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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

208 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | 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 +7.1%
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 Krafty34
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Krafty34, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of stephenlee
3/5  rDev -23.5%

stephenlee, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2014. Picked up recently from Trembling Madness in York. A collaboration between Siren, Mikkeller and Hill Farmstead, this is described on the label as a soured beer that contains lactose, lemon juice/zest and tons of citrus hops. Oh yeah!

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with plenty of chunky sediment and light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of sharp citrus with notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, acidic fruit, natural yoghurt, sourdough, earthy yeast, mild caramel malt and stewed hops. Tart, with a lingering sweetness in the background. Vaguely reminiscent of lambic/berliner weiss. Smells amazing.

Tastes of intense lemony goodness with a hoppy citrus character and a sharp bitter finish. Notes of lemon juice/zest, grapefruit, lime, peel, acidic citrus, natural yoghurt, sourdough, earthy yeast, caramel malt and stewed hops. Tart and highly attenuated, with a distinctly sour quality tempered by fruity sweetness. A strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with a tartness that dries the palate. Light carbonation but good body. Very astringent, followed by an aftertaste of acidic lemon, aromatic citrus, bitter hops and earthy yeast.

Stunning - a brew that pushes at the boundaries. A fusion of several styles that results in something new. It looks pretty good, but the aroma and flavour really bring it to life. Plenty of lemon and acidity, with intense fruit and aromatic hops alongside earthy yeast. Decent body, though increased carbonation would enhance the texture. An intriguing beer with no shortage of charisma - each sips suggests IPA, lambic, berliner weiss or fruit beer in turn. Complex and delicious; if you see it then don't pass up the opportunity to try it.

jazzyjeff13, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

doremite, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

1BeerToRuleThemAll, Aug 22, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

acurtis, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

BraveMountie, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +2%

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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

hooliganlife, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

aztraz, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Spelled Lemon Cello IPA on the label.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow. Nice white head. Medium collar and some surface wisps.

Smell - Lemony. Wow. Some citrus hops. More lemon. Very light pale malt.

Taste - Sharp lemon. Hops before it, though. Citrus hops. Lemon flavor overwhelms it. Pale malt gives it some sweetness. Lemon turns pithy and bitter and kinda tart.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - So it's good. It's got an intense lemon flavor that gets to be a bit too much. It's a very creative take, though.

Alieniloquium, Aug 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Denzo, Nov 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

ConradKenney, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

JoeD77, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ryguy31, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Kmlund, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

GRG1313, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

waddellc2, May 29, 2014
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Ajlvt, Dec 01, 2013
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Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA from Siren Craft Brew
88 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.