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Brewed by Siren
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Finchampstead, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an awesome collaboration with Mikkeller and Hill Farmstead. It will mess with your mind as an IPA designed to mimic Limoncello. A slightly sour mash, combined with Lactose for sweetness, tonnes of lemon Zest and hopped to death with Sorachi Ace and Citra. Bottle, cask and keg.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours a clear copper with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong, bright citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, lactose. The taste is bitter citrus, tropical hops, yuzu, lemongrass, pale malt, lactose.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thmsboyd (67) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle BBE: 30.09.15. Chilled. Amber pour with a short-lasting off-white head. Intense aromas of lemon juice, sherbet lemons and pine. Full-on citrus, but multifaceted. A medium sourness dominates the taste buds, but a mild sweetness and a gentle bitterness are appreciable. Comes across as somewhat confused rather than balanced. Full body with a sticky texture that complements the sweet lemon aromas. Low carbonation and a surprisingly dry finish. Overall a worthwhile collaboration that certainly does what it sets out to do. Whether that works as an all-round beer is a different question.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4287) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Soft bright yellow pour with a slight haze. Two fingers of white head that quickly collapses. Nose shows a lightly earthy note with a lemony tartness and spicy note. Flavor shows a noticeable acidity and lemony tartness with asoft bitterness. Peppery and zesty on the finish with a light body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5643) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours amber, orOrange on nose, sickly sweet orange lemon taste.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (378) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Palish lime yellow with no foam after a few seconds. The smell is south and a bit lemony fruity. The smell is sour on the tongue and sweetish in the throat. Very timid taste though, a bit lemony. The aftertaste is quite short as well. Nevertheless a pleasant taste in a very calm beer (taste and carbonation wise)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (672) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Yellow-even greenish color with small white head. Aroma is lemony and hoppy, but like - really lemony! Taste is again lemony, slightly sourish, nice! Great beer, something very different.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2835) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Loads of lemon and citrus. Some weird lemonhead fake candy stuff in there too.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (134) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 18, 2015
Poured into a taster glass showing cloudy dark honey brown with very slight white foam head. The nose shows a lot lemon and dry hops (pine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple) with some big grassy tones. The palate is lightly carbonated and medium bodied. First impression shows off lemon flavors with the sharp IPA bitterness barely hiding in the background. Afterwards a slight sweetness mellows out a lot of the tartness. The finish is slightly astringent with a citric bitterness akin to grapefruit pulp. Very gentle bitterness. If I were to guess, the absolutely perfect balance of all the flavors is definitely a sign of Hill Farmstead whereas the intense dry hopping was probably Mikkeller. Definitely something out of the ordinary and worth trying at least once.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3005) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
(Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello (Lemon Cello) IPA) Bottle 330 ml from BenH, many thanks Ben for this one! Served into a tulip glass, ABV 9.1% Deep orange colour on a slightly cloudy body, with lazy activity in it and a small and somewhat white, thin head sitting on top. Good retention nevertheless, it leaves light lacing behind. Divine aroma, it does smells like limoncello, tons of citrus and lemon zest, fresh green lemon leaves. Very bitter taste, again brings to mind limoncello only much, much more bitter. Lemon zest, lemon leaves, lemon flowers, almost everything is lemon on this one and very bitter, like you’re chewing a lemon leave, with faint sugar on the back. Seems a bit too much at first but it’s easy to get used to it. Some alcohol notes as well. Medium thin body with good carbonation, oily on the palate. Very good!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EtTuCthulhu (1295) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2015
This beer pours a slightly hazy straw golden color with a small white head that fades quickly to a ring. The aroma blends resin hops, lemon juice, lemon zest, and a hint of pale malts; the taste is mildly bitter, mildly sour, and a touch sweet with an aftertaste that is pure lemon juice and zest. The palate fuses an oily texture, medium-light body, and a soft carbonation.


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