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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A medium-bodied, golden IPA that gets in your face from first sweet sip to crisp, dry finish with the exotic tropical fruit flavors and aromas of New Zealand Motueka hops. With just enough malt character to keep the aggressive hop presence in check, and an unruly 7.5% abv, this brew was seemingly born to kick ass. And RAZE HELL!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/2/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a moderately hazy burnished copper color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade. It features a nice creaminess and okay retention. S: This seems to be very malty - crystal malt, to be precise - with a lot of caramel, marzipan, and toffee. Sadly, the Motueka hops arenít very present, but they do impart a combination of grassy noble characteristics and grapefruit qualities. Typical of many DuClaw offerings, thereís almost a peppery tone to the yeast used. T: In a way, it drinks like a typical IPA, but the finish has a peppery zest to it. Before that, an initial wave of malt sweetness and a midtaste of grapefruit and orange help tie things together. Itís really not very bitter at all, just spicy. Subtle expressions of herbs pop up as well. Aside from being just a hair sweet at times, I like the balance of this one, if not the boldness. M: I find many IPAs that prodigiously use crystal malt have a coarse sharpness to them - and sadly this is no exception. Luckily, itís clean enough where it doesnít really linger too harshly. Carbonation and texture thickness are about par for a typical IPA. O: If youíre not going to make a great IPA, at least make a unique one. It doesnít quite fit into the former category, but this does enough to be considered the latter. Even if itís not necessarily worth investing a case of, itís certainly good enough to try once. Just donít expect bold grapefruit and pine hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4980) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours orange with good head and lacing. Some initial citrus hop aroma. Medium bitter finish. OK bit nothing remarkable. Tap at BWI brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4046) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Soft fruity nose. Flavors of tropical fruits. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (103) - - APR 15, 2015
Aroma floral, spruce, citrus, Appearance golden, clear, white foam, Taste medium bitterness, Palate medium body, average carbonation, Overall I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
clueo (159) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Smell is mild fruit and hops. The appearance is a bit grant with a nice copper color. The taste is more sweet than hoppy and the alcohol is tasted in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (197) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft. Pine notes. Copper color with thin white head and substantial lacing. Sweet malts with citrus notes. Bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (181) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Draft at Bel Air location. Coppery color with a minimal white head. The aroma was muted possibly by the coldness of the draft pour. The taste was strongly bitter from the hops with a little caramel malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Didnít exactly "raze hell", but a good enough effort. Thanks Bernie. Tasted like a hopped up APA to me, with a nice enough malting to keep it from going overboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3042) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
25 Dec 2014, tap at Duclaw in Baltimore airport. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. nose is light grapefruit citrus. Med body and moderately fizzy. Bubble gum and sweet grapefruit hops, some smarties candy. nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (610) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Very hazy, golden amber, very light carbonation. Aroma is mild hop with light sweet malt. Taste is quite nice, balanced between sweet and bitter, some hop apparent and light biscuity malt. Pretty tame, hops are definitely not shining here. Alcohol is well hidden. Far too hazy and nondescript hopping to be a top IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma was floral with citrus, pine, and caramel. Flavor was hoppy and bitter with caramel, citrus, pine, floral and some bitter grapefruit.

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