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Serum - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

319 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazed orange amber color with a small fizzy white colored head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is massive of a tropical fruit aroma with tons of tangerine, pineapple and mango. Along with these aromas comes some smells of a bready nature as well as a little bit of a doughy smell. Some other sweet smells of a brown sugar and honey smell are there as well. A little bit of a grapefruit hop and some light earthy hop aromas are there as well, with the overall aroma very fruity and sweet.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweet flavor with lots of brown sugar and a good showing of the tropical fruits that were detected in the nose. A doughy taste is present upfront as well, which as the taste advances transitions to a more bready like flavor at the end. At the start of the taste there is a lighter grapefruit hop flavor which ends up gaining a little bit of intensity as the flavor moves onto the end of the taste. Along with the grapefruit comes some flavors of an herbal and piney hop nature with a decrease in the sweeter flavors of the brew. While the sweeter fade some, they keep their presence well known, and mix with the hops and a medium strength alcohol flavor, to end up leaving a sweet, moderately hopped and slightly rummy boozed flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – For a 9 % IPA the body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The lower carbonation is great for accentuating the pine and herbal hop flavors of the brew that develop toward the end, helping them stand out a bit more. With that said a slightly thicker body may have been a bit more appropriate, but overall the feel was rather decent.

Overall – A decent double IPA, but nothing all that special. A nice one to at least give a try to in order to see if is up your alley or not.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 00:59:30 | More by Darkmagus82
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12 oz.

Pours a hazy golden orange with fine white film for a head.

Smells of orange blossom honey, orange zest, biscuit malt, and piney and citrusy hops.

Tastes of potent piney and citrus hops with a bitter bite over a lightly sweet biscuit malt with some orange citrus sweetness.

Full body with a stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A pretty good dipa with some very nice flavor and aroma. Goes down smooth, doesn't show its strength too much, and refreshes. Seems a bit underrated to me, definitely worth a look.

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Serum from DuClaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.