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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

340 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 10-09-2001

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.
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Photo of 31Sam13
1.4/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Watery and bland. Take a pass on this one. Very disappointing.

Photo of jmerloni
1.65/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Ruby brown color, with a solid looking consistency, good size head that laces well.

S - Not much here. What is here smells like cheap malts and overcooked fruit.

T - Yikes. Not pleasant in the least. Almost tastes like ALL caramel malt. Kind of repulsive.

M - medicinal, overdone mouthfeel. Way thicker than it makes sense for this beer to be.

D - Honestly, this is a very confused beer. I'd like to know what the brewery's goals are. I can taste the pine in there, but it's suffocated under a layer of mucousy nothingness, followed by a hoppyness that is suffocated in the same heavy mucous so that it tastes tarry. They need to get the pineyness more up front and lighten the beer. You'd think they were making a 10% abv beer by the way they mouthfeeled this one. Maybe I'm missing something, maybe this beer is artsy, but I find it confusing, at best.

Photo of prisdefer
2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of henskejk
2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Todd
2.02/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of Thads324
2.09/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lovely dark gold. A bit of off white head that dissipates quickly to a ring around the edge. Smells of fresh toasted bread and the faintest citrus hop. Tastes very much the same. Very little bread and grainy flavor. Very little grassy, earthy hop with a hint of citrus. Mouthfeel is super light and watery.

Not a bad beer but just very light and underwhelming. Much too watery and lacking in flavor.

Photo of gentlebubbles
2.13/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Says it's dry-hopped and naturally conditioned. Freshness notch on Nov, no year.

Very pretty, fluffy white head that stays and stays, leaving at last thick curds of foam on the glass. Light orangey amber beer. Bit of sediment in the bottle.

But the smell. Oh dear. Something's gone off. Smells very musty and funky.

More funk in the taste. Medium body, strong carbonation.

Maybe it's just a bad bottle.

Photo of gfreed
2.21/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looks like beer-- nice golden hue, fluffy white head. Smells a bit like beer-- a bit of tangy fruit and some hops. Tastes like beer-- no! Tastes more like fruit water with CO2. Very thin, has no body, very little taste. Very little of anything, in fact. No, thanks.

Photo of Ryan_Schaiberger
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Brianhall86
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
2.27/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ohh, this was not good. Diacetyl seems to have taken this one.

Pours a pretty normal orangish color with yellow highlights and a small head.

The smell is really, really bad. This might be one of the worst and most disgusting things I've smelled in a long time. Seems infected with an over ripened and buttery fruit smell that is very off putting.

The taste is a little better, but still bad, barely any hops and akin to an adjunct lager, though I'm rating this as a pale ale? Over ripened fruit comes through again.

Mouth is fine, and drinkability of course is bad, I drained this sucker immediately.

I'm usually what most would consider a forgiving and 'high' score rater on this website, but this beer is one to not even consider buying.

Photo of atlanta
2.35/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No head to speak of, no lacing after the first couple of sips, and a bit flat. At first I thought I was getting vanilla, and thats pretty much it. Then by half glass I became aware of a buttery-ness, and I realised I was tasting diacetyl. Disappointing.

Photo of Risser09
2.45/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter - Expires this month July 2007

Appearance: Golden red-orange pour with moderate yellowish white head. Quickly dissipating leaves no lacing or many bubbles at all.

Smell: Grapefruit, hop oil, strawberry. Smells alive, maybe because of the bottle conditioning.

Taste: Funny, tastes more like it's been lagered. Slight hop flavor and perhaps some coniferous tones. This beer really falls flat in this area.

Mouthfeel: Smoothe but very little carbonation. Kind of annoyed that nothing is going on there.

Drinkability: Better than a BMC product, but skip over this one and go for something else. Tried it once, now move on.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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Tuckerman's Pale Ale from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.