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HellRazer - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 435
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 philbe311
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - No more than a finger's worth of rich frothy lush egg shell colored head... Minimal retention gives way to a mostly full veil of lacing and slight collar... The color is a slightly hazed bronzed amber that has an ever so slightly murky quality about it... A bit of sluggish carbonation rises sporadically within...

S - The hops are a bit subdued and take on a sweet citrusy character.... There is just the slightest hint of pine... A rich sweet malt base lies beneath the surface... Caramel... Toffee... Perhaps even a light hint of candied sugar... Bread dough...

T - The flavor profile is a exactly as the nose would lead one to expect, but is much less assertive and much more subdued... Sweet with limited bitterness... Sweet tropical fruit, primarily in the form of pineapple and mango are new to the party...

M - Medium bodied... Limited carbonation... Sturdy and smooth... Perhaps a bit thin... Rather uneventful...

D - An interesting American IPA... Not bad by any stretch, but far from memorable as well... I'm not familiar with the New Zealand Motueka Hop variety, but after this offering I'm intrigued... A few minor tweaks (richer mouthfeel, a bit more carbonation, a dialing up the bitterness a notch or two) would go a very long way to making this brew much more formidable... If asked, I would steer people towards Du Claw's Serum Double IPA with is a superior and very underrated DIPA...

Photo of Slatetank
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at Giant in the mix a six cooler enjoyed chilled from a tulip.

The color is deep amber with thick cream cap and tight bead with goodly amount of lace left on the glass. The smell has deep fruity citrus scent like dried apricot and mild herbal odor with slight alcohol ester. The feel is semi-bitter with dry entry and medium full carbonation with mild sweetness and malt body with semi dry finish.

I like the hop flavor that comes forward on the first sip with tropical fruitiness and mild pine accents with subtle malt sweetness that augments the slight hoppy bitterness in the middle with light yeast flavor and fruity tinges in the finish with slight peppery taste. A very impressive IPA with added juice from the NZ hops - I never had Motueka before - a high quality IPA no matter how you slice it

Photo of pquijal
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of cobrakai
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of JPlo
4.52/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Orange copper or light honey color. Hazy clarity. Head is creamy with above average lacing and lasting.

Smell/Taste: Aroma is nicely aromatic. can smell the hop. Taste orange or grapefruit peel... or some other exotic fruit. hops are very complex and interesting (a very good interesting). bottle says it uses New Zealand hops. Malt is present and balances the hop rather well.

Feel: smotth, light carbination, medium bodied, avg-long lasting with a wetish finish.

Overall: Very good, I really enjoyed the interesting exotic flavors. Will def be buying again.

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

a murky orange in color with a finger of head which quickly dissipated. smells of barley, caramel and a hint of grassy hops. a corn-like flavor overall. sweet malt with a slight earthy bitterness. seems like another one that sat on the shelves too long. medium body with slight carbonation.

not impressed by this one but then again it doesn't seem fresh. there's barely any hop character

Photo of GiantMidget
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought in a variety pack at Bryn Mawr beverage.

Poured into a nonic.
Minimal head with slight lacing.

The citrus essence and leafy grassy tones come forth.

The hops are very solid and linger to the back of the tongue. Grapefruit and other citrus pininess come out throughout each sip. This is a really good American IPA that I thoroughly enjoy.
In fact out of the variety pack I drank these pretty quickly.
Good dry nature and medium mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation.

Good stuff.

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of cclark67789
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mikehillman
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of twenteone
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of GrantBrennan
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of NickD208
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is nutty biscuits and faint tropical fruits in the hop bouquet.
The appearance is slightly cloudy with an amber color. The pour produced a rather lite head and gentle carbonation.
Taste is light and refreshing. Sutle hops withsome tropical fruit flair. Basic caramel malts similar to a stale or gong stale IPA.
I can percieve a veryslight bourbon barrel taste.
Drinks smooth and semi bitter.
Easy drinking, but nothing really stands out with this beer just a good solid offering.

Photo of DarthTremens
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mdterps
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours on the darker side of amber with a medium sized egg shell head that recedes rather rapidly.

Aromas begin with hops of grapefruit, tropical fruits and earthy grassiness underneath the sweeter hops. As it warms the caramel maltiness begins to show itself, almost a light toffee.

The tastes follow the nose with citrus zesty hops balanced by the caramel and bready malt base. Then comes the slightly spicy and pineapple hop flavors. There is some more candied/honeyed malt sweetness as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is pleasantly balanced between the bitter hops and ample maltiness.

Overall this is one of the most drinkable IPAs I have had recently. The bitterness is restrained and balanced by an above average malt backbone for an American style IPA. Definitely more of an East Coast style which I enjoy from time to time. I wish the advertised New Zealand hops popped a bit more as that was the reason I purchased this but it was tasty none-the-less.

Photo of ryser2k
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

HellRazer from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.