Cloud City
Narrow Gauge Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #601
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,731
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.37%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
93
From:
Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Cloud CityCloud City
Notes: Formerly Oast #2

Second batch in a series of dry hopping experimentation. This batch was dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, and El Dorado.
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 93 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by FBarber:
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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FreshZ
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque orange with a slightly darker center, allowing the edges to illuminate a little white-orange light. Head is a finger of white foam after a modest 8oz pour straight into the glass. Head retention is okay. Aroma is tropical fruits, blended into a light-bodied smoothie. Tropical fruits are papaya, tangerine, guava, grapefruit and orange. It hits quickly and then recedes, encouraging a sip. Flavor profile follows more of the same, hitting notes of orange, papaya, tangerine, lemon, and grapefruit. Tropical fruits hit and then slide slowly away, functioning more like a quick fix for the taste buds vs. a long, sustained assault. There are very light doughy, bready yeast notes coming through at the very back, concluding the beer with a kiss of sweetness. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a lightly pulpy, grainy texture, otherwise it's pretty smooth and 'standard'. Overall, balance is solid despite leaning towards tropical fruits. It's a quick hit of flavor, encouraging quick and frequent sips.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16oz can.

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Pours a lightly opaque dull orange with a finger of white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is orange, papaya, mango, tangerine, lemon and biscuity, bready malts. Tropical fruit heavy, but not overly sweet. Flavor profile is mango, tangerine, papaya, orange rind and lemon zest. Light biscuity, bready malts and doughy bread yeast. Mouth feel is medium-thick and soft and smooth creamy. Overall, super refreshing with a great balance of tropical fruits. Very enjoyable.

Served in a Boulevard tulip from a 16oz can.

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Photo of smcolw
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very cloudy liquid giving a white hue to the dirty gold color. Lasting rim bubbles from the small initial head. Streaks for lace.

The smell features a tutti-fruity soda pop sweetness. The faint hop is floral adding to the sweetness.

Full bodied with a lower carbonation level. The initial rich, semisweet fruitiness lingers throughout the tasting. The hop has a light bite in the swallow. I get a touch of cream at that point as well. The aftertaste is balanced but as it fades the hop lingers longer than the rest of the flavors.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw yellow and extremely cloudy. There's a fingernail of eggshell white on top. The aroma is filled with wonderful mosaic and perhaps tropical hops. I'm tasting very dialed in mosaic hops. The mouth is sticky and chewy.

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Photo of zeff80
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy (go figure) golden-orange color with a two-finger, white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Smelled of orange, pineapple and mango. Sweet fruity taste. Lots of pineapple and some orange. Subtle piney bitterness.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale yellow with a fluffy white head which gives a good imitation of the cloud in the name. Hazy. Good retention and lacing.

Lemon and pineapple on the nose. Orange, honeysuckle, and papaya.

Pineapple and mango on first sip. Peach notes with some citrus. Underlying floral notes.

Moderate mouth feel with medium carbonation. Juicy and fruity. Very light bitter notes.

Very smooth, easy drinking IPA. Lots of juice.

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Photo of billab914
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unoriginal
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soneast
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IpeeA
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jessewilliamson
4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloud City from Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 93 ratings