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Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPAFuzzy Baby Ducks IPA

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 6.91%
Wants: 534
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woosterbill on 06-21-2012)
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Pahn

New York

4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

64oz growler into Duvel tulip. Filled this afternoon; beer was released yesterday.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 2 inch fluffy white head that dissipates slowly leaving thick webs of lacing. Pours an opaque light orange that seems to glow yellow. I love this look in an IPA; when I see a picture online of an opaque, nectary IPA like this, I want it to be in a glass in front of me, immediately.

Smell: Citra in all its glory. The aroma of this beer promises an answer as to why beer geeks lust after Citra hop-forward beer. Powerful citrus (somewhere between lime and orange), highlighted by numerous tropical fruit notes with some weed/onion underneath. Biscuit backdrop from the malt provides less balance than mild counterpoint to the huge hop aroma; more of a bonus than anything else.

Pushing a 5.0. Stays powerful and good throughout.

Taste: Straightforward and delicious: citrusy, fruity hops up front quickly deepening with some pungent weed/onion influence, leading to a hit of healthy bitterness that's complemented by a slight toasty malt element. Gets really succulent and resinous, then finishes dry, with a hop aftertaste that changes as it lasts (melon, mysterious tropical fruits, the smell of greenhouses).

With time, the hop flavors open up even further. Citrus remains strong, and the mild weed/onion (more weed) undertone is a constant as well, but a wide range of unexpected and good fruity hop flavors emerge as the beer warms. This beer gives a full display of the potential of Citra hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Slightly juicy, but more succulent. Perfect bitterness (above average without being overdone; keeps things crisp). Moderate carbonation. Perfectly dry (solid dryness, but not bone dry).

Overall: This is just a perfect IPA. I'm tempted to make it my first all 5 beer (the aroma could be slightly more complex and pungent, and the look could have a bit better lacing).

If I could forgo drinking every other beer and just have a pint (or two, or more) of this each day for the rest of this record-breakingly hot summer, I would. It is excellent, and exactly what I want to drink in hot weather.

Note, while this review may sound like drunken exuberance, I have only had 1 glass... however, it will be a serious exercise in willpower not to kill the whole growler tonight.

Serving type: growler

06-22-2012 01:36:11 | More by Pahn
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Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA from New England Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.