Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops
DuClaw Brewing Company

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #834
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #14,449
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 8.39%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
From:
DuClaw Brewing Company
 
Maryland, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: Brewed with lactose, London Ale III yeast, and Mosaic & Lemon Drop hops, soured with Lactobacillus Delbrueckii and fermented on top of fresh Yuzu citrus fruits, this brew blurs the lines between IPA, sour ale and fruited ale.

Style: Tart IPA
Color: Straw Yellow
Hop Variety: Lemon Drop & Mosaic
Grains: Pilsner Malt, Flaked Oats, & Torrified Wheat
12 IBU
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ogman from Pennsylvania

4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 15, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

https://duclaw.com/beers/troubles-melt-like-lemon-drops/

L: Pours a nice clear yellow. Minor head, no lacing on the rim but some is apparent on the surface.

S: Smells lemony and citrusy. I'm picking up hops, malt, and yeast too.

T: Lemonade from the Fairgrounds. Tart, sour, then finally sweet on the finish.

F: Light in body, smooth and crisp. This can evaporates in no time.

O: Excellent! I'd recommend it 100%

Jun 22, 2019
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Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 17, 2019
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 17, 2019
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Dogmanshawn from Florida

4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very well carbonated.. thin Lacey head... dry and tart.. the girlfriend who does not like ipas.. ordered it.. twice lol.. yes try it if you can

Jul 20, 2019
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Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 17, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a wine glass. Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a rocky head that fades away fairly quickly. Aroma and flavor are moderately tart lemon and other citrus (must by the yuzu), slight hoppiness, and some malt sweetness. Well-balanced and more on the fruited sour side of the spectrum - not very IPA-like. Overall it is tasty and fairly unique.

Aug 18, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aug 08, 2019
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Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 14, 2019
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Yeldarb92 from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 21, 2019
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bubseymour from Maryland

3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A high octane kettle sour (7.2%) with lemon flavor. Glad it’s classified on here as a Wild ale and not IPA because it’s definitely not an IPA. Not quite sure this beer works for me.

May 12, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with large wisps of white bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sour lemons are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has sour flavors of lemons with hints of lactobacillus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink and has nice lemony aromas and flavors.

Serving type: can

Jul 27, 2019
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 27, 2019
Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 13 ratings