Clockwork Session IPA | Relic Brewing Co

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Relic Brewing Co
Connecticut, United States
relicbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nebula1999 on 07-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
15.01%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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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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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.

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