Duckpin Pale Ale | Union Craft Brewing Company

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3.85/5
Very Good
420 Ratings
Duckpin Pale AleDuckpin Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
unioncraftbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by yourefragile on 07-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,659
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
420
pDev:
10.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of mjw2808
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Turbo
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a moderate, creamy, white foam with very good retention. Medium earthy, herbal hop aromas with a hint of citrus. Medium caramel malt aroma. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and a creamy smooth feel. Medium herbal and light spicy hop flavors up front with solid caramel malt presence. Medium hop bitterness through the middle followed by earthy, spicy hops and malt. Finished with a creamy feel, light warmth, caramel malt and mellow earthy hop bitterness. Well balanced and easy drinking with mellow hop character, solid malty backbone and creamy smooth feel.

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Photo of CSwizzle
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a golden copper body, one finger white head, short retention, a bit of lacing. Smell is pine, grapefruit, light caramel, touch of grainy bread, more resin. Flavour is grapefruit, a decent bit of caramel and toasted biscuit, a nice pine presence. Balanced, hoppy yet sweet, drinkable with a medium lighter body, good carbonation, fair bit of depth. A good daily drinking pale ale, nothing extreme and appropriately balanced.

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Photo of saldeapio
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of drh88
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oletimer4IPA
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer right next door, little pricey, better than our football team for now! Drink in frosty mug.....opens the nose.

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Photo of AD17
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guderien
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ocelot2500
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and floral hops.

Tastes of the bright hops layered over a solid malt base. Hops lead off with floral and citrus notes. Grapefruit and orange peel mostly along with some woody notes. Next comes malt with some grainy sweetness and a bit of caramel. Some vegetable notes add towards the end. Finishes with a slight bit lingering hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid pale, but nothing special.

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Photo of Golfontap
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, date on bottom, about 1.5 months old

Fairly clear pale golden color, big white head. Nice citrus and pine hop aroma. Moderately bitter, touch of caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richardjay
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWolf
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a clear golden color with a small head and a good bit of lacing.

This smells like biscuity and bready malt, with very light citrus and pine.

This is very, very drinkable- but not particulary interesting. It's got a very good balance of malt and hops- with some light breadiness up front, and a snap of piney bitterness on the finish. It's lightly fruity, as well. This is definitely a beer where the whole is better than the sum of its parts.

This is light bodied, with a crisp and clean mouthfeel, and a good level of carbonation.

This doesn't blaze any particularly new or interesting trails, but it does a good job making a good, clean, drinkable beer.

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Photo of Blaze5445
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Semi-opaque medium golden pour. Two fingers of foamy white head. Solid lacing.

S: Fairly mild nose... bready malts and a bit of citrus.

T/F: Lightly toasted malts and a bit of sweetness to start. Floral and citrus hop profile. Not overly bitter... good carbonation on the palate. Body is medium. Short and mild floral aftertaste.

O: A decent pale ale. Really prefer the 'Double Duckpin' DIPA, but for an easy drinker this one will do just fine. A well made beer.

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Duckpin Pale Ale from Union Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 420 ratings