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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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332 Ratings

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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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3/5  rDev -12.5%

ahbaggins, Jul 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

dreis, Jun 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.7%

Rekrule, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Barrington Brewery pint glass.

A: Hazy, relatively clean golden color with a two-finger head of frothy, off-white foam that holds droplets of yeast and sediment. Lacing is faint and carbonation seems weak through the chilled haze.

S: Slightly fruity bust mostly veggie grains with a touch of spicy hops and toasted malt.

T: Sticky sweet and smooth up front before drying quickly with a honey-like flavor. A flash of citrus fruit hits the palate before ushering in more veggie and apricot flavors. This combo is sorta gross, and the weak hops do little in the way of balancing or enhancing the taste.

M: Medium bodied ale and a little sticky and slick up front. The bottle conditioning leaves the brew without enough carbonation to lift flavors.

O: Although not the worst APA I've had, it's more forgettable than anything else. This 5.5% ABV wacky, vegetative American pale is not something I'm looking to revisit.

Gambrinus1184, May 30, 2012
Photo of Horbar
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Horbar, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of SawDog505
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best by June. Pours a murky reddish orange with a one inch white head, leaves some spotty lacing. Smell is carmel, biscuit, some tangerine, and grass. Taste is very balanced, with grass and tangerine leading the way. Body is on the thin side, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and easy drinking. This a average pale ale.

SawDog505, Apr 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

rinhaak, Apr 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Massbmx, Apr 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

steve8robin, Mar 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.7%

redfox405, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

BenGreedie, Mar 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

joshtrich, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

AJD1201, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden amber with a huge bubbly off white head that slowly recedes and leaves a moderate amount of lace. Smells of earthy and floral hops, biscuity almost pilsner like malt aroma, with hints of citrus. Taste follow the nose fairly well, biscuity almost honey sweet malt with earthy citrus and floral hops to counter. Medium thin body with a bready sweet watery mouthfeel and a moderate to high level of carbonation. This is a really nice pale ale for 1998, but kind of pedestrian by today's standards. Well made, nothing objectionable, but nothing really exciting here either. Kudos for bottle conditioning though!

johnnnniee, Feb 09, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: dark brownish red colored body, the head is about one finger and lumpy, dies within a couple seconds. Ringy lacing follows the beer down

S: mostly sweet, some fruity sugary substances

T: similar to the smell

M: medium, sessionable, bland aftertaste and finish

O: good but nothing spectacular. I don't necessarily need this again, but maybe it would be better on tap somewhere.

BeerKangaroo, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Perilousleigh, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

wagner617, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

zgunder, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Thads324
2.03/5  rDev -40.8%
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.

Thads324, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

FrankLloydMike, Dec 08, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In tap into a pint glass at Flatbread Co. in Portland, ME.

Dark brownish red in color--actually thought they served me the wrong beer as I was expecting a pale ale. Half finger off white head is present.

Smells mostly sweet with raisiny pruney overtones. More like a dark beer than a pale. Don't really get any hops as mentioned in other reviews.

Tastes similar to the nose. Raisiny and brown sugar malts. Not really any hops or bitterness on my palate.

Food carbonation, smooth, no real complaints on mouthfeel.

Overall good but not great. Tastes like an average English-style ale that seems to be so common here in the northeast. Don't strongly recommend but worth trying.

beerbiatchMD, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

IPAman89, Dec 08, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

tpauer, Dec 07, 2011
Tuckerman's Pale Ale from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.