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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

184 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Siren Craft Brew visit their website
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 +6.6%
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 Hendry
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Hendry, Today at 12:24 AM
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

spycow, Sunday at 11:15 PM
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle I brought to share at Skuter's tasting.

This one is from Siren, but is labeled as Lemon Cello IPA for the US market.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour earth, citrus zest, and lemon juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness and acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice citrus characteristics and an interesting sourness that make this one easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sunday at 08:37 AM
Photo of Hanglow
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Hanglow, Saturday at 05:36 PM
Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev +1.5%

jakea, Friday at 04:20 AM
Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

atlbravsrno1, Thursday at 09:28 PM
Photo of deonreds
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

deonreds, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT.

Pours a hazy golden yellow, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like lemon warheads, smells really tart, with some tart lemon juice, and no real hop aroma. It might be there, but the lemon really overpowers it.

This is the most lemon heavy drink of any kind I've ever, beer or otherwise. Tastes strongly of lemon candy, sugar-coated lemons, and a bit of rind-like bitterness. This one is quite sour, both from the lemon and apparently the soured malt. Again, no real hop flavor here, it might be buried beneath the lemon additions, or it might be lemony hops seamlessly blending into this sugary maelstrom, who knows.

The beer has a body of medium thickness, with a lower amount of carbonation, and an intensely syrupy mouthfeel.

Tasted good at first, then just got overly cloying and sweet. Good in very small doses.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev +1.5%

22Blue, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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, Sep 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%

BcOneSeven, Sep 15, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -17.8%

IrishColonial, Sep 13, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%

Tfergus, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

GRG1313, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Davepoolesque, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

JStampler, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ryguy31, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Respirologist, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Duesler, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

rhino4evr, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

AdamP, Sep 06, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +15.7%

vissai, Sep 05, 2014
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Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA from Siren Craft Brew
88 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.