Clockwork Session IPA - Relic Brewing Co
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A cloudy golden amber color with a beautiful white foam on top and respectable lacing. The aroma is a unique avocado floral asparagus. Funky for sure but not off-putting, just gives one pause and peaks one’s interest. The flavor stays in line with the aroma but is bolstered by a fair lemon sweetness. This is one of those vegetable IPA’s but it’s one that works, in my estimation. It’s medium-light bodied with a near glassy feel and subtle carbonation. I pick up a hint of mustiness, akin to swampiness. Not sure evryone will love this but it’s another solid effort from Relic in my book.
Serving type: growler
09-11-2012 18:45:02 | More by Durge
3.78/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 32-oz. Relic Brewing growler into an imperial pilsner glass.
A: Bright, pale golden yellow in color with a slight chilled haze beneath a frothy, two-finger head of white carbonation that left some decent lacing.
S: Quite herbal and hoppy with minimal grains detected on the nose. Pine and citrus leap out as the most predominant hop aromas.
T: A bittersweet, slightly tangy and almost rye-like flavored malt hits first with a dash of peat thrown in. Some buttery malts come around before the big hop finish dries things up on the tongue. A nice, resinous blend of herbal and citrusy hops add to a slick and smooth finish.
M: Light-medium bodied IPA with plenty of hop resin but little in the way of a malt backbone to hold things up.
O: The sampling off the tap from which this growler came was better than what came out of this bottle, I feel. However, it is a nice session IPA to showcase hops, albeit at the risk of forsaking much malt which may have added some more character. If you want a light, hoppy ale you can drink all day, Clockwork should fit the bill quite nicely.
Serving type: growler
08-12-2012 18:51:46 | More by Gambrinus1184
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
IPA brewed with Citra, Mt Rainier and Chinook hops. No info on malt(s) or yeast used. Brewer says "70 IBU".
Pours a hazy bright yellow-gold into a Relic glass. Foamy white head. Takes a while to settle leaving some lace.
Rich citrus hop in the nose. Some light fruity esters from the yeast, maybe some berry notes.
Entry is immediately sharp, crisp, and dry. Picky effervescence is welcome, but leads to a more intense dryness on the center of the tongue to the back of the throat. Somewhat chalky. No resin detected. Not picking up a whole lot of malt balance. But it is not excessively hoppy in flavor, just wicked bitter. More like an amped up, solid pale ale.
Mouthfeel is dry, sharp and lightly chalky. But the chalk grittiness is clearly from the hops, and does not detract from the overall enjoyment of this beer. A little more malt richness for balance would help. But that might jack the ABV and take it out of the "session" arena. Nice to have another drinkable IPA but at a lower ABV from this great little nano.
Serving type: growler
07-07-2012 00:32:54 | More by nebula1999
5/5 rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
date of tasting: 04/05/2013
place of tasting: Barley Vine - Bristol, CT
beer: Clockwork American Pale Ale
brewery location: Plainville, CT
style: American Pale Ale
glass: mug w/appearance test in tasting glass
temperature of beer: 50F
Appearance: frosty yellow. It looks like I have a frosty mug, like really. Pretty cool. Head pours thin and whispy, doesn’t stick around to play.
Smell: blueberry glazed donuts from the whole donut. (for those unfortunate to not know whole donut it’s this amazingly delicious and sugary cakey rich donut with a thick sugar glaze). fresh lemon zest, bright hops and yellow gumdrops.
Taste: Bright citrusy hops. Very bready. Hints of maple syrup and rich sweet glazed donut.
Mouthfeel: rich and glazed, medium bodied. Carbonation is perfect.
Overall Impression: Love this beer. This was a perfect hoppy American Pale Ale for me. I really have huge respect for what Mike is brewing at Relic. It’s different, not Dogfish different. yet different enough from even what most craft brewers are doing to stand out. The yeasty bready sugary yummy-ness is perfectly balanced with the bright zesty hops.
Food Pairings:coffee cake, fried chicken and waffles, wood fired pizza, grilled cheese with havarti and mushrooms
Serving type: on-tap
04-06-2013 04:09:35 | More by dpianka
Clockwork Session IPA from Relic Brewing Co
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.