1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Serum - DuClaw Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SerumSerum

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

307 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 307
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 8
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 307 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by smakawhat:
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

A real nice creamy head, whipped up off white tan in color but only makes about two fingers and settles quickly to a one finger tall puck. Body is a crystal clear bronze dark amber, nearly hinting at hues of red and some very faint rising carbonation in the middle. Pretty solid looking.

Nose has a mushy sense of tropical hop angle, and fresh cut grass. Faint thick malts seem to be in the back, with a sense of boozy quality. Very large mushy fruit and heat.

Weird palate. First initial sip in the mid palate is full and syrupy thick with not much flavor, then swallow brings a quick lingering peppery hot and piney hop blast. Strangely for the thickness the beer doesn't really coat or fill the palate in fact all the flavor and sensation seem to barley get past my lips. Some noticeable heat that's about it.

Overall it is hop forward like a dipa but doesn't have much of a distinguishing hop palate or any body. THere's no fruit quality in taste to match the nose, no malt backbone, or even sweetness. Just a noticeable aftertaste of pine bitter. This is a weird one, it's sort of strangely empty so I'll pass on it.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 23:54:18 | More by smakawhat
More User Reviews:
Photo of djtomain
djtomain

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-12-2014 20:01:15 | More by djtomain
Photo of bacher468
bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-12-2014 16:38:47 | More by bacher468
Photo of VeganUndead
VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-10-2014 20:26:14 | More by VeganUndead
Photo of Lorianneb
Lorianneb

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-08-2014 22:05:55 | More by Lorianneb
Photo of JDeming
JDeming

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

07-08-2014 17:48:44 | More by JDeming
Photo of Dicers
Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +13%

07-08-2014 12:44:47 | More by Dicers
Photo of Chikincoop
Chikincoop

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-07-2014 12:47:02 | More by Chikincoop
Photo of daron7
daron7

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-03-2014 02:02:28 | More by daron7
Photo of AMarkle6524
AMarkle6524

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-02-2014 23:43:22 | More by AMarkle6524
Photo of PjDaley13
PjDaley13

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

06-29-2014 17:43:10 | More by PjDaley13
Photo of glf60
glf60

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-29-2014 00:57:43 | More by glf60
Photo of Stofko1992
Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-28-2014 20:18:40 | More by Stofko1992
Photo of Acks
Acks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%

06-28-2014 14:35:20 | More by Acks
Photo of JohnK17
JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

06-27-2014 17:27:34 | More by JohnK17
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-27-2014 03:40:10 | More by wrightst
Photo of Durge
Durge

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-25-2014 01:56:31 | More by Durge
Photo of hozersr
hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-24-2014 01:19:05 | More by hozersr
Photo of Aubs723
Aubs723

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13%

06-22-2014 00:35:18 | More by Aubs723
Photo of mpalestino
mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-20-2014 00:17:28 | More by mpalestino
Photo of Chodite
Chodite

Maryland

2.33/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Lower level on the Double IPA rung. Appearance is average. Not a whole lot going on in the nose. Nothing really pleasing about the taste of this beer. Unfortunately, just not a memorable Imperial IPA. Quite boring. Many, many better choices. Will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 01:17:43 | More by Chodite
Photo of GarthDanielson
GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, slightly hazy, copper coloring, with a steady flow of carbonation and a thin, low profile, white head. The aromas are sticky resin forward, solid tart and sweet grapefruit, pineapple, and tangy caramel in the backbone. Flavors are tropical fruit forward, with a solid dose of pineapple and grapefruit, followed by hints of booze, pine pitch, evergreen highlights, and a heavy hand of dank resin. The body is robust, with a slight edge from the carbonation. Tangy and resinous aftertaste, balanced throughout, with a slick, slightly oily, slightly lingering finish. There is a build to the hops profiles as you drink. Solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 02:38:42 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of Barry_Cole
Barry_Cole


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-14-2014 02:16:26 | More by Barry_Cole
Photo of Johnsonious
Johnsonious


1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

06-12-2014 18:57:25 | More by Johnsonious
Photo of BeerForMuscle
BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-12-2014 01:13:23 | More by BeerForMuscle
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Serum from DuClaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.