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Tuckerman's Pale Ale - Tuckerman Brewing Co.

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Tuckerman's Pale AleTuckerman's Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

315 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tuckerman Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship Pale Ale, released in 1998, is brewed with specialty malts, some grown in Maine, and four types of hops. After fermentation, it is cold conditioned and dry-hopped in lagering tanks for maximum taste and quality. It is naturally carbonated in the bottle or keg using a German process called “krausening”, where a small amount of fresh fermenting wort is added. This produces a delicate carbonation and superior flavor. From the Mash Tun to store shelves is a 30 day process.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 10-09-2001)
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Abilow33

New York

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-29-2013 01:19:54 | More by Abilow33
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Todd

Colorado

2/5  rDev -41.9%

Dirty amber, slight haze (unfiltered/bottle-conditioned), orange hues, large-bubbled carbonation action and a foamy white head that snaps down to a still beer.

Light in aroma. Musty grain, light floral, faint bready malts, and a touch of fruitiness in the nose.

Smooth and dullish on the palate – not very lively and a bit watery. Harsh and astringent grainy tannins upfront, minimal sweetness, touch of apple-skin fruitness. Flat, one-dimensional hop bitterness of a light citric orange-zest flash across the palate, some grassy notes, and then it’s gone. Mouthful of unpleasant tannins in the finish, yeasty, drying. Unforgiving in the linger.

A really poor and lackluster example of a Pale Ale. The grainy tannins become this horrible flaw that makes this beer nearly undrinkable.

05-23-2005 00:39:41 | More by Todd
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-28-2013 20:32:25 | More by TTripp725
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Fiore757


2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

06-05-2013 01:20:06 | More by Fiore757
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

08-15-2014 18:58:00 | More by Doomcifer
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +11.9%

12 oz brown bottle with a freshness date on the side of the label.

A- Three fingers of think big bubbled head hold strong with a solid retention, clear dirty golden color.

S- Fruity, nutty with a lingering citric note in the aroma. Shortbread like malt aroma as well.

A- Citric and nutty up front, wet pale malt palate. Medium bitterness from the hops with a quick punch of flavor. Bread grain and more nutty yeast in the finish.

M- Smooth and mildly crisp. Moderate body.

D- Tasty enough to put back more than one, this beer is what New England is all about ... good craft beer.

09-01-2005 01:15:24 | More by Jason
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.51/5  rDev +2%

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Reddish amber color with a thin white head.

Smell: Not much for smells, some hops and faint pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of mild hops and citrus.

Overall: Decent brew, average beer. I would drink it again if offered.

04-27-2013 17:34:45 | More by Cavanaghty
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-31-2013 15:08:02 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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far333

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -15.7%

Pale honey color with a low and foamy off-white head that settles quickly. Aroma of light sweet malt, some butter and marshmallow. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Flavor is not complex and has no depth. Consists mainly of corn followed by that burnt rubber aftertaste that reminds me of Bud.

04-03-2004 14:13:54 | More by far333
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-30-2014 16:53:31 | More by KirkFrancis
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-14-2014 21:27:11 | More by doremite
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En29356

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-07-2013 02:07:03 | More by En29356
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -1.7%

Tuckerman's- Pale Ale

On tap at Flatbread- Portsmouth, NH.

A- Golden orangw with a small weak head. No lacing.
S- Crusty bread and cracked grainy malt.
T- Light caramel malt with a light toasted fresh grain bread, touch of lemon.
M- Slightly light and watery with a dry grainy body and tail end.

Overall- A bit watery in on the nose and tastebuds. OK but not worth another pint.

06-26-2008 20:56:01 | More by NJpadreFan
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

The beer has a large three finger white head over a murky gold apricot color. Very nice to look at, especially because of the bottle conditioning. Smell is crisp but subtle with bits of citrus and floral. Taste comes through as light citrus and biscuit around a central maltiness. Light and refreshing on the palate, with a little dry bitterness during the finish. Medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation and easy to drink.

A good beer and refreshing pale ale. Only thing is I''d like to not have to try so hard to smell this beer. The aroma lacks some desired complexity too. The beer does look great though. Overall, decent and probably especially nice on a hot summer day.

09-09-2005 02:06:31 | More by tastybeer
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-07-2013 22:05:31 | More by DrewBest
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +13.4%

12 oz bottle 6 pack.

Deep golden amber color, very bubbly and VERY active. thin 1/4" white head.

smells of light hops and yeasty, only slight citrus nose.

Taste has a nice balanced hop/wheaty effect. no bitter hops here, much more balanced than hop doiminated. Wheats and yeast is present.

Lively brew! active, smooth and DRY.

highly drinkable and pleasnatly suprised by this one.

07-06-2006 16:08:03 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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KenC

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +36%

A- Cloudy amber to orange color. White light, soft head with lacing to the end.

S-- Faint floral mostly citrus aroma. Noticed the smell of malt, too.

T-- A great balance of malt and very good hop bitterness.

M-- Smooth medium body. Feels good.

D-- Very drinkable. Perfect balance. A quality beer, made with TLC. I wish I could get in NJ.

I discovered this brew après ski at Loon Mtn. NH. I told the bartender the styles of beer I like and she poured me one (several) of these. I liked it so much; I brought some home in bottles. I wish I brought more.

03-09-2011 16:10:43 | More by KenC
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%

A basic pale style. Neutral arom. Modest head on light body. Malty and though some lemon, a bit acidic. Below average mouthfeel.Hoppy though not too hoppy. Carbonation among other characteristics does not seem right. Drinkable but it's like a homebrewed pale.

03-17-2008 01:15:34 | More by Sammy
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genovm

New York

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

11-29-2012 19:16:51 | More by genovm
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +7%

Tuckerman's Pale ale pours a slightly hazy orange-amber body beneath a short head of frothy white foam. The head holds well and leaves an initial ring of spotty and splotchy lace about the glass.

The nose is delicately citrusy (mainly lemon & grapefruit) over a soft, gently sweet and biscuity malt.

In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp with a delicate zest from its natural, bottle-conditioned carbonation.

The flavor is initially citrusy, followed by a bit of gently caramelish and biscuity malt that becomes a bit more nutty as it warms across the palate. A moderate bitterness balances it, and really only shows in the finish along with some lingering yeastiness and a bit of grassy and citrusy hop.

03-18-2007 20:38:26 | More by NeroFiddled
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-27-2012 04:14:20 | More by cliff1066
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jheezee

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-02-2013 01:46:14 | More by jheezee
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-10-2013 01:30:13 | More by Larrydoherty
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kenito799

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Medium to light amber with nice hazy particles in the end, fram yeastleft to actually bottle condition this stuff. Aroma is nicely malty with a bit of spice. The palate s very mild light bitterness, malty and cinnamon spicy that hints at a Belgian style. The effect is light and quite drinkable.

03-23-2010 02:56:07 | More by kenito799
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bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.3%

A year round beer, I like it both summer and winter, although I drink it primarily when I go skiing. Great color, and kinda foggy, it has a great blend of hops. It goes down smooth, like skiing a fresh groomed double diamond. I wish Tuckerman would bottle something else!

10-17-2002 06:47:56 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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Tuckerman's Pale Ale from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
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