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Serum XXIPA Double IPA | DuClaw Brewing Company

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Serum XXIPA Double IPASerum XXIPA Double IPA
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3.57/5
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525 Ratings
Serum XXIPA Double IPASerum XXIPA Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Hefe on 02-12-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,790
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
525
pDev:
12.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
129
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 525 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of bmcmahon1024
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As HopsForBrains wrote, Serum is "dangerously drinkable"...indeed! Poured a color typical of the style, with decent carbonation. Smell, taste and mouth feel was all DIPA, however at the labeled 8.3% .abv, I expected a bit more of a bit, but that was nowhere to be found. Is there such a thing as a "sessionable DIPA? Serum definitely could be, hence the above disclaimer! In fact, I think I'll have another...

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Photo of JEM717
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hman43
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It pours a clear, golden color. It has aromas of floral, pine, citrus, and hints of malt. It is very hoppy with high citrus and floral flavoring. It is moderately bitter on the way down.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidS333
5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serum is an American Double/Imperial by Duclaw Brewing Co. The smell is refreshing and has hints of beta hop sweetness mixed in with its overall refreshing smell. Its froth is light on a light-medium-thick scale. The body is close to medium on the side of light on a light medium thick scale. The color is a sort of translucent burnt amber.

The flavor of Serum is a sort of sweet swirly hop taste, that has sort of tasty sweetish lingerings mixed in with the overall hoppy flavor of the beer. The beer's after taste has a sort of lingering lightly sweet hoppy taste, and is quite good. It can be tasted on the top of one's palate for a good moment after tasting the beer, and the beers hoppyness lingers on the tongue for a little longer, ultimately dissolving into a more traditional semi bitter aftertaste after a few moments more.

Overall Serum is a sort of unique American Double/Imperial in that it has a semi different flavor depending on how one drinks it. If one drinks it quickly one gets the bitter hops taste that sort of slides down into the aftertaste at the base of one's palate. If however, one sort of holds it at the front of one's mouth for a moment, then gulps it down, this sort o f allows the hoppy mixture of the beers taste to let its self known in a more clear way per se. Mixing from the bitter hoppiness in the beginning into the sort of hoppy sweetness of the immediate aftertaste in a more clear and sensible way per se.

Overall Serum is a cool, and original take on the American Double/Imperial, and I would encourage anyone on their American Double/Imperial journey, to try it along their travels. Overall a unique hoppy mixture, and a flavorful brew. I would also encourage anyone who tries it to try it by both sipping it slowly and sipping it quickly for its quite intriguing how the taste is semi-different depending on how one goes about drinking this American Double/Imperial brew.

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Neilnpk
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bman13
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mediocre

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Photo of reitzbrewing
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikepcarney
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kraut6363
2.96/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lettsgo3
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ANIMOUL
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Disappointed.

Received via a cross-country road trip made by my parents. Perhaps it was the heat exposure or dated bottling - to be fair, my parents aren't hip to these nuances - but there was little carbonation and heavy taste. That said, the Duckpin and Neon they transported was fine. Alcohol overpowered the hops and malt. Consequently, wasn't sure what I was drankin'.

Skip.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerguy
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip, bottled 6/30/15

A- pours a deep Amber color with a reddish hue, one-finger foamy white head retains Laing after the pour

S- Some earthy and piney hop aroma up front, followed by fruit juice, alcohol & sugary sweet malt

T- very sweet and malty base eventually gives way to some citrus and piney hops, followed by flavors of red fruit juice, the artificial kind. Sugary malty finish with some alcohol burn on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly boozy finish

O- this drinks more like an American strong ale, as it is very malty and boozy

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Photo of squonk45
4.8/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

8.3% but of all the high alc % beers I tried this is the strongest no trying to hide piney bitter alcohol taste It could grown on me definitely a Man's beer . wimps dare not try

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Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DKinPA1
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serum XXIPA Double IPA from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 525 ratings
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