mouldering in a museum basement. I still hate the Browvens as a lifelong Stillers fan, but Balto is always a good, wild time. Onward!

From the CAN: "Smooth & Hoppy [...] That's How We Roll"; "A Baltimore Original"; "Stay Out of the Gutter Recycle This CAN"; "This generously hopped pale ale is a strike in your mouth! Brewed with lots of Pacific Northwest and Southern Hemisphere hops, this beer is ten frames of big citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavor. A strong malt backbone rounds it out and makes this pale ale a delight for the senses. The pins may be small but the flavor is huge! In our town, we roll Duckpin - a true Baltimore original."

Jesus! The Crack revealed a CAN so brimful that there was a) no headspace and b) a spritz across my fingers as a result. I began with an inverted Glug, but I had to back off as the French Vanilla-colored head threatened to overflow the lip of the glass. Upon settling, I had two-plus fingers of head with a creamy aspect to them. Color was a deep-golden shade (SRM = > 7, ~ 9) and as the triumvirate of Mammon, Midas and Croesus fought over a sip, I took note of its clarity. I would like to be able to say "bright" since I could see through it, but it had a slight haze that prevents me from saying so. Nose smelled like fresh tropical fruit. I do not know if they still make Tropical Fruit Life Savers, but they, along with Clove Life Savers, were my favorite as a kid. I would tear back the roll to expose each of the five flavors and pop one of each in my mouth to really get a kicky taste. Man, the nose on this took me back - mango, papaya, a slight earthiness, wow! I remember a chica in Trinidad that tasted like this smelled, perhaps as proof that you are what you eat. She subsisted on a diet of fruit, vegetables and seafood and was probably one of the healthiest people with whom I have come in contact. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was really earthy and fruity! Holy ... The CAN mentioned "citrus and tropical fruit" and I will grant you tangerines and grapefruit, especially on the finish, but the initial taste was of mangoes and papayas. Wow. Finish was dry, but not like gasping, fish out of water, asthma attack dry. Instead, it was a reminder that I had had liquid in my mouth and now it was gone. Just dry enough to pull me out my reverie. It certainly meets the Cooler Question criteria and especially if I were going bowling, to play bocce or even croquet. I also want to give a nod to "The Duckpin", a former squeeze in San Francisco who was built like one. She had not heard the term before I gave her the sobriquet, but she was very happy with it.

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 22:07:42 | More by woodychandler
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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JOldewurtel

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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ckollias

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in College Park, MD out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden hue with a nice white head that leaves a decent trail and ends in a wispy lace.

S: Hoppy aroma with hints of citrus.

T: Tart and hoppy aroma that finishes on the bitter side.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body.

O: Really good pale ale – I would grab this again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 15:24:21 | More by ckollias
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-02-2014 19:46:25 | More by NickyDee21
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psuwakko

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-02-2013 00:03:36 | More by zekeman17
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-02-2013 02:15:32 | More by Kendo
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Duckpin Pale Ale from Union Craft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.