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Soundwave - Siren Craft Brew

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Soundwave
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BA SCORE
85
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Siren Craft Brew visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 11-07-2013)
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2014. Acquired a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. The blurb on the label implies that this is brewed in the style of a West Coast IPA.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy orange-amber hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of juicy hops with hints of grapefruit, faint peel, citrus, white fruits, mild pine, grass/hay, earthy yeast and weak caramel malt. Decidedly hoppy but quite dry and yeasty.

Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, subtle pine, white grape, faint tropical fruit, grass/hay, earthy yeast, mild caramel malt and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a strident, hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and very dry, with good carbonation and decent body. Hop oils tantalise the palate. Highly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of pine resin, sour citrus, bitter aromatic hops and dry, earthy yeast.

A reasonable stab at a West Coast IPA, but somewhat unbalanced. Looks OK, with a nice hoppy aroma that is tinged with yeast. The flavour is slightly less favourable; plenty of fruity hops but a lack of malt and an excess of yeastiness. Decent body. Overall, this brew has the hops but the appropriate malt character is missing. Worth sampling, though there are better examples of the style out there.

jazzyjeff13, Feb 01, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

stephenlee, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

dcbeers, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.85/5  rDev +1%

Certainly a very dry element to this, nice balance hop level, I must investigate further.

EmperorBevis, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mdagnew, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of windypete
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

windypete, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Kenee
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to tulip glass

Good frothy head. Excellent lacing. Colour is a very cloudy, orange. Little light escaping!

Very strong, very light citrus. Lots if hops. Massive.

Wow. Really good beer. Big grapefruit, citrus bitter astringent hit. Very hoppy, very bitter. Very nice!

Kenee, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle

A unfortunately just a bottle at a beer and food fest

S - slight citrus but very piney

T - very piney hop bakenced with malt

M - dry, good carbonation

All in all an excellent brew! I've wanted to try for ages and it lived up to it's expectation!

Sam-VW, May 17, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Murky dull bronze with with froth that trails a bit but fades fast, plus some kind of dirt on the inside of the neck.
Mango and lemon zest on the nose with some honey crunch biscuit underneath.
Dark honey and some apricot, then sour orange and lemon sorbet hops.
Dried orange rind finish and tingly linger.
Fizzy, slight cling, a bit watery.

So it's getting now to where we've got brewers who can whack in the hops, but not much else. This is brightly, fruitily, New Worldly hopped - and also muddy, thin, and too fizzy. Not to mention the mysterious silt that is forcing me to drainpour this.

Not a good foot forward with this brewery.

StJamesGate, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jondavidsson, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Kal
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Kal, May 27, 2014
Photo of ADZA
3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dirty blonde hue with a frothy three finger head and similar lacing,the smell is very subtle for an IPA and it's light stonefruit,lychees and perfumey hops,the mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of paw paw,lychees,pale sweet malts that try to balance things out and finished with perfumey floral hop dry bitterness and overall yeah it's better than it looks but not something I'd seek out again cheers.

ADZA, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

CwrwAmByth, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kirk, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

PoppaSquat, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Oidmoe, Sep 13, 2014
Soundwave from Siren Craft Brew
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.