Dismiss Notice

Site Performance Updates: We're aware of the nightly site outage, and working on resolving the issue.

Follow our progress ...

Soundwave West Coast IPA | Siren Craft Brew

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
85
very good
12 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Siren Craft Brew
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sound Wave carries her drinker to the West Coast, to the golden shores of California where craft ale is nectar. She is the driest of Siren's ales with a bitterness that bites, but she is balanced with full flavor. Her resinous finish will pull you off balance.

Added by CwrwAmByth on 11-07-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
60
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
26.77%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 60
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

 1,520 characters

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

Photo of innominat
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NilocRellim
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy vibrant orange, almost like a weisse bier. Pine and citrus aromas are dominate, but and crisp. Oily bitterness (resin?) right away in the taste, with a nice citrus-hoppy flavour through. Very crisp and refreshing. Not much to it, but would make a great sunny-day-pint.

 275 characters

Photo of stephenlee
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of azkkr
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of wllrss
4.77/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Les Trois 8, Paris, December 2014:

Cloudy, darker amber color that produced a very nice, light, frothy, white head. Citrus hops, but not too overdone. All good taste, not too hoppy, but pine and citrus hops noted. Had a lighter feel to it, seemed much more like an English IPA. The beer had a nice dry finish. Overall, a solid beer, which is probably much better on cask.

 387 characters

Photo of DrBier
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rwalford74
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hdtrice
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rbloomberg3
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.85/5  rDev +1%

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

89 characters

Photo of mdagnew
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BigGold
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 330-ml. bottle into tall water glass, London. Not to engage that debate, but Soundwave (or "Sound Wave" on the same bottle) plausibly claims to be a West Coast-style IPA. Perhaps not the first beer of choice for an American visiting London, but certainly satisfying for a Londoner thinking of California and Oregon.

 339 characters

Photo of speedvagen
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of k3ve
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davidfm74
4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of windypete
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of risenz
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WGO
4.64/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Perfect white head, body is almost pineapple juice like. Yellow to orange and really rather hazy maybe almost cloudy.
Had this one a bit warmer than I would normally have an IPA, never really wait for a beer to warm up that much. Really great flavours in this, there is some peach, pineapple, maybe mango and a definite grapefruit pithy biterness. There was almost a slightly sour zing to it.
Carbonation is spot on just enough to give the beer plenty of layers, but never take over.
This is great stuff from a brewery that is fast becoming my favourite in the UK.

 564 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Soundwave West Coast IPA from Siren Craft Brew
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.