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Serum - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 9
Gots: 51 | 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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Reviews by Zraly:
Photo of Zraly
4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-amber with creamy, off-white head. Smells spectacular: playful floral notes backed up by a candy-malt note with a hint of musk. It reminds me a little bit of a perfume I wear in the summer: Serge Lutens Fleur d'Oranger which highlights the orange blossom flower and cumin. This ale is heady in that respect. In short, it smells damn sexy.

This is a very sweet, malty DIPA. Biscuit and bread notes, along with cotton candy, accentuate the malt profile. There is also a jammy-berry note lingering about (or this is a unique perception of the floral hops and sweet malts interacting). The hops are both floral and piney, and there is a touch of juiciness to the hop profile. Finish is long and eventually dries out. The alcohol isn't buried but it isn't easily perceived either. I

This is a very rich Double IPA and one bomber is plenty. Some of its characteristics are not quite DIPA territory. It's probably not everyone's cup of tea (read ale), but I must say I find it to be a really exciting ale. The market is saturated with IPAs and DIPAs -- it's nice to see someone interpret the style with some sass; I would recommend it if you come across it. I suspect mine is extremely fresh as this shipment just came in to International Beverage the other day and I am in MD. So it is a "must try" if you find it fresh in bottle. I would be interested in trying this on tap.

This would go extremely well with a nice vegetarian Indian meal. I can also see it bringing some Ethiopian cuisine to life.

More User Reviews:
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.

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4.24/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness dating info

Pour is darker amber, near clear, tan head that stays a while then leaves a minor tiny bubble film and minor fine lace.

Resin hop nose of moderate interest

Resinous hops notes dominate here. In a world of seemingly hundreds of DIPA, this one does not really stand out as anything awesome. But its enjoyable, hoppy and well crafted with enough of a malt undercoating to make it quite drinkable.

Went well with some 2 year aged cheddar.

Worth a try if you find this available in your local area

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just filled this growler today while meeting some fantasy football buds. Light amber color. Pours with a thin head. Piney hops in smell. Tastes hoppy but not out of balance. Smooth mouthfeel & this is very drinkable. I am not a huge fan of DuClaw's beers but this is a good DIPA.


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3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper amber color with an off white head, leaves speckled lacing around my glass. Aroma has nearly burn grapefruit peel, big alcoholic malt layers too. Look it feels like a DIPA double fruit and bitterness, the beer is resinous and all around a let down compared to other DIPAs. The beer is medium to full bodied finishes smooth throughout my glass. Overall I'm a fan only one of the two kind bring about.

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Serum from DuClaw Brewing Company
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