NW DIPA Citra by Cloudwater

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Beer Name: NW DIPA Citra

Brewer: Cloudwater Brew Co., Manchester, England

Date Sampled: 4th May 2017

ABV: 9%

Serving Type: Can

Location Sampled: Home

Well I guess if anyone was foolish enough to fear that the end of Cloudwater's V series would mean saying farewell  to the brewery's amazing run of DIPAs then they can now rest easy.

This NW DIPA Citra is top draw!

As expected from a New England style DIPA it looks wonderful in the glass; cloudy burnt orange with a small white head that soon disappears.

The aroma is full of fresh pulpy mango and citrus fruits, with just a hint of pine.

Those aromas all carry through into tasting, but thankfully those fresh fruit flavours don't bring too much sweetness. In fact, the pithy grapefruit gives it a wonderfully bitter finish.

As is now becoming standard with Cloudwater DIPAs, there is absolutely no hint of the 9% ABV.

Picking a favourite Cloudwater DIPA is becoming increasingly difficult for two main reasons; firstly, they are best drunk fresh so side by side comparison is very difficult. Secondly, they are all so very good!

All I will say is this NW Citra DIPA is another world class piece of brewing by Cloudwater and I'm glad I've got another one to enjoy. Grab one if you get the chance!

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