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RATINGS: 230   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
2 Liter Growler. Pours clear amber in color with white head. Aroma of peaches, hops and more hops. Taste of sweet citrus and hops with dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12 oz handbottle. Clear amber with a frothy beige head. Nose of fresh orange and tangerine juice; very sweet like Jello powder. Medium body with soft carb; a bit oily. Taste is buttery toffee with a dry marmalade bite. Good balance but somewhat heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1509) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 On tap at the Bel Air brewery. Smelled hoppy. Nice golden/amber color. Small white head. Nice lacing Taste of hops small amount of citrus. Smooth but had a nice bite. Over all good brew. 4th July 2010 update..... Bottle picked up at SL. Poured into a snifter. Decent head. Sugary aroma? Taste is sugary as well, hops but a sugary sweet hops with a strong malt backing... Kind of a boring DIPA, but not bad overall....

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet citrus hops-lemon (Amarillo). Taste is sweet citrus hops-lemon/bitter (Amarillo), slight syrup, medium malt, alcohol. A good I2PA. Occasional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Draft in Bowie, nice golden color and big and hoppy with a little sweetness in the after taste. Pretty impressed, enough to get a growler to bring home. Will definitely get again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 I had a glass with my meal in Bel Air for my friend’s birthday and I thought that it was pretty good and should be available more often if possible.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Draft at Fell’s Point. The aroma was hops hops hops and floral notes. The taste was also full of hops, and while DIPA’s are not my favorite style of beer, this one was very well-balanced, not too bitter. It really packs the DIPA punch.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2007
This one is hard to get. DuClaw does not sell their beers anywhere other than at their resteraunts....hopefully that will change sometime soon. I am rating this from memory. A fine East Coast DIPA. It was incredibly oily in a good way. Have yet to find a DIPA / IPA with a mouthfeel as luxurious as this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Amber with a big floral nose, sweet, almost syrupy flavor up front with a big hop finish that balances nicely. Very enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2007
On Tap-Arundel Mills. Pours a clear amber color w/a slight white head. Nice sweet hop aroma up front. Good sharp hop taste, but not overpowering, flavorful. Had a little bit of a sweet, amber flavor w/traces of sugar, raisons, & toffee. Had a long sweet finish. Not one of those IPA’s which are so hoppy they curl you’re toes, but that’s what I liked @ it.


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