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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Serum is our version of a Double(Imperial) India Pale Ale. It is aggressively hopped at several stages of the brewing process including a dry hopping that takes place little by little over a 2 week period. With an OG close to 19Plato, this beer is big and hoppy, yet has a strong malt backbone that keeps the huge hop bitterness from being overbearing. Available in VERY limited quantities and only at our pub locations.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is of citrus, mostly grapefruit bitterness, pine and some crackery caramel malty notes. Taste is an interesting fruity/citrusy/lightly piney hop bitterness with some lingering sweet bready malt notes, light caramel sweetness and another punch of hop bitterness before it finishes. Light notes of the ABV and an appropriately thick body. Aroma was kind of meh, but the taste more than made up for it. This was pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2152) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Pours clear copper with small white ring. Aroma is big pine bitterness with toffee malt. Taste is a great pine hop bitternes with toffee backing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4622) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottled 02/17/14. Nose of resin and pine-dipped caramel topped with tropical leaning, but otherwise traditionally citric hops. Yummy! Pours a clear but slightly dulled orange with a soapy off-white head. Taste semi-sweet and lightly bitter (would always love more here) but very obviously and adamantly fresh and clean, fresh resinous character that still manages to stay lively. Very oily medium body with classy booze that warms before you really know what you’ve got. Some residual sugars and sticky lips, malt is papery and thin but still present, gives enough to hold up the heavy high hops. this is a wonderful flashback for me to the days right before IIPAs became cloyingly sweet and sticky (which was itself the stage before our current "MOAR HOPS" period); there are some alcohol aromatic and higher order issues to be wary of here, but at slower consumption speeds, this manages to stand out from the rest of the marketplace somewhat. And reminds of early FFF.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
klk343 (32) - - MAR 18, 2014
A cloudy amber color. A fruity, citrus aroma. It is a double ipa so very hoppy. Orange, citrus flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
fresh bottle from NJ. Tasty and drinkable beer. Retained head, cloudy body. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear orange with a medium frothy white head. Aromas are pine and citrus with just a hint of earthy/spicy hops that seemed to pop a bit more right after pour and then they faded quite a bit. Flavor has a nice bunch of hops and a mediocre grain presence. As for the hops, they provide a nice bitter punch and a fairly good copy of the nose aromas... lots of resin and grapefruit peel. The malt body is a little flawed though... it’s not awful, but it does have a kind of grain dust edge to it (like when you are in a silo or something) that is a little chewier than I would like. ABV is a nice throat-warming (but not hot) addition.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (189) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange, small off white head. Aroma is citrus and pine, with a funky yeast presence. The taste has a strong caramel malt note at first that gives way to extreme hop bitterness and pine. Wet, semi-sticky palate, medium carb. Overall, ok but too much of a tangy weird bite in the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (1781) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Lots of hops, that’s for sure. But a huge grapefruit and other citrus flavor mixes with a bit of a medicine like quality.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with some white bubbles. Some sweetness and hints of spice and herbal hops. Too sweet for an ipa, very malt sugar, has some bittering tones.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Some caramel and lots of pine/citrus hops in the aroma. Flavor starts with a solid caramel base beer, with some bitter hops and drying alcohol finish. Not the best double IPA you can find, but a fine beer.


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