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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

264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 09-22-2013

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Photo of windypete
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yeaprolly
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawner
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phigg1102
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iong516
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Kinda all over the place but worth a try. Tart + funk + citrus + a bit sour. Wouldn't call it an IPA but some hops are there although hidden way in the background with everything else going on. A lacto yogurt creaminess is present in the mouthfeel.

Photo of FreshZ
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.14/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DangerDawg
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.14/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A very odd beer. Lots of lemon zest and citrus. Not very ipa like. Has a green apple tartness. It is very dry and saison like. Funky. Yeasty.

Not sure what to make of this one.

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdtoffers
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marlon19
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of strandm
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickyDee21
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buschyfor3
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9oz bottle served in a tulip

A: Very cloudy pour; interestingly, the body is a darker amber-orange - much darker than I expected as limon cello, after all, generally has a light yellow tint; the pour produces a small, rocky, off-white head that disappears after about a minute; thin rings of lacing on the drink down .

S: Huge lemon aromas on first impression - fresh squeezed lemon juice and mounds of grated lemon peel; the pungent lemon is gradually joined by a souring, greek-yogurt like note (obviously the lactose touted on the label); the nose is predominantly sour/puckering - only a faint hint of candi-sugar sweetness at the tail end, but not enough to overcome the zesty lemon.

T: Like the nose, the first sip is dominated by all manners of lemon - fresh squeezed lemon juice, fresh grated lemon peel, lemon warhead candies, acidic and quite puckering; some of that funky sourness from the lactose finds its way through, moderating some of the bite with a creamy, plain greek yogurt note; not much sweetness in this IPA - no syrupy/sugary flavors, nor much suggestion of any malt backbone - this one is all lemon; the finish is drying and lingers long, the bitter lemon zest remaining on the tongue well beyond the swallow.

M: The oily/slick body is tempered by a very crisp carbonation that bristles across the palate.

O: An interesting twist on an IPA, favoring the bitter/sour interpretation of commercial limoncello liqueurs. If you love bright, puckering lemon flavor, then this beer will serve you well. Not difficult to drink, especially at 9.1% ABV, but I would have liked to see more balance and a touch more of a simple, sugary sweetness - like the limoncellos that I enjoy sipping from time to time.

Photo of JustinTauscher
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy dark gold with snowy finger of foam. 3.5
Lemon nose til your eyes water: zest, citronella, and Pledge, all. 4.5
Lemon curd on white toast, then scrapping grapefruit oil, a hint of hoppy kiwi, some tartness, and an aromatic oil end. 4.25
Lime end and waxy linger.
Hot, greasy, medium, creamy. 4.25

-- Actually hits the concept: that creamy but sharp and cleansing lemon taste. Hops get the job done. Almost a DIPA-radler? Fun, if not outright great. 4.25

Photo of KAP1356
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of 30helens
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA from Siren Craft Brew
88 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.