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Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale - Tuppers' Hop Pocket Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

349 Ratings
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tuppers' Hop Pocket Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 03-14-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

sendbeer, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

cliff1066, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

2dogbrew, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

ByrdBrain, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

squidrobot, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of KDC
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

KDC, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Enoch
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Enoch, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Mississippi
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Mississippi, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Eriktheipaman, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of pagardner
3/5  rDev -21.5%

pagardner, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of Minkybut
2.73/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer poured one of the most fat and puffy heads I have ever poured or seen. Held on good also. Beer Color was amber/orange and beer was cloudy. The smell was hoppy as was the taste. The beer had a bit of a bitter finish also. I will not buy again.

Minkybut, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of GbVDave
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank straight from the bottle. In my hotel room.

A: Loads of suspended sedinemt in the bottle. Whispy tendrils of yeast slowly float through the bottle.

S: Mildly piney with notes of grass and yeast. Caramel malt adds some balance.

T: Nice harvest hop flavors. Thankfully, the caramel takes a back seat to the hops.

M: Initially, quite dry and bitter. Eventually its' hop oil side shows itself and makes for a slightly sticky and spicy finish.

O: No freshness date, but this seemed like a very well made and fresh APA. Nice!

GbVDave, Jun 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Hanzo, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

HarmonMW, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slight floral notes on the nose with a little bit of grass. Its a bit weak, unfortunately, because the scents are good - just wish they were more pronounced.

Hop Pocket brings a hazy dark honey color liquor topped with an off-white head that just doesn't go away. Seriously, I think this is the most stable head I have ever encountered in a beer before. I wish it was filtered, might add to the appearance a bit. Really really really nice lacing earns much of it's appearance score.

Flavor is nice! Starts off with a bit of a combination of carbonation bite and bitterness that work in conjunction with each other. The individual flavors are pretty good too: freshly mowed grass, grapefruit, and then it finishes with a sweet note like kiwi or something a bit more on the tropical side. I really like the flavor combinations.

Highly highly carbonated, not to sound gross, but the belches alone are plentiful. Moderate body and a 6% ABV make this quite easy to drink, though not entirely session able. Overall, this beer is okay. I wouldn't buy a 4-pack again, but I wouldn't turn one down if someone wanted to treat me.

tlazaroff, Apr 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

bluetrevian, Apr 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

djrn2, Mar 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of draheim
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip. A careful pour yields a monstrous beige head atop an amber beer w/ moderate carb. Rocky head sticks around and just doesn't quit, leaves behind ample lacing.

Aroma is floral herbal hops and sweet fruity malt.

Taste is a nice balance of amber malt and floral NW hops, a little spice. Mango & apricot in there too.

Mouthfeel is smooth and thirst-quenching with a clear hoppy finish.

Overall this is a really enjoyable beer that I sucked down before I knew it from a brewery I'd never heard of. Kind of like a slightly maltier NW IPA. Thanks again IrishColonial!

draheim, Mar 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark, cloudy brow/orange color that produced a solid head and good lacing throughout.

S: Cascade hops and caramel malt

T: Average. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but the finish for me lingered and lasted throughout the pint.

M: Medium bodied, slightly oily

O: Decent beer. I got it through a trade, but I wouldn't trade for it again. The aftertaste just was not enjoyable.

berserk4886, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

AndrewMichael, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Pencible, Feb 02, 2012
Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale from Tuppers' Hop Pocket Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.