BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Pours light brown with a tiny head. Aroma is malty with very low hops. Taste has almost an ESB kick to it. Big malt, low hop. Slight citrus aspects. I was somewhat upset with this beer, being so low hopped. Very drinkable however. lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours hazy orange with a big off-white head. Smells lightly hoppy. Smells of orange peel. Fruity with hints of spice, coriander and nutmeg (?). Taste is spicy and lightly bitter. the orange peel is present here as well and lemony. Not much aftertaste, light bodied and leaves the palate quickly. Very very drinkable. Nice pale ale. I look forward to other offerings from Tuckerman.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2005
Light amber color - crystal clear & medium head. Slight hops on the nose. Flavor is thin, with notes of grapefruit and a bit of bitterness. Nothing special. AJNH21 (2) - USA - MAR 24, 2005 does not count
Fairly Clear Golden color when poured, Smooth taste goes down easy, Easily smell the Hops but the taste is yeasty and citric. A Must try in New England area! Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Hazy, rustic orange appearance, perfunctory, creamy head.
Malt in the aroma, followed by lightly sour fruit. I’m smelling yeast, too, and I’m pretty sure this stuff never got near a filter. I like that.
Smooth and easy on the tongue, yeast is tasted, and some citric fruit. Body is a light medium, and the finish rolls off rather dryly. Very easy drinking, flavor getting juicier further in...quite a zesty, tasty quaffer.
asheft (3097) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 I had this beer several months ago (before joining ratebeer), but it’s one that really stuck in my mind as being one of the most pleasant american pale ales that I’ve ever had. I will have to get some more and do a more substantial rating. What I remember:
Nice dark amber with a thin filmy head. Nicely balanced aroma with plenty of caramely malt and hops that was not overpowering with citrusy/piney hops like other beers in this style. Excellent malty flavour with the perfect amount of hops flavour and bittering. More than medium body and substantial carbonation.
Almost, clear, gold-orange with a wispy head that forms a thin ring. Aroma is not overpowering with hops, but has a nice blend of pine and citrusy American varieties that’s in good balance with a caramel malt nose. The flavour is likewise well-balanced with American hops and caramel malt in addition to some nondescript fruitiness (perhaps some strawberry?). Low diacetyl butterscotch flavour. Also some nice bittering that was probably a little less than expected with such an asertive aroma. Medium body and smooth with moderate carbonation. Very nice. ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2006 Feb 2004 bottle. Aged some 11 months. Pour reveals this to be quite krausened. You can pour this stuff slowly, tilted and in to a big, steep edged shaker and the head still billows up, threatening to spill over the glass, after only about a third of the bottle has been poured. Good hazy copper-orange hue to the body, while the head is a mess of white foam. Compact bubbles rise to the surface quickly. Aroma highlights light herbal hops, grassy, slightly stewed, with notes of light almond and lemon. No sweetness felt in the nose. Not altogether unlike the nose of an EPA, though a hoppier, less malty one. Flavor begins with a crisp, strong dry bitterness. It’s not citric or very spicy, just a strong herbs and grass sort of thing. The malt, while giving ample body, adds no sweetness. There is a light chewy nuttiness from the belgian pale malt and a bitter hops refrain on the finish. Quite watery, not necessarily in flavor, but in body. Light natural carbonation, aerated, bubbly mouthfeel. Perfect for a session ale. dwyerpg (6285) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Aroma on this beer is very interesting. Originally i think there was vanilla, but now it smells like burnt wood perhaps?? Less abrasively hoppy then Sierra Nevada, with a relatively low-key finish. A sure keeper. waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 medium head with a ciderish color. A malty fruit like smell wwith a very smooth aftertaste especially for a pale ale. A must try in my book. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Very good pale ale from a very small brewery. Hoppy, malty, fruity aroma. Hazy dark orange appearance, with a small white head. Fruity, malty flavor. Some citrus background. Very enjoyable. Glad to see such a good rating for this beer.