Lucky Cloud
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #176
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,303
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 5.31%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
64
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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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.)
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 64
Photo of Tony210
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
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

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
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...

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.46/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Flynn's Mansfield

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.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tons of tart pineapple....reminds of the pineapple-orange-banana juice I drank as a kid with the subtraction of banana and the addition of alcohol. Very good

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Photo of frozyn
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is a nice pale yellow, very similar to pineapple juice. Aroma shows off a bit of brett funk, definite acidity, and a slight note of tropical fruit that isn't readily identifiable. Taste is very smooth acidity, followed with a pop of pineapple and extremely slight resin twang. I'm enjoying the taste more than I feel like I should. It's not something unique or something that pushes the line, but it is very well done and very refreshing as well.

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Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy pale orange color; the head modest and limited lacing

Smell: Very tart, with orange, pineapple, mango and guava tones

Taste: Tropical fruit forward, with orange pineapple, mango and guava; through the middle the impact of the hops kicks in, adding a grapefruit dimension.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of the best beers I have tasted from Grimm; really interesting

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Photo of TomMorris
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, luminous yellow pour. Nose of tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, honeydew melon) paired with discernible tartness. Huge smack of sour tropical fruit upfront on the palette that segues into a crisp, dry finish. Some definitely malt peaks through at the backend. Overall probably my top Grimm sour beer to date.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler from Beer Shop NYC on the UWS.
Hazy light yellow/orange with a flash of white head, it smells of funky tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus, sour candy and a hint of biscuits, taste smacks with sour fruits like unripe tangerines and really reminds me of nespole or loquats, pineapple comes through and lingers at the end, it is a very well carbonated and bright beer that leaves a citrusy stickiness in the mouth. A very tart and fruity offering from Grimm.

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Photo of dfd02186
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. pour at Bukowski, Boston. Wasn't sure what I was in for, ordered based on style and brewer. So much more sour than I expected. Very tropical fruity, very hoppy, very sour. Delicious.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a ridiculous hazy mimosa orange, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like super tart and juicy orange, pineapple, and guava, with sour hay, and grassiness.

This is in the upper echelon of Grimm's ever evolving journey on the hoppy/sour path. It's super hoppy, tons of pineapple, mango, guava and tart AF grapefruit. It's got a fairly intense acidity to it, juicy and cutting deep on the tongue.

This is lighter bodied, super drinkable, but more full feeling than some of Grimm's other hoppy sours. The carbonation level is normal.

This immediately shoots to the top of Grimm's repertoire, it's so good.

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Photo of dar482
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer hits of tart guava, green watermelon rind, tangerine peel, a medium plus lemony tart quality, with light funk, onto a crisp and clean finish.

The hoppiness bursts of tropical while the experience is succinct compared to the creamy and drying oak in some of the other Grimm sours.

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Lucky Cloud from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 64 ratings