When Siren reach landmarks they brew things slightly differently to celebrate and, for their 1000th Batch, they’ve decided to turn their rather splendid Earl Grey Tea Pale Ale into an IPA.
And what they’ve created is delightful.
In all honesty the beer doesn’t feel 7.2% at all, in fact it feels soft and round, yet sharper, more focussed.
The Earl Grey tea drifts about in the background, all warm and earthy, lightly spiced and delicately perfumed, while the malting is all squidgy heather honey and doughnuts.
The lemon zest bring s a big fresh slap of bright tangy fruitiness and the hops are crisp and clean, all just picked steely garden herbs and sticky orange marmalade.
Happy 1000th batch Siren, and here’s to another 1000.