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Siren Half Mast QIPA

Brewed by Siren
Style: Session IPA
Finchampstead, England


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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Cask, Keg & Bottled; Special - June to August 2013.
Note: Although the bottle is labelled 2.7%, it’s actually 2.8%, same as ther draught.

The goal was to create a beer with flavour, balance and body at only 2.8%, a Quarter IPA, QIPA if you will. Heavily hopped but with low bitterness this beer pops with notes of mango and grapefruit and is the perfect summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6819) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Bouteille 50cl @ Il Pretesto, Bologna. Dorée, col blanc fin. Arôme est léger houblonné fruité avec pas mal d’agrumes et de pamplemousse arrivant plus sur le devant. Le côté malt demeure léger avec un petit côté de moût. Palais est houblonné, ici aussi assez léger. Fleuri et fruité avec un pamplemousse plus présent et un tropical de mangue arrivant plus discrètement. Pointe de malt cara, léger pâle. A 2.8%, super à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1514) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Cloudy orange colour ok head. Good mango grapefruit aroma taste same nice dry hoppy bitterness. Medium body prickly carbonated. 488317. Pretty amazing this if all low alchol beer was this good the world would be a better place! Pound for pound a big hitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3325) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from NK food store. Hoppy smell with citrus, mango, some tropical fruits. Similar taste. Nice medium strong bitterness. Very nice low ABV. I don’t even think about the low ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuzzyhead (3) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
What a great beer, 2nd time I’ve had this in a bottle, I can’t believe it’s only 2.7%. Very hoppy, citrus fruits, very easy to drink (my wife enjoyed a bottle also) Nice American style IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (497) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - OCT 2, 2014
500 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Light sunrise orange, slightly hazy, with a nice, creamy and persistent off white head. Lovely fresh and intense tropical fruits nose, plenty of hoppiness, some bitter orange peel, very sticky resinous feel as well. If the aroma could indicate a 6+ABV IPA, one little sip is enough to understande the difference. Very watery, thin, feeling almost like bitter and astringent hops extract. But still, plenty of flavour, decent bitterness, lingering fruity and slightly caramel forward aftertaste. Average carbonation, light body, creamy texture. Very good for what it is, but I still can’t find a <3% IPA I really enjoy that much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1690) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
Flaska på Brekeriet Bar. Smak och doft av mango, grapefrukt, aprikos, tall, citrus och citron. Fruktig, rund och len med lång eftersmak och fin tall- och grapefruktbeska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3425) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma and taste has pungent hops, grapefruit, lemon, pine and malt notes with high bitterness. Really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Tap at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden, RBESG
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and citrus. Flavors are fruity and citrus
Nice and tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Craft Beer Co EC1 London 28/07/14. A golden coloured beer with a white head. Nice and hoppy although there is a bit of papery thinness I find with such low ABV hoppy beers. Good citrus notes. A bit of lime. If it had more body would be truly excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roboman67 (1) - - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
OMG! What a great session beer. Worth every penny. And I found it at the local grocery store in conservative Sweden. I wish just that more craft breweries would try to make more low alcohol beer with lots of taste. Getting pissed is such a waste.

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