Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Aroma & Flavour – Orange pulp and dried apricot, leading to pithy grapefruit and big, sticky pine notes. Body – Clean and smooth with a restrained sweetness followed by a long, dry and bitter finish. Aftertaste – Lingering pine, pithy citrus and resinous hop notes
Brewer Description: (from can) Think about a Californian sunset. Think about a lush, dense, coniferous forest. Or let all thoughts gradually slip from your head as you savour this bold, yet clean and deceptively drinkable, West Coast-style Imperial IPA.
Bright & resinous. Punchy yet clean, balancing bold hop flavours and subtle sweetness with a dry, bitter finish.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7
Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 11th March 2020, and a freshest flavour before date of 30th May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left some thick fluffy lacing.
Aroma: Orange, doughy, stone fruit, grapefruit zest, papaya, and notes of pine.
Taste: Lightly bitter and lightly sweet, orange pulp, citrus pith and zest, piney, with a light dry spicy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: An interesting West Coast Double IPA with a nice balance between sweet and bitter.