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RATINGS: 233   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Part of a 9 piece sampler at DuClaw Bowie, MD. Hazy orange, white head. Aroma is citrus kiwi hoppy. Flavor is syrupy, hoppy, and malty. Not bad. I would prefer this to be more bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
bottle thanks to nellie. poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is caramel, pine, hops, and sticky. thick, sticky, caramel, piney, and a syrup finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
bottle, thanks to nellie, amber colored pour with malty caramel and nuts aroma, flavors of malty pine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
In short: A well malted and moderately hoppy IIPA. A very nice hoppy light Barley-Wine
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh about two months after getting from an in-person BA trade.
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: A pleasant aromatic nose with floral soapy hops and caramel. Taste starts with a very solid caramelized malt base. The malts are the main attraction in this so-called Double IPA. Very nice malt backbone. Hops add pine-tree, citrus fruits. All in all I thought this was a very nice nice hoppy Barley-Wine-Light (some kind of Bigfoot-Light). Highly drinkable for the style. That DuClaw Serum, when consumed in sufficient quantity can in fact be a suitable replacement for a Truth Serum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13181) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap at BWI, courtesy of steptin - thanks! Cloudy deep golden brown, tan head, massive lacing. Aroma of tall grass and straw. Taste is wet grass, citrus/lime. Good balance. Not overly exciting, but one of this brewery’s better offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2010
Shared with Travlr, on tap. Deep golden color with thin head that coats the sides of the glass. Moderate citrus and hops in the aroma. The flavor manages good pine, lemon, and spice in over a mild bitterness. The bitterness dominates the aftertaste, but not necessarily in a bad way. Pleasent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
on tap at arundel mills 6/13/2010. orange brown with a clingy white head. aromas of citrus, wood, caramel, peaches, slight pine and earthy bitter hops. it tastes a lot like it smells... which is a sweeter richer version of the venom. the medium body is too easy to drink when it is cold but gets a little meh as it warms... caramel takes over then but steers away from sticky. 7/3/7/4/15/3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Got on draught. Pours a orangey color common with ipas. Smells very hoppy with some fruit. Tastes sweet at first with a bitter finish. Good blend between the bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1125) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Poured a honey color with almost no head. Sweet aroma of hops and apricots. Taste is hoppy but not overpoweringly so. Hops are backed by a smooth and sweet malty flavor. Well balanced, but not as poweful as other double IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
On tap at Bowie location. Pours clear dark copper with small off-white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, sweet malts, and some caramel. Flavors of citrus, some sweet malts, and a ton of bitter hops. Not overly balanced or that drinkable but this was one of the last beers of my 10 piece sampler and was basically room temp at this point. Will try to make it back in to rerate.

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