Whiskey Sour IPA | Siren Craft Brew

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Whiskey Sour IPAWhiskey Sour IPA

Brewed by:
Siren Craft Brew
England, United Kingdom

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The crazy invention that is Limoncello IPA, the collaboration between Siren, Hill Farmstead & Mikkeller, has been aging in bourbon barrels. The infusion of the oak and bourbon has added huge layers of complexity and hits the spot as a Whiskey Sour. Slice of orange and a cherry anyone?

Added by scotv on 01-31-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at CBC 2016 - second day. Notes of whiskey barrel, vinegar and sour grapes. Not much bourbon going on.

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Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerdrifter
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up at one of the best beer stores ever, Bierhalle Deconinck. An aggressive pour yields a quickly fading one finger white head with minimal lacing and a hazy amber-orange body. The nose is quite sharp and intense with big boozey, wooden bourbon barrel notes along with hints of lemon, grass, caramel, and subtle vanilla. The taste follows suit with huge oak and bourbon up front along with hints of sour lemon, lime, grass, caramel, and mandarin orange. The mouthfeel is somewhat flat with near mouth-puckering sour/bitterness, but it's surprisingly drinkable. Overall, I really think they achieved the whiskey sour feel for this beer, and got some really great barrel character at the same time. Unique and one I'd definitely revisit.

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Photo of Sam-VW
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber with not much head. Bubbles sit on bottom of glass

S - Lemon, Bitter Orange, Boozy Bourbon notes

T - Starts with sour lemon, going into sweeter citrus then bourbon with bitter orange on the finish.

M - Very smooth mouthfeel for the percentage, crisp and clean with a dry, bitter finish.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BogBoyJD
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of bark
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The colour is gold-orange, the liquid is a bit hazy. The low head is white, it disappears quickly into a very thin lid leaving no lacing.

The smell is a bit chemical with notes of oak wood, alcohol, bitter herbs, lemon cordial and butter-flavoured pop corns.

The taste is woody and herbal. Passing clean notes of lemon and lime juice. It is lighter than expected. Dense sweetness. Somewhat harsh wooden flavours. Medium to full body. The aftertaste got cleaner lemon-lime flavours and some toffee, it is dry with clean alcohol flavours. The short finish got notes of alcohol and sour lemon candy.

The carbonation is strong, but the mid-sized bubbles are very short-lived. The liquid is medium smooth.

I am not a huge fan of barrel ageing beer, the result is very seldom better than the original. This beer does not make me change that perception.

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Photo of aztraz
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Photo of scotv
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Skrip
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Forest & Main tulip.

A~ light brown with an orange glow. pretty much no head and no lacing at all.

S~ smells exactly like a whiskey sour that was spilt in the grass haha! lemon, dank hops, vanilla, caramel and a bit of booze.

T~ follows the nose to a T! more dank, what seems to be american hops here that gives it more of a lemongrass flavor just like in the base beer. nice bourbon presence but not over done. you can tell the barrel didn't have a heavy hand ha!

M~ not very carbonated but you could say thats what they were going for. trying to make it as close to a regular whiskey sour as possible. other than that super smooth and very drinkable. still surprised how well they hide the gravity!

O~ now technically this is still a HF colab. all they did was stick the base beer in a barrel and it says it on the bottle! haha! so it definitely demands a review! i seems to be all caught up with bottled colabs. at this point too! its seriously crazy how close they got to a regular whiskey sour, hard to believe this is a beer at points. definitely worth it!

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Photo of nootch23
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Whiskey Sour IPA from Siren Craft Brew
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 17 ratings