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HellRazer - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 38 | 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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Reviews by sulldaddy:
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3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The bottle opens with a small fizz and I pour it into the glass. There are strong hop notes right from the pour with pine sap and some grapefruit rind.
The color is a rich chestnut color with some small particles suspended in the beer there are streams of bubbles rising to the surface throughout the sampling. The head is 1 cm and eggshell white after the pour and fades to a sturdy edge layer soon after the pour. After each sip there is tight lattice on the glass.
First sip reveals an average body and very fine carbonation. Mostly light and easy to drink texture.
Flavor is some toffee and a bit of caramel, but also gives good hearty hop presence with some citrus and a bit of an earthy presence. I also get a little bit of peppery booze, but no accompanying warmth.
OVerall this beer is pretty easy to drink, complex and interesting and not flawed anywhere.
I am enjoying this and would call it more of a double IPA or maybe barleywine, but it is what it is, a solid beer worth drinking.

sulldaddy, Feb 14, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this @ the Brewpub on tap. One of their staple brews. I liked it. My only decent offering that evening. From the first sip this American-style India Pale Ale gets in your face with an unruly hop bitterness, big floral flavors and aroma, and just enough malt character to keep you from giving in and acting up.

Style: American-Style Pale Ale
Color: Light Amber
Hop Variety: Galena, Cascade
Grains: Pale Malt, Cara-Pils, Cara-Red
Bitterness: 48 BU's
Gravity: 15 plato
Alcohol Content: 6.2% abv

ExtraStout, Sep 27, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

TTripp725, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle w/o freshness/bottleing date info.

Pours is clear almond amber, moderate lite tan head, goes to a meager film, thin collar and moderate lace left on the glass.

Bold nose of malts, vanilla, and maple with pine hops in the rear.

First, this beer is quite thick and full on the body/mouthfeel scale...more vanilla and bready malts, over a relatively minor hop presence. Has the feel and attitude of a barley wine, w/o the ABV.

Ehh, decent brew, but not really lovin it on a warm summers day. I like my AIPA's with more of a citric bite and a more zesty feel. Again, this feels more like a nice option for a cold winters day...

Billolick, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

BecksLight, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

alienlifeforcecube, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

DubleAs, Jun 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ImFlyerThanYou, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Runofthemiller, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Cynic-ale, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

briandaube, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

ryser2k, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip; golden orange with a minimal fizzy white head that fades rather quickly into a layer of bubbles.
Smells of...nothing. Some flat grassyness. Probably an old bottle.
Taste is the same...standard faded IPA. Malt and bitterness. Definitely faded. As it warms a bit I can get some resiney citrus and bitterness but that's about it.
Mouthfeel is well-carbonated and medium, nice.
Overall I'd love to try this fresh. I picked it up because it used a hop variety I hadn't heard of, I definitely want to get one where you can taste the hops.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper body faint head barely white colored head. Even lacing, Aroma has pine and citrus notes big tropical fruit as it warms up a bit. Flavor has citrus zest and all kind of hop flavors mainly bitterness and a hint of malts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied dry all day kind of hop bitterness. Overall there's much better IPA out there folks.

WVbeergeek, Mar 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

SPRichard, Jun 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

NickyT, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

aengleman, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

richkrull, Apr 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

acurtis, Dec 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

cclark67789, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

intothepit86, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

whatname, Dec 17, 2012
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HellRazer from DuClaw Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.