Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA - Siren Craft Brew
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Reviews by mdagnew:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown
Poured an bright amber colour. Slightly off white head poured thick and meringue like then faded slowly to good thick coating... very faint carbonation drifts slowly to surface... some decent patchy lacing...
Aroma - Big blast of lemon up front followed by spicy and peppery hops, light sugary sweetness, some grapefruit, quite earthy
Taste - Intense lemon and citrus hop bitterness to the fore followed by light spicy fruits (grapefruit and lime), the citrus fades to light sugary sweetness, some light metallic traces, faint saltiness, yeasty notes...
Feel - Very sharp and dry... medium bodied... dangerously drinkable as the 9% is nowhere to be seen
Overall - An excellent and very original IPA. Excellent on a warm spring day !! Highly recommended
04-30-2014 18:44:04 | More by mdagnew
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4.2/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
08-12-2014 15:49:11 | More by earljones199
United Kingdom (England)
4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
09-22-2013 00:55:34 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.69/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
08-12-2014 00:57:14 | More by Alieniloquium
3.25/5 rDev -17.7%
Poured 9 oz. on tap into a becker nonic glass at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC.
A good creamy two finger off white head is presented. It sits on a slightly hazy apricot body color. Good thin puck always manages to stick around while drinking, with virtually no lacing.
Nose is a bit strange. Faint lemon. So where's the hop angle on this? A sort of juiced squeezed lemon sensation too which blocks out everything else.
First taste is just weird. This is buttery and slick, there might be some diacetyl issues going on here, but luckily it's not too large. Faint lemon palate finishes with a zesty finish. Lingering astringent fruit bitterness, lots of pith and bitter lemon peel.
Overall it's just a weird beer and has virtually no semblance of an IPA at all. It comes off as a sort of dried out juiced lemon beer, and luckily not of the dish soap variety. Interesting, but not something I'd want to have again.
03-27-2014 21:24:22 | More by smakawhat
Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA from Siren Craft Brew
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