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HellRazer - DuClaw Brewing Company

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82
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322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 03-17-2008)
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jdhowe

California

3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 10/07/13.

A: Pours a hazy, vibrant golden orange with 1/2 finger of off-white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Sweetness of malt and citrus. Juicy grapefruit and pineapple aromas with very little other hop character and a hint of alcohol.

T/M: Plenty of nice citrusy character (pineapple predominantly) with a slightly thin mouthfeel and low but detectable carbonation. Malt flavor is wheaty or bready and finish is bitter, but not otherwise complex. Malt doesn't play particularly well with the rest of the beer.

O: The citrusy aroma and flavors of this beer are quite nice, but it really stops there. The malt clashes with the rest of the beer. Alcohol is hidden nicely (excepting a hint in the aroma). I am not going to take too much away from this on account of the hops, partly because they were nice but more bittering than expected, and partly because at just under three months of age I can't be 100% certain I'm fully experiencing that aspect of this beer. That said, I probably won't be trying this one again -- there are just too many other IPAs out there that are worth drinking to revisit this one, which shows potential only to be mediocre rather than substandard.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 20:42:08 | More by jdhowe
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a billowy white head of one finger height. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of a citrus sweet smell with it being a mix of tangerine and orange as well as containing some other sweet smells of caramel. A little bit of bread as well as some hops of a grapefruit, herbal, and floral hop smell mingle with the rest of the smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather malty and bready taste with a good showing of a sweeter caramel and toffee flavor. As the taste advances, some hop flavors of grapefruit greet the tongue, starting out rather light, but gaining strength as the taste advances. With the increase in the grapefruit hop comes some flavors of a floral and earthy nature with the flavors drying out some as the bready transition to a slightly more cracker nature and some of the sweeter caramel fades. In the end, with the transitions of flavors that occurs throughout the taste, one is left with a semi-sweet and rather malty, moderately hopped (for an IPA of 7.5 %) flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The beer was on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that was on the lower side. The lower carbonation and thicker body really accentuated the sweeter and maltier flavors of the brew allowing them to really stand out, but did very little for the lighter to moderate hop flavors overall. Overall the feel was just OK.

Overall – An aright IPA; with it being very easy drinking and smooth, but not really delivering a great hop hit. Just OK overall.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2014 01:09:50 | More by Darkmagus82
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-20-2014 17:03:23 | More by Howlader
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-17-2014 15:39:05 | More by MattSharpless
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a hazy orange color with a sudsy white head, good retention.

Smells of light citrus and biscuit malt with some earthy piney hops.

Tastes of biscuit malt and the aforementioned earthy pine hops. Some floral to citrus zing in the finish and not overly bitter.

Medium body with a stinging carbonation.

A nice refreshing ale with some good flavor and nice body. For the strength, it could stand to have a little more oomph to it. I'm actually surprised by how subdued the aroma is. That gripe aside, it's actually very good and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 03:10:13 | More by Cylinsier
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-16-2014 04:46:54 | More by Walkerjgt
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-15-2014 00:03:12 | More by Molson2000
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djtomain

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-12-2014 19:53:43 | More by djtomain
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Light amber body. Nice white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Pungent hop smell. Kinda herbal. Kinda spicy. Lots of caramel sweetness.

Taste - Kinda tastes like crystal hops. Sweet caramel malt. Lightly spicy. A bit herbal.

Mouthfeel - Too sweet. Medium carbonation. A little heavy.

Overall - It's an interesting hop, but otherwise boring.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 23:33:19 | More by Alieniloquium
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-10-2014 20:26:27 | More by VeganUndead
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-10-2014 03:35:50 | More by RyanAU
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Beershack

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

07-09-2014 02:51:22 | More by Beershack
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2014 12:44:11 | More by Dicers
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Noonan425

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-08-2014 00:12:13 | More by Noonan425
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BeER_Doctor

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-06-2014 15:20:00 | More by NJBeer265
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coldriver

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-04-2014 18:56:53 | More by coldriver
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-03-2014 13:33:02 | More by jpd7374
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daron7

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-03-2014 02:01:38 | More by daron7
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AMarkle6524

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-02-2014 14:35:59 | More by AMarkle6524
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PjDaley13

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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Ian_Alexander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2014 04:51:05 | More by Ian_Alexander
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-27-2014 03:38:30 | More by wrightst
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dbl_delta

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-27-2014 00:51:21 | More by dbl_delta
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-24-2014 01:14:45 | More by hozersr
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HellRazer from DuClaw Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.