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Siren Soundwave

Brewed by Siren
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Finchampstead, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Cask conditioned and keg unpasteurised; Regular A 5.6% west coast IPA: golden, immensely hoppy and alive with grapefruit, peach and mango flavours. Soundwave carries her drinker to the west coast, to the golden shores of California where craft ale is nectar. She is the driest of Siren’s ales – full with flavour but subtle with bitterness. Her resinous finish will pull you off balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5115) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours hazy copper, with white head. Could tell it wouldn’t be super dank from the look. Notes are pine and old grapefruit hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatusBeer (251) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 17, 2016
330 ml bottle. Hazy orange colour with stable head off. Aroma of tropical fruits,hops. Taste of peach, mango, maracuja, pine moderate carbonation. I expected more bitter aftertaste but in the end it left good impression on me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1267) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
The last bottle at Pudel. Beautiful bright orange with good white head. On the nose there’s pungent sharpish hops, blackcurrant leaves, unripe tropical fruits. Somewhat earthy too? Strange, but I can’t help but get some stale coffee as well... Tastes fruity bittersweet, pretty sharp of unripe grapefruit or rather pomelo. Bit spicy bitter. Zesty. Very dry on the palate. Body on the thinner side of medium. Overall... too dry, too spiky bitter... Not really the kind of IPA I’d enjoy tremendously... I remember having their Das Soundwave a while back, made with German hops - I seem to have liked that one much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Michael27 (169) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 8, 2016
In Berlin aus der Flasche getrunken. Angenehm fruchtig im Geruch. Ein normales,ehrliches IPA, mehr aber auch nicht.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (109) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
West Coast style, mellow pine-y hops. Less grapefruit and more peach on the nose than you’d expect – and slightly herbier than average (white pepper? little bit of cough medicine?). Slightly more malt, melon and bitterness on the way out. Not the biggest, but maybe one of the cleverest?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (794) - ITALY - MAR 17, 2016
Alla spina. Dorata e profumata, fiori, miele, luppolo. Amarognola, erbacea e con un pizzico di malto. Corpo lieve, setosa. Non male.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1614) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle, Oddbins West Hampstead. Golden colour, thick but vanishing white foam. As described, dry, citrus/pine/resin hoppy bitter IPA. Medium finish, decent intensity especially given acceptable abv. Drinks very nicely, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2016
330ml bottle. Hazy light golden color. Medium size, thick and bubbly white head, stays. Strong citrus, fruity, grapefruit, bit of pine in aroma. Pine needles, grapefruit, bit of pine sap, some sugars in taste. Really citrusy/ pine needley in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Grapefruit peel bitterness. Goes down pretty well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1661) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Nice design. Pours an almost clear golden body with a medium head. Aroma has some tropical fruits and a bit of lemon. Mildly fruity and grassy taste with medium level zestiness and bitterness. Taste has apricot and gooseberry. Has no clear direction. A bit too watery or too filtered for my tastes. Sweet fruity finish. Drinkable, but not world class to me. I would like to taste a less filtered version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (4380) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
33cl bottle from SIP veini- ja őllepood, Tallinn. Pours clear golden with a modest, but lasting, white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma with citrus, pine, tropical fruits, pale malt and hints of herbs. Moderate sweet with medium flavour intensity and a nice bitterness. Fresh, refreshing, tasty and fairly sessionable.

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