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Cloudwater Yellow Lolly

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter

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My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.22
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 20th November 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden yellow orange colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical mango and pineapple with a hint of melon and citrus rind.
Taste: Juicy, tropical, mango, peach, apricot with an orange rind lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A juicy, easy to drink NEIPA with good strong tropical notes. I easily preferred this one over Red Lorry.

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Cloudwater …And Getting Caught In The Rain

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 9%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Collaboration with Muted Horn. Aroma & Flavour – Sweet, juicy pineapple dominates, followed by smooth and creamy coconut. Body – Thick, yet silky and soft. Aftertaste – Coconut is prominent in a lingering sweet finish. Dry hop intensity – 20 g/L

Brewer Description: (from can) This fun twist on a Double IPA, brewed with Berlin’s Muted Horn, is infused with pineapple and coconut, and made for times when you fancy something a bit different. But although you may enjoy a bout of escapism, don’t forget the classic styles when choosing a long-term partner. They’re probably more exciting than you thought!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.93
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 8th October 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice hazy mango orange colour with a just over one finger white head that dissipated very quickly to nothing and left pretty much no lacing.
Aroma: Pina colada. Toasted coconut and pineapple.
Taste: Juicy, moderate sweetness, toasted creamy coconut, pineapple, pina colada, with hints of mango. There is also some bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: I think it does everything the can says it does, with a really nice aroma, but it was perhaps a bit too sweet for me. It’s also a bit debatable as to whether it’s a DIPA as it just seems more like a Fruit Beer.

Cloudwater A•W18 Brewed All Season DDH Pale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter 18. Aroma & Flavour – Zesty citrus fruit in both flavour and aroma, backed up by resinous hop notes. Body – Medium bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Aftertaste – Lingering juicy fruit flavours. Dry hop intensity – 16 g/L

Brewer Description: (from can) Our all-season DDH Pale provides a balance between a juicy, full-bodied IPA and easy drinking Pale. ‘DDH’ means this Pale has been double dry hopped, using twice the amount of hops as our standard Pale. It delivers big citrus flavours and a smooth body, with a juicy tang and a peppery character on the finish.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 23rd October 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very nice hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Slightly mild, but there’s mango, orange zest, lemon peel and dashes of pine.
Taste: Juicy, light mango and peach, followed by lots of citrus zing, orange, orange rind and lemon peel.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A great Pale Ale that is just so easy to drink. Aroma was perhaps a bit light, but flavour was right up my alley with a good balance of tropical and citrus fruits.

Cloudwater A•W18 Brewed All Season IPA

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 6.5%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter 18. Aroma & Flavour – Mango pulp and passion fruit, combined with citrus and light onion notes. Body – Silky, full bodied and juicy with soft, pillowy carbonation. Aftertaste – Lasting, juicy citrus flavour, and noticeable peppery character

Brewer Description: (from can) Our all-season IPA is brewed in the New England style, combining bold hop flavours with a smooth, silky body and a semi-sweet, juicy finish that’s low in bitterness. It packs plenty of tropical fruit and citrus flavour, while retaining balance and drinkability.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.19
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 19th October 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy pale orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had pretty good retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Mango, citrusy mandarin rind and peel, orange with hints of pineapple and onion.
Taste: Lightly sweet, juicy, mango, pineapple, mandarin rind and peel, orange juice, with an apricot and peppery finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Great easy drinking NEIPA with a nice balance of tropical and citrus fruit flavours.

Verdant Even Sharks Need Water

Brewery: Verdant Brewing Co.
Country: England
ABV: 6.5%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Malts – Extra Pale, Wheat, Caramalt, Flaked Barley and Oats. Hops – Citra, Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin

Brewer Description: (from can) Murky, thick, juicy and chewy. It’s like a packet of sherbet sweets drenched in tangy fruit layers cuddled by a comforting bready hug. Soft to drink with a slight creamy texture and medium dry finish. It’s tough to stop drinking it.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.18
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 12th November 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: An extremely hazy light yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, ripe mango, pineapple, peach with light grass and citrus rind.
Taste: Lots of moderately sweet melon (melon ice cream) and mango with a moderate bitter citrus rind and peel finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink. Strong melon ice cream flavour sweetness was balanced with the moderately bitter finish.