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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.

JFGrind's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1935) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Generously hopped dark amber 2XIPA, well balanced between green hops, medium bitterness and malt. Solid beer, been a long time since I had a DuClaws, after trying Serum I need to sample more of their offerings.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (5183) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Tap. Pours clear orange, minimal head or lacing. Aroma is perfume, a bit medicinal, candy? Odd. Flavor is really sweet, tangerine perhaps, lots of backing perfume, medium bitter. Medium body, flat as a board. Sticky sweet. Ewww.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (772) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Dark copper color with small off-white head and a little messy lacing. Aroma and flavor have strong bitter piney hops mixed with amber malts. A little boozy and chemical like. Okay

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (741) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2015
It pours a clear, golden color. It has aromas of floral, pine, citrus, and hints of malt. It is very hoppy with high citrus and floral flavoring. It is moderately bitter on the way down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (980) - - SEP 3, 2015
amber color; fruity, piney hop aroma; hoppy with fruity, piney notes and herbal notes; bready malt base; dry, bitter finis

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1571) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Caramel aroma, with pine and earthy notes. Pours a clear amber with a full white head. Caramel beginning, moves onto pine and earthy notes which fade into a lingering bitter finish. Slightly slick mouthfeel, with a full body. A very good IIPA, especially at the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (886) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Pours a clear rust orange. A sweet grapefruit and pine aroma. A fruity malt, citrus hops, and caramel taste. A sweet taste with little bitter hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (778) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Super thick, hence serum. Sugary and hoppy at the same time. Fills the mouth and the taste stays. Tap

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyScallywag (177) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2015
I'm impressed. A bitter, hoppy double ipa that still remains smooth. Don't think you'll get away with no burn on the palate though...after all, it is 9% ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (3016) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 11, 2015
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a glossy/semi-hazy burnt orange color with a slim finger’s worth white foamy head that quickly dissipated leaving some clingy messy lacing. The smell had some sweet apricot roaming over top of some light orange and lemon. Wet fresh grassy underneath rides a light caramel maltiness. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine and leave a dry fruity aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonated nicely as a DIPA, the bitterness is there to leave an adequate harshness. Overall, I say this was a pretty good DIPA, nothing over the top, but it fits the style and I like the apricot in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cwill (34) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Very drinkable 8.3% double IPA. Nothing special, but I would drink it again

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