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Newport Storm - Chloe (Cyclone Series) - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Newport Storm - Chloe (Cyclone Series)Newport Storm - Chloe (Cyclone Series)

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 18.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Finally an Extreme IPA for the hophead!!! Named after a brewery niece, craft brew lovers repeatedly ask us to remake Chloe, our Imperial IPA. We dry hopped Chloe with loads of the hop Chinook that lent a wonderful grapefruity character to the brew! Cherish any bottles you can find. PROST!

75 IBU

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Reviews by WaffleSauce:
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3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Many thanks to WarriorSoul for the bottle!!

Been eagerly awaiting this one to reach serving temp from the fridge. . .

Label includes all of the pertinent info a beer fanatic would appreciate: 8.6% ABV, 1.077 O.G., and 56 IBUs. My favorite bit on the bottle is, “A small portion of the profits from the sale of this beer actually goes to the company that makes it.”

Poured into my trusty Stone pint glass. Massive head, many, many, many bubbles. Very tight-knit head supported by a shitload of bubbles. Moderate lacing action. Did I mention there were a lot of bubbles? I can already smell it and I’m a foot away from the glass.

On that note. . .Nose is alcohol and citrusy hop, with a definite hint of malt, but it doesn’t win over the hops. Very nice aroma.

VERY well balanced, with a hint of caramel malt up front. Next rolling into a very pleasant and fruity bittering hop taste, and finally just a twang of alcohol taste. The alcohol is hardly noticeable in the mouth, but I can definitely feel the warmth in the tummy.

This beer is superbly drinkable, especially considering the ABV. Very well balanced, but the hops win in the end. Would be stupendous with Pizza, or any spicy food. Very good brew!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2006 03:37:41 | More by WaffleSauce
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

02-15-2012 02:06:07 | More by jfcaa193
Photo of Wasatch


4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to TheManiacalOne for this brew.

Pours a cloudy yellowish/orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus off-white head, lots of nice sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is of hops, slight malts, citrus, and some caramel. The taste mostly follows the nose, nice hops/malt combo, citrus, also getting some pears, and cherries in there. The finish is slightly dry. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a easy drinking DIPA, but watch out. I like the balance between hops/malts one not really overpowering the other. Glad to have a chance to try some other Coastal Brew's.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2007 23:06:53 | More by Wasatch
Photo of IntriqKen


2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy goldgen orange with a full finger head of white that melts to sticky lacing.
Aromas are sweet citrus hops...oranges and pineapples.
Mouthfeel is smooth and full with tiny carbonations.
Flavors are sweet citrus as well. Oranges and pineapples that melts to grapefruit skin bitterness. Strong medicinal alcohol presence as well.
Alcohol warmth as you swallow.
Unfortunately the medicinal alcohol flavor and presence distracts from the rest of the wonderful flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2006 23:43:22 | More by IntriqKen
Photo of gpcollen1


3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mild head into my imperial pint - odd because the previous bottle exploded into a sea of foam – a nice golden orange with a citrus hoppy nose.

A nice clean dry taste of hoppy tangerine. This brew is pretty good but not the be all of IPAs. Alcohol is well hidden – as is the balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2006 22:50:08 | More by gpcollen1
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North Carolina

2.08/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a beaten egg white head that leaves a few dots of lacing

Smell: Newport, we have a problem here! We have a solvent aroma that reminds me of my BJCP class when we put a touch of nail polish into a beer to identify an off flavor; some floral hops are here too, but the acetone is overwhelming

Taste: Starts with an overlty fusel alcohol character that has taken over the malt bill; after the swallow, it gets even worse as there is that solvent flavor that descends into the finish; I think we have some diacetyl going on, too

Mouthfeel: A bit slick on the tongue with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Drain pour..this is the first Newport Storm beer I have tasted and I would hope it is not representative of the brewery; in any event, they would have been well advised to pitch this; it's a reputation buster

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2006 02:05:05 | More by brentk56
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4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear apricot color with an inch-high lid of beige meringue, leaving sheets of lace up the sides of the glass. Vertical streams of bubbles run up to the surface.

Inviting aroma of flowery and citrusy hops, cinnamon, ripe pear, and the faintest indication of the alcohol warmth waiting beneath.

Full and rich mouthfeel leads to flavors of citrus and cinnamon, a grainy and resinous malty base riding beneath, some ABV warmth, and a citrus peel linger. The citrus peel flavor is not so strong or bitter as to detract. Not overly hoppy for a double, 56 IBU's.

I like this one and find it very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2006 23:49:28 | More by far333
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3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - this DIPA pours a dark orangeish brown color with faint if any carbonation, a thin white head is barely present

S - piney sweet aroma with distinct honey floral aromas

T - hoppy of course, floral honey taste transfers to the taste as well, rather sweet, the hops are rather subtle, in fact i wonder why this is a double IPA instead of just a regular IPA

M&D - a great hoppy/sweet balance, quite a nice IPA, but i dont think it is intense enough to be a DIPA, but whatever

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2006 02:38:44 | More by sinstaineddemon
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five finger white head that fades slowly leaving a little lace. Cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty/piney nose. Starts sweet but with the hops right there but not overwhelming, slight bitter aftertaste. Nice double IPA. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 22:37:37 | More by jdhilt
Photo of BuckeyeNation


3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Gauzy pumpkin infused with salmon pink. The lightly creamy cap is pale golden beige and is a good color match for the beer beneath. I'm happy to see that the crumbling mesa of foam appears to have stopped in mid-crumble and is hanging around for a more than respectable amount of time, but unfortunately, an underwhelming amount of sea foam lace finds its way to the glass. As well, the shards of foam are more watery and transient than they are hopcrusty. As a DIPA, it falls a bit short; a sentence that I hope I don't have to type again.

I know that Chloe isn't fresh out of the hopper, but with the first review a mere five months ago, she isn't ancient either. Why then is the nose so lacking in hoppiness? With a hop bill consisting of Chinook, Cascade, East Kent Goldings and Magnum, the aroma should be a feast for the senses. Instead, it's the equivalent of bologna on white. Mildly butterscotch-like malty... that's it. As a DIPA, it falls considerably short; a sentence that I hope I don't have to type yet again.

I can't think about this beer as a DIPA, I just can't do it. If I do, it'll end up as one of the worst versions of my favorite style ever. As to what style it more closely resembles... that's hard to say. There's a decent quantity of malt that provides flavors such as orange taffy, caramel and butterscotch. It is sort of Scotch aleish, although with much more hoppiness than that style normally possesses.

There's no shortage of hop bitterness. I'll be damned though if I can taste much in the way of hop flavor. I'd love to be able to pull the Chinook and Cascade free from the malty muck (East Kent Goldings and Magnum, you're on your own) so that they actually contribute something of value other than their alpha acids. Dull grapefruit pith manages to make a shallow impression on the palate while keeping my excitement meter on zero. As a DIPA, it falls woefully short; a sentence that I really hope I don't have to type a fourth time.

The body/mouthfeel is, by far, Chloe's best attribute. She's a full-figured lass, though with nary an ounce of fat. I'm enjoying the sticky resinousness that the hops provide, so at least they're doing their part to make up for the brewers' lack of skill in unlocking their flavor potential. Maybe this beer simply shone bright early and faded faster than most. Hard to say.

As a DIPA, Chloe falls ridiculously short. My love for hops is the only thing keeping me from throwing out sub-3.0 scores left and right. If this is Coastal Extreme's idea of extreme beer then they really have no idea what extreme beer tastes like. No need to batten down the hatches for this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 15:30:34 | More by BuckeyeNation
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New York

1.8/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Poured into an Ommegang chalice.

A-Opaque orange amber beer. 1/2" white head fades to 1/16th" in a minute. Lacing is o.k.
S-Some grassy hop notions. Some alcohol.
T-Caramba! Grass, not grassy hops, like vegital hop bines plus an episode of a "swamp thing" comic book, paper and all; hops that are too subtle, then some malt presence for an iota (ringwood yeast?) (no? o.k....), then extreme (like it says on the bottle, i guess) boozy alchoholic finish. This is one rough ass IPA "cyclone"...bitterness is just wrong for the style, IMHO.
(56 IBUs???? Where are they??)
M-Solid medium mouthfeel, with a bit of chewiness: the best thing about this beer.
D-Waaay too much boozy alchoholic character for me. Not enough hops for me either. I didn't finish this beer: (!)

CRUX: NOT MY KIND OF AMERICAN DOUBLE IPA. Still, I'm determined to mix the remaining 5 beers with some Beck's ( 3 ounces at a time...) or something to "get 'em down" somehow...I paid $9.00 for a six-pack in Newport, but CHUMP is not my name... I will survive (the Newport Chloe storm...) somehow...where there's a will, there's a way....

Note: It's mid-August, 2006. And 3 of the 6 are still chillin' in the DBF....waitin' for an enemy to drop by so I can pawn/pimp them...

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2006 19:52:55 | More by soultrain
Photo of gotbeer


3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is one I was looking forward to. I like Coastal Extreme's Maelstrom IPA, so I was expecting good things.

The appearance is good. Typical DIPA appearance with deep amber color and a decent, white head.

The smell carried a hint of hops, and some citrus smells.

The taste felt like too many parts that didn't meld together all the way. There are lots of bitter tastes and some subdued citrus hops. Bready malts try to offer some balance. Alcohol is present. Lots of flavors competing with one another. Some metallic tastes and off flavors come to notice.

The mouthfeel is lost a little with all the flavors fighting for control of your palate. Drinkability would be average. Not a bad beer, but not outstanding.

Coastal Extreme is a brewery I enjoy, but continue to be a little bewlidered by. Some of their brews are great, but the consistancy across the line isn't there. I've noticed some off flavors in a couple of their brews lately. I hope they take care of it- their good brews are worth reaching for.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2006 01:09:01 | More by gotbeer
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Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Newport Storm Pint glass. Appearance was a hazy light orange/yellow with an inch of light foam.

The smell is typical of an IPA.
The taste is slightly more hoppy and a little more bitter than most IPA I have tried, but still a very drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 19:07:04 | More by BigD1972
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4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I gave this one all 4's as its a good beer but doesn't strike me as a DIPA. Appearance is typical of a DIPA, somewhat hazy amber color with a nice white head. Mouthfeel was smooth and taste was very malty for a DIPA but the bitterness thats typical of the DIPA's I've been drinking. I followed this with a Founder's IPA that I felt was hoppier and closer to the DIPA style.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 22:58:03 | More by WeymouthMike
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3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, glowing apricot in color. Dense, foamy head that settles to a porous sheet leaving walls of condensed lacing.

Bright fruity esters: apricot, pear, astringent grapefruit. Alive hop resins and oil with whaffs of intense alcohol.

Burnt, caramel malts that aren't close to being matched with the hop profile. Hop resin; astringent and powdery dry fruit: apricot, orange, grapefruit. A hint of bubblegum prior to a slippery bitterness leaving hop oils for the aftertaste.

Medium bodied; as filmy as can be on the palate. Noxious and annoying mouthfeel.

As a hophead, this one seemed out of balance with a few off flavors. The mouthfeel really stood out to me in terms of a major flaw. Again, the Cyclone Series continues to depress me.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2006 12:10:50 | More by NEhophead
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Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer is a hazy, pale amber color with a large, thick, foamy white head that fades at a regular rate and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: Hops, citrus and caramelized malt in the aroma, but the hops seem a bit subdued, especially for a 2IPA.

T: There are a couple of unexpected qualities in the taste. Normally with a beer of this style, the burst of hops is the first thing I taste. However, with this beer I taste the malty sweetness first, which is the first surprise. The second surprise is that the sweetness isn’t the typical citrus sweetness that you expect in a 2IPA. It’s more of the ginger/honey flavor that you get in a Winter Warmer or a Nut Brown type. Nonetheless, both of which are a pleasant change of pace. The hops bite is indeed there and follows the sweetness abruptly along with a twinge of an alcohol burn. One thing that is beer has that is typical of the style if the nice, bitter hops after-taste.

M: Smooth due to the sweetness, but still crisp, with a medium body, medium carbonation and given the sweetness referenced earlier, it doesn’t leave any stickiness in the finish.

D: This beer is certainly drinkable due to its smoothness, sweetness, and burst of flavor.

I think this beer falls into the category of “all-purpose”. It’s one that you can just sit, chill and drink one or two. You can also drink it for the duration of the evening.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2006 04:48:39 | More by TheManiacalOne
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2.93/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I am sampling this brew at room temp in a snifter. The beer pours a orange color with small streams of carb rising to surface. There is a off white creamy head of 1 cm that recedes very slowly. Aroma is fruit and citrusy hops with a bit of white grape and some booziness mixed in.
First sip reveals a thinner body than expected and very fine mild carbonation.
Flavor starts with some sugary sweetness with white grape and maybe berry, then rolls to some rindy hops and finishes with a peppery alcohol bite that is slightly medicinal. This hinders the drinkability a bit.
A decent beer, but not one that I would buy again. I think maybe the alcohol is too big with not enough other balanced malt and hops to cover it.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2006 00:52:53 | More by sulldaddy
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4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle a dark caramel, leaving a tan head about 1in thick. The aroma is sweet, hop floural, frosting sweet smell, honey and spices. The taste on the palate is very bitter up front, but balanced with a honey, malty, sweetness. Only to be attacked with a grapefruit bitterness that finishes with a warming alcohal presence. Good DIPA, haven't had a newport storm in awhile I will def be coming back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2006 19:24:14 | More by Franchise
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Rhode Island

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazey yellow/amber beer. Has a big foamy white head. A lot of sweet malt note intermingled with some fruity peach and citrus notes. The flavor has some bready and nutlike malt characters. Followed by the fruity peach and citrus notes mentiond in the aroma earlier, Finished with a nice peppery hop snap

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2006 22:00:45 | More by ybnorml
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2.45/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

cloudy and orange like deadish fire embers, big majestic head that settles with three-dimensional lacing in chunks and clumps all about the glass. nose is unexpected.. a familiar honey scent of pils malts. this mixes with a slight hint of bready peppermint and fresh hops. double ipa? dunno.. maybe a rhode island double ipa.

initially sharply bitter, sickly sweet syrupy feel and a sourish yeast flavor give this the feel of high-octane malt liquor. finish is very hoppy in a rough, dirty way. another example of beer that tastes like a clump of grass with the mud-covered roots attached. part of the foul bitterness here is reminiscent of dairy.. like slightly-spoiled milk. at 56 ibu's, there must be a significant amount of hops- none of which are really tasted here due to the abrasive jolt the beer delivers. you can feel them.. the bitterness, the rough gristle sticking to your cheek walls. but i'd rather taste. finish is all about an unflavored alcohol heat... think vodka.

not too drinkable, not too enjoyable. not a double ipa. not something i would repeat.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 21:46:27 | More by goodbyeohio
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3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased as part of a 6-pack from Julio's, Westboro, MA. Label notes a "bottle code" of 5-3-5. for what its worth. Cap underside notes that "For guys like me, beer washes away your sins." Enjoyed at cellarish temp, due to dead fridge.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" light beige head over the clear light amber brew. Head fades very slowly, with tons of sticky coating lacing. Aroma is juicy fruit gum. Taste is sweet pale malts upfront, hits with piercing bitterness in the middle, and quickly gives way to the juicy fruit from the nose. Mouthfeel is and drinkability okay, but it just seemed to me that overall this beer was made up of parts, and they didn't meld together very well. Maybe after another I'll change my tune...

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2006 18:08:52 | More by ppoitras
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a peachy orange in color. The light cloudiness gives it a nice glow. White foam head with nice retention + some slick lace. Smells very fruity (peaches, melon, pineapple, orange cream), kind of tropical combined with fresh buttered biscuits. Nice pleasant aroma. Tastes of toast with a brown sugar-like sweetness and juicy with the same various fruits as in the aroma. Medium body + ok mouth. Goes down easy.

Interestingly pleasant fruit combination in this double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2006 06:03:23 | More by tastybeer
Photo of hopsaplenty


3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed by Coastal Extreme Brewing, Newport, RI and under special arrangement Westport, MA

Bottle Code: 5.355, (5321 B-11021 ink jetted on bottom)

Bottle cap: Show me the beer

Pours vibrantly with a cloudy orange gold body topped with a fat, dense head of fine eggshell bubbles. Leaves fat sheets of glass-coating lacing all the way down. The smell is piney, but also fruity, not hops crisp at all as expected from an "extreme India pale ale". The taste is initially of sharp hops - piney, but then changes over to tropical fruit in the finish. There is some lingering bite at the margins. There is also a bubblegum flavor, the kind of gum that came with baseball cards back in the day, that flashes across. The malt is there, but rides in the back seat. Decent body with a nice mouthfeel, smooth on the tongue. Plenty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2006 02:15:37 | More by hopsaplenty
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3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Newport Storm Chloe - Cyclone Series
12 oz brown bottle
Bottle Code - 5.3.5
Served in a wide mouthed snifter glass

Pours a hazy and cloudy orange with a fluffy white head on top. The head transforms to a thin lace after a few moments.

Whiffs of citrus and pine needles.

Toasted grain flavors and sugary sweetness. Hints of drizzled honey and freshly sliced cantaloupe. Biting hop finish with a pine and grass flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is tad thin and not as wholesome as some other Double IPA's (i.e. DFH 90 Minute & Victory Hop Wallop).

Overall, a pretty good IPA and the best I've had from Newport Storm yet.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2006 23:37:47 | More by Hibernator
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3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chloe an Extreme DIPA.

A: Pours a golden amber color with an initial two finger cream colored foamy frothy head that dissipates to about one finger.

S: Aromas start of with a nice tangy fruit hoppyness mixed in with a slight bready maltiness. There's a hint of a metallic aroma in there.i

T: Where are the hops? Are they hidding? I didn't get the blast of hops I was hoping for, instead I had a huge malty base with a bitter aftertaste. About 6 seconds after I took a gulp then took a breath, I got a rush of pine in my nose. Maybe the hops are there, just waiting to pounce.

M & D: Mouthfeel is ok with this offering from Newport Storm. I wasn't overly excited or blown away by this DIPA. The hops could be more powerful as the malt is more dominant I think. High alcohol warms the stomach and was noticeable in my cheeks when I kept a gulp in my mouth for about 3 seconds. Carbonation is pretty good, not overdone. Drinkability is slightly above average, though I'm not sure if I'd want more than two at a time.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2006 01:27:19 | More by bjohnson
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Newport Storm - Chloe (Cyclone Series) from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.