Naysayer Pale Ale - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: koopa on 09-07-2012

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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled up at DeCicco's, Ardsley, NY location. Rushing Duck tasting this afternoon at the store. Always nice to taste some new beers and get to talk to the brewer to boot. Do we live in a geat beer culture or what?

Pours hazed lighter almond amber, tight, tiny bubble off white head. Leaves quality lookin strands of lacing.

Citrus infused, hop forward nose.

Tasty and fresh tasting Pale, hops bright and again on the citric side.

Nice offering from a promising new brewery, just on the other side of the river. Looking forward to trying more.

Photo of tempest
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is just what I'm looking for in a pale ale. Big, clean American hops: sharp citrus paired with spicy herbal rind. There's a hit of toasty malt in the background and the body's light enough to count as an easy drinker. I want more.

Photo of scootny
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A lovely clear pale ale with a big, firm, head and nice amounts of clingy lace. Smell has a large amount of sweet bakery bread and piney hops. Nice fruitiness with caramel malt. Taste is so well balanced. Malt backbone is a good platform for the well done hops. Bread and toasted grains flow through. Lots of pine and hop oil for a dry oily finish that hangs and then evaporates. A biit of caramel lingering. Feel is smooth and lightly chewey. Carbonation is just right for sessioning. Dry quenchhing character makes this a highly drinkable brew. A very good and solid brew and I am looking forward to trying the other offerings from this new in state brewery.

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Clementine, pale amber in color. Nice clarity, 1 finger snow white dense and milky head. Waterfall and consistent lacing.

S: Mostly tropical notes: guava, kiwi, orange, dried mango, and earthy plantain. Gentle biscuity pale malt.

M: Moderate body, slightly sticky for a moment but lifted by active, low-mod carb.

T: Good dank hopping. Lots of it too. Slight caramel sweetness lifts the tropical flavors nicely. Rootier and earthy plantain. Quite bright. Firm pale malt base.

Photo of Willytee3
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at the new Armonk DeCicco's in a 14oz tulip glass.

This was billed as an experimental batch with some long # that began with a 4.... However I did not poach the beer list to get it exact at this new establishment.
Nice amber orange color with a solid 2 finger head that held up at 1 finger through the drink.
Smell was hard to discern at the bar but nice light malts and floral hops were there.
Taste was beautiful with a light not dominant malt and very well balanced hop character that kind of sneaks up on you in a very subtle way. A pale ale that finishes as a full hopped IPA, nice! Very approachable and kind of an IPA with training wheels in a good way.

Feel was sublime. Captain Lawrence look out.

Photo of cavedave
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous and clear gold with a rocky 3 fingers of fearsome foam hanging for the haul.

Mmm citrus and floral hop wafts atop neutral sweet and some really righteous light tart.

Definitely an interesting bitter hop here, really tasty, it fronts some nice medium strength hop notes of citrus and light pine that dance with the soft caramel and tart bread that also come to play. It ends juicy but the bitter is just a hint and is a clean drying linger to balance it.

Med. carb., clean on palate, medium viscosity, pretty much all in style for sure. Highlights the taste profile well, decent finish. Does get just a tiny bit of rooty herbal cling going after a couple pints.

Not the same old pale is what this is about, things have been switched up nicely to showcase the basics of the style and how good they can be. Love you Rushing Duck, thanks for coming east.

Photo of mdfb79
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 11/05/13 notes. Been wanting to try Rushing Duck's beers for a while now so was very excited to see two of their beers on cask at dba Brooklyn. 16 oz. pour for $5, can't beat that.

a - Pours a deep dark amber color with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dank pine hops, light citrus hops, lemon, bready malts, and some caramel malts. Nice nose, with awesome hops up front and more malts in the back of it thatI didn't expect.

t - Tastes of pine hops, citrus hops, fruity malts, floral hops, bready malts, grains, and earthy notes. Little hoppier than the nose.

m - Ligh to medium body and no carbonation. Smooth and very easy to drink.

o - Overall a very solid APA. Not overly hoppy but they are definitely there, and it has a good balance of hops and malts throughout. Could definitely have a few of these and I enjoyed two glass of it. Would have it again and looking forward to trying more of their beers.

Photo of koopa
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

Naysayer Pale Ale from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.