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Serum - DuClaw Brewing Company

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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 9
Gots: 46 | 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 y2jrock60:
Photo of y2jrock60
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark orange with a two finger head that leaves moderate lacing.

S- Very sweet aroma with hints of piney hops. The malt or more prevalent in the nose than the hops.

T- Very sweet upfront, very similar to their Venom PA. The hops make an appearance at the end but are overwhelmed by the malt sweetness. You don't get hop flavors, just their bitterness. There is a slight presence of alcohol which undermines the bitterness as well.

M- Medium-thick bodied, almost syrup like, with a moderate-low amount of carbonation.

O- Very similar to their Venom PA, almost too overly sweet for my liking. The hops are an afterthought with this beer, I actually perceive more hop flavor and bitterness from the Venom PA. I understand the alcohol plays a part in the profile, but Dogfish Head and Breckenridge are able to bring them through in their doubles.

y2jrock60, Apr 13, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of clayrock81
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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 +19.8%

nstroup, Nov 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

TimoP, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

iemailjack, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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

Billolick, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

alienlifeforcecube, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Cheers.

SkinnyElvis, Jan 20, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

ImFlyerThanYou, Feb 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

deebo, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Mantooth, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Cynic-ale, Nov 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

mjh0527, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

briandaube, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

ryser2k, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

WVbeergeek, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

SPRichard, Jun 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

NickyT, Oct 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

mocktm, Dec 28, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JuniperJesus, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

dsauter, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

acurtis, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

JMS1512, Apr 26, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

alcohline_trip, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

imbuckeye, Dec 03, 2012
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Serum from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.