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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1127) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2010
22 oz bottle that seems to be more of an American Strong Ale or a weak Barleywine then a DIPA. Awesome pour of a clear dark copper body underneath a pillowy off white lasting head that leaves some serious lacing on my DFH pint glass. Aroma is rotting oranges, toffee, wet raisin bread. Medium body with a slight coating that is.lightly sticky and mild carbonation with only a trace of alcohol heat. Flavor of old oranges, cardboard, grains, alcohol and raw honey topped multigrain bread. Being in MD I fought this might be a nice fresh DIPA but like always I was very very wrong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1542) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Draft at Arundel Mills -- Strong IPA, nice deep amber to orange color. expected strong aroma, very bitter. Good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle: Clear bronze copper pour has a clingy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet chewy caramel malts with some resiny grapefruity hoppy notes. Starts with good rich fullness and sweet sticky caramel malty body with some resiny bittering and flavor hop balance before a sweet caramely finish. Could use a slightly more assertive hop nose and bitterness, but still a pretty good double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Deep orange with a hint of red. Sweet malt, and nice citrus hops aroma. Sweet caramel malt with a solid resiny bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle from SL. Pour was copper and with a flattish small head that actually had good retention. The aroma was syrup sweet caramel and pine and citrus hops. The flavor followed with sweet sticky caramel and tropical / pineapple notes. Earthy bitter hops underneath but man another sticky duclaw mess. Mouthfeel was you guessed it... Sticky... Oh and also astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Bottle from State Line. Pours dark copper w 2f frothy ow head. Nose is caramel malt, piney resiny hops, black peppery spice, tangerine, pineapple. Tastes caramel malty, a bit cloying, with hops, pine, tangerine, and some marmaladey late hints. Well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Very malty IIPA, but with a pretty solid sweet/resin hopiness. Very solid, easy to drink, alcohol is well hidden (9% now). One of DuClaw’s best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2010
pours amber with a thin tan head. nose is giant mix of grapefruit, pine, and caramel. nice lacing. flavor is big with citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, and a nice caramel backbone. some other light fruit in there as well. sticky, full-bodied, nice and chewy. long, bitter finish.

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