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HellRazer - DuClaw Brewing Company

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434 Ratings
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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 10
Gots: 66 | 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:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 03-17-2008

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Photo of thedoubler55
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: A darker amber than other Ipa's, a slight off white head at the top that went away rather quickly, not to much lacing around the glass.

S: Lots of citrus and grass notes up front, with a slight hint of graperfruit on the tail end, not a bad nose.

T:Very much like the nose, lots of citrus up front and bitterness from the hops, not to subtle like good IPA's but not bad tasting.

M: Good amount of carbonation, a slight stickyness, medium bodied.

D: A very easy drinker but there are better IPA'S out there this, I would have another if it was available.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of corby112
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger pillowy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and coating the glass with chunks of soapy lacing on the way down.

Earthy aroma with floral, grassy hops, oily resins, tropical fruit and a sweet malt backbone. Hints of fresh cut grass, sticky kind bud and pine needle followed by citrus rind, melon and grapefruit. Stronger malt backbone than I prefer with lots of caramel sweetness, toffee, biscuit and roasted nut.

Medium body with soft carbonation and a slight creamy texture. Some lingering dry, earthy hop bitterness up front but this beer is very sweet with a prominent malt backbone. Some sticky pine, sticky resins and grassy soil countered by citrus and caramel malt sweetness. Some grapefruit, melon and prominent orange zest along with sweet caramel, toffee and biscuit. As it warms, the citrus/tropical fruit notes stand out a bit note with some mango, pineapple and blood orange but the malt presence is a bit stronger than I like for the style. A lot of the interesting hop flavors are sacrificed in the name of balance. Still, this is a solid beer with decent flavor and a well asked ABV making it deceptively drinkable.

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3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange, topped by a level three fingers of fluffy off-white foam. Some drippy lace.

Soft pine aroma, inviting not abrasive.

Sweet beginning, not much depth. Juicy fruity middle. Mild bitter bite. Pine finish.

Light mouthfeel. Lighter than most IPAs.

An ok IPA, worth a single or a pint to try, and to experience the Down Under hops, but nothing to get excited about unless it's your local.

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3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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HellRazer from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.