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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Duckpina true Baltimore original.

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4.8
   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 isnt 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (951) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 25, 2014
12 ounce can I got from a good buddy...Robert A. Thanks! I could smell the pine as soon as I pulled the tab on the can. Its a slightly hazy honey gold colour with a firm 1" head of foam. It started off bigger but refuses to get smaller. Smell? I already covered that above. ;^) The taste is as piney as any Ive had in a Pale Ale with more than a hint of some tropical fruit going on in the background. I get a bit of bready malt but nothing that I would remotely call sweet. As in sugary sweet, not as in sweeeet, this brew is good. Perfecto mouthfeel, this is one heck of a delicious hop forward Pale Ale!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (1065) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Aroma: citrus, tropical fruits Appearance: hazy golde, white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish, Delicious

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sholman184 (2) - - DEC 5, 2012 does not count
Nice hoppy ipa. Not too overpowering and a clean finish. Nice easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PHChikka (25) - - AUG 22, 2013
On draft. Complex aroma - this seems to be a consistent strong point of this brewery - lemon peel, slight malt, earthiness, certainly some cannabis. Flavors fit the same bill. Quite refreshing, given the hop-forward flavor. I may be overrating this because its local and cool, but whatever. Distinctive, well-brewed beer that the community should be proud to represent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoplocal (11) - Sykesville, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2013
This is a very fine APA. It has great hop aroma, and a nice very balanced taste. Very sessionable. Great first beer from this great new brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2013
12oz can: pours a clear deep golden with a clingy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted pale malty nose with fresh resiny citrus hops. Starts with good fullness and a clean malty sweetness well balanced with juicy hop flavor and resiny bitterness before a crisp bittersweet finish. Very well hopped and quite drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (8082) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12oz can at Maxs Hop Fest 2013. Pours a clear orange with some frothy, white head. Nose is earthy, lemon, pithy, vinous, some white grape. Flavor is nice, herbal, chive, scallion, malt, orange, honey, spicy onion. Full, herbal finish. Very nice. I would love to get sixers of this in DC.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pras (597) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2014
This was really good and I wasnt expecting much. Big citrus and pine aroma. Aroma followed through to the taste. Could have this in my regular rotation. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (6578) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Can. Pours a clear gold body under a small frothy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, lots of fresh and bright hoppiness, especially for just an APA. A nice mix of floral and tropical fruits over a clean pale malt base. The flavor is light on the malt, leaving the hops to do most of the talking. Nicely dry maltiness, bright, with a clean bitterness on the back end. Light bodied and very easy drinking. I think Id make this a staple in the fridge if it were available locally. Right up there with Sly Fox Phoenix Pale Ale. Pretty delicious.


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