Gangster Duck | Radiant Pig Craft Beers

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3.72/5
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63 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Radiant Pig Craft Beers
New York, United States
radiantpigbeer.us

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Red Ale influenced by multiple beer styles. Intense citrus and stone fruits dominate the nose (or beak if we're staying with the duck theme), yet the bitterness from the hops is balanced by Belgian and American crystal malts. It smells like an IPA exploding with fancy American hops but has a smooth, malty-but-not-too-malty finish.


Added by smithj4 on 07-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,121
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
63
pDev:
9.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of probert
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Poured a clear mahogany with a very well retained half inch off white head that left rings of lacing all the way down the glass. Smells of malts, caramel and a little citrus. Tastes of sweet malts, caramel, floral notes, a bit of orange. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly dry finish. Certainly falls short of their description.

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Photo of BeerMan247
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oh so delicious

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Photo of h4ger
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ronl12
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdub70085
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTHomer
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; deep bronze in color; 1+ finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: balanced - earthy caramel with a bit of floral;

T: balanced up front; predominantly caramel from the middle through the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: didn't have the hop character I hoped for - certainly not like an IPA as the label promises; no date on the can, so maybe it was old;

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Photo of jaydoc
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love red ale like this. Will visit since brewer is in Chelsea Manhattan.

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Photo of Sellen
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can w/o canning date info

Pour near clear, typical head and some low sheeting on the glass...

Malted up nose

Malted up on the palate, with just perhaps a fruity back note

Malty....not overly impressed wid this offering...better then usual Red ale is about the best I can say..

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense off white head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit and spicy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has strong undertones of the underlying malts, the latter of which stand out in the finish and lend some flavors of caramel to go along with the spicy hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer has a very good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: can

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Photo of agreenman19
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On-draught at a bar in NYC.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Don't know if it was my pour but seems over carbonated, had to pause 60 seconds to finish the pour.
Thick, thick head, darkish foam. Dark amber color. Aroma is orange peel, ash, hint of hops to come.
Taste is good balance of malt and hops, but very strong rye presence (whether it's in there or not I don't know), but in a good way.
Mouthfeel is just right. Nice beer, but you have to be in the mood for the style.
Tall boy can is impressive also. Matt finish is a nice stand out from a sea of gloss can printing. Can't say I like the product duck mascot, but the brewery logo and the info on the back are both pretty cool.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antc2382
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Gangster Duck from Radiant Pig Craft Beers
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 63 ratings