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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
This generously hopped pale ale is a strike in your mouth! Brewed with lots of Pacific Northwest & New Zealand hops this beer is ten frames of big citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavor. A strong malt backbone rounds it out and makes this pale ale a delight for the senses. The pins may be small but the flavor is huge! In our town, we roll Duckpin—a true Baltimore original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2016 with Paul and Larry. Pours a bright orange body with white lacing. Mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth on the palate with notes of clean malt and bitter citrus fruit. Sessionable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1164) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Solid APA with some restrained tropical notes, good balance and solid malt backbone. Citrus hopiness up front gives way to slightly spicy finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cymyn (8) - - OCT 18, 2016 does not count
The thing that makes Duckpin so darn good is its perfect, crisp finish after a nice malty pull. I like pale ale of almost every stripe, but this beer catapulted from obscurity to the top of my list because the balance is exquisite. Union isn’t pandering to hop freaks here, or slumming it in (watery) legacy-beer territory. They put in quality ingredients and got everything right. Its a beer you will never be sad to own until its the last one in your fridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2016
(Can) Very cloudy orange body with a small white head. Orange citrus and floral aroma. Light bodied, mild carbonation. Bright, bitter flavor; citrus (lemon/orange) with floral notes; mild sweetness with dry finish. Clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Beautiful golden pour, nice white foamy head. Good hop flavor, Full Finish. Tasty without being overpowering. Nice easy drinker, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blueshockey24 (461) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Can. Pours golden with off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit mango hops. Taste is sweet malty bitter hops. Grapefruit lemon mango and pine. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Burnished gold color with a foamy white head. Big earthy herbal hop nose. Strong malt backbone with lots of grassy, herbal hop bitterness. Long pinching grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Hazy golden body under a thick foamy white head. Big hop nose, pine resin, grapefruit and lime. Balanced flavor, plenty of PNW hops with just enough malts to keep it sessionable. Flavor lingers long and peppery with tart citrus. ~~~~ 12 oz. can, purchased "somewhere in Baltimore" (according to my wife).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2016
a true Baltimore original, apparently .. . amber .. mild head, good easy lacing .. mouth has a bit of teen strength .. finish has a bit of it going on but laid back .. i’d drink this if i was a duck who bowls; and i’m picturing a bowler hat. it’s kinda a dream of mine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bright gold appearance with a large, cream colored head and good lacing. Aroma of straw overshadowed by floral, fruity hops. Crisp, dry, bitter flavor that has the traditional pale ale underpinnings. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Competes favorably against better known breweries with a wider distribution network. Actually prefer this in a can as opposed to on tap.

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