Duckpin Pale Ale | Union Craft Brewing Company

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87
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400 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by yourefragile on 07-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
400
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
107
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 50
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1/5  rDev -74.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of Bgfunk
2.46/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

For me there is to much hop for a Pale Ale.

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Photo of jmasher85
2.47/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clearly not my type. I won't waste words on this one, and only say that it's a bitter, hoppy pale ale in not the way that I enjoy. Little in the way of any interesting smell, and the taste is almost obnoxiously East-Coast-style hoppy - all bitter burn and not much else. Nothing offensive about it per say, and I guess if you like straightforward hoppy pale ales, go for it, but I certainly won't bother with it again.

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Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Speedihd
2.58/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of vincehayter
2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rather plain pale ale with a surprisingly sturdy hoppy flavor and refreshing taste. Drank with smoked barbecue and the pairing was perfect!

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bum732
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of roodie
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of BigRizz62
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of BeErGoD7407
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Satchboogie
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of MattFoley
3.12/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I needed a six pack to take tailgating and saw this was local so I picked it up. Not too impressed.

A - Clear, golden. Nothing special but nothing to really complain about either.

S - Good hoppy smell. This has me optimistic that it will be on the hoppier side of Pale Ale's, which I like.

T - Total let down. I don't know how to explain it. The hops are there but there's something else getting in the way. They taste muted, even for a pale ale.

M - Good carbonation, refreshing.

O - Unremarkable, middle of the pack. At $12 for a 6 pack of 5.5% beer, I don't see myself buying this again.

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Photo of Hoss76
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mgregg11
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average pale ale. I wouldn't go out of my way to look for it, but I'd probably buy it again if I saw it and there was a limited selection.

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Photo of HopBomb515
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light rusted orange, small white head, spotty lacing. Slight tropical fruit aroma and maybe a hint of citrus and malt but overall pretty subdued. Light tropical hop flavor but it doesn't deliver the hop punch it promises. Thin feel, prickly carbonation all the way through and a lingering bitterness. This beer didn't really hit the mark for me, it doesn't really do anything exceptional and I've had beers sub 4.5% ABV with more flavor and hop punch.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was so so. Tasting more malt than anything. Not only is there a lack of noticeable hops, but there is an awkward aftertaste I can't place.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Duckpin Pale Ale from Union Craft Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 400 ratings.
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