“Our Double Dry Hopped Pale is brewed to soup up your downtime by delivering the hop flavour intensity of our DIPAs at a moderate ABV. Doubling our standard Pale Ale’s 8g/L dry-hopping rate to 16g/L delivers a bold, juicy, hazy, and intensely aromatic beer. Out of our hoppy beer range, this sets the marker for balance between drinkability and flavour impact.”
Appearance: Opaque pastel yellow with a thumb of pillowy white head on top. It reduces rather quickly but still manages a tonne of lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: Sweet orange citrus and soft fleshy stonefruit in spades. Slightly softer notes or grapefruit, pine resin, weedy herbals and a very subtle touch of peppery spice. Quite a dry and bready malt profile to it…hinting at doughy white bread and oats. Really pleasant aroma.
Flavour: Follows on from the nose with sweet-ish orange citrus and ripe stonefruit overtones. Definitely a resinous quality getting amongst it but less piney as it was coming across on the nose. Grapefruit, unripened peach and subtle rind developing late before shifting to a somewhat dry, resinous and spicy finish. Excellent length on it.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy and well rounded. Mild-medium body. Only weighs in at 5% ABV so it’s certainly approachable.
Overall: This is our go-to UK brewery for Hazy’s. This one, although not as juicy as some, is still smooth as silk and totally crushable. Another fine offering from Cloudwater.