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The Cloud | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.84/5
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105 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Absurd amount (5# per BBL) of new school German hops Manderina Bavaria & Huell Mellon are accented with Mosaic & Centennial. Providing aromas of melon, tropical fruit and fresh cut grass, riding along with distinct noble bitterness upon a foundation of oats and lactose.

Added by kell50 on 03-29-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,366
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
105
pDev:
7.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by DanGeo:
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3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of JW_WNC
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rejis
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straw yellow, but so hazy you can't see through it. There's a fingernail of off white on top. The aroma is of citrus and mosaic hops. I'm tasting citrus and mosaic hops with some light malt at the back of the palate. The mouth provides a nice deep hop burn and is otherwise lightly sticky and chewy.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RDW
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Brewed with Hallertau Blanc, Huell Melon, Mandarina Bavaria, and Mosaic hops, oats and lactose...

Pale gold and hazy body under a white foam top and slimmed to a persistent fuzzy cap... Aromas were grassy, fruity, and floral, followed by a mildly bitter, lightly sweet, and amply carbonated beer bringing delicate pale fruits, bright floral, herbal, and grassy notes, much as predicted by the nose. Smooth and easy drinking, very nice feel... Good but not exceptional... 6/27/17 canning.

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Photo of DrBier
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

American IPA brewed with oats and lactose sugar. Poured from a can into a Woodburn tulip. The pour is very hazy, but not what I would call cloudy, and a rough pour produces 2 fingers of rocky white head with average retention. On the nose I get fresh toast with lemon curd and grapefruit.

Medium-light body with a delicate feel and a light, crisp, hoppy flavor. Follows the nose with a light malty kiss up front followed by a pleasant array of citrus fruit. Lemons and grapefruit are the key players here, but there's also a musty, chalky note that I don't care for. The lactose seems to balance it out and makes for a gentle IPA with no abrasive bitterness.

Overall, a good IPA with nice flavors, but I like 'em just a bit more punishing than this. They don't have to be palate-wreckers, but they do need to remind me that I'm drinking an IPA.

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3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOSHRINARD
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured 16oz can into snifter. It has a golden haze color with a fluffy 2 finger white head that quickly fades and leaves minimal lacing on my glass. Aroma is grassy, floral, with plenty of citrus zest and rind. There is a bitterness to the citrus flavor that reminds me of lemon, orange, and grapefruit rind. It also has a non distinctive, light tropical flavor, but ends on a bitter note. Medium light feel that is soft, yet finishes quite dry. Pretty solid IPA, but at a higher price.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScubaLeon
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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The Cloud from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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