Cloud Drop
Upper Pass Beer Company

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Upper Pass Beer Company
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #504
Ranked #1,694
4.28 | pDev: 6.78%
Aug 07, 2022
Feb 27, 2017
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Notes: We brewed this beer a a few times in our Tunbridge brewery before starting to do bigger batches. Now this beer is made in Stowe, VT at Von Trapp Brewery. It's aggressively hopped in the whirlpool and post fermentation with six hop varieties, making it juicy and flavorful, but not too bitter. The malt bill contains a blend of German and English base malts, Munich, oats, and wheat, contributing to a smooth mouthfeel and nice flavor. Drink Responsibly!
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can Has a hazy, dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Taste is mango, pineapple, oranges. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall I was expecting more from this beer.
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3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
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Canned 2022/01/19
Pours a creamy frothy 1 finger head with great retention, messy lacing, hazy golden orange color

Nose fruity, sweet candied orange zest, marmalade, pineapple jello, light tropical, sweet candy malt, some fruit cake

Taste hoppy, a bit spicy chewy like hop, green spicy hop, some citrus and light tropical, candied orange peel, dried sweet pineapple, misc dried fruits, med to lighter bitterness, fair perfumey alcohol, mild sticky sweet finish

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3.72/5  rDev -13.1%
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Cloud Drop from Upper Pass Beer Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 269 ratings