Cloud Harvest 06: Ya Nui
Ya Nui marks the sixth entry into our Cloud Harvest series, a rotating roster of Unfiltered Juicy IPAs. Taking its name from a picturesque beach on the coast of Phuket, Thailand, Ya Nui shines with vibrant juicy hop flavor. Mosaic, Equanot and Idaho 7 hops impart notes of pineapple, blueberry and citrus. Stay tuned for upcoming releases in the Cloud Harvest series. Available on draft and in six-packs for a limited time.
Malts: Pilsner, Wheat, Carafoam, Naked Oats, Acidulated
Hops: Mosaic, Cascade, Ekuanot, Idaho 7
Cloud Harvest 06 (Ya Nui) is the sixth iteration in our Unfiltered Juicy IPA Series. Just to refresh, will you talk about the rotational nature of this series. What is up with the names?
New varietals of hops are hitting the market at a higher frequency than any time in history. Each Cloud Harvest is the result of endless internal experimentation with different combinations of these novel hop strains. The goal is to create a juicy, flavorful beer with mild bitterness using only malt and hops. Each iteration shares a name with a beautiful location, usually a beach, meant to reflect the easy-drinking, laid-back character of the beer itself.
What makes Ya Nui (06) stand out from the previous Cloud Harvest releases?
Ya Nui features a few of the most beloved hops grown in the US. Many of the most popular IPAs ever created feature Mosaic, often as the only hop. It imparts notes of juicy orange, bright mango, and even fresh blueberry. Cascade adds zesty grapefruit and lime, without any of the vegetal notes that similar hops can bring.
What makes you want to drink this beer?
Cloud Harvest 06 showcases Mosaic hops. It’s light and citrusy, with hints of blueberry and mango. The first sip is loaded with all that complexity, but manages to stay relatively light and drinkable, with balanced bitterness and sweetness.
What are some of your favorite recent IPAs that lean into a juicier, softer hop profile?
Bell’s Official Hazy IPA and Sierra Nevada’s Hazy Little Thing are both readily available. If you want a bit of a challenge, seek out anything by Monkish, Treehouse, or Trillium: you may have to put in some effort, but it will be well worth it.
Appearance: Gold with haze and fluffy white foam
Aroma: Mango, orange and blueberry
Taste: Mildly bitter with very mild sweetness
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a crisp, dry finish
Overall: Cloud Harvest 06 is light gold with some haze and fluffy, white foam. Notes of mango, orange and berries burst from the glass, backed by mild bitterness and mild sweetness.
What foods would pair well with Cloud Harvest 06?
This beer would go great with a cheese board
Ideal glassware for Cloud Harvest 06?
A glass with an inward curve at the top to capture the massive bouquet of aromas.