HellRazer - DuClaw Brewing Company

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410 Ratings
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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 03-17-2008)
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Photo of dunix
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Jimmys
2.18/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle into chalice. no bottled on date.

A: significant amount of haze. body is dark for an IPA. head is an almost reddish white. tight bubbled. retention and lacing are

S: a lot of malt. significantly oxidized. some sort of fruitiness? dark fruit. plums.

T: similar to the nose, plenty of cardboard/oxidized flavor, not much else. bitterness is there, but the hop flavor has seemed to disappear. shame.

M: carbonation is fine and appears to be mostly derived from bottle conditioning. medium body.

D: wish there was a bottled on/best before date so i could have NOT bought this bottle. hate when i get oxidized hoppy beers. sucks for me and sucks for DuClaw cause they lost a potential future customer. easy solution, date your beers!

Photo of alpinebryant
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a grapefruit orange color with a half inch white head and dusting on the top.

S: Aroma of grapefruit and mildly juicy citrus. Passionfruit scent with wet grass and a tiny bit of pine.

T: Flavors of freshly hopped American IPA, plenty of bitterness mixing with some gentle fruit esters and a grapefruit presence that is rather strong. For the most part this is a very refreshing hop profile. It is not too bitter or too fruity. Relatively earthy hops along with a decent malt bill of biscuit and crackers.

M: Medium to heavy body for an American IPA. I can really enjoy the thickness of this as well as the fact that it is not overly dry.

O: I enjoyed this a lot . Definitely happy to have some Motueka hops in the fridge waiting to be brewed in a future batch of mine. Where the aroma could be better, there is nothing lacking in flavor. This is well rounded and the flavors are not tired like some of the more hopped up American IPAs.

Photo of xnicknj
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into tulip

Pours a lightly hazed soft golden color with some orange hues. A thicker crop of white head rests on top, fading into a light wisp of film with some scattered spots of lacing on the glass.

Soft citrusy hoppiness with orange and pear. Hints of fruit sweetness with grainy, bready malt backbone. Touches of caramel and light warmth.

Milder hoppiness up front with touches of orange and grapefruit peel. Hints of pith and pulp with some other assorted fruit sweetness. Medium malt backbone with toasted bread, grain and caramel. Finishes with some lingering grapefruit and sweetness.

Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and lingering on the tongue. This has a decent citrus profile, but it still easily falls into the "average" column.

Photo of Dank26
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Gehrig13
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of comebackshane
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Blaze5445
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of TLA
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mcdsports
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of maynard713
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale, carapils, and crystal malt scent; sweet and malty with hints of alcohol. It has a piney/citrusy hop nose that compliments a balanced malt base. The taste is good as well. Again, it's well balanced with plenty of citrus hop flavor as well as pale and crystal malt notes. It goes down at a moderate pace with a touch of alcohol warmth in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking IPA. It's full flavored and loaded up with hop character; a fantastic beer.

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A bit darker than expected with a decent level of carbonation. Head is sticky though with a nice hazy amber body.

S - Not very "in your face" hop profile but smells balanced with residual sugars and biscuit malts.

T - Tame at first with some bit mid palate hop bitterness. I believe it might be too malt forward but satisfying leading the hops into the finish. Not a bad IPA.

M - Medium body and hoppy. could use more balance.

Overall this is the third offering from DuClaw and it delivers as promised but I question session ability...

Photo of marty717
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of stakem
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap served in a nonic. The brew appears a hazed copper color with a sudsy white topping across the top that holds with decent retention.

The smell is fresh and juicy with hops. Lots of tropical aromatic quality of hops is very inviting. More investigation reveals hebal elements with pulp and rindy flesh accents. Overall not bad.

The taste is fruity with hops. Quite tropical over a toasty grain inclusion. The alcohol makes itself known with an accenting fruity ester. Some mild resins and lingering candy sweetness to rindy pulp flavor lasts inside the mouth.

This is a medium bodied offering with a light level of carbonation. I found this to have a bit too much residual sugar for me to be able to drink more than one of but overall it is decent. The residual sugar really masks the alcohol content.

Photo of Heathbrook
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of lccrunchy
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap at Duclaw Brewery in Bowie, MD out of a pint glass..

A: Pours a clear copper-amber hue with a thick 2-finger white head that slowly dissipates in to a wispy lace.

S: Nice hoppy aroma with a sweet background.

T: Similar to the smell a great hoppy base with enough malt to balance it out well.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Very tasty IPA – great flavors and aromas here.

Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

HellRazer from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.