merc7186 (1656) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Grainy Malts, Mildly Piney
Appearance: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Grainy Malts, Mild Onion, Mildly Piney
Mouthfeel: Outstanding Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
blklab2007 (1859) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler poured an orange amber color with a one finger white head that retaned very well. Aroma has mild bitterness, citrus, some resins, and a decent bit of malt for the style. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation is good. Nice coating for a pale ale. Flavor brings out a bit more bitterness, citrus, resins, and again a fair bit of malts. Very well balanced and borders on being an ipa with a pleasant lingering finish. Solid offering for a new brewery.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hoppy nose, a little grain note. light amber color, fast falling head. assertive hop bitterness. grainy malt flavor. reasonable hop flavor and bitterness in the finish. clean aftertaste.
Sregnar35 (944) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the abbey pours reddish orange with a thin head. Aroma is cat piss and pine. Flavor is citrus and line with a very nice sweetness.
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blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Light flowery hops, lighter citric notes, crisp pale malts, and a clean fresh hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
Godofthecellar (543) - NYC, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler poured light orange with a thick creamy head. Smell of tobacco and hops, citrus is faint.
Taste is thick, one of the heavier pale ales I’ve head. Chewy mouth feel,tobacco is really coming through on the finish.
Over all this was a solid offering from a great new brewery
coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Dutch for lunch. Full creamy head lets little nose of hop thru. Hops define this brew cleanly. Full and rounded up front in a bold fashion. Nearly so much as to fully encompass the malt action that is going on there somewhere. Second half of body declines in mouthfeel sharply as hop tone changes to biting metallic grapefruit for finish. West coast for certain but too hop centric for my bohemian pilsener sipping self.
RoyalFlushing (321) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewery. Poured a bright pale with orange hues, a medium off white head and notable lacing. Aroma is mainly floral hops with a hint of citrus. Taste begins with bready malts followed by citrus zest and tropical fruit. Bigger mouthfeel than typical pale ale with palatable bitterness lingering after each sip. Enjoyable pale ale with some complexity.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m so happy to be adding this beer to the board. Rushing Duck is a recent start up based out of Chester New York. Dan Hitchcock (formerly of Weyerbacher Brewery) is the Brewer/Owner of this small operation and prepare yourselves for the very solid offerings he will be bringing to the market!
Appearance: Pours orange with good clarity, a 2 finger crown, lots of retention, and lots of lace!
Smell: A strong amount of citrus hops with a dash of floral to round out this hop forward pale.
Taste: A touch of sweetness, bready malt, orange zest, orange pith, and a small does of grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: On the thick side of medium bodied, a touch chewy like a nice IPA, but with a dry finish (don’t let the hint of sweetness fool you..this is a well attenuated beer). Carbonation is just right.
Overall: A very hop forward pale ale with a well refined substantial malt profile that balances things out nicely. Not my favorite hops being used, but a new brewery rarely can contract the most "en vogue" hop varieties and regardless of that the brewers skilled technique really shines on both the hop and the malt profile. A very solid hoppy pale ale that satisfies your hop cravings, gives you a substantial mouthfeel, and makes you happy to order a few pints in a night! Nice initial offering from Rushing Duck that makes me excited to try future offerings!
chrismezzz (1) - - AUG 29, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a brilliant golden amber, minimal head, floral and citrus aroma. medium-light body, great balance of maltiness and hops. One of my favorite beers. great drinker that packs just enough punch.