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Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA - Siren Craft Brew

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Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPASiren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 09-22-2013)
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Photo of earljones199
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 ml bottle

Pour is a beautiful hazy amber color with a ton of thick white head. Took a couple pours to get it all into a glass.

The nose has a lot of lemon juice and lemon zest on it with some citrusy hops coming through. Great smell Tons of lemon sharpness similar to fresh lemonade.

The taste is incredible and unlike anything I've ever had. Anyone thinking this will be like a shandy or some beer + juice hybrid will be mistaken. It has such an overwhelming amount of clean lemon flavor that has a great amount of sour/tart bite to it. The lemon takes the wheel in this beer with the sourness rides shotgun.

Mouthfeel starts with a big bite from the carbonation that just adds and compliments the taste so well.

Overall a very different and surprising beer that I've been waiting to try since I first got to try it at the Worthy Burger last fall. Drinking it I would never think it was 9.1%. Maybe the lemon sharpness covers it up but I thought it was in the 5%-6% range.

earljones199, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev +1.3%

22Blue, Today at 02:00 AM
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +1.3%

1 pint .9 oz into snifter

The beer captured the limoncello liquor very well. Tart limon with a bit of spice. No real recognizable parts of an ipa other than light body and not super malty. I would be curious how much of the citrus punch comes from hops. Overall a nice tart lemon zest flavor throughout.

PBRmeasap1980, Wednesday at 01:58 AM
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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%

BcOneSeven, Monday at 12:58 AM
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3.24/5  rDev -18%

IrishColonial, Sep 13, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%

Tfergus, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

GRG1313, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Davepoolesque, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of JStampler
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

JStampler, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of ryguy31
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ryguy31, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Respirologist, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Duesler
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Duesler, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BraveMountie, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

rhino4evr, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

AdamP, Sep 06, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +15.4%

vissai, Sep 05, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +1%

IvoryFoxhole, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

This is an interesting beer that doesn't fit the style of an IPA. Pours a hazy pale gold with short head. Smell is zesty, sweet lemon over grassy hops with a touch of funk. The taste leads with a citrusy sweetness followed by a grassy and slightly pungent hop note. I am not sure if the grassiness is from the hops or the yeast. The beer finishes with drawn out lemon pith that grows more bitter as I drink the bottle. The beer is also tart from the lemon which covers up most of the malt flavor. Mouthfeel is helped by the effervescent carbonation but hindered by the slightly heavy body. I would call this a "dessert" IPA. It's sweet on the heavy side yet the tartness from the lemon is refreshing. An interesting beer but not excellent.

brianmandell, Sep 05, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

Marcos_Graziano001, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Nick_isthatstillcool, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of ToddHolder
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ToddHolder, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

A lighter shade of yellow in color. Forms a modest, creamy, white head. Some minimal lacing. Aroma is mostly lemon, but it's not a bright lemonade type of lemon. It's more a strong "reduced" lemon quality along with lemon zest and a hint of citrus hops. The taste is also fairly strong on lemon, but there is a distinct sourness to this beer. Again the lemon flavor is not bright - more a cooked lemon flavor. And the sourness is a citric acid (as opposed to acetic acid) with a mild underlying sweetness and a bit of pith. I suppose there is a certain maltiness to the beer that doesn't make it taste as if I'm drinking straight up cooked lemon juice. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Mild bitterness.
The beer reminds of the lemon version of Pipeworks Marilime Law. And much like that beer, this beer is an interesting twist on the IPA, but certainly not one I'd want to drink on a regular basis.

Florida9, Aug 31, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

ColForbinBC, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mikeincharleston, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

NorCalAussie, Aug 28, 2014
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Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA from Siren Craft Brew
88 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.