Heading back into my much loved sour beer territory today with Siren Craft Brew and their Grapefruit Sour IPA, Pompelmocello (if that isn’t a mouthful of a name I don’t know what is)! Siren is a brewery with which I have a decent bit of experience with. At the pub I work at we regularly get their beers for our cask lines and they are usually very good. So this was an instant grab when I saw it was a sour and was excited to get stuck into the beer!
Visually the beer has a lovely haze to it. On the nose you get hit immediately with the powerful grapefruit but also the hoppiness reminding you this is also an IPA and not just a sour beer. Flavour wise the beer is as tart as you like which I love. It’s got a powerful, juicy taste to very reminiscent of a glass of grapefruit juice, which I imagine was the intention. The finish is quite nice and smooth which I believe is the lactose coming through at the end which is a great way balance out the sourness of the beer.
A quick note on the can art: Siren tend to have really cool and vibrant designs on their cans. This one is almost like a Jackson Pollock painting. The can is also textured which is quite unique!
Would I recommend this to people who are on the fence about sours or have yet to try one? No, probably not. It is super tart and I imagine would be quite a shock to the system. However, if you’re feeling adventurous or love a good sour beer absolutely pick this up. It packed with fruity flavour and the sourness doesn’t erase the fact it’s still an IPA with the hoppiness definitely evident. A wonderful beer from, in my experience, a very consistent brewery!
- Hops: Ekuanot, Bravo and Mosaic
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: N/A
- ABV: 6%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: No
- Purchase Price: £3
- Purchase Location: Morrisons