Tuckerman's Pale Ale | Tuckerman Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
80
good
415 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay
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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:
415
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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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 Coorsy
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

Photo of csbrew1
2.35/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I don't know what happen to this brew? It used to be a great pale ale, then fell off for some reason? To which I stopped buying it. I recently gave it another shot and blah. I almost went to the store to see if they'll refund my money. Haha! Mind you its a smooth drinking brew but other than that a below average pale ale. It always seems to tastes flat! Not much of a header before and after the pour. Overall I'd say thumbs down.

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Photo of kvgomps
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Exeggutor
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthowland
4.39/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMaurais
2.84/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dfhhead25
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Okm0686
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of predikit
2.31/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clouded golden copper color, left a fizzy white head that dissipated immediately.

Smell is malty with a hint of fruit, but otherwise very nondescript.

The taste has some very prominent offnotes, which turn me off completely. Don't know if it is intended or a mistreated bottle, but it is like putting dirt in my mouth.

Light bodied, crisp, but not drinkable at all due to the weird off flavor in the beer.

May do a do-over at some point, but as it stands I wouldn't want to every go near the beer again.

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Photo of Ned57
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of hozersr
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dlacombe
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

what an awesome beer. so refreshing to find a pale ale that's NOT over-hopped. i believe the negative comments are a result of the craft beer hop wars that have been raging in recent times. try finding ANY classic pale that is so perversely hopped like most of today's. lots of relative new craft beer drinkers except over the top hops, not only from IPA's but also seemingly from pales, which used to be safe haven from over hopping. you know, just throwing more hops in mix does NOT a better beer make!! this is a very well conceived and executed pale ale. do yourself a big favor and try one, and see if you stop at that!!

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Photo of Greatheil
5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't understand the low rating. This is one of the most delicious pale ales I've ever had. Perfectly balanced. Like a fine white bread with your dinner. Exactly what a pale ale should be.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GDawgs34
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Budlum
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
2.48/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MustyDusty
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Geason6
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wtighe03
4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IamDrunkfromBeer
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tuckerman's Pale Ale from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 415 ratings.
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