Clockwork Tangerine

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American IPA
Ranked #5,686
Ranked #33,301
3.73 | pDev: 9.12%
Scotland, United Kingdom
Very Good
Clockwork TangerineClockwork Tangerine
Notes: A fully automated sessionable IPA infused with tangerine. Perfectly-timed delivery of juicy citrus with notes of mellow tropical fruits, followed by subtle notes of caramel and toast malt. All wrapped up in a medium bodied ale. A director's cut for the 21st century. Clockwork Tangerine - IPA precision for the people.
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3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into grip shaped goblet: color is gold, head is off white with fine to small bubbles, head presents 1 finger thick and dissipates to frothy mixed top and laces the glass sides.

Aroma is tangerine, but missing much else to backstop, seems more juice/extract like than hops.

Taste is similar with tangerine extract like flavor, some more backing hop notes of grass, herbs, malt is light bread and biscuit.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, good bitterness, feels like an ipa.

Overall this is a tangerine forward aroma/flavor, though extract like, but the rest of the beer constructs like an ipa and is well hidden in the session strength

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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania, May 24, 2020
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4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dutch supermarket chain AH brings some decent English and American beers to Belgium. I have had the pleasure to spend some time with Brewdog brews before and enjoyed the company. Hadn't seen this one on the shelf before so gave it a try.

Served in my trusty SEEF tumbler.
As soon as I opened the can, a strong tropical citrus aroma came swirling around. Talking about making a good first impression...
Gives a clear golden copper colour with modest but determined carbonation.
The smell, wel yes, it's unique. Don't know what to compare it with. It's rich, but seems to be carefully refraining itself.
Very outspoken tangy oranges, somehow combined with a sugery tropical touch. There are earthy hints and some caramel malts as well.
I expected the taste to be explosive upon that first sip. Non of that, clothes stay on. A very sober and straitforward tangy orange (dried peaches maybe) and thick hoppy bitterness. Creamy at first, turnes into a very dry sensation on the tongue. Nicely balanced. Carbonation plays around a bit. Not so outspoken bitter as the classification as IPA might suggest.
Aftertaste has lingering bitter- and tangyness, with some malty caramel coming through to take away the sharp edges off the bitter.

Don't know if I'm pleasantly surprised or secretely dissapointed.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brewdog Brewing Co. "Clockwork Tangerine"
12 fl. oz can coded "08/08/19 190505 0829"
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Ahhh, "brewed with natural flavor". I see said the blind man as he pissed into the wind, it all comes back to me now. I wasn't expecting flavoring, but whatever. It's poured a clear orange-pink colored body beneath a short head of off-white foam. The head retention doesn't appear to be that good but we'll see. The aroma is quite bright and I can smell some of the orange, or tangerine, at arms length. Of course bringing the glass up to your nose intensifies it, and it smells a little like an orange candy. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'd like to smell some hops in an IPA, even if it is a "session" IPA. On to the taste then... well it's not nearly as candy-ish as the aroma might suggest. There's some malt that's biscuity and mildly caramelish, a touch of hops, and of course bitterness. It's not that bitter though, I've had pale ales that were this bitter, but then again, this really IS a pale ale, isn't it? It's 4.5% ABV, and unlike other "session IPAs" there are no noticeable hops in the aroma. Even the hops in the flavor are overshadowed by the tangerine flavoring. Yeah, let's face it, this is a flavored pale ale. Looking back, although the head didn't hold very well it did leave some nice lacing. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp with a fine-bubbled carbonation - no problems there. So, what to say about this overall? It's well made, nicely balanced, and fairly original. What it all comes down to is how you feel about the added flavoring.
Review #6,884

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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania, Jan 07, 2020
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2/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

De Corte Ingles del Duque. Lata. En copa Teku. Jugando a Blasphemous. Una lastima en lo que se ha convertido brewdog. Perfil de naranja muy artificial y metalico. Como el recuerdo que tengo de la cruzasco ipa. Geiser al abrirla

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Photo of Spike
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Burnt orange colour, light haze, one finger of short-lived head, spotty lacing.
S: Huge, zesty, tangerine aroma.
T: So much tangerine and orange oil.
F: Light body but foaming carbonation and a very dry finish.
O: A low ABV American-style IPA that works. Looks and smells gorgeous, tastes fresh and juicy, and the thin(ish) mouthfeel is disguised cleverly by moderate carbonation and hefty bitterness. One of the better session IPAs I've tried.

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Spike from United Kingdom (England), Dec 07, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I beCAN the afternoon, now into the evening, with their N2 English Milk Stout, but I have a couple more (relatively) low-ABV CANs to add to The CANQuest (tm) & this is one of them! How exciting.

From the CAN: "A fully automated sessionable IPA infused with tangerine. Perfectly-timed delivery of juicy citrus with notes of mellow tropical fruits, followed by subtle notes of caramel and toast malt. All wrapped up in a medium bodied ale. A director's cut for the 21st century. Clockwork Tangerine - IPA precision for the people."; "Tangerine Session IPA with Natural Flavor".

Ah, nothing like precision where The CANQuest (tm) is CANcerned! I try to CANibrate before each & every review, usually beginning with a Crack! of the vent. In this insCANce, I followed it up with a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It foamed nicely to form just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with decent retention. Color was solid-Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a beautiful sweet orange citrusiness so it must be tangerine. It was imprecisely orange is what I am trying to impart. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste, while definitely tangerine, did not evince much in the way of hoppy bitterness, which is the hallmark of this style. 8=( This is where it CAN be tough to rate to style, but it must be done. Finish was semi-dry, but that was more a CANstruct of its citrusiness than its hoppiness. I liked it well enough, but it simply was not within style guidelines. YMMV.

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woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Nov 22, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a custom taster pint; canned 07/30/19.
A: Pours an ever so slight hazy, orange-pink color with a one to two finger, off-white head, rim and cap retention, and moderate, albeit broad lacing.
S: Aroma of tangerine and tangerine.
T: Semisweet. Flavor profile pretty much tangerine all the way down. Low, if any, bitterness, except in aftertaste.
M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Powdery feel, like NECCO candies (it's a Northeastern thing).
O: If you like fruit beer and you like tangerines, you're good. If you do not, this is probably not a good fit. I enjoyed it, although the tangerine esters seemed a touch too good to be true.

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VoxRationis from New York, Nov 16, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint

A- pours clear golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that has good retention

S- aroma opens with fresh and zesty tangerine along with grapefruit, with undertones of toasted malt

T- juicy tangerine and grapefruit zest up front, followed by a hint of sweet malt that adds a honey note, as well as a light bready note. The finish gives more citrus notes before finishing slightly bitter

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish, high drinkability

O- one of the most flavorful session IPA's I've had in a while, yet it is very drinkable, just as a session ale should be

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Treyliff from West Virginia, Nov 07, 2019
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a thick head with decent retention.
Nice predominant aroma of fresh tangerine and grapefruit juice.
Flavor with notes of tangerines, tangy and floral hops, mild caramel and tea leaves. Dry aftertaste with a decent bitterness.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
This citrusy Pale Ale delivered the promised tangerine hops with sharp citrusy and tea like notes.

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FLima from Brazil, Sep 27, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy this brewer and this one lights up the glass, w amber body, white head.
s . tangerines and grain.
t . Abundant flavor but simple: Tangerines, orange, cracker w a bitter hop-citrus finish. But lots of flavor for session beer.
f. I liked the chalky, clean feel, that was light but powdery.
o. orange beers nice summer change and this one holds a place for sessions. A bit one dimensional

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Act25 from New Jersey, Aug 24, 2019
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 4/22/2019. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, tangerine, and moderate pale malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness; and light fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good big. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, tangerine, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness, and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no astringent hop/fruit flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and tart/tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, fairly resinous/rindy, and lightly acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent fruited session IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, tangerine, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish; not overly aggressive. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome Ahtanum, Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Mosaic, Simcoe profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops/citrus; with a great clean pale malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example for the ABV. One on the better session IPAs I've ever had.

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superspak from Michigan, Jun 16, 2019
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3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking on draft at Brew Dog Roma. Light copper color with a nice citrus no’s. Flavor follows with a rounded, soft malt profile. Medium-light bodied. Refreshing on a warm Roman afternoon.

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Zraly from Virginia, Jun 16, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught: This one pours a clear, darker golden color. About a finger of a white head and some lacing. A little bit lighter nose. Tangerine and some other citrus. The taste is good. Decent body for a lower ABV beer. Some bitterness. Tangerine and other citrus hop flavors. A decent brew!

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Boto from Connecticut, Jun 04, 2019
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3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Emil's Tavern on April 25, 2019. A session IPA infused with tangerine. Perfectly timed delivery of juicy citrus with notes of mellow tropical fruits, followed by subtle notes of caramel and toasted malt. All wrapped up in a medium bodied ale.

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Photo of Arjen
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can @ home. Pours an amber colour, slightly hazy. Small rocky/frothy off white head with retention. Aroma's: tangerine, citrus zest, a bit malt, herbal hops. Retronasal there's malt, hops, light citrus. Flavour is mild, a touch of sweetness, citrus zest, light bitterness. Light bodied. Moderate bitter finish. Pleasant enough, but I would have liked a bit more tangerine.

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Arjen from Netherlands, May 09, 2019
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3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The colour is gold with a tint of orange; the liquid is clear. The three-finger head is white and airy and it sinks down
rather quickly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is sweet and fruity with distinct notes of oranges, mandarins and bitter oranges. It is almost artificial yet very clear and crispy. Some new world hops, too, and a hint of rubber.

The taste is bittersweet with distinct spicy notes of bitter oranges and other citric fruits. Passing hints of hard orange candy. Medium to light body. The aftertaste is less fruity with some candy-like sweetness, growing hop bitterness and some clean alcohol. The finish reminds of sweet orange juice and some bitter herbs.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles are sharp and short-lived. The liquid is a bit light.

An in your face-tangerine experience. Still it is quite a thirst drenching beer.

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bark from Sweden, May 05, 2019
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3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of tangerine. Taste is of tangerine, orange peels, just a hint of tartness and bitterness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is decent, but it doesn't feel like I just drank an IPA.

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tone77 from Pennsylvania, Mar 03, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down but left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of tangerines are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has moderately strong flavors of tangerines. Only a faint amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a very good job at highlighting the aromas and flavors of tangerines in the smell and taste.

Serving type: can

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metter98 from New York, Feb 28, 2019
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4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy amber color, one finger white head, ok lacing, light carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, tangerine, hops. Smells wonderful!

T: Malty, tropical fruits, tangerine, hops. Very light but tasty.

F: Light bodied, extremely drinkable, not lacking in flavor either.

O: An example of a session IPA.

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rex_4539 from Greece, Jan 10, 2019
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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste: refreshingly crisp, dry hopped, tangerine, citrus tangy, clean finish. Big orange citrus nose. Golden/amber hue, slightly hazy, white head with some lace. Medium body. I could drink more than one. 35 IBUs

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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost clear dark amber, coppery coloration with a small, fizzy head. Smell is pure, tangy and slightly fizzy tangerine, smells almost more like lemonade than a beer. Taste follows the nose, with a strong, tangy, slightly zesty tangerine flavor backed up by slighty sweet, biscuity and caramel malt. Finishes with a light bitterness and tangy tangerine notes lingering in the aftertaste. Light body with medium carbonation.

Well, this is a one-trick pony, being quite one-dimensional with the focus almost entirely on the tangerine. Luckily it has that certain tang and zest to it, meaning that it doesn't become quite too sweet, but is still kinda lemonadey.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can (Date stamp: 07/09/18 180265 1213) served in a nonic glass.

Appearance: Clear dark gold to amber color with just a bare hint of chill haze. Thin white head with some small islands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Fresh cut tangerines - and nothing else.

Taste: Tangerines, orange, cracker-like malt (not a lot of flavor), and a light bitter finish that had citrus and tropical fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel: A little thin, but good carbonation. A bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Easily drinkable with a very good aroma but the tangerines dominate heavily in this beer - almost approaching alcoholic juice cocktail, but without the juice-like thickness. Went well with chicken and cheese adobo enchiladas, but I think this would pair better with something that the tangerine could contrast more with.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Brew Dog in Canal Winchester, OH. It poured a slightly hazy orangish with thin white head that did not leave any lace. The scent was tangerine straight up. The taste was tangerine leaning. The mouthfeel was lighter body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was an good beer.

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Photo of drtth
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The lightly hazed yellow-orange colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/2” ivory head that slowly recedes to a ring around the glass and an irregular thin island on the surface of the liquid while leaving legs and circles of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates scattered patches and legs of lacing. By midway through the beer most of the foam has disappeared k3.5

The aromas highlight the Tangerine and it’s zest along with some light caramel from the malt. 3.5

As expected from the nose the flavors are mostly about the Tangerine and it’s zest. The caramel malt is in the background and balances the citric bitterness quite nicely

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and lightly prickly with the small bubbled active carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness and Tangerine flavors begin to fade slowly, allowing the dry, crisp bitterness to end the show.

Overall this is a simple good workman like beer that serves it’s purpose. It’s easy to drink, filled with refreshing citric flavors, reasonably enjoyable and something I’d be willing to have again on a hot day if offered. Along with the low ABV the flavor profile would make it easy to have another, so it seems suitable for summer drinking. That said I’ll not be seeking this one out in the future. It was interesting to try but not interesting or complex enough to look for again.

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drtth from Pennsylvania, Aug 07, 2018
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3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Despite appearing heavily carbonated, this beer comes off as flat and dry. Notes of tangerine, but the most prominent note is of lemon. Very short, curt finish. I have been digging many of these session, low ABV ‘Dad Beers’ ...but this one misses the mark.

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Seejae from Ohio, Jul 28, 2018
Clockwork Tangerine from BrewDog
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 83 ratings