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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

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Siren Craft Brew visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Collaboration

(Beer added by: Brewer1980 on 10-30-2013)
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Neither Imperial IPA from Siren Craft Brew
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.