Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale | Tuppers' Hop Pocket Brewing Company

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Tuppers' Hop Pocket AleTuppers' Hop Pocket Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tuppers' Hop Pocket Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
tuppersbeers.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SixpointJMH on 03-14-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
353
Reviews:
292
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of berserk4886
3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark, cloudy brow/orange color that produced a solid head and good lacing throughout.

S: Cascade hops and caramel malt

T: Average. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but the finish for me lingered and lasted throughout the pint.

M: Medium bodied, slightly oily

O: Decent beer. I got it through a trade, but I wouldn't trade for it again. The aftertaste just was not enjoyable.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Pencible
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RodSmith
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of gregps
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of brianuz
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Spunky
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of HipHops217
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Jayli
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at The Green Leafe Cafe in Williamsburg 10/13
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a ridiculously hazy, murky burnt orange with a one finger of white head. Head recedes quickly, leaving minor wisps of lacing.

S: Nose is caramel malts and fruity character.

T: Taste is caramel malt at the forefront, a bit of breadiness in the middle. The finish is nice pineapple and mango with an undertone of grapefruit/lemon zest.

M: Lighter side of medium body, slightly higher carbonation, crisp at first, oily body with a super dry finish.

O: Goes down easy, quite tasty, not too filling, mild kick, nice representation of style. I wanted to stick with this beer for a while, but there were others on the menu that made me leave it.

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Photo of shawnsmith1
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a fairly clear amber/ brown into pint glass. 1" beige head recedes quickly.

S: Floral hop aroma. A touch piney.

T: Floral hops, well balanced against the malt.

M: Mouthfeel is surprisingly light for the malt presence. Nice clean bitter finish characteristic of a good pale ale.

O: A nice, well balanced pale ale. Throwback to my early days as a craft beer (microbrew) enthusiast back in the 90s!

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.11/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6.0% ABV, no date, "half of the profits go to charity"

Thanks the wonderful Thorpe429 for the local!

A - Surprisingly darker than I expected, this hazy pale pours a weathered amber-brown color and is topped by a fleeting off-white head. Good lace is left behind.

S - Smells old for a pale, but without a date, who knows. Faded Cascade hops in the aroma hint at citrus notes but are overpowered by caramel and amber malts.

T - Definitely lacking that punch, the hops seem pretty far gone. (I hope it's old, just not bad.) Good caramel malt and amber base with earthy notes coming from the hops still.

M - Medium-bodied and smooth with a simple mild, dry bitterness to the finish.

O - Very plain and uninteresting, there's a good malt base going on, but the hops need to be ramped up (assuming its just not old). Extra points for the charitable donations though, that's awesome!

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Photo of Marty30
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to smokypeat for the beer. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass,at fridge temp.

A. The body reminds me of Iced tea. About the 2 inch khakhi colored head made up of big bubbles. Good retention.Sticky lacing.

S. Floral hops come to me first,followed by a slight hint of citrus hops.Some earthy malts in the backend.

T. Slight bitterness.Floral notes come through first, then some citrus hops. Earthy grains and a bit of sweet malt in the finish.

M. Lighter side of medium,I would say. Good carbonation helps move things along.

Overall this is an easy drinking summer beer.Not over hopped. A very good drinking beer.I would recommend.

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Photo of FunkyMacGroovin
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass, sent as an extra by 2dogbrew. Thanks!

A - Pours a hazy, golden amber with an initial 1/2" head that quickly subsides to a thin layer of foam. Little in the way of lacing.

S - Predominant hop aromas are floral and earthy, with an underlying sweet smell. Nothing too strong, and a nicely balanced nose.

T - The flavors follow suit from the smell pretty closely. There's a strong bitterness up front that fades towards the mid-palate, where toasted malt and pine flavors take over. The finish is a great combination of sweet and dry, and lasts just long enough to carry me to the next sip.

M - Medium-full in body, it leaves a thin coating in my mouth. A nice amount of effervescence keeps things interesting.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a yellow color with a pretty clear body. The head was decent and left an average looking lacing. The smell had a good amount of grains and hops on the nose. The taste of the beer had a nice hoppy flavor, followed but some malts. The mouthfeel of the beer has a good carbonation to it. Overall I had this beer back in 2009 and haven't looked for it since. It was an average beer to me.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa since I never had it before. Pale Ales are starting to get to the point where they're a dime a dozen and although this one didn't stand out in particular, it was by no means a bad beer!

Good pour to this but the head was almost too long-lasting. While I like a good, fluffy top to my suds, it reminded me of what I see on a root beer float. The hue was very cloudy and a dull almond color but it wasn't anything ugly - just different from what I'm used to. There was a little bit of sediment to be found as well but nothing like the wheat in an unfiltered hefe. As for the taste...well, it was heavy, no doubt. Earthy hops predominate with a bit of orange citrus and metallic notes with a buttery consistency to them. Carbonation is light but because this was pretty full in the malt department, the balance was certainly there. The aftertaste held onto the hops but with a waxy and slightly oily feel to them. It made for a nice warming effect without any overpowering aspect to it.

In terms of alcohol, this was right on the nose as it was neither to strong nor too weak to the taste. I like my APA's to have a little kick to them and this beer did just that. It's pretty close to a textbook of the style but is just a bit short of falling into the category of "hop-bomb" arms race. This is solidly crafted and enjoyable for the novice or the longtime craft-beer drinker. In a word, this is good all-around and a great representation of the style.

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Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale from Tuppers' Hop Pocket Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 353 ratings.
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