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DuClaw X-5 (Sorachi Ace IPA)

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The 5th experiment in the Exile series. This medium bodied IPA blends the unique lemon grass-like essence of Japanese Sorachi Ace hops, an effervescent mouthfeel and a crisp, dry finish to give you the complete... Far East Experience


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Semihazy golden body, white head. Aroma is mellow fruity, lychee maybe, and sweet malts. Flavour is dry and has malty finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle... Mostly clear, light orange ale with a large, rocky, white head. Good retention. Fruity, malty nose Ė melon, lemon peel, black tea and biscuit malt. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. Leans a touch bitter, but nicely balanced and citrus fruity. Finishes tangy and lightly bitter. Nice session ale, this one. Bottle courtesy of growler!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Advocate_Ames (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
The beverage looks solid. A nice small foam head with a cloudy dark orange color. In the aroma I noticed herbal citrus, hops, pale malt, and grass scents. The flavor was of malts, earthy hop kick, mild bitterness, and a nice citrus taste. The finish was not impressive. The prime flavor drops a bit. I was left with a soft bitterness and yeast like taste in my mouth. Overall it was good and had a slightly refreshing feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
This one poured a light orange color with a white head. Aroma was straight sorachi hops. Mainly lemon grass and bubble gum. Flavor was similar with spicey yeast notes. Done well, just not a big fan of the hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle:   Pale straw, a bit hazy, slightly dirty, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Pixie stix like citrusy aroma, a bit candyish, powdery, and dry.   Very faint herbal soily background.   Citrus peel and a faint shrubbiness on the tongue.   Has a slightly earthy hop aspect.   Comes across as a Pale Ale in its softer bitterness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Pixie stix like powdery sweetness on the finish, a little citrus peel too.   Not bad, a big Pale Ale to me.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7830) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bomber from State Line. Pours copper with a finger of off-white head. Nose is lemongrassy hops, pale malt. Tastes of lemon and grapefruit and a hint of sweetness, with pale malt and a crisp finish.

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Kinz (3279) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Sad to say, this bottle was clearly, clearly infected. Light orange, large, lasting head. That should have been my first signal. Second signal should have been the lack of much aroma in an IPA. Then the end came, phenolic rubber and funk. Not the good funk. The bad funk. Canít believe this thing didnít reek to high heaven. Only thing that give me reassurance was that other havenít seemed to hit this. Might circle back. But hey, while I have that infection thing fresh on my mind, I may just circle around and give that Blue Mountain Barrel House beer that has been scaring me in the back of the fridge a whirl!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On draft at DuClaw in Bowie, MD. The beer is yellow hued with a mild haze, sporting nearly a half inch of pure white head that leaves ample lacing on the glass. The aroma brings spice, malt, coconut, milk, rice, hops. Interesting. Sorachi Ace hops emerge in the flavor more than in the aroma. A delicate milky coconut flavor blends well with a mild hop character. Some herbal/tea notes add a touch of intrigue and complexity. Much better than I expected. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. The aftertaste carries a subtle but lingering sweetness with hints of fruit and coconut. Overall, an interesting and enjoyable brew. Iím glad I branched out and gave it a shot. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-17-2012

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2012
22 oz. bottle. A hazy copper pour with a huge & fluffy khaki head. Oranges, lemons, grapefruits, zesty citrus rinds, grass, and some caramel maltiness dominate the aroma. Relatively thin to medium-bodied. Crisp and effervescent. The taste starts with some lightly sweetened cereal graininess and a touch of caramel. A bit of a biscuity middle. The finish is all bitter, drying hoppiness with lots of grapefruits, some oranges, and plenty of zesty citrus rinds. Fairly spicy and lemony throughout. Tasty stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1264) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
22 oz bomber The ale poured a clear orange with white foamy head and modest lacing. There is a spicy lemon taste with complex bitterness unlike other hops. The carbonation is lively for a medium body ale. The finish has a bitterness that fills your mouth wih a prickly feeling. Good ale with unique taste.


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