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X-7 (Imperial Amber Ale) - DuClaw Brewing Company

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X-7 (Imperial Amber Ale)X-7 (Imperial Amber Ale)

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BA SCORE
82
good

13 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nmann08 on 11-01-2013)
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Ego

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -13.6%

bottled 9/30/13 a picked it up in Maryland just a week or so later

eyes...
sizzlin' head, nice red to amber hue with a tornado of bubbles swirling about the real estate in my glass, the head settles in to around one finger with a nice meniscus of cling on the sides, a good looking example of the general style

nose...
semi-musty dry biscuit malts, slight floral spice and honey notes, after sitting for a few I do pick up the grape almost semi-cherry like notes

taste etc...
the carbonation seems low in the mouth yet gassy in the stomach...? this does not possess the typical nice spiciness I enjoy in the style, instead there is a strange bitterness, there is also a strange sickly sweet flavor, I guess I am not a fan of the hops used here? the body is pretty good in terms of weight, you get some grape flavor but it is pretty mild, this is pretty underwhelming especially if you are going to go all imperial with it.

verdict?
this one did not work for me. that's all. were you expecting more? sorry, so was I (sad face)

01-27-2014 05:39:34 | More by Ego
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-09-2014 16:08:13 | More by ShanePB
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-09-2014 00:27:56 | More by oriolesfan4
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-04-2014 03:17:54 | More by Blaze5445
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-24-2013 20:45:39 | More by Oakenator
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RollBounce

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-24-2013 19:40:10 | More by RollBounce
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-03-2013 00:02:43 | More by jacewg
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argock

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Bottled on 09/30/13 stamped on bottle neck. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Super-clear amber with 1-finger off-white/oatmeal colored head with below-average retention but some sudsy lacing left at the top of the glass.

S: Toasted caramel maltiness is most dominant but is given a run for its money by the floral, light citrus hoppiness. No yeast or alcohol character detected.

T: The flavor is a good reflection of the aroma, but the alcohol component of the flavor comes through too strong with a floral, rose-water like alcohol note that clouds the floral, citrus hoppiness and the toasted caramel malt character. The alcohol is no doubt warming and is not solventy, but the floral, rose-cherry/berry character is undeniable. No real yeast esters are present. Bitterness is moderate.

M: Good medium-bodied feel with even carbonation.

O: A pretty good imperial red ale although the alcohol character is a bit too strong and blunt for my liking.

12-02-2013 04:56:49 | More by argock
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-01-2013 01:03:00 | More by 2dogbrew
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-18-2013 02:24:03 | More by bigfnjoe
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-17-2013 18:20:34 | More by Boone757
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Duclaw in Bowie Maryland out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a thin white wispy head that quickly dissipates.

S: Hoppy aroma with a malty background.

T: Hoppy, Hoppy, Hoppy with a great malt background and finishes on the tart side of hoppy.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Nice brew – super hoppy and enough alcohol to make it interesting.

11-04-2013 02:25:30 | More by ckollias
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-01-2013 14:41:49 | More by nmann08
X-7 (Imperial Amber Ale) from DuClaw Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.