Cloud Walker
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,207
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,460
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 7.61%
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
154
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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89
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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MrOH from Maryland

2.8/5  rDev -28.9%
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 -14.2%
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 -2.3%
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 -1.3%
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 +7.9%
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 +1.5%
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 +3.6%
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 -7.6%
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 +19.5%
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 -2.5%
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 +15%
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 +23.9%
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 +1.5%
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 +14.2%
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%
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
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed gold with a thumb of pearl colored head. Great lacing and head retention

S: Citrussy and bready

T: Sweet Orange, breadyness and dryness up front. Powdery tangerines and breadyness as this warms. Finishes citrussy and dry

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation

Decent, there are plenty of better iterations put there

Aug 26, 2019
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 6/1/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a yellowish golden; eggshell white head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. It looks like your typical "New England IPA". The aromas have some orange and apricot leading the way. Some fresh bread and crackers. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. Citrus comes through. Some exotic tropical fruits seem to come through in the flavor department. More orange and apricot. Some fresh grass. Moderate to low bitterness. Nice hop flavors. Malts do their thing. Finishes juicy. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's pretty smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty solid "New England IPA". Nice hop flavors. The craftsmanship is on point. It's refreshing, enjoyable and fun to drink. I like it.

Jul 14, 2019
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DATE: July 11, 2019... OCCASION: watching Holey Moley (yes, we are at my in-laws) with the family, and I am checking up on a beer I had while scheming Little League strategy at the Panther Valley Pub--good memories... GLASSWARE: nondescript wide-mouth pokal... pours from a 12oz. can a soupy, opaque sallow yellow body... its head is off-white and skittish, evacuating quickly to a small ring of off-white bubbles.... I don't make a point of bashing looks, but at best, this conforms to its style... grapefruit and mango figure most prominently, with the mosaic's lemon and fresh citrus mixing somewhat evenly with mellow buttery malts... this one strains to get big enough to drag me in, but it does present its hops agreeably... thin to medium-bodied, juicy sweet at the finish with accompanying warmth... mango, pineapple, and grapefruit burst in the flavor profile, larger than its aroma suggests... the oats mingle thickly with vanilla and resin--it's winning in the place it counts, with ample amounts of citric kick packaged in a sip that belies its 6.8%... guava and peach are also present, making this a bit more complex than originally suggested... listed as a wheat ale on the menu at the Panther Pub, this has some lightness to it that other IPAs lack... up in the Victory pantheon? not quite, but I would be fine sipping this at a backyard barbecue this summer...and I guess every brewery has to have one now....

Jul 12, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

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

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed light golden pour with big fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Citrus and tropical fruit. Juicy.

T.F: Sweet tropical juice up front. Mango, pineapple, and melon. Lighter grapefruit and tangerine... guava and peach. Medium bodied.... minimal bitterness. Creamy carbonation with lingering fruit at the finish.

O: An outstanding and super drinkable everyday NEIPA. Great flavor and the ABV let's you put a few down before you even notice. A well done offering from Victory.

Jul 09, 2019
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

$ 3.00 (Including tax)/16 oz can ($ 0.188/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. Reviewed 6/15/19.
“CANNED ON: 08 APR 2019” on bottom of can. In reefer at point of sale. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Light yellow, slight haze. Can was stored on its side and rolled for approximately 30 seconds before pouring.
Body – Yellow, murky and dirty.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, medium density and looks soft and pillowy, average retention, diminishing to an irregular lacy five to fifteen mm crown and a thin complete cap.
Lacing – Good. Lacy band with many peaks and stalactites, definite torn curtains.
Aroma – 4 – Citrusy, most like grapefruit but not quite.
Flavor – 4 - Begins slightly bitter with a bit of grapefruit followed by a glimpse of the malt backbone. No alcohol taste or aroma (6.8 % ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.75 – Medium, more viscous than water but less than cream, somewhat flat carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4 – Overall, a very pleasing NEIPA. Not too bitter, not over-carbonated, not exceptionally ugly, with just the right amount of maltiness coming past the hops. Seems relatively mild after Hop Wallop.

Jun 15, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, canned on 16 Apr 2019... poured into a Trillium tulip)

L: tall, rocky, open-spongy white foam atop an opaque, sunny yellow-amber liquid... foam eventually almost entirely disappears with only a few random splotches of craggy lace

S: powdered sugar, citrusy spice, orange gummy candy, heavily floral, hint of fresh-cut grass... with the foam subsiding, a yeasty oat bread maltiness pokes through, but the nectary, juicy hops pervade... perhaps a touch maltier than NE natives?

T: fleshy orange, powdered cookie, mellow citrus spice in the aftertaste... long after first sip, notably dry on the back half of the palate, with a subtle grassy/leafy, orange oil-y flavor lingering, maybe even a note of lemon-oiled wood grain?...

F: lightly milky up front, but the finish has a wonderfully-sleek, vanishing cut to it, with a warm afterbuzz of hop spice and booze... really enjoyable dryness

O: pretty good - checks all the boxes with the style... I for one am not an avid enthusiast of the style, but I can only see brand loyalty bringing one back to this as it doesn't stand out from the crowd

Jun 02, 2019
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks cloudy orange as in "orangeade" Foamy/creamy head slowly dissipates,leaves lacing in IPA glass. Smell is very muted, mild scent of an orange cream popcicle, mild onion? Tastes juicy and refreshing. Tastes somewhat like an orange cream popcicle. The addition of oats makes it velvety smooth. Overall a solid NEIPA- For being dry hopped the hop presence is tame- Would recommend

Jun 02, 2019
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Nass from Florida

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The can is 3 months old & I like the artwork as well. The pour is hazy yellow. The aroma is tropical fruits. The taste is rather soft for a New England Style IPA, the juicy notes are there but not as much as other in the style that I've had before. I'm picking up on some melon & citrus notes in here as well. Cheers! B

Jun 02, 2019
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

cloudy yellow in color, white head. nice fruity and tropical hop aroma. taste is on the sweeter side, not much bitterness. does mainly focus on juicy fruity flavors - orange, lemon, mango, papaya. fuller bodied, softer feel.

May 25, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Unlike some of their other beers which come in both Bottle format and CANs, I actually found this one for inclusion in The CANQuest! Thanks goes out to the FGBS for the hookup.

From the CAN: "Soaring far beyond hazy"; "This dry-hopped hazy juicy IPA explodes as tropical and fruity notes float through cloudy formations to elevate hops to the highest pedestal."; "Malt: 2-Row Pale Hops: Citra, Mosaic Brewmasters' Approval: [undersigned] Bill & Ron"; "See all of our creations @ victorybeer.com".

Upon Crack!ing open the vent, I was pleased to see that it was a brimful craft CAN! It usually occurs with smaller breweries, making this a pleasant surprise. I went with a heavy-handed C-Line Glug which produced a mountainous two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with great retention. Color was … hazy?!? This was downright murky! Call it a murky Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose appropriately smelled like freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, which is what it resembled. There was also a whiff of tropical fruity sweetness, but it was far more citrusy. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was more muted than it had been on the nose. The grapefruit was present but not as assertive as the nose had led me to expect. The tropical fruitiness, on the other hand, was a bit more prevalent than on the nose. Still, the two flavor profiles meshed nicely, leading up to a dry finish. It wasn't super (Brut) dry, but it was the kind of dry that I dig, dig? YMMV.

May 22, 2019
Cloud Walker from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 154 ratings