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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1258) - Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Draft at Old Town Pour House in Gaithersburg, MD served in a half-pint glass. Cloudy orange-copper amber color with off white head. Aroma notes of strong grapefruit/pine hops, some tropical notes and caramel malt sweetness. Taste adds more citrus hop fruitiness, resin and light spiciness. Medium-heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, dry, sticky with lingering sweet citrus/pine hop finish. Very hop strong bitter DIPA on draft, solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (727) - - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle to pilsner glaas. Cloudy yellow-orange. Small head. Aroma is nondeScript, touch of something a little fruity. Taste is pine, ash. Little carbonation. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (209) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Golden pour with a white two finger head lots of lace. Mild hops for a double. Very drinkable and definitely do not taste the 9% alcohol. Good for a hot day to quench your ipa pallet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
pras (547) - Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Citrusy aroma, flavor much of the same. Not very well balanced as the alcohol really came through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fooj (35) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2015
A pretty good beer. A translucent copper/brown color with minimal head. The aroma is slightly hoppy, slightly fruity with a whiff of alcohol. Up front hoppy taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (842) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
on tap. Dark yellow in color with off-white head. Mostly citrusy hoppy aroma. Medium bodied with creamy texture. Moderately bitter with grassy and floral hoppy flavor notes. Not as intense as I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5953) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2015
Some citrus and tangerine on the head of this. OK malt backbone, and balance is decent. Good if nothing super original. Tap at BWI brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Aromabread, bread, floral, citrus, leaves, raisin, Appearance orange, hazy, white foam, Taste light sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate medium body, sticky, average carbonation, Overall I like that the alcohol is almost nonexistent in this 9% beer so I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LKay (144) - Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Hopped aggressively at several stages in the brewing process, yet well-balanced with a malty sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
horto008 (175) - Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Meh. I found this to be on the line between an IPA and an imperial/double IPA. it had *most* of the aroma, body, and taste, but not enough for me to think "damn this is a seriously hoppy beer." If they called it an IPA, i’d have given it higher marks; as an IIPA...well...it’s mediocre.

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