Soundwave
Siren Craft Brew

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From:
Siren Craft Brew
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,370
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,308
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.59%
Ratings:
96
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 15, 2021
Added:
Nov 07, 2013
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  24
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Welcome to tropical hop heaven. Soundwave is eminently drinkable, full of flavour and subtle with bitterness. Our most famous beer pours with an inviting haze, while big-hitting American hops deliver fruit notes in abundance and a trademark resinous finish.

Hops: Citra, Simcoe, Chinook, Columbus
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2.75 by stephenlee93 from England on Oct 15, 2021
 
3.85 by mizx from England on Aug 30, 2021
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3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by flyingpig from Scotland

330ml Can from Morrisons (£1.95):
Light, translucent gold with a tiny, bubbly white lacing on top that's patchy on the surface too. The nose opens with pine hops, some floral touches & faint malts, mango & maybe some wheat too but the balance is good. Lemon, citrus & floral hops open the taste with some pine & faint tropical flavours. It's similar to the nose, perhaps & little more basic but still pleasant. The mouthfeel is sharp, tangy & well carbonated on a medium body; a shaky start but it was alright in the end. 

Dec 15, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by misteil from Ireland

look: one finger white head which quite quickly dissipates to a thin layer of bubbles, beer is a hazy murky orange amber colour, really quite a foggy beer.

smell: really fresh and juicy smelling, lot of orange, some caramel malt flavour, blood orange, pink grapefruit, some pine, rather sweet but fruity sweet, inviting.

taste: all fruit, just a wave of fresh juicy fruit flavours, load of orange, mango and pink grapefruit, although it is lacking on the bitterness side of things, only a feint bit of bitterness on the finish, still a nice tasting beer.

feel: light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, incredibly drinkable, goes down so smoothly, slight bit of lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.

overall: quite a decent ipa here from siren, a brewery whose beers i definitely want to drink more of, good stuff.

Aug 22, 2020
 
4 by iftcoach from Germany on Aug 07, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Ant777uk from England

No words can do justice. I really like it...so bitter, but fruity. Amazing!

Jun 28, 2020
 
3.53 by desint from Belgium on May 25, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by JonnyGoldsbrough from England

Unfined & Unfiltered. Suitable for vegans.
L4.25 Colour is spot on for an IPA, golden. I like the hazy cloud from the unfining. Head is small, but thick and creamy and held well.
S4.25 Good fruit nose.
T4 Good balance. Not getting huge hop flavours, but probably orange notes coming through the most.
F3.75 Decent carbonation, but definitely lacking a bit in body.
T4 Was looking for something that might knock Thornbridge Jaipur from being my favourite UK produced IPA. Good effort, but not quite as good.

May 09, 2020
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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by josanguapo from Spain

De 32gp. En copa Teku. Estudiando Reglamento de PA. Suavemente resinosa y con un cuerpo bastante ligero. Está bien pero pasa desapercibida. Era oferta por estar pasada de fecha. Sin apenas espuma

Apr 27, 2020
 
4.25 by Stengelfoot from California on Feb 07, 2020
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3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Drank at The Craft Beer Co, Islington.

Dec 12, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a clouded golden yellow color with a smaller, spongy head.

Smells of fresh cut grass among lime pulp and passion fruit. This features an additional layer of orange zest and ripe kiwi with some mango.

Drinks surprisingly full and smooth, with a light carbonation spark during its finish.

Tastes of an intense, bitter lime punch from the very beginning, together with fresh cut passion fruit and noble hops. This intriguing first impression gets enhanced by mellowing, bready malts, a hint of caramel and an uprising, slightly mineralic carbonation. Finishes with lots of maintaining limes, luscious oranges and again passion fruit among a light, crackery malt backbone.

Another fantastic, even more flavorful lower abv brew from Siren. These guys know how to convince my tastebuds by mixing up noble, herbal flavors with new world influences, creating a great depth paired with an easy drinking balance.

Oct 21, 2019
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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by FLima from Brazil

Hazy orange color with a thick head with medium retention.
Aroma with notes of stone fruit, a bit of green resin, some mango juice and fresh oranges.
Flavor with predominant notes of peaches, some onion, green spicy resin, oranges, grapefruit, wheat, pine, tea bags and mango. Dry and bitter aftertaste
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Very good American IPA with hops battling for bitterness and flavor.

Oct 01, 2019
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i liked this one a lot, and even though i didnt get to drink as much beer from these guys as i wanted to while i was in england, it was fun to find a few out there in the wild. this one is one of the more popular beers it seems, and easily the most american of the hoppy beers i had over there. its classically west coast, oily and bitter and dank, with a really fresh hop profile and quite a bit of hop bitterness to it. a little deeper than golden in color and not fully clear yet still fairly bright, with a short white head. it smells like it could have come from the west coast, honey and pine notes, some bitter citrus, and a basic two row barley grain profile. its also unique in the context of england that it has no english yeast character at all, something flavorless and efficient and quick, more modern than many of the ipa types we had. there is cool fruitiness in the flavor, orange and grapefruit before it goes bitter, and there is some light honey sweetness running through it keeping it balanced. fairly full bodied for its lower abv, drinks a little filling to me, but thats after a bunch of beer, so it could be a cumulative effect. i like what these guys are doing, and its always the crazy flavored beers that make their way to the states, so nice to have something a little more standard from them, the quality is excellent.

May 09, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

On tap. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of orange, pine and toasted caramel. Sweet citrusy taste with a piney bitterness.

Apr 04, 2019
 
3.81 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Dec 20, 2018
 
4.03 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland on Oct 20, 2018
 
3.89 by samEBC from Belgium on Aug 30, 2018
 
3.9 by HopBelT from Belgium on Aug 04, 2018
 
3.5 by BdM from Netherlands on May 06, 2018
 
3.81 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Feb 03, 2018
 
4.43 by Wiffler27 from North Carolina on Jan 01, 2018
 
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Aug 12, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by The_Beergery from Singapore

Poured from its 330 ml bottle, its appearance is an almost clear golden yellow hue topped off with thick white froth. Aroma is hoppy in nature, prominently grapefruit and an assotment of citrus fruit, and some lighter pine and floral notes. Tastes what you;d expect a West Coast IPA to be, sweet grapefruit fading quickly into fruity and piney bitterness, and a long lingering finish. Just right level of carbonation and buzz and mouthfeel.

Aug 06, 2017
 
3.71 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Jun 27, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter from our friend from across the pond
who purchased this is England----Thanks Keith!
This hop forward ipa pours a lightly cloudy amber tinged yellow with an excellent
head of white foam that settles to a thick big bubbled ring and thin layer with very nice
sudsy lacing. Nose of yellow grapefruit laden hops and pine tinged hops tossed into mild
wheat notes with subtle sweet honey malts. Flavors hit the right note for the style with wheat
and grain notes awash in grapefruit heavy hops and a touch of orange zest mingling with
mild sweet honey malt that fade to the overpowering hops with a pine tinged bitterness on the
finish. Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium light carbonation, and a bitter pine finish.

Overall, a solid representation of the style from across the pond!

Cheers

Jun 16, 2017
 
3.13 by tottel from Netherlands on Jun 02, 2017
 
3.99 by mytu420 from Romania on Dec 28, 2016
 
3.87 by Foley67 from Scotland on Dec 23, 2016
 
3.75 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Nov 15, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by janubio from Spain

Pours a hazy golden colour, two fingers head wiht a a good irregular lace. Lots of floaties. ARoma of tropical fruits, citrics, spices, peaches. Medium body, silky palate, good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Taste of citrics, caramel, tropical fruits, peaches.

Nov 04, 2016
 
3.5 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Aug 20, 2016
 
3.75 by atrocity from Virginia on Jul 25, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ciocanelu from Romania

On tap, pours hazy dark golden with fluffy, white head. Aroma has citrus fruits like ripe oranges and red grapefruit along some grassy hops. Taste starts with juicy citrus fruits and continues with some bitter, grassy, piney hops. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a really good IPA. Juicy at first with a bitter, resiny finish, really enjoyable and easy to drink.

Jul 14, 2016
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3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by drmeto from Germany

L:
-pours a cloudy golden-orange with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-low carbonation visible
-particle floaties visible
S:
-zesty,orange,peach,tangerines,faint sourness
T:
-grapefruit,orange zest,bready
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A nice attempt at an old school american PA,though not particularly complex

Jul 06, 2016
 
4.21 by spycow from Illinois on Jul 03, 2016
 
3.64 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Jun 27, 2016
 
4.13 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Jun 26, 2016
 
4.2 by rodlavers from Maryland on Jun 12, 2016
 
4.2 by sephyrott from Spain on Apr 23, 2016
Soundwave from Siren Craft Brew
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 96 ratings