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Siren Soundwave IPA

Siren Craft Brewing – Siren Soundwave IPA 5.6%

Siren Craft Brewing – Siren Soundwave IPA

Well yes it’s another IPA. This ale has a pale golden colour, with a haze served from the can. The aroma is the typical resinous, citrus, with perhaps a hint of passion fruit. It’s taste begins with a sweetness of tropical fruit leading on to a lighter bitterness.

This ale from Siren Craft Brewing has avoided the heavy grapefruit taste of most IPA/APA brews based on the usual selection of American hops. The result is a more drinkable ale with a good balance of sweetness and bitter notes, with hints of tropical fruit.

This craft brewery is based in Finchampstead, Wokingham in Berkshire and produces a very wide range of beers.

West Coast Pale Ale

Brewdog – West Coast Pale Ale 4.2%

Brewdog – West Coast Pale Ale

This ale has a golden coloured ale, with the now usual expected aromas of resinous hops and citrus grapefruit. The taste is again as expected, grapefruit bitterness but in this case moderated a little by malt sweetness.

This is a typical offering from Brewdog with the usual grapefruit citrus bitterness typical of the use of American hops and the “Craft Brewing Brigade”.

Easy Trail Session IPA

Fyne Ales Farm Brewery – Easy Trail Session IPA 4.2%

Fyne Ales Farm Brewery – Easy Trail Session IPA

This is a golden ale with a citrus-grapefruit aroma, hop resin notes. I has a grapefruit bitter taste, with background malt sweet notes.

Fyne Ales Farm Brewery is based of course, on a farm in rural Argyll on the west of Scotland. The brewery has been operating since 2001.

Easy Trail Session IPA is brewed with Simcoe, Amarillo, Mosaic and Cascade American hops but is a little bit lighter on the resulting Grapefruit dominance.

Steeplechase Pale Ale

Round Corner Brewing – Steeplechase Pale Ale 4.4%

Round Corner Brewing – Steeplechase Pale Ale

This pale ale is a glowing orange-golden colour and has a citrus hop aroma. The taste is a lighter hop citrus bitterness, with background tropical fruit notes and a malt sweetness.

This pale ale comes from Round Corner Brewing based in the home of pork pies – Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. Steeplechase Pale Ale is brewed with English, American and New Zealand hops. It is an ale between the traditional English Pale Ale style and an American Pale Ale, minimizing the citrus bitterness of the latter style.