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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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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 728
Gots: 23 | 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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4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Nice white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Bright citrus. Orange. Pithy grapefruit. Grainy cracker malt.

Taste - Orange-y. Very grainy. Slightly toasty. Grapefruit is intense. Builds to a sharp bitterness. A little resiny.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium light body. Crisp.

Overall - Excellent. Drinkable and pleasantly hoppy.

Alieniloquium, Jan 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Griffith, Jan 26, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Inch tall white head on a dull orange body. Head recedes to a cap and collar. Sticky step lacing.

Smell it through the bag baby! Big citrus notes noticed from a couple feet away.

Orange/slight lemon taste upfront. Big time bitterness on the tail end of each sip. Would guess around 7%abv

Medium mouthfeel, medium yet biting carbonation.

One of the better IPAs I've had in a long time. Could drink a lot of this. Thanks woosterbill!

Duff27, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very cloudy weak tea colored IPA with a decent white fuzz on top (quite appropriately) and generous lacing to follow. The aroma brings intense citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon, whatever, it’s there in spades almost to a sweet tart conclusion but it includes a little bready grain to give a touch of balance perhaps. I love it. The flavor is “grab your tongue”, Hop Stoopid bitter with the continued hop theme along with a grainy suggestion. This stuff is near mid-bodied but the tiny, brisk carbonation gives it a very lively, summer refreshment feel. It’s pretty intense and the flavor settles into a fruit syrup bite that still carries the grain goodness underneath the hop attack. Man I hope NEB sticks with this one. Sea Hag is a pleasant IPA that I’ll always like, but this moves up there with Stowaway as one of my favorite new IPA’s! Bravo Rob!

Durge, Sep 12, 2012
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tectactoe, Jan 13, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery, poured into a NEBCO pint glass.

A: Cloudy, clearly unfiltered pale orange body with a significant amount of hop particulates floating around beneath a 1/2" head of fine tan foam that quickly fades into oblivion. Not exactly pretty. Matt claimed that this particular log was filled from the bottom of the brite tank and was therefore not a fair representation of how the beer typically looks, but I've got to review what's in my glass and what's in my glass is ugly.

S: Who cares about appearance? This smells INCREDIBLE. Pure, heady Citra goodness. Fruity as hell (grapefruit, mango, grape) and terrifically resinous. If you love dank hops, you'll love this.

T: Follows the nose. Rich, delicious, powerful hoppiness. Fruity up front, oily and resinous in the middle, and cleanly bitter on the finish. Not a hint of malt, and yet somehow the hops don't get oppressively bitter. It's both drinkable and intense at the same time. Perfection.

M: Soft, frothy, medium-bodied. Perhaps a bit too airy, but really nice.

O: What a terrific beer! Obviously it helps to get it the day it was conditioned, but I expect it will remain a truly delicious hop bomb for a while. It reminded me of the awesome IPAs from Willibrew - hideous to behold, but magical to taste. I can't wait to go into a beer bar and tell the bartender "Give me a glass full of Fuzzy Baby Ducks, please." You should, too.


woosterbill, Jun 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Reagan1984, Dec 22, 2013
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4.95/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Pours a soupy peach-juice color. Off-white bubbles create a cool film atop the brew. Completely murky. Looks like some sort of fruit juice. Impressed by its complete lack of clarity.

S-Wow. One of the juiciest, fruitiest citrus noses I have ever laid schnoz to. Unbelievably ripe and juice-laden. Tropical fruits galore. Even some banana aroma. Thank you Citra hop. Smooth malt of bread and biscuit. Like a muffin with oranges in it.

T-Phenomenal. Like a deliciously bitter orange juice. Tons of grassiness loop around the intense citrus waves. Tropical fruitiness is deep and complex. Perfect amount of bitterness. Long lasting aftertaste. The hoppiness is impeccable.

M-Ripe and juicy. Mellow carbonation. Bitterness that refuses to leave. The body is full and nearly chewy. Grapefruit juice feel. The body is only outdone by the taste.

O/D-This could be the best by NEBCO so far. A lot like Galaxy Pale but the differences between the Galaxy hop and the Citra hop are clearly defined. NEBCO absolutely kills hoppy beers. This is one of the best non-imperial IPAs I have ever had. Hell, its up there with some of the best imperials I have had too. The Citra hop has been mastered here. I can't stop giving NEBCO's beers super-high reviews because their beers are consistently out of this world.

VelvetExtract, Jun 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jan 11, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Could this be one of the best brews ever? Had tons of the initial release, and couldn't wait for it to be brewed again. Had this on tap at New York Pizza in Plainfield. Brought to me in a pint glass, straight from the keg. Here we go.

Appearance: Fuzzy Baby Ducks arrives to the table a Cloudy, almost dull, watered down orange juice color. About a finger of dense bright white foam capped this beer off. Awesome head retention. Plenty of thick lace was left sticking to the glass throughout the whole experience.

Smell: Heavy hops up front, and plenty of them. Faint woody notes. Citrus and pine. Sweet malt is there, but is beaten down by the hops. Very pleasant nose. My discription just doesn't do it justice.

Taste: Hops definitely rule this beer! Citrus fruit and pine really shine in this brew. Sweet , somewhat grainy malt background tries to stand up to the juicy hops, but again the hops rule. Bitter hop bit and dry finish. Can't get enough of this brew!

Mouthfeel: Dry , super slick mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall: NEBCO hits it out of the park again. Awesome drinkability, and great hop flavor.

jaxon53, Jul 22, 2012
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Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA from New England Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.