Cuddle Buddy
Drekker Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,514
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #16,730
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.04%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
11
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Drekker Brewing Company
 
North Dakota, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
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Gots
  1
SCORE
91
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canary gold pour capped by a finger of soapy white head. Decent retention and ample lacing. Smells of coconut, blueberry, pear, sweet bread, catnip, melon, over ripe strawberry, and hints of cinnamon. Taste follows with additional flavors of grapefruit, and muted pineapple. The feel is a bit syrupy, and has some faded carbonation despite the can being in code. This isn't a terrible beer by any stretch, but it's certainly not in the elite category of the breweries I can only imagine Drekker is trying to emulate.

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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania, May 08, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that settled down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of stone fruit and honeydew melon are present in the nose along with hints of strawberries and cream.
T: The taste is packed with lots of fruity flavors of honeydew melon, mint leaves, stone fruit and strawberries.
M: It feels medium-bodied and both juicy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer is quite complex and has a lot of different flavors.

Serving type: can

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metter98 from New York, Apr 25, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had an orange / yellow color and a very cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A sweet and fruity aroma of citrus fruit, hops, melon, malt, and tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a tinge of malt (mostly in the finish; not a huge factor), some hops (not a massive presence, but definitely there), a little watermelon, some citrus fruit (lemon, in particular), melon, and a good shot of tropical fruit (passion fruit, especially). This is a focused, lively, and sweet. Well constructed and likable.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Another well done IPA from Drekker. Drinkable.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, Mar 24, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drekker Cuddle Buddy Double NEIPA, 8.2% ABV. Pours hazy light orange, with a three-finger white head that left foamy lacing. Nose is sweet fruit. Flavor is generally fruity, some lemon and orange, slightly sweet and moderately bitter. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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bbtkd from South Dakota, Mar 14, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. White head. Lace. Hazy yellow color.

Lots of melon and honeydew. Cantaloupe and watermelon. Earthy hops. Pretty soft. Bubblegum. Some lemon. Medium bodied. The abv shows a bit.

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mothman from Minnesota, Mar 06, 2020
Cuddle Buddy from Drekker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 11 ratings