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Serum - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 36 | 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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4/5  rDev +12.7%

LarryMyers, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

wyatt13, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

csurowiec, Sep 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Dbot, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ROGUE16, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jmgault1, Sep 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ghscott, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured alight amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of bitter earthy hops with dry caramel malt notes. Taste is also dominated by bitter hops notes with limited complexity and some lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. I thought there was too much malt and limited hops presence with a lacks of complexity in the hops profile.

Phyl21ca, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

jawneyt, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

lovellfam5, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

domnalbrecc, Aug 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

bmmortale, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

davet100, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

TaylorK, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

ZachKelly, Aug 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

TonyTalon, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jspaner, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jkrug5, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Proclarush, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

buzzy, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JakeDebus, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

jep2606, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

AngusOg, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

lupercmda, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

smakawhat, Jun 06, 2013
Serum from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.