Naysayer Pale Ale | Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews by cavedave:
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3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous and clear gold with a rocky 3 fingers of fearsome foam hanging for the haul.

Mmm citrus and floral hop wafts atop neutral sweet and some really righteous light tart.

Definitely an interesting bitter hop here, really tasty, it fronts some nice medium strength hop notes of citrus and light pine that dance with the soft caramel and tart bread that also come to play. It ends juicy but the bitter is just a hint and is a clean drying linger to balance it.

Med. carb., clean on palate, medium viscosity, pretty much all in style for sure. Highlights the taste profile well, decent finish. Does get just a tiny bit of rooty herbal cling going after a couple pints.

Not the same old pale is what this is about, things have been switched up nicely to showcase the basics of the style and how good they can be. Love you Rushing Duck, thanks for coming east.

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Photo of joel66
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled up at DeCicco's, Ardsley, NY location. Rushing Duck tasting this afternoon at the store. Always nice to taste some new beers and get to talk to the brewer to boot. Do we live in a geat beer culture or what?

Pours hazed lighter almond amber, tight, tiny bubble off white head. Leaves quality lookin strands of lacing.

Citrus infused, hop forward nose.

Tasty and fresh tasting Pale, hops bright and again on the citric side.

Nice offering from a promising new brewery, just on the other side of the river. Looking forward to trying more.

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Photo of JC333
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of tempest
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is just what I'm looking for in a pale ale. Big, clean American hops: sharp citrus paired with spicy herbal rind. There's a hit of toasty malt in the background and the body's light enough to count as an easy drinker. I want more.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of k47k
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootny
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A lovely clear pale ale with a big, firm, head and nice amounts of clingy lace. Smell has a large amount of sweet bakery bread and piney hops. Nice fruitiness with caramel malt. Taste is so well balanced. Malt backbone is a good platform for the well done hops. Bread and toasted grains flow through. Lots of pine and hop oil for a dry oily finish that hangs and then evaporates. A biit of caramel lingering. Feel is smooth and lightly chewey. Carbonation is just right for sessioning. Dry quenchhing character makes this a highly drinkable brew. A very good and solid brew and I am looking forward to trying the other offerings from this new in state brewery.

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Photo of Matt73
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of wesley14
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of dvanhandel
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Slattery's Pub in Delmar, NY.

This pours a golden yellow color, with a small head and lots of sticky lacing.

Smells pretty floral, with some light grapefruit, and pine.

This is exceedingly floral, with a soft and pleasant bitterness, and just a small hint of fruity sweetness. It's pretty simple but very tasty.

This is pretty light bodied, with a crisp finish.

Simple and super drinkable. Can't ask for much more.

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Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drew88
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the brewery.

Pours a hazy amber color with a half-finger of khaki head. The head was gone very quickly, leaving very little in the way of lacing.

The aroma was surprisingly dank and pungent. Loads of grapefruit, pine, and orange zest. Has a faint malt character on the back end.

The taste follows the nose. Pine, grapefruit, and some peppery spice, followed by a bready malt finish.

The feel is medium bodied with lower carbonation. Crisp, and highly drinkable.

Overall, a very good pale ale that drinks more like an IPA. There's nothing that truly stands out about it, but it's a well done hoppy beer.

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Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Naysayer Pale Ale from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
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