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DuClaw X-5 (Sorachi Ace IPA)

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle... Mostly clear, light orange ale with a large, rocky, white head. Good retention. Fruity, malty nose – 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (10000) - 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
DocLock (9685) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6248) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6172) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle - under the Sorachi Ace IPA X-5 moniker. Label shows 6% ABV. Amber pour with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is lemony and peppery with soft floral notes and light fruit. Taste amps up the peppery notes, lemon zest, flowery notes, light herbal hops, soft toasted malt, and light woody notes. Body is medium with a moderate, lively, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more peppery hops, lemon zest, herbal hops, dried flowers, soft malt, light wood and toasted grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5522) - 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.

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