Brew Review: New England IPA by BrewDog vs Cloudwater
A re-brew of the small batch produced collaboration between BrewDog and Cloudwater back in 2017, now scaled up to meet the demand in their taprooms and in Tesco stores across the land. Hopped with Mosaic in the whirlpool only and dry-hopping the brew with Citra and Mosaic, this punchy 440ml can is a bargain at £3.00.
Appearance: Straw coloured, unfiltered and hazy, with a strong white head on pouring.
Aroma: A fruity bouquet of mango, passionfruit and pineapple.
Taste: Juicy, with a return of those tropical flavours of mango, peach and pineapple
Mouthfeel: Smooth, with a burn at the back of the throat, which is no surprise given the style of beer, and the 6.8% ABV.
Overall: A real quality beer, particularly at the price point of £3.00 for 440ml. It’s a strong beer, at 6.8% ABV, and for me, one is enough, but the flavours and feel would definitely lead me to return for another in due course. This beer was incredibly hyped back in its first run, and it was justified. This beer is a welcome addition to any fridge, and for fans of New England IPAs this beer will go down a treat.
Founded in 2007 in Fraserburgh, Scotland, BrewDog began with a mission to revolutionise beer and make others as passionate about craft beer as they were. Within a few years, BrewDog became of the world's best-known craft breweries and fastest growing beverage brands, known for beers, bars and crowdfunding.
About Cloudwater Brew Co
Founded in 2015, and operating from their brewery in central Manchester, Cloudwater Brew Co are independently owned, committed to being an ethically conscious, human-centred business. With taprooms in Manchester and London, their products include a range of from IPAs and DDH Ales to Stouts and Lagers.