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Yeasayer - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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Yeasayer
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87
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: koopa on 08-27-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Haven't written a review in a month of Sundays, but since this beer was so unique and only had 1 review, I thought I might give it a whirl again.

Poured from a 32oz. growler into a tulip.

A: Very rich-looking mahogany, like polished amber wood. Clear as day given the dark hues.

S: Piney hops & alcohol dominate the nose. A hint of honeyed sweetness lingers in the background as I get to glass 2, warmed a bit.

T: At first, I was a bit put off by the up front presence of booze, but it improved with each sip. At times it reminded me of a fresh, fresh, fresh SN Bigfoot - you know, that big, hoppy American barley style. At other times it was less aggressive and showed liquid rum raisin/bread-like qualities. At no time did the hops take a back seat though, for such a high-alcohol ale, the taste is equal parts bitterness & malts.

M: Very low carbonation, a bit syrupy, though for once (for me) it doesn't really detract from the overall enjoyment of the beer.

O: Solid offering, not sure how frequently I'd look to this, but I'm glad I got to give it a shot. Major detractor is the booziness. Major plus is the hops/malt balance. B+

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rushing Duck celebrated it's 1 year anniversary by releasing this Triple IPA (beefed up version of Naysayer Pale Ale) for samples / 32oz growler fills on Saturday.

Appearance: Pours russet orange with surprisingly exceptional clarity and a massive yellow hop oil stained 3 finger crown that shows moderate retention and loads of lace.

Smell: Some citrus fruit (orange, grapefruit) with some sweet fruit (candied grapefruit from cascade hops I think), only a hint of grass, and some alcohol sweetness. The hop aroma profile is nice but I'd like more from a triple IPA.

Taste: Same as nose. Not very bitter for a triple IPA. I'd guess it's in the 65-75 ibu range. Sweetness from both the high alcohol content and some honey malt really helps to balance the hops.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium carbonation with a somewhat thick body.

Overall: Some extra bitterness, more hop aroma, and a touch thinner body would go a long way with this brew. That aside, it's still sad to think this isn't scheduled to be brewed again. Quite a tasty hop forward high alcohol concoction from the fine folks at Rushing Duck! I like this one better than this years War Elephant, but not as much as last years War Elephant.

Yeasayer from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.