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Siren / Pizza Port Big The Inflatable Cowboy Hat

 (RETIRED)
overall
95
73
style
Formerly brewed at Siren
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Finchampstead, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hoppy punchy yeehah of a double IPA weighing in at a hefty 10.5% packed full of American and European hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Islington N1. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty very hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with hints of caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
Cask handpull at Craft Beer Co. Yes a little boozy and yes may be better on keg but this is good. Aroma of sticky hops. The carbonation on the mouthfeel may be better. Big pink grapefruit. Slightly syrupy toffee but excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7411) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Had this at Craft, Clerkenwell, Saturday 17th August 2013 cask handpump dispense. Its a bit gloomy in here so colourwise I am uncertain but maybe murky amber. Crikey this is a heavy beer that drinks far easier than it should. In the mouth it is citrussy but also with plenty of pine, some grapefruit and a little pithiness, but I just keep thinking that it just feels a bit flat, it really needs a lift. It is also a bit sweet and syrupy in fact there is a heavy vein of hoppy sweetness. Really surprised that I didn’t go a bundle on this, as I have enjoyed the Siren stuff so far. Will try again perhaps on keg maybe? A7 A3 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
August 17, 2013 - handpull cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. Looked great - hazy orange with a large and lasting creamy/rocky off-white head - gorgeous looking full pint. Aroma was just what I needed -alcohol, resin, spruce, citrus and decidedly alcohol - taste followed but quite floral - a big and unapologetic beer. Big-bodied, too, okay carbonation, reasonably long pithy fruity finish - packs a mid-level wallop. Great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewTom (252) - - AUG 17, 2013
Strong double IPA - bit of an alcohol taste but good overall mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Mmmmmmmmmmmm Rated by BrewTom

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10520) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer, Clerkenwell. Hazy deep golden beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, caramel, citrus, pine apples, peach, some raisins, creamy, hay, some bitterness. Fruity malty flavor, pine apples, grassy, hay, warming alcohol, raisins, pine needles, peach notes. Fruity creamy finish with some alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Keg at cask p and k. Cloudy dark brown with off white head. Aroma is very resinous and piney, some mango, marmalade. Taste is extremely resinous, caramel, toffee, pine, bordering on molasses with so much resin. Thick and sweet with a punishing bitterness. Excellent dipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2013
Keg at Craft Islington. Dark amber colour, not much head. Aroma is citrus, booze, lots of malt, caramel. Taste is good, nice hoppy bitterness, bit of caramel. Surprisingly easy drinking and pretty damn nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Keg at the launch at craft beer co Islington. Big bags of juicy fruit hops. Hazy orange sticky white head with good lacing. Flavour is mid sweet manly, tropical fruit hop lychee and grain. Mellow bitterness. Medium fruity duration. Palate is slick evaporates on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Keg at CBC Islington during the Siren tap takeover - London. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a fine, white cream head. Lemon and tangerine predominate in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with dry citrus fruits, pine needles. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, sticky, with oily hops, dry tangering. Very tasty. Balance is better here than it is with the cask lime version.


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