Wild Duck India Pale Ale - Great Black Swamp Brewing Co.

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Wild Duck India Pale Ale
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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 22.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Black Swamp Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brn9000 on 06-13-2013)
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2/5  rDev -36.5%

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3.92/5  rDev +24.4%

Reviewed: 8/16/14

Wild Duck by- Great Black Swamp
poured from a 1p 6oz.bottle into a 1l mug

P-coat of arms styling, simple good 3.5

A- copper-ish orange with a thin white head and a full curtain of lacing 4.25

S- subtle citrus and faint hops 3.5

T-sweat grains on the front, giving way to hops citrus and apricot 4.0

M- lighter in pallet than most, crisp refreshing with a bittering leaving almost no aftertaste 4.0

D- easy and good, a really likable combination 4.25

O- Very good representation, great flavor and easy drinking 4.0

Yea Ohio Beer. Yea Toledo Beer! this one really works

I recommend trying this one ---- J

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4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of jmbot4371
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Stinger80OH
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of mpenning13
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of beerhan
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Brenden
3.78/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Wild Duck is a deep, heavy coppery amber in the glass, translucent with a touch of haze in it. A nice, fat, steady cap of head sticks around for a good while and sticks very nicely to the glass, lacing leaving a broken curtain to the middle of it.
The aroma is extremely toasty with a lot of toffee and caramel, a big malts base that some hopheads might want toned down, followed by some nut. The taste follows the pattern of the smell, though it brings in a little more bitterness. As it is, there's balance, but I would agree hops should be more aggressive. Ultimately some hop bitterness does come through, strong but not bracing, taking a little off the underlying sweetness.
While this beer is quite crisp in its medium body, carbonation is light but smoothness rules. Ultimately, it's downright velvety in the middle.

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3.75/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of msinger1002
2/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of brn9000
3.74/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brought it back with me from a family wedding in Ohio.

Poured a nice color. A little cloudy. Slightly darker than a typical IPA.

Aroma was a little muted, but nice.

Taste was a little on the dry side. Fairly malty, I thought.

I really wasn't prepared to review this. I bought it knowing that it didn't existing as yet on BA. I didn't realize that in order to add a beer one had to complete a full review.

That being said, this was certainly solid. I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out again but I wouldn't turn it down. I wish I knew the ABV; their website doesn't list it.

Wild Duck India Pale Ale from Great Black Swamp Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.