Clockwork Tangerine

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IPA - American
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3.76 | pDev: 10.64%
Scotland, United Kingdom
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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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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This solid little brew pours a nice
chill hazed golden with a very nice head of white foam that settles
to a thick ring and layer with nice light lacing. Nose of grapefruit,
pineapple, and orange with some spicy hops and pine touched hops
amid the caramel. Flavors follow with grapefruit, mango, pineapple,
caramel / honey malts, and spicy / pine hops. Decent mouth feel; medium
light body, smooth, light soft carbonation, and a bitter citrus finish
that is subtly dry and a hair on the watery side.

Overall, a nice hybrid that made a great beermossa at the brewery,
but as a stand alone leaves some to be desired.

Sep 04, 2021
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Jaasoares from Virginia

3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mildly hazy pale amber color with a white head. A blast of grapefruit and orange on the nose...promises a lot! Taste disappointingly doesn’t live up...bitterness of grapefruit and orange zest to go with some hops but not much flavor to this one. good to try and then never again.

May 05, 2021
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schoolboy from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this light offering from Brewdog (Ohio) a couple times, and frankly it is one of my least favorite of their great selection.

It pours a nice yellow with just a bit of fizz. The aroma is a pretty nifty tangerine ale - faint and clean. The rest of the experience is very far down the light brew spectrum - too far. The taste is fairly dry with some citrus derived tartness thrown on a bit of hops, with a dry finish. It does not work for me.

Not recommended except for having some light brews around for drinkers who don't want more serious tastes.

Apr 11, 2021
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Urk1127 from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pale orange. Somewhat clear. Off white fluffy foam. Smells of strong heavy candy tangerines and “orange drink”. The tastes is of saltines and candied tangerine. With is tangier and lighter than an orange flavor. Ripe. Zippy. Light. Zesty. There is a touch of a hop bite equaled out by the sweetened citrus. This is outstanding.

Jan 14, 2021
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For an ale of such light body, it sure does pack a citrus punch. Copious amounts of tangerines crammed into a Session-strength IPA keeps BrewDog's ale from being anything other than mild.

Golden, slightly hazy and with a splash of orange, Clockwork Tangerine releases a frothy, slightly ivory-stained foam. As the citrus rolls off of the rim so does a bevy of complementing citrus, light tropical fruit and a dash of fine herb. Light caramelization makes a transition to taste in a pulpy, juicy and nectar-like way.

As the hops bounce off of the middle palate, the ample carbonation highlights the suggestions of grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple that's held within. As the tangerine additions build upon the hops, they eventually take over the taste with the radiant acidity and branch-ripened sweetness of the citrus fruit. A transition toward bitterness brings the taste of tea, spruce, peppery herb and impressions of hemp.

Medium light in body, the beer's strong carbonated value continues to keep the session crisp, dry and refreshing with a medium length bitterness and those verbena and orange blossom perfumes in its wake.

Jan 07, 2021
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afkIPAs from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brewdog delivers a Shining accomplishment with Clockwork Tangerine.

This session IPA pours a wonderful golden orange that I absolutely Dr. Strangelove. Bright and colorful much like the smell and taste to follow.

If... I had to pick the best part of this beer it would be the smell. Keep your Eyes Wide Shut and enjoy the tangerine (duh), orange, lemon zest and hints of pine.

Each can is a Full Metal Jacket of tastes. The tremendous amounts of fruit come through from the smell. Bright and sweet and everything you'd expect.

Clockwork Tangerine has a great bite of carbonation and a true Killer's Kiss for an aftertaste. Refreshing and has you wanting for another sip.

I really enjoy this beer. I tend to lean towards heavier pours but this super fruity mix from Brewdog is a Killing combination. Most definitely a new favorite of mine!

Dec 27, 2020
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jjamadorphd from Florida

4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a name "Clockwork Tangerine" I was expecting something a bit more alcoholic and thus less sessionable...

Now, this was not alcoholic in any event but even so, it was very refreshing and very tasty. The most appealing aspect was the smell - full of sweet tangerines - and I love tangerines. Great little beer.

Dec 26, 2020
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DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The Pour: the red to orange gradiant on the can seems to promise a bright future. The pour is light orange in color, immediately smells of tangerines and a quickly fading head leaves nice foam on the sides of the glass. The beer is clear with good carbonation.

The Aroma: Clockwork Tangerine deeply smells of citrus, sunshine and palm trees swaying in a light tropical breeze.

The Taste: Tangerine and citrus overtones continue up front on taste and fade quickly. Lightly moderate in body, hops are deeply buried, as are other notes such as the briefest suggestion of malt. A mild toasty flavor subsides quickly into a bitter aftertaste. ABV is also sublimated. The can reads Session IPA and there are double-takes between the can and the beer glass to make sure the label was read correctly. The brows furrow in confusion as if a promised romantic walk along the beach is broken.

Overall: while a quick summer fling with Clockwork Tangerine seemed like a good idea at the time, all one is left with is the walk of shame, which soon causes memory to fade and a palpable regret to flood the mind.

Dec 26, 2020
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hbeimers from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Super citrus flavors in this ipa. Fairly low bitterness and alcohol, but the combo of the tangerine and hop character is very tasty. Perfect for a hot day or to introduce someone to ipas who might not otherwise be a fan.

Dec 26, 2020
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gunguy45 from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Poured orange/straw color, nice white head, that left good lace.

Smell: Lots of Tangerine.

Taste: Again Tangerine up front. A little snap of hops in the finish, with a slight lingering bitterness.

Feel: medium / thin body. About right for a session IPA.

Overall: not a bad beer, with tons of citrus.
I most likely won't buy more.

Dec 09, 2020
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Shanex from France

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into the Guinness pint, the 330ml standard Euro format leaves a two inches white head fading fast. Beer is golden orange, good lacing. 4,5% ABV.

Aroma is heavy on tangerine and citrus.

On the palate this is expectedly a very refreshing, full of citrus, tangerine, hoppy and bitter “sessionable IPA”. The finish is dry and little to no warmth of the low ABV.

This is a medium bodied ale with moderate carbonation.

Overall a pleasant offering from Brewdog but something more fitting for spring/summer season. I found it, bought it and drank it without any regrets. I actually had never seen it before here so I was tempted. It’ll suit you if you dig American (session) IPA with a strong tangerine and citrus kick.

Dec 06, 2020
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James94 from England

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Golden orange in colour, lasting lacing
S: Sweet biscuity malts, slight hint of chocolate, pithy orange and tangerine
T: Zesty orange, brown sugar, biscuit malts
F: Quite refreshing and nice, very slightly too carbonated

O: 4

Sep 18, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of tangerine, sweet caramel and light piney notes. Sweet tangerine taste with a hint of tartness. Toasted caramel backbone with a mild bitterness.

Sep 05, 2020
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secondtooth from Indiana

4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Hazy amber-golden. Nice off-white head and light lace.

NOSE: Brisk citrus/tangerine and tropical hops. Very great!

TASTE: Crisp tangerine citrus all the way through, with an almost blood orange/grapefruit sourness adding to the refreshing character of this superb session IPA. Loved this one!

Sep 04, 2020
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izraelc from New York

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep orange. Big tangerine aroma. Tart and tropical body with a mild tangerine flavor. Big bitter hop finish. Pretty good all around. Well balanced. Not to bold.

Jun 12, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
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

May 24, 2020
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Bierschenker from Belgium

4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Apr 16, 2020
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
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

Jan 07, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

2/5  rDev -46.8%
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

Dec 25, 2019
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Spike from England

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Dec 07, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Nov 22, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Nov 16, 2019
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
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

Nov 07, 2019
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FLima from Brazil

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Sep 27, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
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

Aug 24, 2019
Clockwork Tangerine from BrewDog
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 119 ratings