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Siren Half Mast QIPA

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Brewed by Siren
Style: Session IPA
Finchampstead, England

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14367) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing. A dense, two-finger high off-white head forms over an unclear orange-colored body. The aroma has citrus peel, pine cones and a malty touch. Quite a lot of pine cones actually, but overall a tad weak. It has a medium body fullness, it’s dry and softly carbonated, with a good bitterness. Lasting finish. A refreshing and easy drinkable beer that avoids the aroma and flavor of bread dough so many beers at this ABV has. 141101

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CloakedDagger (974) - - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear golden with a lively white head. Fresh citrusy hops in the nose, perhaps a tad metallic. Thin-bodied - naturally - a little fruitiness but otherwise it’s all about the hops. Leaves a dry finish with the good aroma hops dominating. 150115

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3158) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle bought @ Hemköp Majorna. Pours tiny hazy orangish golden with a frothy offwhite head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity with bread, grapefruit juice, mango, moist grass, pine needles, minerals and lemon zest. Taste is bitter, grassy and tiny fruity with bread, grapefruit juice, mango, freshly cut grass, chives, pine needles, grapefruit pith, orange peal and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, mealy, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with bread, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, chives, pine needles, grapefruit pith and lemon zest. For 2.8% it’s amazing and I suspect it turns even fruitier fresh. Impressive for what it is…

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2348) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @Euston Tap, London. 16-08-2014.
Pours dark gold with little white head. Fruity, pomegranate aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, fruity, quite bitter, dry finish. Quite enjoybale for being such low abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1108) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
500ml bottle. pours a golden yellow with a little bit of cloudiness. no head, just a few soapy bubbles. aroma is citrus, quite floral and hops. really great citrussy taste. full of flavour. great session IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (490) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 25, 2014
500 ml bottle from NK Saluhall, Stockholm.
Amber, hazy body, with a big, frothy, white head, that dissipates quickly.
Juicy aroma of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits, grass, caramel.
Tastes of grapefruit, tropical fruits, grass, pine, biscuit.
Light, slick mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes bitter, dry, zesty, grassy, a bit piney and even with some dough like yeast notes.

Really tasty for this low ABV! Very sessionable, but also very aromatic, with a nice hop bite. Light mouthfeel of course, but balanced by a nice zesty bitterness and an almost Belgian like dry finish. One of the best Session IPAs I’ve had so far!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
500ml bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours hazy golden with white froth. In your face grapefruit aroma. Plenty going on with light fruits and well balanced bitter finish. A little thin but fantastic for the strength.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3120) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
On cask @ the Stockbridge Tap. This was 2.9%. Appearance - golden with a slight haze and a nice creamy head. Nose - lovely big mango note then grapefruit coming behind. Taste - more of the same but less rewarding than the nose. Palate - well it’s light and clean and tastes big for the strength, but as expected for the strength, it finishes quickly. Overall - yeah, a great session pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (836) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Pour is clear dark golden with a firm small head. Lots of pine needles, apricots and mangoes. Lively carbonation and a tad watery mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2870) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Fra flaske på What’s Brewing smaksfest nov-14: lett uklar strågul med fint skum. Litt stram citrusaroma. Smaken er imponerende for sine beskjedne 2,8%. Selv om den nødvendigvis har en tynn kropp er dette en meget konsumeringsverdig ipa. En perfekt øl når man skal kjøre bil etterpå med god samvittighet.


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