Lucky Cloud
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #137
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,846
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 5.34%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 24, 2022
Added:
Apr 28, 2016
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  12
SCORE
95
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Notes: Lucky Cloud is a juicy, puckering wild ale dry hopped to opacity with New Zealand Rakau hops. Assertive acidity and tropical brett funk combine with intense tart pineapple, guava and citrus notes from this fascinating hop. It’s hard to tell where the fermentation flavors end and the hop flavors begin; if you ever wondered what it would be like to see Northeast-style IPA cross-pollinated with American Wild Ale, we’re doing it and it’s delicious. Released May 2016, draft only, brewed at Flagship on Staten Island.)
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Rated: 3.92 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Sep 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look - golden slight haze and bright with a nice white head
Smell - dry tart grainy earthy citrus
Taste -tart grainy earthy citrus like the smell but slight hoppy
Feel - medium creamy body with a light carb
Overall - really nice dry tart citrus earthy wild ale
Apr 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Dec 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York

Apr 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Apr 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by WesMantooth from Ohio

Mar 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by festizio from California

Mar 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy light straw color, bubbly foamy head that quickly fades. Aroma is mainly lemon, funky, grassy. Unique flavors here: citric acid in spades, lemon, earthy, fairly sour, tart. Surprisingly full bodied for the style. Carbonation is perfect - plenty of it. Overall an interesting sour, I was expecting a light bodied beer, this is much more, yet only 5.7%.

2/12/19
500 ml bottle bought at brewery 12/2018
4 rating
Feb 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by TartyHearty from New York

Jan 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.22 by taospowder from New Mexico

Jan 16, 2019
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Reviewed by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a finger of white head.
Smell is a bit funky, Brett, citrusy, lemon, mango.
The taste almost has me in a sensory overload(in a good way). The layers of tart, funk, lemon, mango, pineapple are amazing. Well balanced.
Full bodied with good carb level. I feel the body on this really allows the flavors time to process.
Overall an amazing beer. I wish I could convey my thoughts into words on this one, I don't feel my review does it justice.
Dec 31, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
much much hoppier than any of the other funky beer we had in here, hazy like a new england ipa, but with a cool wild yeast profile to it, a little tart but bretty and funky too. its murky and not overly frothy looking, a bit denser than the others, but with a beautiful fresh hop aroma from these new zealand varietals. i get white wine, kiwi fruit, and passion fruit, tangy and twangy with the bacterial element in the fermentation, lemony even, and then sort of farmy from the brett, hops well above anything else. its a little heavy in feel, the density of it all slowing me down a little bit, and kind of clashing with the delicate nature of the hops, bold as they are dosed, these are not piney northwestern high alpha types, and they would be better served i think by a lighter background. that said, the beer is plenty complex, and the fuller body helps me have time to appreciate all of the layers. sour like lemonade in the middle, more funky dry hoppy saison-esque later on, really flavorful and delicious beer, a cool style hybrid, i suspect we will see a lot more of this kind of thing, new england saison, new england wild ale, new england berliner, whatever...
Dec 28, 2018
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
375ml capped bottle into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is lemon zest, Brett funk, hibiscus, a sprinkling of sulfur and a dash of citrus. There's a mellow fruity sweetness about this one. Funk factor is awesome. Beer opens pleasantly tart. Hints of lemon zest, lemon rind, Brett funk, cobwebs and wet wood. Great complexity. A touch of cane sugar balances out a zesty, juicy tartness in the middle. Green apple too. Mellow, dandelion on the finish. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Foamy on the palate. Finishes messy and filmy with a light, lingering aftertaste.

I want a little more life on the palate but otherwise, the flavor in this one is spot on. Not too tart, not acidic. Great balance.
Dec 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Teku glass.

Look is a hazy bright yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is fruity sour malt.

Taste is almost floral like. Even a little bit of that floral dryness you get from flower water.

Very good and well balanced.
Dec 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by Gkruszewski from New York

Nov 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by probert from New York

Nov 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Nov 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by alexsergio from New York

Nov 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by CreightonSM from New York

Nov 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by edthehead from New York

Nov 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by brother_rebus from Maine

Sep 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Masters from Massachusetts

Aug 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts

Aug 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by Nucleosynthesis from Massachusetts

Aug 04, 2016
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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Pours a nice creamy but smaller head, fades at a med pace decent lacing, super murky lemony tangerine orange color

Nose fresh tart lemony funk, tangerine citrus and tart genetic citrus, Mild tropical mango pineapple notes, nice sour acidic funk,

Taste starts quite sour, tart lemony and tangerine citrus funk, fair acidity, lemonade, tangy rind, into nice pineapple, a little mango, actually a nice mango sherbet flavor, with touch of creamy wheat base, nice funk sour acidic, touch yeasty and bready. Finish is more tart lemony citrus, more mango sherbet and pineapple, not really flemmy despite the acidity.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, fair acidity.

Overall an awesome beer, great funk and sour acidity levels, nice lemonade, great mango sherbet and pineapple background, another incredible hoppy sour from Grimm.
Jul 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by chivermac from New York

Jul 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by JoeMans from New York

Jul 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Jul 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by malfunxion from New York

Jul 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by VaTechPhilly from New York

Jun 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.67 by tappangordo from New York

Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by TheLefty1616 from New York

Jun 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by Lucoli from New York

Jun 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by CantankerousCaveBear from Canada (ON)

Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by JNPIII127 from New York

Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.42 by mindfuldave from New Jersey

Jun 08, 2016
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 68 ratings