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

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Wild Duck India Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
78
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 20.82%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brn9000 on 06-13-2013)
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +26.2%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.4%

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Ohio

2/5  rDev -36.9%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -5.4%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

11-11-2013 23:31:53 | More by beerhan
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Brenden

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 21:17:59 | More by Brenden
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Amberluvsbeer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

10-01-2013 19:29:00 | More by Amberluvsbeer
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.4%

09-25-2013 11:39:58 | More by Irish12
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OB1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +26.2%

09-19-2013 14:33:15 | More by OB1
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msinger1002

Ohio

2/5  rDev -36.9%

07-02-2013 22:32:38 | More by msinger1002
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Jenkster4

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

06-27-2013 16:03:24 | More by Jenkster4
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brn9000

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev +18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 17:07:18 | More by brn9000
Wild Duck India Pale Ale from Great Black Swamp Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.