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Kroovy | Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Loaded with West Coast hops, it could really be called a “Red Double IPA”. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas are the first thing you’ll notice about Kroovy, but don’t overlook the slight caramel maltiness, or the body provided from adding 10% malted rye to the beer. Kroovy will satisfy even the biggest hophead!

Added by DrStiffington on 02-24-2013

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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Kendo:
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the half-growler (cost: $10 at Westmere Beverage) into a Piraat tulip-snifter-type glass. Body is reddish amber with a 1+ finger khaki-colored head. Leaves some "legs" of lacing.

S: First impression is that it's a big, malty nose - caramel malt, toffee and butterscotch all come to mind. Also citrus, herbal and piney hops noted after I get past the malt.

T: First impression: expecting a bigger malt profile based on the nose, I was surprised by the dominant hop bitterness. Primarily green and raw - think pine, pine needles and pine resin. Also some grapefruit peel or pith. Caramel malt underneath. Seems tea-like at times. Finishes with a palate-puckering bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. Some heat from the 9% ABV is felt in the belly and as a spiciness on the palate.

M: Medium in heft, maybe a bit heavier. Carbonation is fine but active - modest sharpness to it.

O: Good stuff. Think of this as a Red DIPA rather than an American Amber/Red, as it's really hoppy and with a bigger body than your standard Amber/Red.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler

Pours a light amber with a thick foamy head. The aroma is citrus and pine. Solid malt back none with rind citrus and pine. Barely any alcohol burn (at 9%).
Rushing Duck just might have topped Nugget Nectar in the imperial amber category.

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Photo of Tiernan
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Billolick
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/2 growler filled at the Green Growler Grocery in Croton on Hudson , NY

Dark dark amber, moderate cap, leaving a tiny bubble film and nice looking fine sheeting.

Dark malt and waves of maple on the nose

Densly flavorful brew, seems most like a barley wine to me with a double IPA personality as well..mostly malty and densly flavorful to start, then some piney hop notes come forward. Nicely done, more quality brew from RDBC

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4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of cubbyZilla
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ralphs66
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of twillingthenoz
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Lionheart in Albany, NY.

Pours a clear rusty amber color, with a half inch head, and only a small amount of lacing.

Smells like pine, caramel, butterscotch, and citrusy hops.

The taste is similar. This one is a really delicious hoppy red. There are tastes of rye bread, caramel, bitter pine resin, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, etc. This one is a little bit sweet, but mostly bitter and bready. Delicious.

This one has a medium body, and a great slightly creamy mouthfeel. This one is really, really drinkable and tasty.

Another great beer from RD, I'm getting a good intro to them lately.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of beoirific
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JG-90
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Kroovy is a brownish-red color and is pretty clear. Pours a moderate sized dense creamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma consists of resinous and citric hops, as well as caramel malts. Just a touch of floral aromatic hops as well.

Taste starts with resinous hops, then grapefruit, tangerine, and bread, with a floral, piney, caramel malt finish. Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than average for an Imperial Red with average carbonation and a crisp finish.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Kroovy from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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