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RATINGS: 227   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011
Draft @ DuClaw, Arundel Mills location. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head.Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2003
Brown-tinged orange. Bursting citric hops (centennial?) evoke wood, grapefruit and lemon. Fat, chewy flavours simultaneously coat your tongue with chocolate malts and citric hops. Smooth...with caramel overtones. A little drippy in terms of hopping, which is the only real complaint. Otherwise quite well-made.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, cow manure, earth, and light pine. Flavor of caramel, citrus, tangerine, and mango. Quite sugary.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(RBSG2003): Clear copper with minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet and sticky, really hoppy -- more barleywinish than IPA. Taste is grapefruit hoppy, some herbal hoppy too, and not enough malts for balance. Quite full-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap at BWI, courtesy of steptin - thanks! Cloudy deep golden brown, tan head, massive lacing. Aroma of tall grass and straw. Taste is wet grass, citrus/lime. Good balance. Not overly exciting, but one of this brewery’s better offerings.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Ok, I had to up my rating. Just tried another bottle after being cellared for one year. The hops are still there, but much more mellowed... less biting. Great, caramelly, malt backbone. World class beer!... RBSG2003... Crystal clear, burnt orange/amber hue. Large, creamy, Khaki head with very good lacing. The aroma is very hoppy with notes of pepper, grapefruit and pine. The flavor? POW! Right in the kisser! Huge hops! Bitter, peppery and citrusy. Not quite what I expected out of an Imperial IPA, but very good nonetheless. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Lengthy, lightly bitter, dry finish. Very nice brew! Pulls up just short of being world-class! Thanks, Jim!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9053) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Sample courtesy of weeare138. Poured a deep orange color with a very small sized head. Aromas of citrus, pine and some caramel. Tastes of pine, citrus, and caramel (just like the aromas). Medium alcohol finish. Decent balance.


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