Double Fuzzy Baby Ducks
New England Brewing Co.

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From:
New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #48
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
97
Ranked #519
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
203
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 23, 2022
Added:
Apr 14, 2016
Wants:
  48
Gots:
  49
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: An imperial version of the Single Hop IPA brewed exclusively with the beloved Citra hop- lots more of them- which produces flavors of mango, papaya and citrus that is balanced by a biscuity malt finish

IBU’s - 82
Kettle Hops – Citra Dry Hops - Citra
Malt - Pilsner, Biscuit, Dextrose
Yeast - American Ale OG - 17.2
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A bit underwhelmed... Limited froth... Modest haze... Pleasant tropical aroma... Palate starts sweet before finished with metallic notes... On the lighter side of medium bodied... Smooth and sleek... Goes down easily... Not bad, but not sure this one is worth the lofty rating...
Aug 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jun 18, 2022
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Rated by jbolger from Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
5/4/22 Picked up a case at NEBCO. Citra double. Dank, citrus & pine. Great herbaceous bitterness. Torpedo +. Great beer.
May 04, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Apr 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by EMH73 from New York

Jan 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Aug 26, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy honey colore wth a firm, one finger head; good retention and squiggles of lacing

Smell: Dank and tropical with citrus peel and an herbaceous aspect; caramel malt makes an appearance

Taste: Tropical flavors forward, with papaya and mango; the dankness builds and is supported by the caramel malts flavors; through the middle, the herbaceous and citrus peel emerge and dominate the finish, though the malt continues to balance

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit of a melange that shows off elements from New England, the East Coast and West Coast styles; well-constructed
Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 12oz can dated 6/11/21 into a pint glass. The can only says "Double Fuzzy." No mention of baby ducks or such. Apparently it's the DIPA version of their "Fuzzy Baby Ducks" IPA.

Pours a hazy, semi-translucent orangish brown with about two fingers of off-white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Smells or oranges, pineapple, pine and dank herbal notes. More fruit up front with pine in the background. It's a nice combination.

Taste is more on the dank piney side. Just a little juicy. Good amount of resiny bitterness but also a fairly strong malt backbone. Well balanced brew!

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky. Strong bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.

This is a really good beer. Complex, balanced and tastes great. With the strong malt presence, it reminds me a bit of SN Torpedo but juicier.
Jul 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.54 by RollDamnTide from Florida

Mar 27, 2021
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Reviewed by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Original rating: L:4.5, S:4.5, T:4.75, F:4.5, O:4.5 = 4.6 (11/20/18)

Review
Canned: 12/21/20
Consumed: 01/21/21

L: The DoubleFuzzy pours a beautiful deep gold with a medium-full haze. A gentle pour yields a extremely fine, off-white two finger head with excellent retention. By mid glass the head has fallen to a 3 cm ring around the circumference of the glass with a splotchy thing film of head inhabiting the rest of the glass. This head is retained as the beer recedes in the glass leaving ringed, webbed, and splotchy lacing. This is a beautifully constructed beer from an aesthetics standpoint.

S: On the nose I get mango, pineapple, orange rind, grapefruit pith, notes of earth and pine, caramel malt, and grainy malt.

T: The malt back bone on this beer is impressive. From front to back I get: grainy to bready to caramel sweet. Overlaid on this backbone is an amazing array of flavors for a single hop beer. On the front end I get waves of mango and tangerine giving way to pineapple in the mid palate with a candied orange following shortly thereafter. The candied orange continues to the back end where it is interlaced with notes of pine and earth. The finish is marijuana with a medium-high bitterness that lingers after each drink.

F: I get a medium body with a medium carbonation that is prickly on the top of the palate. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy with a nice dry finish with slight alcohol prescience.

O: For a single hop beer this is the dominator. I have to say that after the original Fuzzy I was expecting a hop bomb to the face and here it is. A bit old school, a bit new school, but ultimately it's own thing. Citra for days! Not only have they done an amazing single hop tribute, but they have topped many of the more "modern" IPAs. Highly recommended!!!
Mar 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by DaveCash from New York

Mar 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Mar 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.39 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Feb 02, 2021
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy orangish color with a long-lasting thick off-white head and really thick lacing.

The smell explodes with citrus, orange Ave grapefruit, from several feet away.

The taste is citrus with earthy overtones and a strong malt character.

The mouthfeel is pillowy soft and smooth.

Overall this is excellent - a bit of old school malt character to go along with a great citra flavor.
Jan 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.45 by Cubatobaco from Virginia

Jan 16, 2021
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden amber pour with massive fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Citrus and pine mixed with malts.

T.F: Semi-sweet malt backbone... honey, toasted grains, and biscuity malts. Moderately bitter for a New England... with a good mix between grapefruit/citrus , rind, and resinous pine. Some herbal/earthy notes... medium bodied and well carbonated.

O: A very well executed DIPA, and a nice fusion of East Coast/West Coast flavors. Easy drinking and tasty.
Nov 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by smi69 from New York

Aug 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Jul 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.78 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Jun 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.91 by jrbchef from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.67 by jzykorie from Massachusetts

Nov 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by KingforaDay from New Jersey

Sep 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.48 by Hangryginger from Connecticut

Sep 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by NCSapiens from Indiana

Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.42 by Joesapp from Connecticut

Jul 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jun 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.53 by sdjkp from Connecticut

Jun 16, 2019
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 5/23/19

Pours a clouded burnt orange with a dense few fingers of creamy white head; excellent retention dies down gradually to a faded cap and thick collar of foam; tons of lacing both spotty and formidable remain around the glass.

Aroma opens with big honeyed tropical fruit notes, highlighting sweet mango, papaya, and creamy pineapple tones against a balancing herbaceousness; light pine and biscuit malt sit comfortably in the background to round the bouquet’s intensity nicely.

Taste shows a variety of expressive prickly mango, zesty pineapple, and papaya building through sweet herbal tones evolving over time; crisp biscuit has a full, bready density coursing through the profile quietly and again offering a certain roundedness.

Mouthfeel brings a medium body with bigger carbonation offering a consistent prickle distributed across the palate; creaminess develops from the mid-palate onward as the carbonation abruptly peaks; slightly oily, but a bittering balance of hops and malt evens through the finish; bare minimum booziness and minor residual sweetness.

Both accessible and bold, this captures such a purely pleasant balance of fruity sweetness, malty density, and hoppy grit; a DIPA to return to for almost any occasion to be easily enjoyed, and another impressive, well-rounded offering from NEBCO.
Jun 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.45 by DMC43 from Connecticut

May 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by lic217 from Connecticut

May 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

May 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Houlio_99 from Connecticut

May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by Soloveitchik from New York

May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Here's my OG post for FBD:

Hype aside, it's an outstanding beer. The aroma alone sets off fire alarms in my head, and is something you could smell clear across the room as soon as the growler cap came off. Citrus, some earthiness, peach, and lychee fruit. Pours a very nice light orange to med gold, but lacks stellar head. Taste is pure citra; lemongrass, light melon, peach, grapefruit rind. Highly quaffable.


Everything stands the same except the sweet tropical components feature more heavy. Perhaps it's the extra (imperializing) sugars that exaggerate the fruit into a mango filled donut I had just yesterday. It still has the doughy, malt flakiness to 'fluff' up the feel and keep it from being a pure NE juice bomb. After letting it sit for just 6 weeks, nearly a HTopper clone.
May 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by WoolEnthusiast from Connecticut

Apr 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.55 by Zach423 from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jan 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Dec 30, 2018
Double Fuzzy Baby Ducks from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 250 ratings