Pennsylvania Tuxedo | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.9/5
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678 Ratings
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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:
#7,722
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
678
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
4.01
 
 
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Photo of AgentMunky
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Teku glass. Bottled 6 October 2017.
4.5/3.75/4.5/4.25/4.25
Tall head crowns a hazy auburn bottle with lots of effervescence. Sticky lacing.
Smells like pinestraw, Christmas trees, and malt.
Tastes sweet at first, with a mouthpuckering finish taking me completely surprise. The spruce kicks hard, and - strangely - I like it! An almost fruity roundness lurks around with lemon zest. The malt is sugary, spicy, and holiday dessert-like.
A very robust mouthfeel with aforementioned, never-quite-astringent oomph.
Not sure how you justify calling an 8.5% plant beer an APA, but whatever, this is great.

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Photo of JVasky
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefz1
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisCharles
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevem1206
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJWalker
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

BOTTLE nabbed at WhichCraft, Austin, TX for ~$2.00 USD.

I love the commitment to the spruce - it's really vivid and expressive and great. But, like, where's the rest of the beer, man?

Hops are there but barely, bringing generic floral and vague citrusy notes to a party that spruce is the life of. Pale malt/2-row. That's it, really. The resinous slightly oily spruce flavour dominates, and it's lovely, but I can't help but think that it's better suited stylistically to something like a Cascadian Black Ale than an (india) pale ale.

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, not unrefreshing, well-carbonated. Hides its ABV well.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Suds
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew is a completely clear, amber colored liquid with a tall white head. Hoppy, resiny, woody aroma. Earthy and musty. I do get the spruce that is noted on the label. Full in body. Dryish in taste. It is an interesting, warming, and enjoyable brew.

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Photo of KShophead
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tjones43
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CMEG
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours dark amber with a red/brown hue. Huge head, and awesome and thick lacing left on the glass. Lovely looking. The aroma is full on pine and resin. The taste is very well balanced between the sweet malts and the bitterness coming off the hops/spruces. Lots or resin, pine, wood and a finish that is very sweet nd cola-like. Medium body with mild carbonation levels.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDeV
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Going into this one, I thought the spruce tips would be off putting, but they were surprisingly a quite nice twist. I thought they would come off harsh and abrasive, as well as overly piney. But they actually added a freshness to the beer that I didn't expect. They were bright and floral, with a nice woodiness on the back end.

However, my score is low due to the overall sticky profile with a fairly prominent alcohol burn poking through. This part was very off putting for the remainder of the beer and is why I could not give a higher rating.

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Photo of trygelski1
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dkoehler42
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This interesting take on a pale ale introduces your familiar characters and adds a little feel of the Holidays. Pennsylvania Tuxedo pours a clear amber with a decent white head. The aroma is what you'd expect of a pale ale, as the hops are forefront. However, the spruce appears subtly in the flavor, and adds to the already enjoyable taste. This beer feels fine in the mouth, and the taste going down the back doesn't disappoint.

I picked one up one bottle of this to try, and while it's not an everytime beer, I'd do it again.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden orange color with a two finger fluffy off white head. Aroma is big on citrus, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and pine. Taste is more muted on the fruits, with pine, earth, and bready malt upfront. Get a little more fruit on the finish. Mouthfeel is drying and a bit oily. Overall, this is an interesting take on the pale ale, although bigger than a normal pale.

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Photo of HarryPotHead
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ninaturner
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of brother_rebus
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So sprucy. Grest nose. Splendid flavor.

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Pennsylvania Tuxedo from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 678 ratings