Life In The Clouds is a New England-style IPA by Collective Arts Brewing that blends hoppy citrus with tropical fruits and bready malt.

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Life In The Clouds is a New England-style IPA that’s brewed by Collective Arts Brewing, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 16 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Life In The Clouds by Collective Arts Brewing

Packaging art for the Life In The Clouds by Collective Arts Brewing

What You Need to Know

Life In The Clouds is the flagship brew for Collective Arts. Like any good New Englander, this beer is unfiltered, not overly bitter, and has a pillowy mouthfeel. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The NEIPA pours an opaque lemon yellow and is topped by an inch-thick cap of rocky white foam that shows modest retention. The head’s reduction leaves a few droplets of residue on the glass.

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Aroma

The aroma is bright with a scent of stone fruit and sweet mango.

Flavor

The palate is led by a taste of guava and a hint of berry. Sweet pineapple and then a base of bready malt follow briefly. The finish is punched with hoppy orange citrus and then a mellow note of mango.

Label art for the Life In The Clouds by Collective Arts Brewing

Label art for the Life In The Clouds by Collective Arts Brewing

Mouthfeel

The feel has a soft draw and is relatively smooth throughout. The finish is moderately dry and a touch acidic. The body is medium with matching carbonation.

Overall

Life In The Clouds looks very much like a NEIPA, even if its head retention could last a little longer. The aroma is fruity and the palate is juicy. The bitterness is restrained and overall, Life In The Clouds is a fine example of the style.

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