Cirrus | Hailstorm Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States
hailstormbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cirrus is a Northeast Style Oat IPA. The hops used are Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Huell Melon.

Added by FBarber on 01-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,172
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
63
pDev:
8.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by dexterk1:
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3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of larryarms847
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright yellow orange with a strong haze and a pillowy head of straight white foam that lingers.

Pungent notes of orange and citrus fruits with a touch of mango and other tropical fruit aromas.

Citrus comes out strong with the tropical fruit notes following suit.

Medium-bodied, low-medium carbonation, soft and creamy smooth.

Overall, a truly well done beer and one to look out for.

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Photo of Beardown98
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prager62
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pint can dated 1/24/17 that a friend purchased at the brewery poured in a 13oz. tulip.

Look- Pours a cloudy orange juice color revealing a finger of soapy white foam that quickly settles to barely rim the glass. A trace amount of lacing is left behind.

Smell- Grapefruit, orange zest and cereal/malt.

Taste- Grapefruit, passionfruit, orange zest, and a slight touch of pine. A grainy profile in the finish that I'm guessing are the oats?

Feel- Slick and somewhat chewy with a very bitter and acidic finish.

Overall- I've enjoyed the 'cloud' series thus far and was intrigued by this latest release. While it's a very worthy beer, it just tastes a bit bitter and acidic to me like grapefruit juice. I'm hoping it gets tweaked for a little more balance.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jangoon24
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a teku glass

A: Very hazy, with that bright orange look that's typical of the NE Style IPA's. Thin, white head and no lacing left on the glass

S: I wasn't too impressed by the nose of this beer. I was looking for the big, tropical, citrus-y smell that the heavy hitters of this style produce, and it just wasn't there.

T: Straight hops. Again, I was looking for something different according to the style, but I really didn't get any fruity, juicy tastes coming out of this beer at all, just hops. I had this cold, and was told as it warms up that the fruity and juicy notes show up, but that the oats start coming through as well - not sure if that appeals to me.

F: Hailstorm nailed the mouth feel on this one. The oats really bring that out, and I was impressed of how soft and pillow-y this was to drink.

O: I'm interested to see if beer evolves at all in the upcoming weeks and what the oats are going to do to the hop presence. Overall, I was not impressed by this beer. If it turns into something else in a few weeks I may change my mind, but I'll keep buying Cumulus over this one for sure.

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Photo of stortore
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into a tulip glass. Canned 3/26/17, had 4/5/17.

Pours a hazy apricot, cloudy, with a one and a half inch foamy head and lots of foamy lacing. Smells of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, light pine, yeast. A bit dank. The taste has more grapefruit and pine, less orange than the nose. Tangerine, some lemon, malt. Medium hop bitterness throughout. Mostly smooth, a solid medium body, refreshing, well carbonated.

Lots of juicy citrus, a nice balance between the hops and malt, very enjoyable.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unfiltered, murky, pale amber pour; off white head; clarity under fairly quick cap; solid ring and moderate lace to start. Grapefruit! nose. Bitter grapefruit zest, lemon and peach flavors; grapefruit finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation; clean notwithstanding the fluffy oat feel. Nice tasting, juicy bitter grapefruit linger. Really enjoyed this IPA.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hermit990
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on April 2, 2017. Canned 3/26/17. 60 ibu. Golden promise, oats, Munich, honey malt. Mosaic, citra, amarillo, cascade, huell melon. Juicy and smooth.

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Photo of loganburgh
3.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pstam87
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Tommo
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rated for style. Compared to a malt bomb ipa this is very nice, but compared to anything that resembles what this should be, it falls well short. Very dark for a hazy ipa, hop character is fairly subdued. Like a decent homebrew.

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Photo of egoo33
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NappyB
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of tmryan21
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Cirrus from Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 63 ratings