Actually, It's A Duck Grinder

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North Carolina, United States
New England IPA
Needs more ratings
4.13 | pDev: 2.42%
Aug 23, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
WHAT IN THE HECK?! A 3-WAY TRIPLE COLLAB w/ HopFly and Flying Machine?!

“It’s Actually a Duck Grinder” is our take on this nifty little project. All 3 breweries got together and agreed upon the general bones of the collab: Base Malt, Malted Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Spelt, and Dextrin Malt. Then we agreed on the hops: Amarillo, Motueka, Zappa, and Mosaic. But that’s where it gets interesting, because each brewery brewed a different iteration. Hopfly brewed a DIPA, Flying Machine brewed a TIPA, and we brewed an IPA.

So yeah, mashed with all that stuff (we used Riverbend Malt Pilsner for the base), hopped it very aggressively in the Whirlpool with Motueka and Mosaic Cryo, fermented it with our House IPA yeast, dry hopped it first with Motueka, and then hit it for a second dry hop with Mosaic, Zappa, Amarillo, and an extra dusting of Mosaic Cryo because...fuck yeah. Did we mention this was spunded for 100% natural carbonation? HEY, COOL BEANS!

Bowls of Grapefruit pith and Skittles drowned in Mango and Orange juice, an explosive mouthful of Grape Big League Chew and a bunch of Berry Hi-Chews at the same time, and of course some stupid sticky icky weed reference. But imagine slamming all of that into your face at the same time. BIG, BIG aroma, super duper fluffy body, and a really wide palate of flavors. And it’s all balanced by a super pleasant, piney, resinous finish. Probably our most “all of the things” balanced IPA for some time now.
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a very hazy medium golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate pale golden yellow + pale yellow + pale orange + peach colored highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of medium thick film covering approximately 30% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith + citrus/grapefruit + citrus/orange + tropical/mango + white grape + resinous/pine hops over the top of moderate aromas of biscuit + pale + wheat + oat malts with a very light amount of sugar + grainy sweetness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of biscuit + pale + wheat + oat malts with a very light amount of sugar + grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith + citrus/grapefruit + citrus/orange + tropical/mango + white grape + resinous/pine hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially slightly crisp with a light to moderate amount of soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and an interesting crisp + soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Enjoyable with an interesting hop bill and a nice hybrid of the West Coast IPA and NEIPA - soft/fluffiness and lingering bitterness.
Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 4 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jul 08, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by OhioLimoncello from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Unbelievable combo of hops, including MOTUEKA, AMARILLO, ZAPPA, MOSAIC, MOSAIC CRYO HOPS. Tantalizing and refreshing, everything you want in a DDH IPA.
Jul 01, 2021
Actually, It's A Duck Grinder from DSSOLVR
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 4 ratings