Pennsylvania Tuxedo | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.9/5
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715 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:
#13,429
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
715
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
215
Trade:
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Ratings: 715 |  Reviews: 224
Photo of tubeman
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 10/15/18 (30 days ago) poured into a DFH branded snifter at fridge temp 8.5% ABV. The beer pours bright honey colored amber with sticky off white head. The head recedes to a few splotches and a ring leaving some lacing. The aroma is equal parts citrus and spruce. The taste is semisweet citrus laced caramel up front rolling into a sprucy mildly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, excellent. Read the style characteristics for APA and it's this beer. Very nice play between the malt and hop/spruce.

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Photo of Brianf29
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Even though I like spruce beers I received this as a gift...thanks Teresa!... but reviews did not have me very excited. BUT what a cool beer. Poured into my Pilsner glass and had a huge white meringue head full with peaks and swirls and a rich orangey reddish brown color in the body. Beautiful pour. Nose and taste were rich with biscuit tasty malt and a melange of hops and tree resin. Both were definitely good but I usually think of spruce as an alternative to hops... not a partner. So good... but the hops somewhat took away from the spruce. Good just not great/really distinctive. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy. Delightful surprise. All in all ... really favorably surprised and really enjoyed. Will definitely buy some soon.

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Photo of roadrash88
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

unique and earthy. Amazing

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

Photo of icemanls4
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GulDukat88
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You can tell it's a high quality beer but the taste is overwhelming tree, which made it hard to finish, but it was definitely not a drain pour, but I don't care to have another; very happy to try and it's obviously high quality. Just too much tree.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pennsylvania Tuxedo has a medium, off-white head, a semi-clear, bubbly, bronze appearance, with some bubbles and glass lacing. Aroma is of hop resin, some pine oil, and white bread crust. Taste is similar, with noticeable, yet, mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Pennsylvania Tuxedo finishes dry.

RJT

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

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I think this beer could also be called the northern Michigan tuxedo....Pours into a standard pint a rich amber color with a thinner but well sustained off white head atop.Aromas were lighter with leafy/grassy hops coming thru mainly with a slight caramel note as well.Big spruce flavor on the palate,almost medicinal with a touch of citrus in the back end,not sure if I'am really into the big spruce flavor.I was thinking I would like this more,I have enjoyed other spruce tip infused beers but this just kinda has an off putting lingering finish.

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Photo of GlennWB
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange gold, mostly opaque beer with a big pillow of fluff for a head. The smell comes on strong on this one and stands out in a flamboyant manner almost. A strong grassy/straw smell with a unique kind of pine forest vibe. The taste is its own thing - red grapefruit, citrus, and of course the strong grass and pine that the smell alluded to. Really a robust, stand out kind of beer with a delivery of potent aroma and flavor. Not much booziness so to speak, the hops do add some bitterness but have almost a grainy characteristic to them. Everything seems to mesh together really well. Very well executed beer!

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Photo of bongobeer
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I have had this beer in the barn fridge for almost two years! It's better than I remember...think the overpowering spruce notes have subsided and left a nice sticky resinous beer with a sweet finish...happy accident.

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Photo of Whitemanshuffle
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heddar33
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zacky_U
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gdobber
4.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful peach like orange with a 1 finger dense white head. smell: honey, musty, floral, Taste: wow, very interesting, spicy, slight hop, juicy, a bit of fruitiness, Feel is crispy and light but with warmth. Overall, Very good. Might be the best Dogfish Head I've had.

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Photo of JonB25
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 715 ratings