India Pale Ale • 5.6 % ABV • Finchampstead, England
We recently enjoyed Hop Candy, their tangy DIPA in bottle form which blew us away.
In fact, we had a chance to try it on tap at Brewdog, Cardiff just last week and it really emphasized the “Candy” part of the beer. All we were getting was tangy sherbet and Love Heart sweets!
I highly recommend trying it on draught if you haven’t already, Its something else.
Onto the beer at hand and this time, something a little more traditional from Siren.
It’s their mainstay IPA, Soundwave.
Described as being “immensely hoppy and alive with grapefruit, peach and mango flavours“.
A West Coast IPA, packed with flavour and a subtle sweetness.
Soundwave is golden in colour with some haziness and produces a tight white head which settles quickly.
Malt aromas are kept to minimum to allow the intensity of the hop aromas to really shine. The hops throw lots of grapefruit and lemon zest into the mix, keeping things really clean and fresh.
The hops play a big part in the flavour too. Grapefruit and lemon really shine through at the front, making way for a light, sweet and grainy malt character which leads to a dry bitterness at the end which lasts and lasts.
A medium bodied IPA with a moderate carbonation level which tingles the tongue and adds a dryness to the mouth. No astringency at all and a really smooth drinker.
Soundwave is an excellent IPA, loaded with clean and crisp fruit from the hops, a restrained but supportive malt character along with a smooth body.
Light, clean and perfectly drinkable – A pleasure to behold!
If you have had an opportunity to try a bottle then visit @biertaster and let me know what you thought of Siren’s Soundwave IPA.