Clockwork Session IPA | Relic Brewing Co

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Brewed by:
Relic Brewing Co
Connecticut, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nebula1999 on 07-07-2012

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 8
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1.56/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Plain and simple, this beer is infected. Not "farmhouse," which is often used as a cover, but infected. Hops and acetic acid do not mix well, and only in a few cases does the funk of Brett work with hops. This, however, is not only Brett. There is a distinct Band-Aid, medicinal, chemical flavor that is flat-out disgusting. Frankly, all Relic offerings these days have this quality, but the highly malty offerings cover it better. In selections like this one and Thrice, the infection is detectable to the point of being vomit-worthy. I hope Relic gets their stuff together and learn to how clean properly. There is potential here that is getting obliterated by their obvious sanitation issues.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Durge
3.73/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Clockwork Session IPA from Relic Brewing Co
3.73 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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