Life in the Clouds | Collective Arts Brewing

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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England 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:
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Reviews:
48
Ratings:
169
pDev:
6.8%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
Trade:
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Photo of Chasecrandell
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dakin
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smooth finish in an IPA. At first I thought it tasted watered down. But its really drinkable. If you're looking for something with a lot of taste this isn't for you. This is an Ale man's IPA.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of florisj135
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Pretty cool cans... same beer but different can art depending on the artist.

For a NE style IPA, this is clearer than most. Nose is sulfur, citrus, pineapple and starfruit. This needs a bit of cleaning up. Beer opens citrus, pineapple, starfruit and grapefruit. Some grassy hop bitterness in the middle and a dry, sticky hop resin bitterness at the finish. Not as juicy as most in the style. This is more IPA than NE IPA. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Aggressive on the palate and going down. Dry at the finish with a lingering, bone dry aftertaste. Maybe a touch too much carbonation.

Aside from the nose, this is a very solid beer. Far more balanced than most offerings in this style with a nice hop bite at the finish.

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Photo of Ian_T
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pale-medium gold color and lightly hazed with a finger of two of foam on top... Featuring Simcoe and Mosaic hops, it presents a wonderfully plush and juicy citrus and melon character... Lightly sweet with very little bitterness, this is a clean, fresh-tasting and fluffy beer, soft and smooth and refreshing... A delight to drink... 8/21/18 canning...

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanPollock
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is really good, clean for a new england style, unbelievably fresh and fruity for simcoe and mosaic, a new side of these now common hops here, i would have guessed something southern hemisphere for sure, i love the hop complexion, and overall this is one of the better beers from these guys i have had, but really i have liked them all! the nose here is awesome, sure i can pick out some mosaic, but there is a lot to it, lemongrass and rock candy and tangerine, apricot, and white grape, along with lemon lime soda, it smells amazingly fresh, and not bogged down by too much malt, not hazy just for the sake of it, it doesnt seem. the flavor is every bit as good as the nose, distinct melon and orange notes up front, a more herbal and even oily sweet honey and pot-like layer in the middle, supported by some nice structure from the grain, but the malt doesnt flavor this very much. all hops through the whole thing, juicy and a little sweet, concentrated and unique for a couple of varietals i am real familiar with. smooth in feel, on the dry side but not too much so that it cuts off the hops, and with lively carbonation, pretty easy drinking for what it is. i must have got this one really fresh, but what an amazing beer it is, better than so many others attempting to do the same exact thing. i thought this was awesome!

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Photo of foolkiller
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jangle_bojangle
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npachl
3.41/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DefenCorps
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from Gold's in Middletown.

A mildly hazy light yellow with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing this looks good. The nose has plenty of cooked fruit hops with mango, melon, peach and some citrus. This aspect is amplified by the malt profile with a very raw, grainy, wort like character. The palate opens with a blend of melon and citrus, with honeydew, peach, navel oranges. The mid palate is thin with a wort like sweetness to go with a soft, biscuit character. Honeyed whole wheat toast and soft grain are present. Impressively, the hop character is clean and fresh without any grass. Thin, mildly bitter and moderately juicy on the finish, this beer is medium light in body and moderately carbonated. Solid.

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Photo of eberesford
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic NEIPA. Pours slightly misty pale gold with thinnish head. Aromas of tropical fruit. Flavour: add a big mouth of grapefruit - still the balance is beautiful.

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Photo of Electros
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jykleo
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 7/23, Bought at LCBO on 8/18 473ml Can.
light hazy orange. Rroma quite good.
light body. Mango, tropical notes. Good balance of hops.

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Life in the Clouds from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 169 ratings