RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Poured from bomber a deep copper color with off-white head, soapy with lacing that sticks to the glass. Aromas of floral, grass, and earthiness. Taste is medium to heavy sweet. Some bitterness but on the back end with a dry finish. Overall, not bad, but maybe a bit sweet. Would like to see a better balance of hops and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
4 oz pour at the Bowie location on 7/22/11. deep orange pour with a small white head. deep orange citrus hop nose. medium body with a very smooth and soft creamy citrus bitterness with light caramel malts backing things up. dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Tap: Pours a hazy orange with white color head. Nose is very hoppy and lively. Taste is gritty hops that leaves way to a nice smooth malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2011
22 oz into a pint glass. Aromas are resinous, floral, and malty. The beer pours a clear and well carbonated amber with a frothy off-white head. Tastes are malty and sweet with a nice bittering hop finish. The hops give a floral note, and some bitterness, but the malt is really sweet to me. Probably a bit too much for my liking. Has a good overall taste, and would drink it again, but would prefer it not so sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bomber. Poured a hazy dark amber with a nice sized white head, left good lace. Aroma was light pine, big caramel presence, some booze and light fruity hops. Flavors were sweet, lots of caramel, decent hop presence, some pine and fruit notes. Mouthfeel was nice and smooth, oily and slick too. Finished with a light bitterness. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. A bit too sweet without the bitterness I expect. Thanks for the brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12596) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2011
This beer is a mostly clear dark amber color with a white head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops, citrus and pine plus a sweet malty undertone. The finish is resiny hops with a lingering caramel malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bought locally in Richmond, VA, so the very limited quantities is certainly not a correct discription. Poured a clear dark golden color, with a fingers worth of frothy head. Aroma has some sweet bread dough and also a good bit of floral hops. The floral hops are quite strong on the taste, but the strong matly backbone actually create a bit of a sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6580) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2011
Bottle. Beauty of a pour ... rich copper tone with a tower of a head. The aroma is rich with broad, kick-butt beery smells -- caramel malt and hops. The beer drinks with a solid-enough balance of citrus and warm toffee. Not the biggest beer Ive had, but big enough, and quite drinkable. (#4100, 4/27/2011)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (4518) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
Wow! this seems kind of thin for an IPA much less a double IPA. Not a lot of aroma on the nose. Pours a dark golden with that famous duclaw rapidly dissapating head. I do get some hop flavor but its not very pronounced. This maybe too subtle for its own good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (1294) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
I might have sat on this one too long. Received in a trade back in early February and have had it in the fridge for two months. The malt comes out much more than I would expect in a beer with this age/style. It comes out very sweet which isnt at all a negative but not what I would expect in a DIPA. Overall a nice beer but nothing that stands out from other tops in the category.

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