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Serum - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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443 Ratings
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hefe on 02-12-2004

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 443 | Reviews: 96
Photo of Pep_IPA
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greg4579
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ogman
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlang2012
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndreRus
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong and very hoppy. However kinda has a weird after taste to it. It is not a bad doble IPA for the price you pay. But at the same time certainly not as good as some other doble/imperial IPAs.

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I really like this beer. However, if I were drinking it blindly I would never guess American Imperial IPA. One of the more malty IPAs that I have had. While I would not consider this to be sweet, it certainly does not reach the levels of bitterness that are common with the style. Taste is caramel, toffee, light citrus, and candied fruits. The bitterness comes with some dryness at the end. A beer I will likely revisit, but probably not one I would reach for if I want what I typically associate with the style.

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigTrubble
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McMatt7
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JWing
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mwb
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMC_TM
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamStone
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of webweb2
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NoProblem
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qchic
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It starts out looking decent, and then it's downhill from there. Reeks of fruit esters and something funky, like rotten mango. A hint of grassy hops. Tastes like artificial grape candy or cough drop. There's some melon flavor, pine, and alcohol bite. Mostly sugar like cotton candy. DIPAs should be hop forward, right? Finishes bitter, but my tongue is not engaged with this. I am adamantly against drainpours, but this is testing me.

Photo of pgrow
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Serum from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.