Coming at you all with another Red IPA. I was recently reacquainted with the style after a long run of stouts and just couldn’t stay away from them any longer.
Beer Name: Gangster Duck
Brewery: Radiant Pig Beer Company (New York, NY)
Style: Red IPA
Description: On their website, the brewers mentioned borrowing from a number of styles to create this tasty red with a style all its own that is bursting with hops and smooth malts. The beer for this review was consumed about a month after the canning date.
Appearance: Partially see through reddish amber body with a thick, foamy light tan head up top.
Smell: Sweet and malty, with a subtle layer of piney hops.
Taste: Started out with smooth malts that were soon followed by a biting grapefruit and pine bitterness. The finish combined crackery malts and a slight yeasty taste as the beer went on.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level.
Hype: None I guess. All I knew about this when I bought the can was that I liked the name and style.
Overall: It was alright. Not quite the flavor profile look for or expect in a Red IPA (I am admittedly very picky about this) so I was a bit disappointed in that regard. Otherwise, I would say this was fine, but not something I’d pick up again.