Duckpin Pale Ale

Maryland
United States
Duckpin Pale Ale Union Craft Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
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 Duckpin—a true Baltimore original.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
55
Hops: 
Columbus, Cascade, Galaxy
Malts: 
Pale, Wheat, Munich
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Copper gold and crystal clear, this American Pale Ale smells moderately of floral and fruity hops. Stone fruits are followed by orange peel with a hint of pine. The aroma becomes almost tropical as it warms. There is a low, clean, malty sweetness underneath. This beer's flavor is equally floral and fruity, with citrus and a light taste of orange juice from the late-addition hops. A moderately low malty sweetness is carried into the finish but dries out with moderate bitterness. The balance favors hops, but not overly so. This beer is crisply carbonated and supremely smooth. There is no evidence of dry-hopping, and none is needed. This APA would make an excellent all-occasion beer to keep in the fridge.