Pennsylvania Tuxedo | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.9/5
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745 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,209
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
745
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
226
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 745 |  Reviews: 237
Photo of doowhat
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Clear, amber gold, with a towering head of white foam.

Smell: Piney aroma of needles, resin as well as grainy malt.

Taste: Pine notes follow in the taste along with a solid malty backbone with slight candied fruit sweetness and herbal bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice woodsy notes fill out the hoppy profile, but veers a little sweet.

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Photo of Khaack
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGoodStout
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDizzle
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice look and feel but this beer is not my thing. I like the pine scent but it is overpowered by the malt and alcohol. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth almost like cough syrup. I like the idea but won’t be looking for more of this.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjmj51
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of depechemode1983
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear medium amber color. The head is off-white with good retention. Lots of lacing in ring form.

The nose is piney and bitter. Also picking up sweet caramel malts. I get the spruce. Its faint but there. Its Christmas like.

Mostly the a pine bitterness with a generic sweetness. Its just ok. Alcohol is well hidden ill give it that.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with syrup like fell. Carbonation is medium to high. If it was'nt for that it would be not to good.

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Photo of damndirtyape
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled on 10/15/18 2214. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Mostly clear, with a bit of chill haze, amber with a persistent white head. Some persistent fine strands of lacing noted.

Smell: Pine, citrus, maybe a bit of tropical fruit with a swirl.

Taste: Tastes very much like it smells, but with a nice sweet malt backbone that adds a bit of peach and mango as well. Pine is there, but it's not the strongest flavor among the hops. Finish has some lingering pine bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, definitely sticky on the teeth with the hop oils and pine resin, and a definite spiciness on the tongue. Good carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: This is a beer that definitely warms me up - a winter warmer without the typical winter spices. I think it's the unexpected spiciness and higher ABV than one would expect from a typical APA. Quite tasty and a very good beer overall.

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Photo of Marraybay
2.87/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Look: clear golden amber; generous 2 finger head after hard pour. quickly disappates.

smell: pine in the nose along with something sweet; fruit or syrup; booze as well.

taste: initially pine and citrus, but after several sips turns rather vinous-malty-sweet; Some
strong bitterness and lingering alcohol at the finish.

feel: non-descript

overall: Meh...Fun / interesting premise; get the spruce upfront on opening,
but for me a bit to grapey sweet overall and a bit too boozy at the close; a bit
like 75 minute with some pine and more booze at the close.

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lastmango
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber in appearance with a small white head. Good retention. Nice spotty lacing.
Smells like pine, lemon, grapefruit, caramel, lime, sea salt, blood orange, maple syrup.
Tastes like blood orange, pink grapefruit, and caramel upfront, leading into an onslaught of pine and spruce. Weirdly, the spruce tastes like candied lime, lemon, even Nerds candy to me, rather than straightforward sappy pine. The juicy blood orange and grapefruit work in perfect tandem with the sweet caramel and toffee malt backbone, and the rich vibrant rusticity of the fruity and piney spruce bring it all together. A phenomenal beer.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dedrick
4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rseanchardy
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow was my reaction on the first sip. Perfect balance of hops and not over powering on alcohol but good enough. The spruce adds a refreshing aftertaste.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden amber with soft, fine foam.

Smell is citrusy and fruity to start, then goes straight into the forest with spruce and pine notes.

Taste starts of with a hint of maltiness and some citrus, then it's like someone chucked a tree branch in the glass. Overwhelming amounts of spruce covers any subtlety this beer may have. As someone said, tastes like licking a tree.

Mouthfeeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, just way too much spruce to have any kind of balance.

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Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Euphoria69
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The very best pale ale I have ever tasted. I bet that tap fresh is blow your mind amazing! I only bought one with deep regret. This after a night at a local brewery with the best brew. Dogfish you totally rock @#!&!

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Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Pennsylvania Tuxedo from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 745 ratings