Anti-Venom Cluster F#@k - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Anti-Venom Cluster F#@kAnti-Venom Cluster F#@k

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81
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stephenjmoore on 11-15-2013)
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3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I don't know a lot about cluster in isolation, so this is cool beer, but it also seems to show or at least hint at a one dimensional nature for this hop. The IPA itself is fine, some medium crystal malt in here to make it bigger, and the hops are pine and bitter more than anything else. The aroma is all hops, not overbalanced despite the larger grain profile, and the flavor is the same. The hops have intense bitterness capacity obviously, but their flavor is a little harsh to me, maybe it's how they were used, but they don't scream elegance to me. Carbonation is nice and the medium body has a sticky oily aspect to it as well. Fine beer overall, but I would love to compare it with others in the series.

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3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Got this in a growler at my favorite local MD beer distributor and when I first poured it into my glass I was a bit leery about the smell, and then the first sip. It has a caramel appearance and definitely a distinct hoppy smell. As I drank the pint, I liked it more and more with each sip. Caramel tones with a slight hop flavor will have me returning soon to refill the growler!

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, dark golden orange color with apricot colored edges and a half finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Some spotty lacing left behind.

Floral, grassy hop aroma with earthy pine needle and dank buds countered by a slightly sweet malt backbone. Very fresh and fragrant with subtle citrus fruit sweetness countering the earthier hop notes. Stronger malt presence than expected but doesn't interfere with the hop profile with hints of caramel, bread and cracker.

Medium body with a blast of sticky hop bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a dry finish. Prominent resinous pine bitterness with slightly spicy, grassy hop flavor but it's lacking the tropical/citrus sweetness found in the aroma. Good hop flavor but slightly one dimensional. The malt backbone is much stronger than I prefer with strong caramel malt sweetness along with hints of toffee, toasted bread, dark fruit and biscuit. Subtle boozy heat in the finish.

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Anti-Venom Cluster F#@k from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.