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Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA - New England Brewing Co.

Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPAFuzzy Baby Ducks IPA

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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 6.91%


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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Reviews by thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to wittyname again! Growler to pint.

Pours a very hazy soap-amber color with a humble topper of white foam. It almost looks a little soapy. However, it does look damn refreshing!

I smell pitted fruits, citrus, and floral hops. Fresh apricot, dried mango, tangerine, and guava. All of this touched by a rather delicate ale yeast that sweetens the aroma with the smell of oily nut flesh. Malts are candid and quite pale. Some sugar cookie mixed in here. Delectable.

Nice acidic twang of hoppy bitterness upfront, but it cleans up quick and finishes with tropical fruits and attenuated citrus. Guava, tangerine, lemon zest, and papaya make up the fruitiness. Floral notes bounce around. Much drier than the aroma would let on. Very clean and zippy. Absolutely refreshing, too. Super-smooth body accented by some sparkling side-mouth effervescence. Sugar cookie from the nose turned into wine cracker in the flavor. Very pale malts with very little wort sugar to spare. Implied sweetness comes from the fruity hops. Dreamably drinkable. A one-after-another kind of beer.

This is a fantastic IPA. So happy to have been gifted a full growler of this stuff to enjoy during a trying work week. Cheers!

Serving type: growler

02-08-2013 03:45:58 | More by thecheapies
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-18-2014 01:36:01 | More by JohnParadee
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

64oz Growler from NebCo. Pours a hazy yellowish orange color with a 1/2 inch of head. Lots of lacing. The nose is a big whiff of tropical fruits. Pineapple, guava, mango, orange and a hint of lemon. The taste mirrors the aroma. Juicy tropical fruits with some lightly toasted malts. Mango, guava, sweet grapefruit, tangerine and light lemon. Some piney hop notes at the finish along with some sweet grapefruit. Medium bodied with a good deal of carbonation. Very drinkable with not much of an alcohol presence. Overall, amazing IPA.

Serving type: growler

04-18-2014 00:43:49 | More by PicoPapa
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braugon

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-17-2014 14:01:41 | More by braugon
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kduf

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-16-2014 01:00:12 | More by kduf
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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-01-2014 02:54:01 | More by oldedog
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-25-2014 17:30:47 | More by EvoJoe
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-24-2014 14:23:46 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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DanE

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-22-2014 18:40:21 | More by DanE
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420Rick

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%

03-13-2014 18:41:44 | More by 420Rick
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%

03-09-2014 15:18:32 | More by RAKeeler
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ShaneDorsey

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%

03-08-2014 06:54:03 | More by ShaneDorsey
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Schlais

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8%

03-07-2014 06:02:49 | More by Schlais
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ATabs

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-03-2014 19:32:44 | More by ATabs
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grahuba

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-02-2014 15:57:05 | More by grahuba
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-16-2014 13:02:23 | More by oneturbucfan
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JLoPMac

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2014 22:02:57 | More by JLoPMac
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes from 1/6/14

A- A massive plume of white foam sits atop a hazy orange/hay-colored body. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass.

S- The aroma is an initial burst of tropical fruit, especially passion fruit and mango, along with pineapple, followed by lots of citrus. Tangerine and lemon mainly, with some grapefruit as well. Some pine and bready/caramelly malt are also detected. A wonderful aroma!

T- The flavor opens with a lot of the tropical fruit, but that is ushered away by moderately bitter citrus and pine, and then finishes with clean, crisp cracker-like bready malt. This is very well balanced, but I wish the flavors melded a bit more rather than having such a clear cut progression from one to the next. It should be noted that this growler was over 2-weeks old, so it may have suffered slightly from that.

M- The mouth feel is medium, with not much carbonation. Crisp and clean.

O- This may have been negatively effected by the 2+ weeks it spent in the growler, but if so then this beer is truly world class! Some minor flaws such as less of the hop flavors and carbonation can likely be linked to that. Still an outstanding beer!

Serving type: growler

02-15-2014 01:04:29 | More by SadMachine
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swierczt

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-08-2014 16:57:33 | More by swierczt
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AJ_Barbieri

Connecticut

4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Totally lives up to the hype. Pours a hazy orange with a nice average sized head. Nose is citrus, mostly grapefruit, orange. Taste follows, big citrus, grapefruit is forefront but nice big bitter bite at the end. Extremely drinkable. Excellent excellent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2014 01:19:14 | More by AJ_Barbieri
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DevinK

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

01-27-2014 23:44:32 | More by DevinK
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josephwa

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8%

01-26-2014 23:26:04 | More by josephwa
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blmar311

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -13.6%

01-26-2014 23:11:50 | More by blmar311
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%

01-23-2014 02:23:54 | More by ChesterHop
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Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA from New England Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.