Pennsylvania Tuxedo | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Pennsylvania TuxedoPennsylvania Tuxedo
BA SCORE
3.91/5
580 Ratings
Pennsylvania TuxedoPennsylvania Tuxedo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A pale ale brewed with Pennsylvania spruce tips."; "Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the backcountry of north-central PA. Brewed in collaboration with family-run outdoor clothing company Woolrich, Pennsylvania Tuxedo has a grassy citrus kick complemented by the resinous conifer notes of fresh green spruce tips.

Added by Slatetank on 06-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,629
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
580
pDev:
11%
Bros Score:
4.01
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
169
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 580 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of WynnO
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnTurano
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This lurker in the fridge pours a deep
medium amber with a very nice head of off white foam that settles to a
thick ring, light subtle pool, and features light soapy lacing. Nose of
heavy pine, rich caramel malts, breaded malts, and lemon zest.
Flavors follow the nose with lemon zest and sticky pine notes mingling
with caramel and moderately heavy breaded malt flavors that are beaten
into submission by herbal hops and heavy pine. Decent mouth feel; medium
body, medium carbonation that is lively and refreshing, and a pine heavy
finish that is lightly dry and finishes subtly sweet and heavy laden with sticky
pine flavors.

Overall this is more of an old style of ale that was brewed in the colonies from
past research and one that is solid for it's presentation, yet the balance is off
with too much given to the pine elements. Decent but would pass on it again
if I had the chance----my suspicions were correct on the flavors from the label;
death by pine. Begs for balance.

Cheers

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Photo of Blackop555
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours amber. Thick, medium, off white head fades slowly with good lacing.

Smells citrus, pine and bready malt.

Tastes citrus peel, pine, spruce, light herbal, caramel and bready malt. Finish is Semi dry with a pine linger. Full body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Oktoberfest
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JoeLev
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skabiski
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zkoehn
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian74
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdhilt
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a four-finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Spruce nose and flavor is a earthy spruce and hints of caramel. Not as hoppy like the usual pale. $3.70 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of BeerMe8
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerguy04
2/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours an amber color with a white head. Not much of a smell. Taste is piney to the point I feel I could pick pine needles from my teeth. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall could of been way better without so much spruce pines.

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Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle from Black Canyon Brewing Supplies on 1-29-17 for $3.29. Bottled in November 2016.

Beer poured brownish with a solid white head that had some great hang time.

Nose is odd, soapy and piney is what i am picking up.

Taste is spruce tip forward blended very well with the pale and caramel malt base. Citrus and pine accents round out the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a weird smelling but artfully tasting brew. Definitely an adventure and was glad to have tried!

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Photo of Giantspace
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of milwaukee512
4.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrfrancis
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brown in color with a large light tan head.

S: Fresh with notes of citrus and pine. Perhaps a touch soapy, but in a interesting way...

T: Huge pine! The spruce tips are definitely prevalent, almost oily.. With big notes of citrus, and a touch of caramel in the finish.

M: Medium in body with moderate to high carbonation.

O: Overall just a damn interesting beer. Funky, but flavorful and packed with fresh flavor. Very cool.

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Pennsylvania Tuxedo from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 580 ratings
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