Tuckerman's Pale Ale | Tuckerman Brewing Co.

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80
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412 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Tuckerman's Pale AleTuckerman's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tuckerman Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
tuckermanbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

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.

Added by UnionMade on 10-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
412
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.67%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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Photo of IBUBrew
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigSmooth12
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gbw5009
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJSchoppert
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can, it's hazy honey with a rich head (the bottle-conditioning works)
The smell is sweet and a little yeasty
There's not a lot of hop anywhere to be found really
Goes down creamy, this carbonation is really on point
Overall I'm a little disappointed with this one. The krausening is a very cool trick but it's wasted on a beer that doesn't really have any other character

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Photo of mainejohn
2.6/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I bought a 12 pak because it was on sale at Market Basket in Somersworth (OK..I don't buy beer in Maine, where I live because of the stupid bottle deposit law). I had never had it before, and when I got home, chilled it, I was disappointed and wished I hadn't bought a 12 pak. There is little of no head, and I was expecting a pale ale (as labeled), not an amber ale. The flavor is mediocre, and with all the other choices out there, I won't be buying it again.

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Photo of bwood06
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was the one beer that I drank the entire weekend that my wife and I were in New Hampshire for the Ironman 70.3 Timberman race. I had not drank prior to the race in order to be as hydrated as possible, and I had not drank after the race simply because I was trying to recover all the water that I lost during the race. The end result was that I didn't get a chance to sample a New Hampshire beer until the day after the race. This beer is a bright, golden amber color that is clear with light carbonation visible. The head is white in color, frothy, and dissipates quite slowly to a thin lacing that is retained. 4/5 The aroma is a mixture of malty sweet and hoppy sweet. There is a definite sweet caramelized sugar and bready sweetness that comes through but the focus is more on the fruity hop sweetness that is characterized by grapefruit, tangerine, and white wine grapes. There is a bit of tart lemon that comes through as well. 4/5 Caramel and fresh white bread come out right away on the tongue with a sweetness that lasts for quite some time. Once these notes dissipate, lemon fruit and tangerine come out and provide their own sweetness with just a hint of bitterness. There is an interesting Welch's white grape juice sweetness that comes through right before the lemon and tangerine comes back and provides a stronger bitterness than before. The bitterness does not linger on the palate for long. 3.75/5 This pale ale is medium-light bodied with low carbonation and is quite coating with a slight viscous profile. There is very little drying and no lingering dryness. 4/5 This is quite an enjoyable beer and quite different than most APAs than I have had. The bitterness is quite subdued compared to "normal" APAs and is much sweeter than "normal." Sessionable, easy to drink, and only enough complication to be interesting but approachable. 3.75/5

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Portsmouth Holiday Inn, amazingly enough. Draft was golden amber with a moderate head. Moderate hoppiness and malt in the nose. The mouth enjoys the lightly hoppy malt flavor. Enjoyable.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DBosco
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmoriarty
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMeister8
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redsoxjim
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grogsky
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MilaMila
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2ellas
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeseppy
4.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap in Portsmouth. Golden honey pour and nice froth brim. Pleasant aroma of mild hop and fruit essence. Again I use the word pleasant for the taste. Classic biscuity malt and tropical fruit. Nice and creamy with ample effervescence. Overall this is very good. Paired this up with North Haven oysters. I find this sessionable and put down a few. Will never see this where I live. You will not go wrong trying this out.

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Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mack
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tuckerman's Pale Ale from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 412 ratings.
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