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Serum - DuClaw Brewing Company

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398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
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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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First from this brewer... With regard to being Serum or dangerous... Has a bit of river wharf barge fun-house board walk dampness smell. Tar, salt, old wood, sea, and a bit of rot - but in a good way.

A - Slightly darker, standard looking IPA. Dark amber body. Mildly sticky lacing. but peters down both head and lacing as she warms. Hazed.

S - Smell is malt forward with ample citrus hops and a bit boozy malt. Ample.

T - Follows smell, and it's a lot of sweet fruity core, coated in grassy hops in fairly good balance. Hides ABV, but who needs 9% when 6 will do? Not enough nuanced, fruit or personality. Missing complexity.

M - Medium bodied, lacking the mouth feel of the best.

O - It's more in the direction of a boozy "Captain Lawrence" or east coast hoppy beer, but I dont get what the 9% adds, so I would pass.

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Serum from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.