Cloud Walker
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,577
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #13,169
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 8.08%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
149
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 06, 2022
Added:
Sep 20, 2018
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  39
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: 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: 3.52 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 -31.3%
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 Virginia

May 16, 2022
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Reviewed by burnstar from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +0.5%
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
 
Rated: 3.5 by jsh420 from Illinois

Jan 27, 2022
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Rated by 2market from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Victory has a few duds in its lineup…this isn’t one of them. Solid beer
Jan 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by epterina from Florida

Nov 16, 2021
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Reviewed by ramseye4 from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a thin straw color with some good head.

Aroma is straight citrus hops, oily resin, orange, pine

Bitterness comes in off the get go, oily in the mouth, orange rind, pineapple.

Very solid IPA
Oct 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by TXRobbo from Texas

Sep 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by mdfb79 from New York

Aug 28, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This one pours a hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like grassy and piney hops, pineapple, orange, and grapefruit.

This definitely feels an old school, old money brewery's take on a hazy IPA. They didn't go all the way to full murktown here, as there is still some pleasant bitterness here. There's no malt character, with some decently citrusy hop character.

This is light bodied, clean, and very crisp, with a very nice drinkability.

I don't have much Victory anymore, but it's nice to see they're still making tasty beers, even ones outside of their wheelhouse.
Aug 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Gubblecote from New York

Jul 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Jul 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jul 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.8 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Jul 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jun 18, 2021
 
 
Rated: 4.56 by Sorrbm2 from Pennsylvania

May 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Mar 07, 2021
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Reviewed by OakLawnBill from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured 12 oz very cold can into shaker pint. Golden in color with a definite orange tinge. Very thin head (due to temp?) . Citrusy smell and flavor. Good mouthfeel (due to oats?) . Well balanced, not to bitter tasting. An aftertaste, due to dry hops?). Very decent hazy beer. My current favorite of this type is Hazy Jane. I would like to try Cloud Walker on tap for a fair comparison.
Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by cauchysequence from Maryland

Feb 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.32 by twenteone from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy light amber with a 1 inch white head. Moderate lacing to the end.

Aroma is orange, grapefruit, pine.

Taste is orange, grapefruit, papaya, mango. Resinous.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Dry finish.

Wow! This is one of the best Hazy IPA's I've had.
Jan 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

Jan 15, 2021
Cloud Walker from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 205 ratings