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DuClaw X-5 (Sorachi Ace IPA)

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (770) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Very refreshing and maybe touch to lite for me but still good. This beer would go well with a white flaky fish. Citrus more on the lemon side are in the aroma and one of the first things u taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Slightly hazy amber with a thin head. The aroma has bread and malt with a bit of lemon. The flavor starts sweet but the hops take over soon after. Lemon and grapefruit and a hint of sweetness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (1668) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Tap. Golden with decent head. Not as hoppy as I like my IPAs. Kind of had a hint of butteriness and came off as cereally to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
650 ml bottle. (State Line Liquors) Elkton, MD.
Slightly cloudy deep golden colour with small off-white head. Mild malt, fruity hops and mint in aroma. Mint, bitter hops and grainy malt in flavour. Very dry. One dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11979) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is spicy lemon and earthy hops with biscuit and straw malt, tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5541) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle. Clear gold pour, white head. Aroma is all sorachi ace - tame and fruity hop, light citrus lemon-like aroma. Taste is much maltier, crisp gold malt, some fruity pineapple like hop flavors, honey, lemon. Palate is semi-dry and well carbed. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6255) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Silky smooth visuals, light yellow-orange color, with a roiling head of white foam. The beer drinks with a slick mouthfeel, pretty much an easy-going drinker. There’s just a tinge of lemongrassy bitterness in the finish. (#4787, 9/23/2012)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3417) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2012
The medium gold body easily supports a tall, long lasting head of white. Sweet ripe citrus aroma. Lightly bitter flavor, a firm dryness moves in quickly and builds into the finish. Not a hop monster, but firmly dry and bitter start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2012
Good way to get to know the hop. I’ve stuck my nose in bags full of Sorachi Ace pellets and this was not far off. Farly subdued lemon-zesty-herbal-grassy hop aroma, but hop flavor not as prominent as I’d hoped and resinous bitterness takes over after a while. Lovely deep golden color. Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso near Dupont Cirle, I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bomber from Once Upon a Vine. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts with herbal, citrus and leafy hops. The taste is citrus and tropical hops with earthy, nutty notes and pale malts. Mdiun bodied, slight lingering bitterness, well balanced. Nice beer.

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