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This American-Style Pale Ale is aggressively hopped giving it a citrusy flavor and aroma. No antidote needed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3034) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Clear amber/copper. Good head. The aroma is pinesol hops. The flavor is fairly aggressively hopped for an APA. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Excellent IPA with strong citrus bite. Stronger than standard IPA. First Growler I ever brought home with me featured this brew. Draught at Arundel Mills. Highly enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2006
A little more aggressively hopped than your run of the mill APA. Smells of fresh american hops (cirtus & pine as usual). Just a touch of malty sweetness before the hops surge in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2006
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of cirtus and caramel. Good balance of hops and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2006
on tap-pours a creamy light tan head that laces with copper color. Aroma is crisp hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is a good, biting hops, medium malt. More IPA than APA. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Nice-sized draught sample at the Bel Air location. Soft citrus-apricot aroma, full of skins and peels as well as super-ripe fruit, emanating from a clear, oily copper body with a moderate lasting head and nice lacing....with a bit of warmth, pepper and rosemary show up to add complexity....on the tongue, musty and woody character, lightly sweet at the front edging slowly and smoothly to highly bitter and edgy at the finish, somehow captured in a soft, melting mouthfeel....vastly dry at the very finish, sand coats the tongue for ages. Killer APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
lsymms (3) - Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2006 does not count
Everything you want from an IPA in an APA. Balance, citrussy piney hoppy bite, and clean malty finish. Hoppiness finishes to a creamy vanilla. Very little head. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (994) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Baltimore has it going on wrt APAís. I love the clipper city APA and this DuClaw is also great, and different. Thick, chewey beer that packs a solid hop punch while offering a sturdy malt backbone. Refreshing, great hop bite and still amazingly supple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Pleasing and though I donít love the style Iím coming around. Part of big tasting at Fells Point location. Bite of American hops, aromatic & citrusy on the nose & palate. Opaque golden hues with a dwindling thinner head. Body holds pretty well enough ... do I sense some thinness or am I looking for that? Rather surprisingly good, yet can be expected from DuClaw.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Venom Pale Ale pours to a deep golden to bright amber color with a tight white head that fades, and a soft to moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is awesome, with very fragrant and pungent citric/lemony hop aromas that flood the nose. There are some sweet and crisp malt aromas behind that wall of hops, but hops dominate the nose of this beer. The palate is firm with good caramel and pale malt flavors paired with a back drop of tangy citric/grapefruit flavor. Venom finishes with more malt and citrus, then ends with a very bracing, intense, citric hop bitterness that tattoos the tongue and lingers. This is a fantastic example of American Pale Ale, everything one would expect from this style. It has got those signature hop aromas, flavors, and bitterness, and just enough sweet and pale malt flavors to stop this beer from being one dimensional hop juice. I was very impressed with this beer.

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