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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.

Stone Grapefruit Slam IPA

– aka Stone Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA

Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Centennial, Chinook and Magnum. Special Ingredients – Grapefruit. A zesty Double India Pale Ale w/ Grapefruit Peel

Brewer Description: (from can) We’ve made a hell of a lot of beers since 1996. Probably thousands at this point. Some stick around for decades, some for a few years and some are brief visits, gracing us with their hoppy presence fora short time before becoming fond memories. Occasionally stars, planets and brewing schedules align and we bring back one of these ephemeral creations. In fall of 2014 we created a draft-only version of this delicious double India pale ale. Its bitter, zesty grapefruit peel infusion created a bright accent to notes of pine resin and fresh citrus well in advance of the explosion of fruited beers we’re all reveling in at the moment. We never stopped thinking about it, so a long five years later, we’re bringing back Stone Grapefruit Slam IPA for round two. It’s a link to the past planted delightfully in the present.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.67
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 16th January 2019, and with an enjoy by date of 16th May 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A clear copper colour with a big three finger slightly off white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit peel, citrus rind and zest, caramel, pine, resinous.
Taste: Like the aroma, bittersweet, grapefruit zest and rind, caramel, pine, resin, and light biscuit.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I think maybe the bittersweet grapefruit zestiness was probably a bit too intense for me. I preferred other versions of IPAs by Stone.

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.

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.