In this beer blog, we are going to get into a beer from DuClaw Brewing. The beer that will be feature is their Hellrazer IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog on their Imperial IPA, you know the history of this east coast brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer blog to get up to speed on this brewery. Let us get into the beer.
The color is a fogging copper color without a head on the beer. The smell is a mango to the beer. The taste of this light body beer is a mango to star fruit with bitter aftertaste. It is not really drinkable.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
From first sweet sip to crisp, dry finish, this IPA gets in your face with the exotic flavors and aromas of New Zealand Motneka hops, yet maintains enough malt character to stay balanced but always ready to… Raze Hell
Here is a description from their website (www.duclaw.com):
This medium-bodied, golden IPA gets in your face from first sweet sip to crisp, dry finish with exotic tropical fruit flavors and aromas of New Zealand Motueka hops. With just enough malt character to keep the unruly hops and 7.5% abv in check, this brew was born to raze hell.
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Closing, I really loved drinking this beer. This was a nice drinkable India Pale Ale and still get hit with the a nice hop taste. Motueka hops have been becoming the new hop trend a few years ago. You had a ton of craft breweries jumping on this hop to brew a new India Pale Ale or just a Pale Ale. I know Summit Brewing use this hop to make their new IPA. I love aroma and taste this hop kicks off. There is a nice malty backbone to balance this IPA. This is a well made IPA and I highly recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser