Tuckerman's Pale Ale | Tuckerman Brewing Co.

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80
good
415 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:
415
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Barrington Brewery pint glass.

A: Hazy, relatively clean golden color with a two-finger head of frothy, off-white foam that holds droplets of yeast and sediment. Lacing is faint and carbonation seems weak through the chilled haze.

S: Slightly fruity bust mostly veggie grains with a touch of spicy hops and toasted malt.

T: Sticky sweet and smooth up front before drying quickly with a honey-like flavor. A flash of citrus fruit hits the palate before ushering in more veggie and apricot flavors. This combo is sorta gross, and the weak hops do little in the way of balancing or enhancing the taste.

M: Medium bodied ale and a little sticky and slick up front. The bottle conditioning leaves the brew without enough carbonation to lift flavors.

O: Although not the worst APA I've had, it's more forgettable than anything else. This 5.5% ABV wacky, vegetative American pale is not something I'm looking to revisit.

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3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best by June. Pours a murky reddish orange with a one inch white head, leaves some spotty lacing. Smell is carmel, biscuit, some tangerine, and grass. Taste is very balanced, with grass and tangerine leading the way. Body is on the thin side, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and easy drinking. This a average pale ale.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden amber with a huge bubbly off white head that slowly recedes and leaves a moderate amount of lace. Smells of earthy and floral hops, biscuity almost pilsner like malt aroma, with hints of citrus. Taste follow the nose fairly well, biscuity almost honey sweet malt with earthy citrus and floral hops to counter. Medium thin body with a bready sweet watery mouthfeel and a moderate to high level of carbonation. This is a really nice pale ale for 1998, but kind of pedestrian by today's standards. Well made, nothing objectionable, but nothing really exciting here either. Kudos for bottle conditioning though!

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S: mostly sweet, some fruity sugary substances

T: similar to the smell

M: medium, sessionable, bland aftertaste and finish

O: good but nothing spectacular. I don't necessarily need this again, but maybe it would be better on tap somewhere.

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