Cloudscape | New Park Brewing

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Brewed by:
New Park Brewing
Connecticut, United States
newparkbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Cloudbreak
Brewed with malted and flaked wheat. Hopped with generous amounts of an American variety. Notes of grapefruit and melon with a fluffy wheat finish.

Added by Alieniloquium on 04-06-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,423
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
38
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by MarkJP6:
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4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler. Very hazy pale yellow. Smells of lemon, light citrus, and floral hops. Smells of oatmeal too. Tastes of soft citrus, oats, soft pale malt. Tastes sweet without really being sweet. Medium body. Very soft carbonation. Everything about this is soft and delicate.

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Photo of Coltron23
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GHow
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first sampling from New Park Brewing. Hard pour from a cold 32oz growler. Beautiful 2 finger head that laced my glass to the bottom. This "light" IPA in GOOD! Not much more to add than the previous reviews have mentioned. They are spot on. I'll have to have a taste off vs "Life in the Clouds" from Collective Arts.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheChairman
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good. I tried Calyx and Hopiary in addition to Cloudbreak and this was my favorite. One of the best IPAs I've had from a local brewery. Doesn't stand up to my favorite Tree House beers (Julius / Alter Ego / Bright), but compares favorably to my "second tier" from Tree House (Sap / Haze) and pretty much every other local brewery I've visited.

Definitely in the juicy New England IPA style.

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Photo of mkyer
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrc1093
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at New Park Brewing

Pours a hazy light gold with a finger of soft, white head; decent retention and good amounts of lasting lacing.

Aromas of grapefruit, soft melon, bits of funky wheat and grain notes, dank, herbal hops, and ingrained, deep pine.

Taste brings a bite of white grape must, dank melon, bits of wheat funk, and overtones of dank, citrusy undertones of tropical fruits.

Mouthfeel is very mild but holds a pleasant carbonation paired with a creamy medium body, quiet juiciness, and relatively short finish; very subtle and easy-drinking throughout, but not lacking in impact.

Very smooth, lightly creamy, and juicy NEIPA with a distinctive grapefruit element integrated nicely into the hazy, juicier elements that dominate the profile.

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Photo of Tony210
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light straw color, minimal head. Faint citrus hop aroma. Nice hoppy flavor, lemon, honeydew melon, faint pineapple. Very nice. Carbonation adds to a creamy mouthfeel. Overall s very nice IPA.

7/30/18
16 oz can dated 7/16/18 - thanks Adam
4 rating

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

somewhat aggressive pour from a growler filled yesterday yields a beautiful brew with glowing straw color, a dense and creamy bright white head with sudsy bubbles atop. some lacing left behind. pleasant aromas of sweet fruits and doughy malts. palate follows but dialed up in terms of complexity and robustness. big time creamy peaches, soft nectarines, and orange sorbet, mango, and grapefruit, lemon, and cream round out a beautifully smooth and sweet fruity profile. there is just a mellow hit of sharp herbal and bitter quality, very subdued but playing an important supporting role. mouthfeel is lush, complimenting the flavor profile.

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Photo of smcel371
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian
4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at New Park Brewing, West Hartford, CT
Served in a tulip
11/28/17
Big thanks to my dad for standing in line for this beer during the can release.

The cloudy, pale straw yellow body was topped by a small, bubbly, bright white crown that fell to a frothy collar. A patchy wall of lacing cascaded down the glass after each sip.

The nose was super hoppy and fruity. Loads of honeydew melon. There was a big, dank, weedy quality too. Good dose of citrus. As the beer sat, orange notes took over. Amazingly juicy and sweet. Some fragrant peach came through as well. Bright, wheaty, lemony notes were also detectable.

The flavor was nearly as impressive. Citrus notes dominated. Loads of freshly squeezed orange juice. Big, tangy tangerine notes also came through strong. Lemony and wheaty in the center. Some pineapple was noticeable too. More orange and candied orange peel on the back end and in the finish. Just the slightest hint of rind-like pith and bitterness. As the beer warmed, white grapefruit notes appeared as well. Nice interplay of sweet and bitter with the orange and orange pith lingering after the swallow.

Outstanding frothy, fluffy mouthfeel. Super creamy, soft and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained an ultra fine, supple, tongue blanketing effervescence.

There are a number of new breweries popping up all over New England that are making some notable NEIPAs, but few (if any) are doing things as well as the guys at New Park. Drinking Spectrum on tap was a true revelation, and Cloudscape was nearly as impressive. If you dig hoppy beers with uber fruity aromas and flavors and ridiculously soft and plush mouthfeels, then you need to seek out these beers.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerGray27
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frudel
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange body with a huge white head at pouring diminishing to almost nothing during the tasting.
Fruity crazy nose of papaya, mango, grapefruit, mandarin, I could go on and on with the description, it can't be fruitier, there is fresh mosaic there for sure, lactose?
Taste is very well balanced, you get some sweetness, wondering if there is any lactose in there cause it's sweet, very fruity by the hops, medium bitterness.
Very sparkly in mouth, medium body.

Very very good IPA!

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of strengthdoc
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a pleasant light peach haze. Solid in color and highly luminescent. Fluffy, creamy head. Very inviting.

S - bright, tropical flavors of orange and coriander. Some yeasty lemon and vanilla wheat.

T - light and refreshing wheat flavor. Lemon with a faintly tart orange rind tang. Bready. Coriander and pink grapefruit.

F - excellent feel. Smooth and creamy and fits well with the theme and mood of this beer.

O - honestly reminds me a lot of Trillium. This one is Summer Street. The juice is there, balanced by a yeasty, grainy, candied hop bitterness. Great stuff. Hope to see more in more volume from these guys.

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Photo of griffey123
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robrio89
4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Cloudscape from New Park Brewing
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 38 ratings