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Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Neither Imperial IPA - Siren Craft Brew

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Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Neither Imperial IPASiren / Cigar City / Grassroots Neither Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brewer1980 on 10-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Collaboration
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2014, so it's a bit out of date. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. A collaborative brew described as a post-prohibition imperial IPA brewed with corn and honey.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with some chunky sediment and good carbonation. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a thick surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of rich, sweet malt with hints of mild fruity hops, subtle citrus, grain, barley sugar, corn, honey, faint floral notes, earthy yeast and a twinge of sourness. A whisper of warming booze in the background. OK, though the hops have probably faded.

T: Tastes of sweet malt with a restrained bitter finish. Notes of grainy malt, barley sugar, corn, mild honey, floral hints, mild fruity hops, earthy yeast and stewed leaves. Somewhat sweet, followed by a moderate, leafy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of sweet malt, corn, earthy yeast, subtle bitterness and cardboard.

O: OK, though doesn't really come across as an IPA (particularly an imperial one). Perhaps the hop character has faded too much. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are quite sweet and malty with hints of corn, honey and vague fruitiness. A mild bitterness underscores the sweetness. Good body; quite creamy. Drinkable enough but unexceptional - my impression is that the adjuncts don't improve the brew compared to an all-malt bill. An interesting experiment but no need to hunt it down.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Parker Pie. Served in a short pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Big white head. Laces very nicely.

Smell - Light citrus. More grassy hops, but the malt is more dominant. Bright fruity sweetness, presumably from the honey. Kinda smells wheaty.

Taste - It's got a grapefruit and pine hop flavor, but the malt is again the centerpiece. Sweet and doughy. Bright fruity honey flavors, too. Finishes with a strong sharp grain flavor, which I guess is corn.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Well carbonated. Kinda sweet, but not offensively.

Overall - It's pretty good, but not the usual hop dominant profile I'd like.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows lychee, hot alcohol, corn-like industrial notes, pine and peach.
Harsh flavours too with more solventy alcohol and the corn notes. Some light sweet clean malt and a fair whack of pine and grapefruit.
Body feels a bit watery. Very warming.

Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Half pint.

A: Pale golden, very hazy, large head, moderate retention, lots of lacing.

S: Lots of mango, some molasses, quite medicinal.

T: Very sweet for an IPA, fruity, molasses, substantial burn.

M: Fairly crisp for abv, smooth, moderate carbonation.

O: Decent, drinkable beer, a sipper but I get the feeling they tried too hard.

Photo of AMack11
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Best before 31/12/2014

A - A very hazy golden staw yellow with a 3 finger fluffy white head. Looks very appealing.

S - Citrus, lemongrass, honey, very little sweetness. A soft scent of hops.

T- Hops, slight hints of lemon and honey. A long hoppy finish.

M - Creamy, light and smooth. Not too much carbonation.

Overall, I thought this was a very good beer. This is the second one of these that I've enjoyed both. I would prefer a little bit of a heavier mouthfeel, as this is very light, but the carbonation is spot on. I really enjoy IPA's this time of year, and at 8.1% this imperial version hides the alcohol well, which makes it very easy to drink. Not overly complex, but very drinkable. Would definitely have again.

Photo of Skrip
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Mikkeller Bar wine glass.

A~ copper/brown orange with a huge head and some lacing.

S~ sweet honey up front, some mango juice, followed by dank grass. smells very sweet, like straight candy.

T~ a lot more subtle here! light oats and pils malt up front, really strange for this to crash the pallet first... you can actually taste the corn mid-pallet, also strange! dank hoppy earth at the back end with a lingering honey sweetness.

M~ extremely light especially for the high gravity. i'm honestly very impressed by Siren's ability to "sugar coat" the ABV. other than that maybe a little too much carbonaton, yet still smooth and refreshing.

O~ i'm glad i got to try this, even if its not the version brewed in VT. still the same recipe at least! now someone needs to start brewing Nor again, yeah... i don't think i'll get that lucky haha! anyway this is definitely solid and worth a shot of course! i think we have more of a chance of seeing Limoncello bottles in the states over this for sure!

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a copper color. Thinner, off white head. Not much lacing.

S-Balanced between sweet and hoppy. The hops are candied citrus, softer tropical fruits and maybe some grass. Caramel and fruity malt.

T-The hops take over more here. The yeast is estery. Also some caramel and even a spicy yeast flavor. The hops are of sweet, candied oranges, melon and peach. Also fairly grassy.

M-Medium bodied. Booze pops up slightly and heats the cheeks. Medium carbonation. Bitterness isn't excessive.

O-A tasty, unique triple collaboration. First sip was more impressive than any. The entire pint started to lose its luster with me just slightly. Still an above average brew.

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

A collab with cigar city and grassroots and theses guys I've never heard til the other day so interested that's for sure and pours a dirty golden honey hue with a rocky capped three finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is a nice mix of tropical fruit salad and a spicey maltiness quite nice,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated,the taste is quite crisp and zesty with big tropical fruit salad notes,zesty lemon and finished with a mix of spicey malts and paw paw and overall nothing out of this world but tasty,sessionable and well worth a taste just beware of the ABV as it's so well hidden cheers.

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Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Neither Imperial IPA from Siren Craft Brew
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.