after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2016 ACHops (1724) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Cloudburst. Super stoked to see some Cloudburst fresh hops! Pours hazy light orange with medium white lacy head. Aroma is light juicy fresh hops, orange rind. Taste is clean, smooth, creamy light caramel malt; hops are fresh, floral, and crisply fresh. Lightly dank, quickly overtaken by a clean fresh citrusy flavor. Lingers lightly bitter on the finish. Outstanding, easily one of the best fresh hop beers out there.
Draft at SB. Pours a murky bright orange with a dense and sudsy off-white head. Big tangy nose, lots of grapefruit and pine mixed with honey and mild herbal notes. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Very light caramel malt body underneath a steady wash of grapefruit, pine, honey, and light herbal notes. Long tangy finish. Nice one. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Cloudy (ha!) golden pour. Very mild aroma. Pine needles. I like that there were some bittering hops in here, too - fresh hop brews often lack that. Veeery hop-forward, which doesn’t often happen with these either. Tough to do properly. Apricot and sharp herbs. Very good. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Honestly get more malt on the nose than hops. Some honey and residual sweetness dusty grain lemon soft hops leafy c hops. Aroma isn't flawed but it's mild as fuck. Unfiltered golden orange nice head great lace. Flavor wise it's much different than aroma. Bready malt touch of honey lots of oranges leafy hops minty dry leafy fresh. Lingering oranges dry resinous chewy finish. Tastes and drinks great.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone luttonm (7077) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Cloudburst, Seattle. Heavy, pretty foam capping a juicy, hazy yellow gold. Fresh juicy nose, some citrus and more flowery pollen. Very clean, tasty robust fresh hop. Clean soft bitter. Robust but mellow at same time, which doesn’t make sense I guess. Some green tea. Really tasty and solid. I was waiting to see what they would do with a fresh hop, and it doesn’t disappoint. Crushable.
andrewje41 (4647) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 This is Cloudburst’s bread and butter. This is what they do. A beer like this is the face of everything that is great about fresh hop beers. About hop beersbin general. Just about everything that can go right, went right here. Cloudy golden orange pour with an adequate foam head. A multi layered piney complimented grapefruit aroma. Juicy flavor, hop centered with an extremely attractive profile. Grapefruit juicy linger with a gentle, refreshing finish. I need a lot more of this beer. A lot more. Sooooooo so good. UPDATE: got a lot more. Want to see a magic trick? Put a pint of this beer in front of me, and I’ll make it disappear.