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