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Cloudwater DIPA

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Aroma & Flavour – Overripe mango and papaya, supported by peach and passion fruit with a light, sweet malt profile. Body – Full-bodied, smooth and juicy. Aftertaste – Lasting juicy orange and noticeable peppery character

Brewer Description: (from can) The Double IPA is a style we’ve become synonymous with. While its roots stretch back to a full-team West Coast beer tasting in September 2015, and our scene-changing V series throughout 2015-2016, it is significantly different to the IIPAs that originally inspired us and acts as an ever-evolving representation of a hazy, soft and deceptively drinkable strong IPA.

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

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 10th March 2020, and a freshest flavour before date of 29th May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Lots of fruit, mango, papaya, orange, orange rind, and peach ice cream.
Taste: Light sweetness, mango, papaya, lightly bitter, citrus rind and pithy, peppery spice finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate to light carbonation.
Overall: Good balance of sweet and bitter, and nice juicy fruitiness makes this enjoyable to drink.

Cloudwater Here’s Another Thing To Think About

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 8%
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.

Cloudwater Small Pale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 2.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Aroma & Flavour – Juicy tangerine and zesty grapefruit, soft white peach and resinous hop notes. Body – Medium-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Aftertaste – Lingering juicy orange and peach with a light, peppery bitterness

Brewer Description: (from can) This beer combines our love of British beer heritage and the technical challenges of brewing lower-strength beer that’s big-bodied and full-flavoured. This is a great choice for times when you’re taking it easy, but still want a big hoppy hit from a dry-hopping rate most commonly seen in much stronger beers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 4th March 2020, and a freshest flavour before date of 24th May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw golden yellow colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Aromas are a bit weak, but there is sweet mandarin and citrus zest.
Taste: Biscuit malt, lightly bitter, orange, citrus zest, notes of unripe mango, and hints of pepper.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aromas and flavours were not as strong as I hoped for, and the regular Pale Ale at 3.7% abv just seemed more crushable to me with what I felt was a lighter body and more spritzy carbonation.

Cloudwater Pale Ale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 3.7%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Aroma & Flavour – Mango, pineapple and tangerine, with a light, lasting malt character. Body – Light to medium body with spritzy carbonation. Aftertaste – Soft and juicy orange, low bitterness

Brewer Description: (from can) Our Pale Ale is a beer for everyday moments, whether it’s a conversation with friends or quiet relaxation after work, and aims to provide balance between bold flavour and easy drinkability. It’s full of rounded tropical fruit flavours with a soft, juicy finish and low bitterness.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 2nd March 2020, and a freshest flavour before date of 22nd May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy darkish orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet mandarin, orange, with notes of mango, pineapple and grass.
Taste: Orange, biscuit, malty, with notes of tropical fruit, and a lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate spritzy carbonation.
Overall: Light and refreshing for a hot day. Maltiness is a bit strong and the fruit kind of gets lost in this.

Cloudwater A•W18 Brewed All Season Pale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 4%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter 18. Aroma & Flavour – Mango, pineapple and tangerine, with a light, lasting malt character. Body – Light to medium body with spritzy carbonation. Aftertaste – Soft and juicy orange, low bitterness

Brewer Description: (from can) Our season-long Pale Ale is a beer for everyday moments, whether it’s conversation with friends or quiet relaxation after work, and aims to provide balance between bold flavour and easy drinkability. It’s full of rounded flavours of mango, pineapple and tangerine with a soft juicy finish and low bitterness.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.62
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 28th January 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice fluffy lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, mandarin peel, soapy, floral with hints of mango.
Taste: Slightly underripe mango, pineapple, citrus rind, lemon zest, with hints of pine and a herbal / floral touch.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking but I’m not big on floral notes.