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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours an attractive amber with an off-white head. Aroma is subtle, earthy with grapefruit and a tinge of alcohol. This has a strong pale malt and caramel base. Has notes of wood, toffee, earthy hops and grapefruit. The hop bitterness is there but also present is plenty of malt. I wouldn’t say it necessarily ends sweet, though. The body is nice, very full and round with moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid beer but not bursting with the hop aroma and flavor like I was hoping for with a $9.99 price tag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle:   Hazy amber, a little fiery in color, moderate frothy head, dies quickly, leaving fairly nice lacing.   Somewhat of a dank basement like malt aroma, some stale hops perhaps?   Has that wet aroma to it.   Smidgen of caramel.   On the tongue it has a fairly assertive caramel malt like base.   Works well with its moderately hopped attitude.   Not a hop bomb by any means, and I am glad for that.   Semi-sweet, some citrus, a little bit of caramel, and some stale/wet hops is how I would describe this.   Oh, and a decent malt base without being overly hoppy.   It is a little dull.   Could stand to be brighter in its hops and in its sweetness.   Otherwise decent and fairly well balanced.   Thanks for the bottle Jon!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2010
22oz bottle acquired via a trade many months back. now is a good time as any as this has been sitting in the fridge for so long. i digress.... pours an average hazy copper brown with a thin to medium silky white head... aroma of oxidized caramal malt, and what it seems like candied tropical fruit hoppiness... flavors of semi-sweet and faded tropical fruit hops, perhaps a little pinneaply with an average caramel malt backbone. bitterness is kept at bay for the most part. medium to full bodied with average carbonation. not the freshest sample in the world so it is what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
duclaw serum - 7 4 8 4 14- Sweet old hops and big malty sweetness. fights Must be an old bottle. English barleywiney. Very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Tap. Pours clear copper with an average, creamy cream colored head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, straw, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol and peach. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol and peach. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Cloudy orange pour, off white head. Vegetal notes, caramel malt, sweet hops, citrus aroma. Flavor is very malty with a distinct citrus background and some of the vegetal weirdness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3005) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Via trade with Acole34. The aroma is caramel, honey, earth, cooked vegetables. The appearance is hazy orange, white head. The flavor is malt forward, caramel, followed up by resiny and metallic hops. The body is medium to medium/thick. The finish is a sharp hop bittering, pine, resin, metal. A little strange, but good, solid IIPA. Thanks, Angus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2678) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
On tap at BWI airport waiting for my flight! Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head, the aroma is of slight floral with some citrus hops mixed in, the flavor is pretty balanced with malt and hops, probably one of the better choices if stranded in BWI!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2010
22 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is cider with one finger bubbly off-white head. Nose is big malt and hops with hints of caramel and honey. Taste is all malt and hop with a caramel and bitter hop finish. This is a tasty DIPA from DuClaw that is polished on every side, yet shining none ... a brew that is good, but not great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, citrus, Earth, light toasting, light caramel, and malt. Poured orange in color with a small, creamy, rocky, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Sparking. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, malt, light pine, light caramel, and some citrus. Medium body. Slightly oily, then slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly bitter, hops, malt, and caramel finish. Not very bitter for a double IPA. Too sweet, really. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

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