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Cloudwater A•W18 Brewed All Season DIPA

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter 18. Aroma & Flavour – Ripe mango supported by peach and passion fruit, with a light, sweet malt profile. Body – Full-bodied, smooth and juicy. Aftertaste – Soft peach and mango sweetness, very low bitterness

Brewer Description: (from can) Double IPA is a style close to our hearts and one we’ve worked hard to continually refine. This beer is the result of two years’ experience in developing recipes that are deliciously drinkable at a higher ABV, delivering clean and precise flavours. Thick body and sweetness provide the platform to showcase juicy mango, peach and passion fruit.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.08
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 29th January 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy mango juice orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention, while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Super ripe mango juice with hints of peach and citrus zest.
Taste: Bittersweet, grapefruit zest, orange peel, orange, mango, peach and a light spicy peppery finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Great aroma full of juice while taste was more bitter citrus than juice. In the end the juice and bitterness were balanced, but my favourite haze’s are all juice.

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Alefarm Cohesive Shift

Brewery: Alefarm Brewing
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) A double IPA hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 9th April 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, orange, grapefruit rind, onion and a touch of grass.
Taste: Mandarin pith, orange zest and rind, dank, grainy, grass, and a lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Some nice fruitiness, but the dankness was probably a bit too strong and overpowered the fruit at times.

Bearded Iris Roadmap

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 7.9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Citra . African Queen . Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from website) Who’s to say where it’ll take you exactly, but this new DIPA seeks a bold explorer. Unfurl african queen + citra + mosaic hops to chart a course through mysterious mountains of black currant and gooseberry, quiet forests of lemongrass and bubblegum & an invigorating oasis of soft, ripe citrus fruit.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.92
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 5th September 2018, ‘Make sure you got your funderwear on’. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries, pineapple, mango, papaya with some light citrus zest, orange, grapefruit rind and pine.
Taste: Citrus rind and zest, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya and mango with a touch of booze.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice DIPA with good fruity flavours. The booziness was a bit surprising given it’s only 7.9% ABV. Would’ve been even better if this was hidden.

Bearded Iris Attention Please!

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 8.2%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Pillowy . tropical . Citra

Brewer Description: (from website) A Double IPA with 100% Citra. Mic check, mic check. It’s verbose, yet smooth, and always ready to have the last word.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 4th September 2018, ‘A real driver knows what’s in his car’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky hazy mango juice orange with a one finger white head that had decent retention but only left sparse lacing.
Aroma: Mango, pineapple, peach, mandarin, citrus rind and a touch of pine.
Taste: Juicy, mango, peach and pineapple, citrusy mandarin, orange rind and a hint of spice on the backend.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A wonderful Double IPA with great flavours that made it just so easy to drink.

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #11

Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe hops.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 8th October 2018, with a drink by date of 19th November 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical and citrus, grape, mango, orange, orange rind and pine.
Taste: Fruity, mango, grape, pineapple, melon, citrus rind, a touch of berries, lightly floral and a hint of dankness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Another nice DIPA by Hill Farmstead. Easy to drink with its good tropical and citrus fruitiness.