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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LinusStick (2866) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
An OK IIPA. I’m a little bored with these east coast IIPAs. Aroma was good. Strong caramel malt with a hint of grapefruit. Pour was a clear medium gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was mostly malt. Strong caramel flavor with not much hop flavor. Finish was overly sweet and sticky on the back of the mouth. In a blind taste test I would think this was a barley wine. Mild carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkinWell (271) - - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a clear light gold with white head and decent lacing. Sweet aromas, honey and fruity. Very sweet - - grapefruit, honey, lemon, strawberry. Highly carbonated, very dry. An odd beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3038) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle from a trade with pineypower. Pours slightly hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of pine and caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with bitter pine and some grapefruit. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Dean.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4454) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours deep, clear amber into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Resin and vegetable aromas. Sweet caramel and nuts upfront turning to mild resin in the hot finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Underdogs88 (109) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Grapefruit, citrus aroma with some malt backbone. Gold appearance with a nice thick white head, good lacing. Grapefruit hop flavor with caramel malt notes. Body and carbonation are medium. Alcohol is noticeably high. Overall, it's a decent double ipa. More old school. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
draft, pours dark amber. Citrus hop aroma. Taste of citrus hops, I’m really enjoying the dry hoppy brews. Well balanced, malt backbone, hoppy flavor, not the impy taste of an imperial. More on the line of an IPA...which is fine by me. Can taste the 9%abv. slight bitter at end. Finish of grapefruit. Nice balanced beer

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is of citrus, mostly grapefruit bitterness, pine and some crackery caramel malty notes. Taste is an interesting fruity/citrusy/lightly piney hop bitterness with some lingering sweet bready malt notes, light caramel sweetness and another punch of hop bitterness before it finishes. Light notes of the ABV and an appropriately thick body. Aroma was kind of meh, but the taste more than made up for it. This was pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2405) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Pours clear copper with small white ring. Aroma is big pine bitterness with toffee malt. Taste is a great pine hop bitternes with toffee backing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5000) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottled 02/17/14. Nose of resin and pine-dipped caramel topped with tropical leaning, but otherwise traditionally citric hops. Yummy! Pours a clear but slightly dulled orange with a soapy off-white head. Taste semi-sweet and lightly bitter (would always love more here) but very obviously and adamantly fresh and clean, fresh resinous character that still manages to stay lively. Very oily medium body with classy booze that warms before you really know what you’ve got. Some residual sugars and sticky lips, malt is papery and thin but still present, gives enough to hold up the heavy high hops. this is a wonderful flashback for me to the days right before IIPAs became cloyingly sweet and sticky (which was itself the stage before our current "MOAR HOPS" period); there are some alcohol aromatic and higher order issues to be wary of here, but at slower consumption speeds, this manages to stand out from the rest of the marketplace somewhat. And reminds of early FFF.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
klk343 (63) - - MAR 18, 2014
A cloudy amber color. A fruity, citrus aroma. It is a double ipa so very hoppy. Orange, citrus flavors.


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