Cloudwater Brew Co ‘Soft & Juicy’ IPA


70362532_1172051459645664_2521268651701567488_n“Juicy, soft, and full of ripe tropical fruit flavours from a blend of hops and aromatic yeast, this IPA is our modern take on a classic style. Showcasing hop flavours and yeast esters against a big body from high protein malts, to replicate the mouthfeel of tropical fruit, this beer finishes with a low bitterness to let the hop aromas and flavours linger on your palate.”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Turbid mustard yellow with a sturdy two finger head which maintains its shape. Lovely lace work clings to the glass as we go.

Aroma: There’s a strong floral note cutting through the thick, syrupy and fruity breakfast juice (paw paw, orange, melon, apricot, mango, pineapple). Soft peppery rye, dried oats, botanicals, straw/hay and subtle grapefruit pith filling it out. Outstanding aroma…on par with some of the best NEIPA’s in the world.

Flavour: Proper juice bomb upfront – paw paw, mango, melon, orange, apricot, peach…you name it. Nice little addition of botanicals/herbals fused through with a late hit of peppery spice forming mid-palate. Quite pithy (grapefruit, rind etc) and a bit dank as it rounds off. Grassy hop, citrus and peppery rye drawing out on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, mineraly. Gassy vibrant CO2. Really well rounded. The 6.5% ABV is inconspicuous. Flawless really.

Overall: As we touched on before this surely has to stack up against the likes of Treehouse, Trillium, Other Half. It’s got everything one could ask of a world class NEIPA…in spades. Superb drop.