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RATINGS: 252   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (285) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours a hazy hazy copper colour with nice white lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and pineapple. Grapefruit hops flavor with a slight malty aftertaste. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4272) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pretty clean and sharp amber pour with two fingers of off white head. Nose is resinous and citrusy with some piney notes with some bready malt backing. Resinous in the flavor with heavy citrus rind. Coating bitterness and piney finish.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
OldCrow (3) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
Let me start by saying that I am a fan of DuClaw and the beers they make. I had never had a"bad" beer from them. That is, until I tried Serum. I hated this beer. I hated everything about it. I tried to like it. I gave it every chance. I thought maybe it has to be paired with something. Tried it with sweet, tried it with savory, tried it warm, cold... Tastes like your chewing a hop bush. YUK!!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3574) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
bottle. deep golden with small head. medium body, a bit sweet with big fruity hops. some tropical notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2842) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2015
bottle, from thr Beer Dispensary, Apexgood aroma, sweet, pine, caramel, grapefruit. clean brownish orange color, ok head and lace, bitter sweet flavor, heavy body oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish, that’s nice, real good in both aroma and flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7824) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap, hazy orange-yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some biscuit into a bit of orange, some jam, hints of pine into a bit of grass and spice. Taste is a mix of grass, spice, earth into caramel, toffee, some orange, grapefruit, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2972) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
25 Dec 2014, tap at Duclaw in Baltimore airport. yellow, clear, no bubbles. nose is grapefruit hops but mild and slightly sweet. med body and moderately fizzy. Great! Moderate alcohol, sugary malt, cotton candy, mild grapefruit hops. Really good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1103) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 26, 2014
Draught. Dark yellow hazy apperance, off-white foamy head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, sweetish hoppy taste with doughy undertones, hint of citrus, medium finish. Not a really very good DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1397) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
This is a good beer but just barely an imperial, it is quite sweet, Nice aroma but not notable. It does have a nice head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (338) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pours a hazy orange collor with a sudsy white head. Aroma was nice with citrus hops and some pine. Taste was orange, light grapefruit, bread, and hints of sweet malts. Solid double IPA and better than I was expecting.


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