Life in the Clouds | Collective Arts Brewing

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
collectiveartsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
New to our core lineup, Life in the Clouds is our flagship New England style IPA. After experimenting with the Collective Project HAZY IPA we dialed in the Simcoe and Mosaic hops and malt balance to optimize this juicy IPA’s pleasantly fruit forward (think citrus and melon) taste and aroma. In keeping with the nouveau NEIPA tradition, Life in the Clouds is an unfiltered beer, neither overly-sweet nor bitter, with a pillowy mouth feel. Crack one, pour it in a glass, take a whiff, hold it up the the light and take a sip! Don’t you agree?

Added by Blackrobe on 12-20-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,923
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
73
pDev:
5.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of addiwilliams
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NappyB
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wwoj
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at The Beer Temple on tap from a keg filled a month ago. For that, it gets the most points on Taste.

I know NEIPAs are supposed to Look like this, but I do not think this is a bit over average.
Mostly fruity citrus hops in the Smell, but I get the malt after the ale warms.
Taste is so fresh that I can only say that fresh brings out the best.
Mouthfeel is only slightly above average, although I will say that there is no bitterness... just a fruity hop-heads paradise.

OA: a refreshing beer , but not one a malt-head like me can love

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 473 ml can on April 12, 2018. Canned on 06 FEB 2018. Brewed with Simcoe and Mosaic hops. Juicy tropical fruit taste and aroma. Full mouth feel.

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Photo of goalie35
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhodgert
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As much as I dislike this ‘style’, I really like this beer. Simcoe and mosaic are a couple of my faves. There’s a light acidity, but I wouldn’t call it juicy with all that piny resin.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of worldkrysis
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New England style with a balance between fruity and bitter. Really bright, refreshing brew. Pop the flip top and the fruity aroma escapes, yet the taste is more bitter than you'd expect. Another solid effort from one of Canada's best.

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Photo of digboy
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy bright orange. 1 finger white head. Smell of pineapple and grapefruit. Taste has less sweetness than expected. Great flavor, soft feel. Moderate bitterness

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Photo of Blksab99
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shivtim
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raptor2023
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomWight
3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kier
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerryW
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Looks good. Large head settles to a film, plenty of lace. Hazy peach colour. A handsome beer. Whiff of lemon right out of the can quickly gives way to pithy, but gentle grapefruit. Soft on the palate, but something of a flat finish somehow. Hoppy, fruity, juicy. Passionfruit, grapefruit, orange. Lots of things happening. An enjoyable beer on multiple counts.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pint can. 2/24/18 opened on 3/18/18

I just love the ever-changing artwork on the can from the Collective Project.

"Nouveau" NEIPA. ....hazy right? Of course, light golden with hints splashes of white frost and orange coloration. A high rising, solid but bubbly white foam cap holds on in classic New England style, just the rough, rocky shores of New England. Lots of coverage at all times with good lacing. Chunky, thick lacing!

A sweet hoppy, sour and tangy aroma is pretty strong, lemmon zest, honeydew melon, starfruit, citrus, light malty sweetness and a hint of golden wheat and maybe oats. Big, fruity hop thing for sure with a peppery thing as it warms slightly.

The mouthfeel and body texture is seriously impressive. A crisp, light malty hit at first, turning soft, lush, full with a slight dry tinge, turning juicy and then a bit dry iin the finish. Just about perfection in the feel for the style, or any style for that matter.

The flavor....damn!! The flavor....crispy, light golden malt aspects gets grainy, wheat, dry, earthy toned. The hops taste very fresh, like, if you've ever crushed up fresh hops in your hand....or chewed a hop pellet...mostly green, grassy, earthy flavor's at first. Dry wheat, sour fruits, mild citrus, light tropicals, easy melon, black pepper followed by more dry-earthy toned, hoppy flavor's that all blend into a big...WOW. The malty base is seriously imoressive, like a great opening band at a concert just before the hoppy rock star kills it later on. The blend and balance aporoaches a serious X-factor of equaling more than just the sum of it's parts.

Depth of complexity in both feel and flavor is pretty deep. Crushability is very high at 6.1 % abv....crush it! But take your time, it's worth savoring.

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Life in the Clouds from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 73 ratings