1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Soundwave West Coast IPA - Siren Craft Brew

Not Rated.
Soundwave West Coast IPA
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
85
very good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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)
View: Beers (50) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of dcbeers
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of azkkr
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.85/5  rDev +1%

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

Photo of mdagnew
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of speedvagen
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of windypete
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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!

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!

Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev +5%

Half pint at the Euston Tap.

A: Very pale amber, cloudy, could have passed for English style apple
juice, kept a bit of film on the top, lots of lacing clung to the side of the glass.

S: Lots of mango, pronounced citrus fruits.

T: Lemon, lime, grapefruit mixed with a good dose of molasses.

M: Crisp, moderate carbonation, smooth.

O: Wasn’t quite a double or imperial IPA but a balanced, interesting beer.

Photo of supermeniscus
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

Photo of jondavidsson
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kal
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of gaborcsupity
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of PoppaSquat
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Oidmoe
4/5  rDev +5%

Soundwave West Coast IPA from Siren Craft Brew
85 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.