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Serum - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hefe on 02-12-2004)
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Photo of clayrock81
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured a reddish brown body with one finger head and a bit of lace patches.
Aroma is citric hoppy with hints of grape and a little bit of fruit and caramel sweetness.
Smooth and light bodied for a DIPA, ABV well-hidden, retains oily, citric hops and touches of grape and caramel sweetness.
Fuller, bready, dry finish and overall not the best DIPA, a simplistic version if you will, but not as bad as some reviews on here led me to believe.

clayrock81, Oct 15, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +19.4%

nstroup, Wednesday at 04:26 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

gpblackgt, Monday at 02:04 PM
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3.36/5  rDev -5.4%

kevdude, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

harryhops, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jeff1973, Nov 15, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +15.5%

_thatgregguy, Nov 08, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

AFDerek, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

runner72, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Slizy22, Nov 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

HazardousBrewer, Nov 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

frenchysdf, Oct 31, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

FightinIrish88, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of alcohline_trip
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

alcohline_trip, Oct 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Renegawam, Oct 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Rbodacious, Oct 22, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

Kruja5, Oct 20, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -14.4%

JALN13, Oct 19, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -14.4%

MZ1205, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JJStorm, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

themegamancave, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Act25
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First from this brewer... With regard to being Serum or dangerous... Has a bit of river wharf barge fun-house board walk dampness smell. Tar, salt, old wood, sea, and a bit of rot - but in a good way.

A - Slightly darker, standard looking IPA. Dark amber body. Mildly sticky lacing. but peters down both head and lacing as she warms. Hazed.

S - Smell is malt forward with ample citrus hops and a bit boozy malt. Ample.

T - Follows smell, and it's a lot of sweet fruity core, coated in grassy hops in fairly good balance. Hides ABV, but who needs 9% when 6 will do? Not enough nuanced, fruit or personality. Missing complexity.

M - Medium bodied, lacking the mouth feel of the best.

O - It's more in the direction of a boozy "Captain Lawrence" or east coast hoppy beer, but I dont get what the 9% adds, so I would pass.

Act25, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of weezarc
4/5  rDev +12.7%

weezarc, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Bdap23
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Bdap23, Sep 30, 2014
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Serum from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.