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Venom - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: farHillsBrewer on 11-02-2003)
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-10-2013 23:53:08 | More by Rhettroactive
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TomG2751

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-09-2013 17:43:50 | More by TomG2751
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-07-2013 19:14:39 | More by Magery
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BogBoyJD

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-01-2013 22:10:37 | More by BogBoyJD
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HoppySailor

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-21-2013 21:27:21 | More by HoppySailor
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Oneironautalis

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-18-2013 21:26:34 | More by Oneironautalis
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-16-2013 14:12:30 | More by duceswild
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BobsledTM

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-13-2013 22:49:30 | More by BobsledTM
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - A bit of a gusher yields four fingers worth of rich lush airy cloud-like light khaki colored head with a rocky top comprised of lots of big chunky bubbles... Impressive retention... Filled with a good bit of moderate paced carbonation with an occasional stray rapid paced bubble... The color is rich amber color with some light golden straw tones when back lit... Gobs of chunky lacing cling to the glass...

S - A strong malt base is at the forefront... A strong mix of rich bready malts and toasted malts in equal proportions... There is also a strong caramel and toffee component... The hops are present, but take a distant back seat... They are of a light citrusy character... Quite pleasant all the way around...

T - The pleasantness continues on through to the palate... The rich malt base domiantes, but there are no toasted malts to speak of... Rather there is abundant biscuit and crust notes... The caramel and toffee are a bit more subdued... There is a very subtle spicy rye component... The hops are quite subtle, but take on a sweet citrusy character... Very nice...

M - LIght to medium bodied... Limited carbonation... A bit juicy... Quite smooth... Goes down easily sip after sip...

D - Simple... Straight-forward... Rather effective... No complaints from me... I rather enjoy the strong malt component... I could easily enjoy a couple of these during a leisurely session... This won't knock anyone's sock off per se, but it will garner the respect of those looking for a mighty fine American Pale Ale... I will gladly indulge in again and this one may even rise to the level of case worthy...

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 01:56:29 | More by philbe311
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a really nice yellow orange, thick foamy 1 finger head, lacing in the median.
S - Bready malts, resinous hops, citrus, a little floral pine.
T - Acidic bitterness with really sweet malts, the malt profile in this beer is larger than it should be, a mild earthy pine character.
M - Thin feel and acrid bitter aftertaste.
O - I dont really care for this, its too malty for a true APA, more on the lines of an english style, but nothing worthy of returning to.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 18:44:51 | More by Omnium
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slay

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-25-2013 00:11:11 | More by slay
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-24-2013 00:52:46 | More by whatname
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This must be bottle conditioned. (I see nothing noting as much, but from the beers reactions upon opening and pouring, it seems to be the case.)

Very cloudy beer. It got some hop bite to it, but not really much. Feel has a mouth filling carbonation to it. Easy to drink, but nothing really going on here that is noteworthy, or remotely interesting enough to bring me back to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 03:53:17 | More by RblWthACoz
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-07-2013 19:33:23 | More by orangesol
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-04-2013 21:13:56 | More by mendvicdog
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-02-2013 19:32:29 | More by jjd315
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-21-2013 15:40:15 | More by OriolesFan1008
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-10-2013 18:51:19 | More by oriolesfan4
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-14-2012 20:34:47 | More by Boone757
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-03-2012 17:22:50 | More by ryser2k
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

11-30-2012 22:05:06 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-13-2012 00:31:26 | More by Bdel34
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into tulip

Pours a hazy copper color with a ridiculously large white head. Thick, heavy retention with patchy streaks of lacing on the glass.

Light, grassy hoppiness in the nose with some faint citrus. Toasted grain, bread and biscuit malts with a slight sweetness.

Bitter, dry hops up front with a hint of citrus peel and grass. Biscuit and cracker malt with a soft touch of caramel and crystal. Finishes dry and lightly bitter.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, dry and lingering on the palate. Drinkable, but definitely an average pale ale - the Anti-Venom versions are better.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 17:58:57 | More by xnicknj
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Robdrinx

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-10-2012 23:26:53 | More by Robdrinx
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MSDaub


4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

11-10-2012 20:10:10 | More by MSDaub
Venom from DuClaw Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.