Limoncello IPA
Siren Craft Brew

Limoncello IPALimoncello IPA
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From:
Siren Craft Brew
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 12.85%
Ratings:
314
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 13, 2018
Added:
Sep 22, 2013
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  29
SCORE
87
Very Good
Limoncello IPALimoncello IPA
Notes: Brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead .
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Photo of bobv
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch white head over a bright golden amber body with scant to no lacing. Nice nose of lemon followed by a taste of more of the same. Nice feel and overall, very interesting in that it does indeed taste like limoncello. Cheers!

Jun 13, 2018
 
4.31 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina on Jun 12, 2016
 
3.77 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2016
Photo of ChrisKayler
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by ChrisKayler from Virginia

Sugary Strong Lemon. Lemonhead w/o tart. Not super fresh.

Jan 22, 2016
 
4.02 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Jan 19, 2016
 
3.87 by BarrelAgedG from California on Nov 26, 2015
 
4 by Magister_Beav from Vermont on Nov 20, 2015
 
3.57 by nyclee from New York on Oct 23, 2015
 
4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Oct 17, 2015
 
4.12 by stephenjmoore from Maryland on Oct 13, 2015
 
3.67 by BigRizz62 from Maryland on Sep 02, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by MkDross from Colorado

Poured from a pint bottle into a tulip glass. A little over seven months old. On sale at Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO.

L- Coppery red color, half inch white head

S- Passionfruit, hoppy, citrus, almost like candy

T- Straight passionfruit, some lemon tones, nice balance of tart and bitter, no hint of alcohol for a 9.1% IPA. Very tropical and pleasant.

F- Finishes dry, which I like. It has a bright and vibrant mouthfeel, probably due to effervescence and slight tartness. The finish seems to dance upon the palate; very lively.

O- Insanely drinkable and reminiscent of a Brettanomyces fermented IPA, but without the blue cheese semi-funk that oftentimes finds its way into such beers. I honestly can't fathom why it's a poor seller and on sale. Non-hop-heads seem to find it delicious but a tad overwhelming (based upon my roommates' impressions; they were enamored over the aroma, to note). Add into the equation that it's a collaboration betwixt three outstanding breweries, from three different countries with wildly different brewing traditions, and you've got something special. I will buy this again, and I would absolutely recommend to anyone who is into IPAs or dry hopped sours (though I wouldn't call this sour by any means). Solid, well-balanced, delicious brew.

Jul 26, 2015
 
4.18 by LFinCO from Colorado on Jul 26, 2015
 
2.5 by SRBush1974 from New Jersey on Jul 21, 2015
 
4.09 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Jul 16, 2015
 
3.98 by fuzzcherry from Minnesota on Jul 15, 2015
 
3.49 by DoubleMalt from New York on Jun 26, 2015
Photo of Archdale74
2.76/5  rDev -29%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by Archdale74 from New York

Way to bitter and or sour

Jun 20, 2015
 
3.96 by MenardMa from Connecticut on Jun 17, 2015
 
4.1 by boredalready from Massachusetts on Jun 07, 2015
 
4.26 by Valentno7 from Pennsylvania on Jun 05, 2015
Photo of BMMillsy
2.51/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by BMMillsy from Florida

Tried this at The Farmhouse in Burlington. Have to say I am not a fan and this was really offputting. Just kind of boozy and like drinking liquor. I guess that's what's intended, but who wants a bomber full of this?

Jun 02, 2015
 
4 by captainkrad from New Jersey on Jun 01, 2015
Photo of oberon
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by oberon from North Carolina

Pours into an oversized wine glass a slight hazed tangerine color with a nice large fluffy white head atop.Not alot of sourness in the nose more like a sweetish lemonade with a hint of grass.The sourness comes thru on the palate with pithy lemon rind and oils with a strong lactic finish.Not a fan of all things sour...(except for vinegar based bbq) but it's easy to see the quality of this beer.

May 28, 2015
 
3.99 by normALE from Massachusetts on May 26, 2015
 
3.85 by MarioM from California on May 24, 2015
 
3.93 by jakecattleco from California on May 22, 2015
 
3.93 by tmappenzeller from Iowa on May 17, 2015
 
3.91 by QuentinCall from Georgia on May 17, 2015
 
4.1 by Elimav from Florida on May 13, 2015
Photo of hopley
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by hopley from Massachusetts

Siren / Hill Farmstead Lemon Cello is really tasty - very lemony and tangy but not overly tart at all - worth tracking down. I wasn't really excited to try this beer given the description, or the uncertainty around what it really is - but found the right Spring night to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised.

May 13, 2015
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4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by scottfrie from California

On-tap at THG.

A: Served a clear golden color with a greasy head which left tons of slick and greasy lace down the glass.
S: Tons of fresh hops, juicy citrus, and light tropical notes. Citrus and lemon zest dominate.
T: Tons of fresh lemon juice, sour mash, lemon rind, and juicy citrus hops. Very sweet and juicy finish.
M: Medium-full body, soft and tingly carbonation, thick with alcohol, clean and slick.
O: I loved it. Tons of hops. Tastes just like a limoncello.

May 08, 2015
 
3.87 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts on May 03, 2015
Photo of SFNC
3.07/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by SFNC from North Carolina

Wow, hard to be subjective. It looked good a nice semi-cloudy gold with a rich white head. Moderate lacing as I sipped. The smell is pure cat box with lemon Lysol sprayed to mask the odor. The taste is tart, the IPA charachteristics hidden beneath a quite tart lemon presence. I'm surpised the taste is not more bitter, it must have a good malt backbone. Mouthfeel is fine with slight carbonation. Overall, not one I will again revisit, which is a shame considering thelineage of this beer.

May 02, 2015
 
3.77 by tbryan5 from Louisiana on Apr 30, 2015
 
3.24 by JohnGray from New York on Apr 26, 2015
Photo of Tanktizzo
2.9/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Tanktizzo from Illinois

Too citrusy...like licking a lemon peel.

Apr 21, 2015
 
4.08 by Vicirus from Massachusetts on Apr 19, 2015
Photo of Immortale25
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Immortale25 from North Carolina

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Label says Best Before 140116.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Lemony hop aroma (lemondrop hops?) with a substantial malt backing.

T- Sourness right up front and not much else. Basically tastes like sour lemon juice with hardly any beer character. There's not even a whole lot of bitterness, just lactic acid. One positive thing I will note: you would never guess this beer is 9%, it's hidden so well.

M- Moderate pucker with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- I would like this more if there was some funk, some extra sweetness on top of the lemon flavor, or if it was more of a hop bomb but it is none of these things. A bit disappointing since I really like lemon cello and was looking forward to seeing it recreated in a beer.

Apr 16, 2015
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3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a hazy medium honey in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine visible carbonation particles rising moderately quickly and moderate amounts of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of medium thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and cracker malts underneath moderate to strong aromas of citrus/lemon zest, citrus/lemon juice, and a slight hint of sourness/tartness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet cracker and wheat malts with just a touch of grainy sweetness as well. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of tart lemon juice, citrus/lemon zest hops, citrus/lemon hops, and just a hint of sour earthiness. Light amounts of bitterness present in the finish but does not linger.

M: Medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with a light amount of acidity.

O: Really enjoyable and definitely evokes memories of drinking Limoncello when I was in Italy. Alcohol is well hidden making this one pretty easy to drink. I would gladly get this one again, but it was a little pricey.

Apr 16, 2015
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