Never Tell Me the Odds | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
The odds of successfully navigating the galaxy of ‘Juicy’ Double IPAs available is approximately 3,720 to 1. Luckily this one is made by the right band of rebellious heroes who can deliver the delicious blend of tropical and citrus hop flavors you’ve been searching the universe for. This 16oz can will make a refreshing run on your taste buds in less than 12 parsecs.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,345
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
39
pDev:
7.98%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of TonyLema1
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Pale yellow, cloudy, big white head, lacing
S: not much of a nose
T: muted candid citrus
F: upfront mouthfeel, kinda watery
O: I guess it’s OK, definitely not a well made NEIPA, I wouldn’t revisit or recommend at $20/4-pack

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Photo of jsonabrigo
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

doubted at first sight but when opened and taste one everything change. The crisp taste and smooth look, not too cloudy looks light but once you savor it thats when it starts you to admire it.

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Photo of Boone757
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
2.69/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlazingMoose
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftConsumer_97
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden/orange color with a appx 3/8inch head from a 16oz can.

S: Somewhat funky-sweet smell to it.

T: Most prominent flavor in the taste is grapfuit. There are with hints of melon (maybe canteloupe/honeydew). Not a strong alchol taste, not much bite to the taste. Mosiac hops add a complexity to it. This may add or subtract from the flavor, depending on preference; some may find it a little too complex (to the point where one may say the mosaic hops clash with the more citrus-like flavors). Citrus flavors are not prominent in this one.

Feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Not crisp. This is a 5 out of 10 on the "juicy" scale of IPAs.

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Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A thanks to the reigning champion of canned beer, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is funky, citrus. Taste is really unusual. Melons, alcohol, some citrus, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, not bad, but these flavors just don't seem to be meshing well,

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down but left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grapefruit and tangerine citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grapefruit along with hints of cantaloupe melons and slight bits of alcohol. There is also a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: The mouthfeel of this beer is a little "juicy" and has the semblance of a New England-style IPA.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Mainardit
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raycoll
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FlaS4
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of addiwilliams
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daliandragon
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I want so badly to like this beer, what with the cool name and packaging and all, but Duclaw has let me down before.

Starts strong; hazy and full of particles and topped with a big wet head. Nose is medicinal and salty, piney hops.

A big sip reveals a surprisingly balanced flavor, medium hop bite, and almost a zero presence of alcohol. Well crafted, smooth, and somehow (ironically for a Han Solo themed beer) understated. I wouldn't upset a wookie to drink this beer or anything, but it is definitely the best offering I have had from this brewer. Totally wreckable at eight percent,almost enough to pull the ears off a gondark.
More, please.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cp29
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow, I didn't set real high expectations with the previous brews in this session, but this one really shines.

It pours yellow and hazy with fine bubbles. The aroma is amazing - hoppy, yeasty and malty. Fresh and yet skunky. The taste is a big mix of those things nicely balanced. The aftertaste is soft and smooth.

Recommended. A very pleasant drink.

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Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy, gold in color with ½ inch head. Taste is melon, grapefruit rind, and tangerine rind. Medium-light bodied, slightly bitter, and medium-high carbonation. Makes for an above average, citrusy IPA. I prefer others in the style though.

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Photo of Keller
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marklaker
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Paradox1000
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty Double!! Mosiac hops is nice touch!

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Never Tell Me the Odds from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 39 ratings