Beyond the Clouds

Georgia
United States
Beyond the Clouds, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Set yourself adrift with Beyond the Clouds, our newest bottle release from the Garage. We inoculated this India Pale Ale with several different strains of Brettanomyces. Combined with the base liquid, this wild yeast produces vivid flavors of pineapple. These flavors are kicked up to stratospheric levels after interacting with our Citra and Mosaic dry hop addition. Coming in at 6.3% ABV, Beyond the Clouds is a quaffable liquid to experience just as the seasons are starting to change.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
40 - 50º
Hops: 
Mosaic, Citra, Huell Melon, Simcoe
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Beyond the Clouds by Monday Night Brewing is a Brett IPA (BJCP sub-style 28A, Brett Beer, under American Wild Ale). In the glass it formed a, thick, white, well-retained head atop a golden-orange brew that became hazy with warming (much like a New England IPA). The aroma led off with profoundly funky Brett notes, followed by citrusy ones presumably from the West Coast hop varietals used late in the boil and/or during dry-hopping, consistent with style. Like the aroma, the flavor profile was also funk-forward before fading into juicy fruitiness (apple, grapefruit, and melon) with little or no distinctive malt presence or hop bitterness, and eventually into a dry finish with both tart and barnyard notes. The mouthfeel initially featured moderate carbonation, medium body and a smooth creaminess. This beer’s overall impression is multi-faceted, combining many complementary tastes and aromas seldom found in a single bottle. This should be a pleasant “transition” beer for drinkers who have not yet ventured far into the realm of American Wild Ales, and a drinkable staple for those who have.

Brewery Introduction

Monday Night Brewing is an Atlanta-based craft brewery. We brew beers for the weeknights – balanced, flavorful ales that pair well with food.

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