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HellRazer - DuClaw Brewing Company

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380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 10
Gots: 40 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Grintbrad, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jtd335, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of mccleandr1
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
Photo of kylehay2004
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
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A poured with a nice head of sticky white foam on a slightly hazy, dark copper colored body. Good retention and great lace.

S big, fruity hop aroma with lots of grapefruit and mongo as well as a sweet background of toffee malt.

T sweet caramel malt up front with some pine hops. Pungent grapefruit and pineapple notes in the middle with some interesting spicy, almost tea like character coming out in the end and a strong balancing bitterness.

M medium body, moderate carbination and a dry finish.

D a big, malty and pungent ipa. Well balanced despite significant sweetness but I still find the heavy malt a bit excessive and distracting.

nickfl, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of flyingmick
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

flyingmick, Jul 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

troegsdrinker, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of BMart
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

BMart, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of n00blar
4/5  rDev +11.4%

n00blar, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

SPRichard, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of DubleAs
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

DubleAs, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Eriktheipaman, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -16.4%

nmann08, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of redliner8
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

redliner8, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of gkatsoris
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Semi clear golden yellow. Thin whispy, white head. No lace.

S: Banana's, very similar to a belgian style. Bread and dough. Buttery.

T: Holy bread! Toast. Dough!!! This could pass a belgian-ipa for sure.

M: Thin and creamy. Very nice coat on the tongue. Medium to full bodied.

O: This totally caught me off guard. Not the typical piney/citrust hoppy IPA. Very nice. I could def enjoy a few of these.

thanks runner440!!!

gkatsoris, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Ted
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Ted, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of rab53
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

rab53, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of HopeinHop
4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured steady and observed a beautiful mixture of copper brown and gold elixir as it finished to a one finger lingering head.

S: Slightly floral:roselike, fruity: strawberry, peach, honey..some malt. It's not your average west coast ipa because of the new zealand hop usage but I really like it, enjoyable scent

T: A Fruit & pine taste lingers bitter, not complex on malt so hop taste is forward. There's some tang and alcohol to it as it warms. New hop flavors made this an enjoyable brew to try. Different strains are always fun to try, especially here when it is a unique hop.

MF: Has a lighter to medium weight, refreshing, session-possible?!,
Bubbly, hoppy.

Finale: Innovative tasting IPA, really enjoy the different flavors/scents here. Comparable in quality and taste to great west coast IPAs on the market. Try this out, support local beer,
trip your taste buds out.

HopeinHop, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

greyghost86, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

BecksLight, May 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Rickythejeweler, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

richkrull, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of AngusOg
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was one of the most unIPA IPAs i've ever had. I don't know if i have ever had a beer with New Zealand Motueka hops before, or what they're flavor profile is supposed to be. I got a little bit of a hops burst in the aroma when i first popped the cap off the bottle; poured a nice rusty orange into the glass with a bit of head. Looks good, smells decent. The flavor threw me for a loop. This tastes spicy as in some sort of rye ipa or some kind of belgian ipa hybrid, brewed with Belgian yeast. Has a nice malty backbone, but just not much in the way of (usual) hops. Still, was not unenjoyable in anyway, just not what i was expecting. Wouldn't recommend this one to someone seeking out a good IPA, unless they wanted something "different".

AngusOg, Apr 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Evan, Apr 08, 2012
HellRazer from DuClaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.