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New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Our new Citra IPA, "Fuzzy Baby Ducks"; is goes perfectly with hot weather. It also helps ease the pain of listening to people gripe about hot weather. Everybody wins with some Fuzzy Baby Ducks. Available for growlers.....NOW!!! ATTN: No fuzzy ducks, baby or otherwise, were used in the making of this product. Thank you.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9730) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is big, musky and dank, boasting over-the-top Citra hop character and a light, biscuity component. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor furnishes heaps of citrusy, tannic, rindy bitterness. Finishes bitter, raspy and a touch dry. The bitterness really lingers on the palate, fallowed by grapefruit burps. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9068) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Draft. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of pine. lemon, grapefruit peel, cracker malt, citrus rind. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Growler pour. Hazy golden pour with white head. Xitrus forward, some pine and earthy aromas. Flavors are similar, fresh citrus and pine flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8218) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Engaging aromatics are echoed in this IPA’s flavour profile, leaving the palate awash in citrus fruit, resins and hemp-like depths.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy yellow.
-This is not bracingly bitter, for once.
-Drinkability is rather high for the style.
-The chosen hop profile and mouthfeel harken Heady Topper somewhat.

Growler.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2510) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Growler: muddled, burnt orange & amber-ish body, completely opaque & topped with a nice, foamy, eggshell colored head that settles to a thin skin across the top of the brew. Aroma is a dripping Citra hop blast; notes of pineapple, mango, peach, tangerine... Very grassy with some pines, wet hop oils, & a mild green onion-y note. Fantastic nose. Taste has a nice, big bitter bite up front. Pine & fresh cut grass slice the palate with a big bitterness, fading into the more citric & tropical side in the finish... Pineapple, grapefruit, guava-like tropical notes, perhaps some mango in the periphery. Small malt presence, maybe just a touch of crackers but this is a super dry IPA. Bottom line: grassy, bitter, citric, & lightly tropical. One of the best single IPAs I’ve had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quag (2) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
Growler from nebco’s new location opening. Pours hazy golden. Aroma is very citrusy and tropical. Taste is juicy, citrus, hoppy awesomeness. So easy to drink with a light hop bitterness at the end. I regret leaving 2 liters behind.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4070) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Growler thanks to Matt, awesome ipa, tons of citrus and fruit flavors, very light and low malts, bitter crisp finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwood04 (4244) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 32oz growler in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, tropical fruit, pale and light caramel malts. Flavor so strong of citrusy and fruity hops with light malts to balance it perfectly. Average texture. A really good IPA. Edit: on tap in a glass. Aroma sooo strong of citrusy hops and tropical fruit. What a great IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bellco33 (397) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Growler from the source poured into tulip: pours golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, floral... Lots of citrus. Taste is unreal, grapefruit, wave after wave of hoppy flavor but well balanced with the malt. So juicy. Very clean finish with lots of flavor, slightly oily mouthfeel, no bitterness at the end at all. This is amazing. Plus on for the name.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (399) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2013
A soft, hazy golden orange; thin white head. Initial hay and floral aroma opens up to sweet tropical fruits: orange, mango, peach, and grapefruit. Extremely mild blend of sweet and bitter taste. Smooth and almost creamy from the gentle carbonation. Light residual hop bitterness in the finish.


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