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HellRazer - DuClaw Brewing Company

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400 Ratings
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 47 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

mcdsports, Oct 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

maynard713, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +11.4%

JeffTheJuice, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

WDJersey, Oct 13, 2012
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.

WesWes, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

duff247, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

CB2maltygoodness, Sep 29, 2012
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...

DrDemento456, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of marty717
4/5  rDev +11.4%

marty717, Sep 12, 2012
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.

stakem, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Heathbrook, Aug 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

lccrunchy, Aug 26, 2012
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.

ckollias, Aug 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

ejimhof, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

BigDE, Aug 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

JZ77, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

AndrewMichael, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

GaryMarkle84, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap a few times, local beer store down the street just started carrying 6 packs of it so decided to pick one up. Pours a copper color, not much head to it. Slightly hoppy aroma. Taste is a bit.. odd. A stronger IPA than most, has more of a sweetness than a bitterness to it that you'd usually expect. Pretty good mouthfeel and finish, but the over-sweetness kind of kills the drinkability. Above average IPA, but if I want a hop bomb I'm going to choose a few other ones over this one.

oriolesfan4, Aug 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Grintbrad, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jtd335, Aug 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

mccleandr1, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
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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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with tons of lacing on a hazy golden with copper hues body. Very grassy and citrus aroma. Flavors are like candies orange and tons of tangerine with Malts and candy bitterness like souring fruit in the finish. Medium body and moderate to light carbonation.. Very oily. Interesting IPA. Not all that drinkable but again a unique beer from this excellent brewery.

kylehay2004, Jul 26, 2012
HellRazer from DuClaw Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.