Double Fuzzy Baby Ducks
New England Brewing Co.

Double Fuzzy Baby DucksDouble Fuzzy Baby Ducks
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #47
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #552
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
244
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New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
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SCORE
96
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Double Fuzzy Baby DucksDouble Fuzzy Baby Ducks
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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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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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
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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 full on medium 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, and a 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really excited to finally try this. First pour of the 2018 Beeradvocate IPA Fest. All I can say is it was yummy but it did not reach the expectations I had. I have not had Fuzzy Baby Ducks in years unfortunately. I think I had the very first batch of it and it is one of my favorite beers of all time. It makes me think that it potentially has lost a step compared to it's competitors judging by this one. Still good, and I LOVE NEBCo but his was slightly disappointing, albeit still better than 3/4 of beers.

Dec 20, 2018
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Boto from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can: This one pours a murky darker orangish-golden color. There is about a finger of an off-white head that doesn't linger long or leave much lacing. Good nose of citrus and tropical notes. The taste is very good. A good balance of the malts and hops. A bit of a bitter bite, with no real residual sweetness. Citrus, tropical with a slight biscuity taste. Very nice!

Dec 07, 2018
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MrRB from Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

All Citra DIPA that is an overwhelmingly awesome sensory experience. Radiant orange color with plenty of head. Completely overflowing with tropical and citrusy hop flavor. Nicely carbonated, exceptionally well balanced, and very clean and dry on the finish. As good as their other top DIPAs. [5/3/18 can into Becher glass]

May 12, 2018
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Momma_Knapp from Connecticut

4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

love this beer. it is an exceptional beer that gets me excited to drink it every time! New England Brewing Co. is still cranking out delicious beer, but they are sadly being overshadowed some by newer breweries! that's fine! more beer for me! hahah but really keep up the good work NEBCO! love me some double fuzzy!

Apr 18, 2018
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Hazy golden orange with a finger of white head

S - Acidic, pulpy orange juice, melon, berries, lime doughy malts

T - Follows the nose. Refreshing citrus with more lime. Some floral and grassy notes emerge.

F - Refreshing. Not thick or syrupy. Drinks like a single IPA. Tad thin for a DIPA.

O - Great Citra DIPA

Jan 10, 2018
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Gatch from Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Growler from the brewery in mid-December, 2017. I drank a can of Fuzzy Baby Ducks before this and it was a wonderful follow-up. FBD was bonkers and this is another level. A stupidly drinkable, massively Citra-hopped version of ultra hop juice that they must technically call beer by law. It's hard to write about how good this is. Though I'm mad that I wanna write that it's on the level of Hill Farmstead...because this should be their own stuff. They created it independent of the trends and nonsense of the craft beer movement. Anyway, such an enjoyable few pints.

Dec 30, 2017
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jhavs from New York

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at the brewery, then out of growler, then out of can. Appearance is golden, slightest of orange tints, hazy but not full on creamy looking haze, off white foamy head lasts a while and settles into a whispy cap. Leaves clingy lacing stuck on the side of the glass.

Aroma is citrus, grassy hops, some pine and herbal notes followed by a hint of caramel sweetness. Over ripe tropical fruits take over as the beer warms.

Flavor is blend of earthy, citrus and tropical fruit hops all over a noticeable malt base that has caramel sweetness and toasted grain.

Moderate carbonation, soft medium body.

Very tasty brew,the balance between the hops and malt is nice.

Dec 28, 2017
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great looking beer. dank, citric, herbal, smooth, some sweeter malts to provide balance, hit of pine on the finish ties everything together. nice, flavorful and balanced beer. nothing insane but definitely a well crafted brew.

Nov 29, 2017
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Packageguy from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time with this one.
Looks like a typical NEBCo brew, with its burnt orange color...moderately hazy, moderately malty.
To be honest, I prefer regular FBD over DFBD, but I had to try it...and, the can was cool. I think an all-citra imperial just doesn't do a great job masking the alcohol burn. In other words, to compare, G-bot is a much better DIPA.
And, hey, let's face it...I like drinking a beer that my friends don't have or can't get...and, I'm sure I'm probably the only guy in Massachusetts drinking Double Fuzzy this holiday season.
Cheers!

Nov 19, 2017
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alpinebryant from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: orange marmalade color woth a strong head that retained for a few mins

S: orange tangerine and a solid malt base

T: mild grapefruit and strong pineapple in this one. A healthy malt base and a clean dry finish. A taste of Light peach and a mild bitter finish.

M: medium bodied with med carb. Super dry and not sweet

O: overall very solid. Had this before and never reviewed / it was due for me to get some as well

Aug 24, 2017
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: grapefruit, pineapple, and caramel;

T: tropical fruit balanced nicely with a sold malt backbone; malt fades toward the end, leaving a clean tropical fruit finish; mild bitterness at the end that was long lasting;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry;

O: exceptional;

May 18, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a nice, white, one inch head over a golden yellow body with nice lacing. Nose of tropical fruit for days. Taste follows, but bitterness comes through and fights the fruit for your palates attention Bitterness wins. A nice feel and overall a fine brew! Thanks to Michael for the hook up!

Feb 06, 2017
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KidDoc from Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just happened to be at Yarde Tavern Enfield, Ct when they tapped this. I got the first pour into a tulip glass. Very hazy yellow gold with a nice head, decent retention and nice sticky lacing. I drink a lot of Tree House and Trillium and this was right in the ballpark. Creamy juice bomb but with enough balancing bitterness to keep the palate fresh. Liked it so much, I had two more. The alcohol is well-hidden but will sneak up on you. Overall very nice beer. My only caveat is that I had the first one immediately after Alpine Pure Hoppiness, another delicious but distinctly hoppy beer. That may have accentuated the creamy feel and fruitiness of this one.

Feb 02, 2017
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aqi317 from Connecticut

4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 32 oz growler 1/26/2017.

Pours a crisp golden brown. Flavor profile a perfect blend of citrus, malt and tropical flavors. Not carbonated excessively, but a reasonable, moderate amount. Picking your favorite New England DIPA is a matter of preference, but Double Fuzzy is certainly in the same class as Coriolis, Locust Reign, Dose and the like.

Jan 27, 2017
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big thanks to a co-worker for scoring this one for me. 64oz. growler into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

This one's a New England IPA the whole way through but it actually looks like a regular IPA. Filtered crystal clear. Nose is as expected. Citrus, tropical fruit. Real sweet and juicy with little to no hop character. The taste follows through with more of the same. I get hints of cantaloupe, citrus, mango and starfruit. Even for the style, this is on the malty side. Sweet and an almost syrupy finish. Real drinkable. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a little prickly on the palate. Bone dry finish. It makes my lips smack!

A very solid beer overall. I'd love to try the single version of this side-by-side but this certainly does the NEBCO name proud.

Dec 06, 2016
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color. Very hazy in appearance. This is ok. Getting citrus and maybe some pine. Grapefruit pith bitterness. For me, this is missing some sweetness to accentuate the flavors. Very dry. It's good, but probably not worth the hype. Really interested to try regular fbd. Dose blows this out of the water. Pun intended.

Nov 28, 2016
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler from the brewery. Pours a turbid pale orange color with an inch of head. Lots of lacing. Huge nose of tropical fruits. Mango, papaya, lime, pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit. Some grassy and floral notes as well. The taste is the tropical fruits but with some pine this time around. Lots of lime, peach, and tangerine towards the end. Toasted malts and bitter grapefruit finish. Bitter, but very drinkable with only a mild alcohol presence. Oily mouthfeel and lightly carbonated. Add this to the ever growing long list of great NebCo IPAs/Imperial IPAs.

Nov 22, 2016
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32 oz growler filled at the brewery.

Pours a foggy light amber color with a half-finger of pure white head. The head is gone in a hurry but settles into a nice halo around the top of the beer. Leaves very minimal lacing.

The aroma is relatively light on this beer. There are notes of orange, pine, freshly mowed grass clippings, and a mild touch of grapefruit. The back end is malty and subtly sweet.

The aroma may have been light and slightly disappointing, but the flavor is certainly not. In fact, this is one of the best DIPA's I've ever tasted. There's a melange of citrus here; Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and even a hint of lime. Then comes a massive wave of peach flavor. The peach gives way to some bitter, sticky pine, which is held up by a toasted malt backbone. Incredible flavors and incredible balance.

The feel is medium-light bodied with lower carbonation. Incredibly soft and gentle on the palate. Goes down smooth with a fair amount of lingering bitterness.

Overall, an outstanding DIPA that is perfectly balanced. Citra isn't my favorite hop, especially when it's used as a single hop, but when done right it can really bring out some amazing flavors. This beer does it about as right as you possibly can.

Oct 13, 2016
Double Fuzzy Baby Ducks from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 244 ratings