Newport Storm - Chloe (Cyclone Series) | Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Newport Storm - Chloe (Cyclone Series)Newport Storm - Chloe (Cyclone Series)

Brewed by:
Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.
Rhode Island, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Finally an Extreme IPA for the hophead!!! Named after a brewery niece, craft brew lovers repeatedly ask us to remake Chloe, our Imperial IPA. We dry hopped Chloe with loads of the hop Chinook that lent a wonderful grapefruity character to the brew! Cherish any bottles you can find. PROST!

75 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by far333:
Photo of far333
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear apricot color with an inch-high lid of beige meringue, leaving sheets of lace up the sides of the glass. Vertical streams of bubbles run up to the surface.

Inviting aroma of flowery and citrusy hops, cinnamon, ripe pear, and the faintest indication of the alcohol warmth waiting beneath.

Full and rich mouthfeel leads to flavors of citrus and cinnamon, a grainy and resinous malty base riding beneath, some ABV warmth, and a citrus peel linger. The citrus peel flavor is not so strong or bitter as to detract. Not overly hoppy for a double, 56 IBU's.

I like this one and find it very drinkable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Doomcifer
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of warriorsoul
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a sixer of this at Another Liquor store in Cranston, RI.
Pours a hazy peach color with two full fingers of bright white head...very sticky lacing as just half of the head disappears.
Fruity hops up front with a slight sweetness with the lingering nose.
The taste is much more balanced...huge maltiness going on here and enough hops and a slight alcohol twang to let you know right of the bat this is not your basic IPA.
Sweet like a Hop Wallop or dare I say Paper City's Hop Monster, but more bittering than both. Nicely spiced in the finish as well.
Mouthfeel is above average but I find the carbonation a touch too high to make this a session brew for me.
Either way, a great representation of the style without going overboard.
Real glad fitzIPAtrick spotted this on the shelves...well worth picking up.

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Photo of WeymouthMike
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I gave this one all 4's as its a good beer but doesn't strike me as a DIPA. Appearance is typical of a DIPA, somewhat hazy amber color with a nice white head. Mouthfeel was smooth and taste was very malty for a DIPA but the bitterness thats typical of the DIPA's I've been drinking. I followed this with a Founder's IPA that I felt was hoppier and closer to the DIPA style.

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Photo of IntriqKen
2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy goldgen orange with a full finger head of white that melts to sticky lacing.
Aromas are sweet citrus hops...oranges and pineapples.
Mouthfeel is smooth and full with tiny carbonations.
Flavors are sweet citrus as well. Oranges and pineapples that melts to grapefruit skin bitterness. Strong medicinal alcohol presence as well.
Alcohol warmth as you swallow.
Unfortunately the medicinal alcohol flavor and presence distracts from the rest of the wonderful flavors.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a peachy orange in color. The light cloudiness gives it a nice glow. White foam head with nice retention + some slick lace. Smells very fruity (peaches, melon, pineapple, orange cream), kind of tropical combined with fresh buttered biscuits. Nice pleasant aroma. Tastes of toast with a brown sugar-like sweetness and juicy with the same various fruits as in the aroma. Medium body + ok mouth. Goes down easy.

Interestingly pleasant fruit combination in this double IPA.

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Photo of Franchise
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle a dark caramel, leaving a tan head about 1in thick. The aroma is sweet, hop floural, frosting sweet smell, honey and spices. The taste on the palate is very bitter up front, but balanced with a honey, malty, sweetness. Only to be attacked with a grapefruit bitterness that finishes with a warming alcohal presence. Good DIPA, haven't had a newport storm in awhile I will def be coming back to this one.

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Photo of wedge
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a foggy caramel with a milky off-white head. Crisp citrus rind aroma. Bitter, citrus, fruity hops dominate - only a hint of some sweet malt in the flavor. Medium body and slick with a dry finish. The alcohol is well hidden.

Not really extreme compared to some, although it is 8.6%. More like a high strength IPA. Definately worth a try...

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer is a hazy, pale amber color with a large, thick, foamy white head that fades at a regular rate and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: Hops, citrus and caramelized malt in the aroma, but the hops seem a bit subdued, especially for a 2IPA.

T: There are a couple of unexpected qualities in the taste. Normally with a beer of this style, the burst of hops is the first thing I taste. However, with this beer I taste the malty sweetness first, which is the first surprise. The second surprise is that the sweetness isn’t the typical citrus sweetness that you expect in a 2IPA. It’s more of the ginger/honey flavor that you get in a Winter Warmer or a Nut Brown type. Nonetheless, both of which are a pleasant change of pace. The hops bite is indeed there and follows the sweetness abruptly along with a twinge of an alcohol burn. One thing that is beer has that is typical of the style if the nice, bitter hops after-taste.

M: Smooth due to the sweetness, but still crisp, with a medium body, medium carbonation and given the sweetness referenced earlier, it doesn’t leave any stickiness in the finish.

D: This beer is certainly drinkable due to its smoothness, sweetness, and burst of flavor.

I think this beer falls into the category of “all-purpose”. It’s one that you can just sit, chill and drink one or two. You can also drink it for the duration of the evening.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased as part of a 6-pack from Julio's, Westboro, MA. Label notes a "bottle code" of 5-3-5. for what its worth. Cap underside notes that "For guys like me, beer washes away your sins." Enjoyed at cellarish temp, due to dead fridge.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" light beige head over the clear light amber brew. Head fades very slowly, with tons of sticky coating lacing. Aroma is juicy fruit gum. Taste is sweet pale malts upfront, hits with piercing bitterness in the middle, and quickly gives way to the juicy fruit from the nose. Mouthfeel is and drinkability okay, but it just seemed to me that overall this beer was made up of parts, and they didn't meld together very well. Maybe after another I'll change my tune...

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Photo of hopsaplenty
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed by Coastal Extreme Brewing, Newport, RI and under special arrangement Westport, MA

Bottle Code: 5.355, (5321 B-11021 ink jetted on bottom)

Bottle cap: Show me the beer

Pours vibrantly with a cloudy orange gold body topped with a fat, dense head of fine eggshell bubbles. Leaves fat sheets of glass-coating lacing all the way down. The smell is piney, but also fruity, not hops crisp at all as expected from an "extreme India pale ale". The taste is initially of sharp hops - piney, but then changes over to tropical fruit in the finish. There is some lingering bite at the margins. There is also a bubblegum flavor, the kind of gum that came with baseball cards back in the day, that flashes across. The malt is there, but rides in the back seat. Decent body with a nice mouthfeel, smooth on the tongue. Plenty drinkable.

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Photo of sulldaddy
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I am sampling this brew at room temp in a snifter. The beer pours a orange color with small streams of carb rising to surface. There is a off white creamy head of 1 cm that recedes very slowly. Aroma is fruit and citrusy hops with a bit of white grape and some booziness mixed in.
First sip reveals a thinner body than expected and very fine mild carbonation.
Flavor starts with some sugary sweetness with white grape and maybe berry, then rolls to some rindy hops and finishes with a peppery alcohol bite that is slightly medicinal. This hinders the drinkability a bit.
A decent beer, but not one that I would buy again. I think maybe the alcohol is too big with not enough other balanced malt and hops to cover it.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five finger white head that fades slowly leaving a little lace. Cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty/piney nose. Starts sweet but with the hops right there but not overwhelming, slight bitter aftertaste. Nice double IPA. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of dewars
4.73/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Initially cloudy--nice hop nose up front. A bit foggier than I would have expected.

Taste was assertive hop up front...but WOW--the beer has so many layers. Very interesting. Citrus hop up front, then sweetness almost, followed by alcohol....this beer is 8.6%???? Then a very balanced bitterness that lingers beautifully. A definate try. and I hear it is a limited release!

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Photo of WaffleSauce
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Many thanks to WarriorSoul for the bottle!!

Been eagerly awaiting this one to reach serving temp from the fridge. . .

Label includes all of the pertinent info a beer fanatic would appreciate: 8.6% ABV, 1.077 O.G., and 56 IBUs. My favorite bit on the bottle is, “A small portion of the profits from the sale of this beer actually goes to the company that makes it.”

Poured into my trusty Stone pint glass. Massive head, many, many, many bubbles. Very tight-knit head supported by a shitload of bubbles. Moderate lacing action. Did I mention there were a lot of bubbles? I can already smell it and I’m a foot away from the glass.

On that note. . .Nose is alcohol and citrusy hop, with a definite hint of malt, but it doesn’t win over the hops. Very nice aroma.

VERY well balanced, with a hint of caramel malt up front. Next rolling into a very pleasant and fruity bittering hop taste, and finally just a twang of alcohol taste. The alcohol is hardly noticeable in the mouth, but I can definitely feel the warmth in the tummy.

This beer is superbly drinkable, especially considering the ABV. Very well balanced, but the hops win in the end. Would be stupendous with Pizza, or any spicy food. Very good brew!!!

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Photo of goodbyeohio
2.53/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

cloudy and orange like deadish fire embers, big majestic head that settles with three-dimensional lacing in chunks and clumps all about the glass. nose is unexpected.. a familiar honey scent of pils malts. this mixes with a slight hint of bready peppermint and fresh hops. double ipa? dunno.. maybe a rhode island double ipa.

initially sharply bitter, sickly sweet syrupy feel and a sourish yeast flavor give this the feel of high-octane malt liquor. finish is very hoppy in a rough, dirty way. another example of beer that tastes like a clump of grass with the mud-covered roots attached. part of the foul bitterness here is reminiscent of dairy.. like slightly-spoiled milk. at 56 ibu's, there must be a significant amount of hops- none of which are really tasted here due to the abrasive jolt the beer delivers. you can feel them.. the bitterness, the rough gristle sticking to your cheek walls. but i'd rather taste. finish is all about an unflavored alcohol heat... think vodka.

not too drinkable, not too enjoyable. not a double ipa. not something i would repeat.

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Photo of bjohnson
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chloe an Extreme DIPA.

A: Pours a golden amber color with an initial two finger cream colored foamy frothy head that dissipates to about one finger.

S: Aromas start of with a nice tangy fruit hoppyness mixed in with a slight bready maltiness. There's a hint of a metallic aroma in there.i

T: Where are the hops? Are they hidding? I didn't get the blast of hops I was hoping for, instead I had a huge malty base with a bitter aftertaste. About 6 seconds after I took a gulp then took a breath, I got a rush of pine in my nose. Maybe the hops are there, just waiting to pounce.

M & D: Mouthfeel is ok with this offering from Newport Storm. I wasn't overly excited or blown away by this DIPA. The hops could be more powerful as the malt is more dominant I think. High alcohol warms the stomach and was noticeable in my cheeks when I kept a gulp in my mouth for about 3 seconds. Carbonation is pretty good, not overdone. Drinkability is slightly above average, though I'm not sure if I'd want more than two at a time.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to TheManiacalOne for this brew.

Pours a cloudy yellowish/orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus off-white head, lots of nice sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is of hops, slight malts, citrus, and some caramel. The taste mostly follows the nose, nice hops/malt combo, citrus, also getting some pears, and cherries in there. The finish is slightly dry. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a easy drinking DIPA, but watch out. I like the balance between hops/malts one not really overpowering the other. Glad to have a chance to try some other Coastal Brew's.

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Photo of NEhophead
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, glowing apricot in color. Dense, foamy head that settles to a porous sheet leaving walls of condensed lacing.

Bright fruity esters: apricot, pear, astringent grapefruit. Alive hop resins and oil with whaffs of intense alcohol.

Burnt, caramel malts that aren't close to being matched with the hop profile. Hop resin; astringent and powdery dry fruit: apricot, orange, grapefruit. A hint of bubblegum prior to a slippery bitterness leaving hop oils for the aftertaste.

Medium bodied; as filmy as can be on the palate. Noxious and annoying mouthfeel.

As a hophead, this one seemed out of balance with a few off flavors. The mouthfeel really stood out to me in terms of a major flaw. Again, the Cyclone Series continues to depress me.

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Photo of brentk56
2.09/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a beaten egg white head that leaves a few dots of lacing

Smell: Newport, we have a problem here! We have a solvent aroma that reminds me of my BJCP class when we put a touch of nail polish into a beer to identify an off flavor; some floral hops are here too, but the acetone is overwhelming

Taste: Starts with an overlty fusel alcohol character that has taken over the malt bill; after the swallow, it gets even worse as there is that solvent flavor that descends into the finish; I think we have some diacetyl going on, too

Mouthfeel: A bit slick on the tongue with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Drain pour..this is the first Newport Storm beer I have tasted and I would hope it is not representative of the brewery; in any event, they would have been well advised to pitch this; it's a reputation buster

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Photo of soultrain
1.84/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Poured into an Ommegang chalice.

A-Opaque orange amber beer. 1/2" white head fades to 1/16th" in a minute. Lacing is o.k.
S-Some grassy hop notions. Some alcohol.
T-Caramba! Grass, not grassy hops, like vegital hop bines plus an episode of a "swamp thing" comic book, paper and all; hops that are too subtle, then some malt presence for an iota (ringwood yeast?) (no? o.k....), then extreme (like it says on the bottle, i guess) boozy alchoholic finish. This is one rough ass IPA "cyclone"...bitterness is just wrong for the style, IMHO.
(56 IBUs???? Where are they??)
M-Solid medium mouthfeel, with a bit of chewiness: the best thing about this beer.
D-Waaay too much boozy alchoholic character for me. Not enough hops for me either. I didn't finish this beer: (!)

CRUX: NOT MY KIND OF AMERICAN DOUBLE IPA. Still, I'm determined to mix the remaining 5 beers with some Beck's ( 3 ounces at a time...) or something to "get 'em down" somehow...I paid $9.00 for a six-pack in Newport, but CHUMP is not my name... I will survive (the Newport Chloe storm...) somehow...where there's a will, there's a way....

Note: It's mid-August, 2006. And 3 of the 6 are still chillin' in the DBF....waitin' for an enemy to drop by so I can pawn/pimp them...

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a bit hazier than I was imagining before I opened the bottle. Color of the beer was mandarin orange with a thick, foamy head that was just a shade off-white. Nose was more malty sweet than hoppy bitter. Also picked up a bit of orange in the nose.

Odd DIPA for the flavor. More of a flavorful hop presence than biting. Got bits of citrus and some melons. Also, a kind of grassy hop thing going on just a bit. Malts gave this beer a very sweet and thick body. Think I can slightly taste the yeast too but the hops and the ABV kind of take over. Bit more heat from the alcohol than I would've liked. Oddly balanced for a DIPA, I usually find most DIPAs totally out of whack. Full body but very silky feel makes this a quite drinkable beer.

Note: As it warmed it went downhill fast and the finish tasted like acid reflux.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear and brassy, with a bold, off-white and tight head.
Foam cap settles down to a thin, persistant cover, revealing some nice lacework.
Aromatics are somewhat restrained for a IIPA, but enticing nonetheless.
Peach skins, orange spritzed- spruce twigs, and mangoes, accented with a grassy, slightly woody slant.
Nose finishes mildly warming and fruit laden.
Body on the thick side of medium, a bit sticky and chewy.
An aggresive bitterness leads the pallet, almost coarse but not astringent.
Malt is subdued, allowing a dry crispness to dominate.
Hop flavors step forward like a jaw full of pink grapefruit pith.
The drying bitterness does not fade, but begins to find a balance amongst the puckering citrus, warming alcohols, and crushed orange seeds.
Finishes long, bitter, with a hint of slickness.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazey yellow/amber beer. Has a big foamy white head. A lot of sweet malt note intermingled with some fruity peach and citrus notes. The flavor has some bready and nutlike malt characters. Followed by the fruity peach and citrus notes mentiond in the aroma earlier, Finished with a nice peppery hop snap

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - this DIPA pours a dark orangeish brown color with faint if any carbonation, a thin white head is barely present

S - piney sweet aroma with distinct honey floral aromas

T - hoppy of course, floral honey taste transfers to the taste as well, rather sweet, the hops are rather subtle, in fact i wonder why this is a double IPA instead of just a regular IPA

M&D - a great hoppy/sweet balance, quite a nice IPA, but i dont think it is intense enough to be a DIPA, but whatever

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Newport Storm - Chloe (Cyclone Series) from Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.
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