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RATINGS: 257   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Underdogs88 (259) - 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


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (528) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (178) - 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.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
pras (523) - Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Citrusy aroma, flavor much of the same. Not very well balanced as the alcohol really came through.

3.1
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (738) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4981) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (105) - - 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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LKay (130) - Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Hopped aggressively at several stages in the brewing process, yet well-balanced with a malty sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
horto008 (169) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (407) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours dark brownish orange amber with an average white head that fades fast to a rim. Does not stand out visually. Aroma is pretty great. Sweet, dank resin predominates with some caramel malt and a bit of orange. Quite an active and clean bright mouthfeel and very balanced. Flavors of citrus and caramel; jammy grapefruit bitter sweet pine goodness. Very well-balanced with a solid malt backbone. Really good.


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