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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
78
okay

319 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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Reviews by nebula1999:
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

nebula1999, Aug 11, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
2/5  rDev -41.7%

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.

Todd, May 23, 2005
Photo of TTripp725
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

TTripp725, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Fiore757
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Fiore757, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Doomcifer, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

Jason, Sep 01, 2005
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

Cavanaghty, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Hairrrrrrrr, May 31, 2013
Photo of far333
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%

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.

far333, Apr 03, 2004
Photo of KirkFrancis
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

KirkFrancis, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev +2%

doremite, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of En29356
3/5  rDev -12.5%

En29356, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

NJpadreFan, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of tastybeer
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

tastybeer, Sep 09, 2005
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

DrewBest, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%

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.

GratefulBeerGuy, Jul 06, 2006
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4.68/5  rDev +36.4%

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.

KenC, Mar 09, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

Sammy, Mar 17, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

genovm, Nov 29, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

NeroFiddled, Mar 18, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

jheezee, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Larrydoherty, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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.

kenito799, Mar 23, 2010
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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!

bewareOFpenguin, Oct 17, 2002
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Tuckerman's Pale Ale from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
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