Kroovy - Rushing Duck Brewing Company
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kendo:
4.11/5 rDev +1.7%
A: Poured from the half-growler (cost: $10 at Westmere Beverage) into a Piraat tulip-snifter-type glass. Body is reddish amber with a 1+ finger khaki-colored head. Leaves some "legs" of lacing.
S: First impression is that it's a big, malty nose - caramel malt, toffee and butterscotch all come to mind. Also citrus, herbal and piney hops noted after I get past the malt.
T: First impression: expecting a bigger malt profile based on the nose, I was surprised by the dominant hop bitterness. Primarily green and raw - think pine, pine needles and pine resin. Also some grapefruit peel or pith. Caramel malt underneath. Seems tea-like at times. Finishes with a palate-puckering bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. Some heat from the 9% ABV is felt in the belly and as a spiciness on the palate.
M: Medium in heft, maybe a bit heavier. Carbonation is fine but active - modest sharpness to it.
O: Good stuff. Think of this as a Red DIPA rather than an American Amber/Red, as it's really hoppy and with a bigger body than your standard Amber/Red.
06-08-2013 00:35:14 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +8.4%
On tap at The Lionheart in Albany, NY.
Pours a clear rusty amber color, with a half inch head, and only a small amount of lacing.
Smells like pine, caramel, butterscotch, and citrusy hops.
The taste is similar. This one is a really delicious hoppy red. There are tastes of rye bread, caramel, bitter pine resin, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, etc. This one is a little bit sweet, but mostly bitter and bready. Delicious.
This one has a medium body, and a great slightly creamy mouthfeel. This one is really, really drinkable and tasty.
Another great beer from RD, I'm getting a good intro to them lately.
08-10-2014 16:22:36 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.34/5 rDev +7.4%
Kroovy is a brownish-red color and is pretty clear. Pours a moderate sized dense creamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma consists of resinous and citric hops, as well as caramel malts. Just a touch of floral aromatic hops as well.
Taste starts with resinous hops, then grapefruit, tangerine, and bread, with a floral, piney, caramel malt finish. Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than average for an Imperial Red with average carbonation and a crisp finish.
11-14-2013 16:50:20 | More by JG-90
4.6/5 rDev +13.9%
This beer is something special... from the first pour you realize this is not your typical red ale... yeah the color is red but before it even touches your lips your hit with a piney hop aroma as well as a malty backbone full of crystal malts and fruity estery goodness. On the first sip it follows the nose but with abundant citrus hops and those crystal malts lend a sweetness in the after taste. The mouthfeel is of medium density and is very easy drinking and as far as the 9%abv you just can't tell it's there until it's too late : ) no fusel alcohol no hot aftertaste and in a single descriptor amazing !!! It takes a lot of skill to stay in a guidline and then to bend it just enough to let the world know this is unique. Very hard to get outside of the Hudson valley of NY or upper NJ but if you can find this get it period you will not be disappointed.
05-01-2013 02:41:29 | More by Arinthos
4.66/5 rDev +15.3%
Growler brought from Albany, NY to Boston, MA before cooling and tasting. Enjoyed over a USA World Cup qualifying game out of a standard pint glass. Poured a thin head and quickly settled. Surprisingly piney aroma for a Red; Red IPA is more accurate. Quick bitter taste left abruptly. Maltiness came in for a bit and then the lingering hoppiness returned. An odd juniper taste lingered longer. As I sat and the beer warmed the aroma became more pungent. Really interesting beer that is definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on it.
06-19-2013 01:22:01 | More by canudoa9
Kroovy from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.