Serum XXIPA Double IPA | DuClaw Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
525
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
130
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 525 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of baklo
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drwatson32
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.72/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Although the ABV of this beer which is listed in this section of BeerAdvocate is higher than stated on the bottle (which is actually 8.3%; 2015 edition), this American Double IPA is very well balanced in delivering the desired hoppy bitterness without much of a bite while at the same time being complemented with a slight malty finish. NO BOOZINESS PRESENT! Dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of jjd315
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hardysf
2.5/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very malty. Very boozy for only 8.2 percent. Not very well balanced

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Photo of Beerfly20
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth for what I would expect from a barrel-aged IPA.easy on the hop profile and balanced overall.

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Photo of DOSullivan
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thehooksman
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WallstreetB
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jonwiseman
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I like the beer. Could use more ibus but that's a personal preference. The look is excellent. Cloudy, unfiltered, it spoke to a classic grapefruit aftertaste. The reality is it's much maltier than it looks. But it is a good solid ipa. Lacks some lacing which says smoother than most to me. At the BWI airport with my beer hero Eddies fiancé. Trying to make a good impression with my beer knowledge prowess! As for the beer; I'll have another!!!

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

Photo of Aribeer
4.48/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Mean hops with good feeling

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Photo of smb71481
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whothehellisstanpapi
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qcghost
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rwshelton2
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange brown in the glass, practically muddy. With a light amount of head on top.

S: The smell is thick with sweet fruit aromas. Orange, tangerine, pineapple, and peach. A hint of brown sugar in the finish.

T: Sweet, but with an assertive bitterness. Tropical fruits, and citrus peel.

M: Medium in body with fairly high carbonation. A touch of carbonic bite in the finish, as well as some lingering hop bitterness.

O: Overall a decent brew, but I think it falls short of others in the category. I'm still enjoying sipping on it though.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kell50
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjones5045
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Home 5/5/15

Pours golden tan with. Nice head. Mother smell is hoppy and citrus notes coming through. Not a bad taste, but kind of acidic. The booze comes through on this in the aftertaste but not a bad beer. Certainly better than the ratins suggest.

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Photo of jvodom
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ubenumber2
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fellysmarts
4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's good. I don't know why the subpar reviews.

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Serum XXIPA Double IPA from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 525 ratings.
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