Cloud Walker
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,669
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,167
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 8.1%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
209
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 21, 2023
Added:
Sep 20, 2018
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  39
Soaring far beyond hazy, this dry-hopped hazy juicy IPA explodes as tropical and fruity elements float through cloudy formations to elevate hops to the highest pedestal. With its expert dosing of oats, wheat and lactose, Cloud Walker delivers a pillowy soft mouthfeel showcasing an opaque, orangey-blonde color. Cloud Walker is dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic, making it juicy as it explodes with tropical and fruity hop notes.

Composition

Malt: 2-Row Pale, Oats, Wheat

Hops: Citra, Mosaic

Pours an opaque dark straw hue. Huge Mosaic and Citra hop aromas bring tropical pineapple, citrus, and stone fruit aromatics. Flavor is fruity, rich and is backed by a pillowy malty sweetness. The hops spill out throughout this beer but the bitterness is balanced by the residual lactose.
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Rated: 3.72 by notaveragejoe from Georgia

Oct 21, 2023
 
Rated: 3.89 by MGibbons from Maryland

Aug 12, 2023
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Reviewed by papawag from Maryland

3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a kegorator sixtel. It looks a bit old and funky, but the smell is very fresh! Nice creamy head, but quickly gone. The taste is like the look, a bit old and funky. Could be that you need a very fresh keg to get the best from this beer, and you're probably (like me) going to be drinking one that's not that fresh. So it's a bit like a big bowl of fruit punch leftover from the party, the next day, without having refrigerated it. Not nearly as good as when you first mixed it up and added the ice. Maybe more of a fruity hops could make it better?
Jul 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.09 by uncleotis from Illinois

Mar 07, 2023
 
Rated: 3.52 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Nov 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.71 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Nov 04, 2022
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

2.72/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
From the bottom of the can: "BEST BY JAN 18 23 PBG 22199 04:48 FL"

Appearance: The body of the beer is a medium shade of gold with a slightly burnished appearance. It has a slight haze to it but it is mostly transparent. Letters are easily read through the glass. The head is medium-sized, fluffy and white. It recedes to a short cap and leaves no real lacing other than a few spots.

Aroma: It has a pleasant aroma of mango with a touch of pineapple. There is a light bit of a grain and rye bread scent to the beer as well.

Taste: Up front there is a light bit of grapefruit and a touch of cabbage. Towards the center of the palate there is a bit of grain flavor which is nice. It finishes with a touch of alcohol flavor, a very light touch of pineapple, and a hint of grain. The aftertaste is light mango. As a whole the experience flavor-wise is pretty lackluster. The beer changes on the palate at different points and sometimes it is for the better but sometimes it is for the worse. As a whole the grain flavor was good but there wasn't a lot of hop character to the beer.

Mouthfeel: The body feels light and a bit watery on the palate. There is a very light astringency to the beer. Drinkability isn't very high because of how odd it rests on the palate and how present the alcohol is. Low bitterness which is to be expected.

Overall: The can states that it is made with "MALT: 2-ROW PALE" as well as "HOPS: CITRA, MOSAIC" and "ADDITIONS: LACTOSE." The lactose certainly isn't appearing in the beer either in the body or the sweetness. At times the beer does have some pleasant tropical fruit notes but the overall experience of the beer includes dull flavors and a very poor body. It is a lackluster beer that teeters on the bottom edge of average. I don't recommend it and I wouldn't buy it again.
Sep 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Icemann383 from New York

Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.55 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jul 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Jun 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by JamesLeung from Florida

Jun 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by Burgy from Minnesota

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by PaulMayer from Illinois

May 16, 2022
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Reviewed by burnstar from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice cloudy gold with a good sized head and some lacing on the surface. Smell is pretty typical NEIPA- juicy, muted tropical fruit. Taste is similar. Somewhat muted, fruity hops mild sweetness, a little pleasant bitterness rounded. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Good and solid NEIPA.
May 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania

Apr 08, 2022
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Rated by Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great Brewer and a very nice beverage ... A little too sweet for me, but looks and smells purty ... Came as part of a 15 can variety pack
Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Feb 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by trapbagels from Illinois

Jan 31, 2022
Cloud Walker from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 209 ratings