Cloud Walker
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,706
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,414
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 7.58%
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
186
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Cloud WalkerCloud Walker
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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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
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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
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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
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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
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KTCamm from New Jersey

4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

7/9/20...pours hazy and clouded gold with a foamy white layer. Quite juicy. Tropical fruits poke through. Citrus rind bomb to open. Oranges and lemon. Latent bitter lurks. Quite nice.

Dec 28, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a can of this beer off the single shelf from my local Giant Eagle store. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had dank ripe fruit and melon notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit presence and slight bitter hop finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.

Dec 12, 2020
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dense and hazy orange juice has a large, fluffy off white head that was 2-3 fingers with some bubbly texture atop. Head retention was strong, > 4min. leaving a generous proportion of lace deposit on the vessel walls. Quick paced and fairly dense carbonation factor.

S: Spicy citric grapefruit-orange blossoms upon the first release. Peaches and watermelon are secondary. Tart, flowery edge of hop leafs and bitter dry orange peel softly finishes out. Good strength overall, as well mixture, wet fruitiness, with a soft dry grassy hop fade. Nice overall tone, even, and lingers quite a bit.

T: Tart oranges and dry pineapple-peach starts the flavor with a huge overlay of grassy hop bitterness. A tongue smacking delight, in your face start that provides a huge raw citrusy start, but progressively smooths out over the course. Nice grassy hop highlights, resiny pine, and spicy herbal along with some melon-apple fruitiness.

M: Nice grainy base, wheat like summer beer, medium body, with some doughy texture. A bit dry after feel, some powdery hop dust coats the tongue.

O: From the early days of Hop Devil, Victory shows they can evolve with the times, a big in your face New England style ipa, juicy and raw, with a grassy bitterness for balance. An in your face assault, of whirlpool hops and dry hop fade. Great drinkability, strong start and lasting finish.

Sep 26, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has generous tropical and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with a pleasant bitter tropical and citrus flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A very good refreshing NEIPA

Sep 06, 2020
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secondtooth from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: Hazy golden amber, with a huge off-white head. Average lace.

AROMA: Crisp tropical fruit wit pineapple, mango, citrus notes. Very nice!

TASTE: Tropical fruit juicy hops all over the palate here, with no trace of bitterness. This is almost a sweetly fruity IPA. Impressive and quite drinkable.

Sep 04, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is gold, opaque haziness, brighter white head with fine bubbles, some lacing, good head retention with solid top after many minutes.

Smell is mild grapefruit juice and pith, light stone fruits, some pineapple and tangerine, slight hint of malt toast.

Taste is similar with a with pithy, juicy flavor heavy on grapefruit and much more stone fruit/pineapple/tangerine than in aroma; malt is light but present with hint of biscuit and light toast.

Mouthfeel is low/moderate carbonation, moderate full sweetness, low to moderate bitterness.

Overall a well construted NEIPA - nice look, pleasant aroma, and well built flavor and feel.

Aug 14, 2020
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MrOH from Malta

2.8/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very hazy straw, nice white head, Ok retention, spots of lace.
Generic tropical aroma
Generic tropical hop flavor, cheap malt.
Medium bodied, light carbonation.
Bandwagon beer.

Jul 20, 2020
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, canned 5/16/20. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium white meringue head that retains fairly well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fruit and some slightly metallic wheat malt.

The flavor is sweet wheat malt and fruit with floral hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and a little watery.

Overall, an OK NE IPA.

Jul 04, 2020
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and dry. Nice brew.

Jun 15, 2020
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Red5StandingBy from Maryland

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into Standard Pint Glass.

L: Hazy yellow, half finger white head has average retention.

S: Tropical and fruity.

T: Lots of rich tropical fruit flavors. Not much else.

F: Medium body, not crisp.

O: Pretty damn good.

Jun 08, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this from a can into a shaker glass.
A: pours hazy gold body with small white head with ok retention and lacing.
S: sweet, lemony and orange citrus notes with some floral notes. Smelled citrusy but also sweet.
T: orange citrusy taste with a subtle, earthy aftertaste
M: medium bodied and smooth; refreshing
O: solid drinking beer; excellent overall.

May 30, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.
Appears orangish yellow with a nice white foamy head that dropped quickly with some nice lacing.
Smells citrusy, pineapple, vanilla, stone fruit.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a very nice IPA that I would definitely drink again.

May 19, 2020
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graysonslamsbrews from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

L: Pours completely turbid and golden. Looks like orange juice. Nice fat head and loud carbonation.
S: Smells like close enough like orange juice too. A lot of citrus and sweet malts.
T: Soft to mild bitterness and a deep, rich orange. Hops are bright, and the malts are deep.
F: It has a solid body and good bitterness. Slightly boozy but not drying, necessarily. Kind of has a candy-ish property to it.

It's a juicebomb and it's fucking delicious. Love it

Apr 20, 2020
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Bigbeerman from New York

3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can from elixir 16 in Troy NY

Pours hazy golden,( think pineapple juice,) 1 1/2 fingers of white heavy head that sticks around, settling into a fine lace across the glass

Citrus, pineapple and tropical fruits on the nose

Taste is definitely citrus and pineapple, sweet on the tongue with a nice hop bite on the end, although not as strong as a lot of dry hoped beers that I've had

Fresh, smooth and strongly carbonated on the tongue

Definitely a dry hoped IPA that I will be returning to again and again

Apr 04, 2020
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jakej654 from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

beautiful light color with a heavy haze to it. fluffy white head that sticks around for a bit. lots of tropical notes on the nose and heavy grapefruit on the taste with a little bit of pine on the back end. really impressive beer from a company i want to love but has never wowed me. this one has made me a full on victory fan.

Mar 07, 2020
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a hazy yellow amber with a nice white head that slowly reduces to a thin layer. In the nose, it is citrus and malt. In the mouth, it is pleasant, citrusy and malty. Nice!

Mar 06, 2020
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RAgleNtu

4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Loved the taste and look. (Have to confess that I like the name and artwork, as well.)

Although long in the tooth (canned 10/19/2019), I thought drinking two 12 oz cans of Cloud Walker was a very pleasant experience.

At 6.85% ABV, I'm at home and not driving.

Feb 17, 2020
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Dodgerfan_33 from Nevada

4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer on the look nice Carmel haze lwith 1 finger of head.
Smell doesn't do it justice as it smells good but is so much more intense on taste. The taste.
The taste of this beer is wow, wow, wow. It's so great worth hops, oranges , mango, Grapefruit and much more and it explodes in your mouth as juicy as fresh orange juice.

Feel is nicely carbonated just right .
Overall this is best juice bomb Ipa I have had to date. Outstanding job victory

Jan 22, 2020
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Victory Brewing Co. "Cloud Walker"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON: 10 NOV 2019 123958 P FL" and sampled on 16 JAN 2020
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: 2-row pale malt, Citra, and Mosaic - can't go wrong there, can ya? It's a very hazy golden in color beneath two finger's width of white foam. The aroma is sweetish and juicy with plenty of citrus, sweet berries, apple, and tropical fruits. The flavor follows with more of the tropical fruits moving forward including mango, papaya, some melon, and passion fruit. The orange/tangerine brightens it but it doesn't taste like a glass of orange juice as some do, this is something different. It's got a moderate bitterness to it that leaves it sweet up front but somehow pulls it together in the end. There's a little bit of hop bite, and it is 6.8% abv so maybe that helps. In the mouth it's medium to medium-light in body and smooth with a moderate, fine bubbled carbonation. This really doesn't drink like a 6.8% abv beer so take heed, although it's "crushable" you should be a little careful with it.
Review #6,900

Jan 16, 2020
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flgimp from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it at the Parkdale brewery 10-19-2019. A new found favorite NE style IPA. Came away with a growler. Hazy and typical juicy as advertised. Pours with a nice frosty head some lacing, crisp sweet citrus and pine nose. Color is a hazy straw. Taste is smooth and tropical with notes of pineapple, orange and tangerine. Finishes smoothly on the tongue. Plenty of carbonation.

Oct 26, 2019
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 7/1/19, so 2 months old.

Hazy dull orange juice colored body. Small white head dissipates to a thick ring and solid covering leaving some nice lacing.

Very faint citrus aroma

It's a little tingly on the tongue. The overall taste is fruit juice, and the hop bite doesn't come through until the end, but it's pleasant tasting.

Mouth between medium and full, finish lightly bitter.

Overall, a fairly enjoyable ne IPA with decent flavors.

Sep 04, 2019
Cloud Walker from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 186 ratings