Barrel-Aged Lemon Cello IPA | Siren Craft Brew

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Barrel-Aged Lemon Cello IPABarrel-Aged Lemon Cello IPA
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3.94/5
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39 Ratings
Barrel-Aged Lemon Cello IPABarrel-Aged Lemon Cello IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Siren Craft Brew
England, United Kingdom
sirencraftbrew.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This unique between Siren, Hill Farmstead & Mikkeller is aged in bourbon barrels and fondly called "Whiskey Sour" in the UK.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
11
Ratings:
39
pDev:
8.12%
 
 
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Skrip:
Photo of Skrip
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Other Half pint glass.

A~ glowing copper orange with a slight head and no lacing.

S~ LEMON!! so much lemon haha! lemon zest, rind, pits, everything! along with candied oranges, slight grass and a unique earthyness.

T~ follows the nose with more barrel character here. nice charr and vanilla sweetness. instead of lemon juice and zest its more of a lemon grass flavor, probably from the subdued hops.

M~ a little syrupy which kind of takes away from it a bit. decent carb and a little clawing.

O~ i could be wrong but i believe this is totally different than the last batch (labeled as Whiskey Sour). way better in my opinion! not too many brewers i can think of that have attempted the "whiskey sour." only other one that comes to mind would be Westbrook but this is more to style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of acurtis
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle. Hazy golden. Smells intense. Bourbon, oak, lemon, citrus. Tastes very lemony. Bourbon and some citrusy IPA characteristics seem to battle each other. Slightly sweet and pretty sour. Medium heavy. Strong flavor all around. I don't see how the bourbon barrel helps this beer, though.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a bronzed hazy copper color with a thin film of a little white head that fell off at a quick pace. Slight lace, concave and sliding with every sip. The aroma had the sweet lemon pulp up front, some tartness, damp wood, light floral and grassy hops - pretty far underneath. The flavor took the prior mentioned aromas to boot and added in the "bourbon heat" sweetness. Mild lemon sweet to sour to tart aftertaste. Super quick tart finish. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a decent sipping quality about it. Booziness was slightly felt but not burdensome. Overall, interesting DIPA to say the least. Maybe again?

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Photo of MGibbons
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bouncepass
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SadMachine
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear light golden pour with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Very boozy aroma with lots of bourbon standing out. Taste isn’t as boozy as expected all though there is a good bit of alcohol heat. Besides booze, flavors of oak and mildly tart lemon are also present.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tart lemon drop, sweet bourbony vanilla and oak, some funk to it and a nice grassy hop fish as well as some more booze. nice light medium mouth feel, has some creamy smooth texture to it.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eagle109
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jheimbigner
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a J. Wakefield O.G. teku glass.

A: Incredibly clear bright gold with lots of visible carbonation that persists after the pour. A half-finger of white head fades fairly quickly. Quite pretty.

S: Bourbon and lemon, vanilla and citrus zest hops. Some oak, very light cracker malts, and a touch of acetone. Hints of coconut, plus mild resin and grassy hops.

T: Lemons with a bit of fresh tasting citric acid tartness. The bourbon shows up next, but while obviously present it does manage to play nicely with the other flavors rather than drowning them out. Oak tannins, vanilla, and coconut. Just a bit of sweetness from the cracker malts. Big citrus rind flavors add fruitiness and bitterness, with some resinous hop bitterness again. Maybe some lemongrass and/or coriander as well. Bourbon, vanilla, and more lemon bitterness in the hang.

M: A light bubbly body, but not overly light or watery for style. It's definitely warming, especially with the bourbon flavors, but never overly hot. Good carbonation sensation.

O: I'm not often a fan of barrel aged IPAs, but this one works for me. I think I like it better than the base even. A nice lemon/barrel/bourbon/bitterness balance for my palate.

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Barrel-Aged Lemon Cello IPA from Siren Craft Brew
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 39 ratings