Like Clockwork
Foam Brewers

Like ClockworkLike Clockwork
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
IPA - New England
Ranked #445
Ranked #1,869
4.28 | pDev: 6.54%
Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
Like ClockworkLike Clockwork
Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 127 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Holderness
Holderness from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 13 days ago.

L -- Pours a hazy straw body in the glass with 3+ fingers of rocky off-white head produced with moderate pour. Decent retention and minimal lacing
S -- Yellow grapefruit, almost-rotten tropical fruit, lemon sorbet, hint of booze, earthy dankness
T -- Earthy and citrus rind upfront, bit of wildflower honey mid-sip, tapering astringent pineapple on the finish with moderate bitterness
F -- Medium- mouthfeel, medium carb. Bit watery around the edges, but not too bad
O -- Another decent but not outstanding offering from these guys


Jun 08, 2021
Photo of Stevedore
Stevedore from Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy golden body. Tropical, more tropical and citrus fruit on the palate. Medium sweetness and body, soft carbonation. Good juice quotient, mild bitter citrus and grapefruit zest.

Apr 24, 2021
Photo of papposilenus
papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 11/16/20. Served in a Foam-branded cervoise because totally proper glassware.

Pours like a glass of pale, pulp-free OJ with a couple of fingers of frothy foam. Retention is unremarkable but leaves scattered wads and gobs of bubbly lacing.

Aroma is muted - nothing unpleasant but nothing stands out either.

Taste is fruity, tart and moderately bitter. Orange, kiwi, pineapple, lime, gooseberry, soda cracker. Fast and zippy, impeccably clean finish.

Feel is clean and bright, juicy, medium bodied with aggressively tingly carbonation. Drying at the end and with the slightest boozy warmth in the gullet as it settles in.

Overall, good stuff. We do not use the expression ‘poundable’ but let us just say that it is very easy drinking. Had to check the label a couple of times to verify it really was 8.2% abv.

Dec 09, 2020
Photo of Griffin2
Griffin2 from Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 9/16/2020 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy light orange color with a fluffy white head that dissipates slowly, leaving lots of lacing on the glass.
S - Smells of pineapple.
T - Tastes of citrus fruits, I’m tasting orange and pineapple, with some bitterness on the finish.
F - Very creamy beer, with medium carbonation and body.
O - Really juicy double IPA.

Oct 06, 2020
Photo of Crowheadhopper
Crowheadhopper from New York

4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Foam Brewers leads the way in new england with incredible brews and this is no exception. Not as much as a hop bite as I would hope but then again I've been damaged by the likes of the Alchemist. Be that as it may, one WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

Dec 15, 2019
Photo of SawDog505
SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours beautiful hazy dark yellow with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves thin lines of lace behind, with excellent retention. 4.75

Smell pineapple, papaya, tangerine, mango, apricot, and some pink grapefruit rind. Really special! 4.75

Taste follows tropical front to back with a bunch of tangerine, pineapple, mango, and papaya upfront and some slightly bitter apricot and grapefruit in the lip smacking finish, oh heck yes. 4.75

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, soft gentle feel on the palate, sticky from all the fresh hops but not dry, and 8.2% ABV goes down extremely easy. 5

Overall exactly what you would expect from one of the finest to brew a NEDIPA. World class grade sauce right here. 4.75

Dec 06, 2019
Photo of BEERMILER12
BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Citrus and light pine up front along with some floral notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and then picks up some melon, floral, and pine notes. Moderately bitter. Finishes with lingering light bitterness and citrus

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Another solid IPA from Foam. Super easy to drink. Nicely balanced. Recommended

Aug 14, 2019
Photo of thebeers
thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy light yellow-orange with three fingers of antique white head. Spotty lacing

Papaya and clementine in the nose. There’s some slight grassiness and doughiness in there, too.

The taste largely follows: tropical and citrus flavors kept in check by grass, strong citrus rind (lime?) and some slight doughy malt.

Soft, full feel with just enough carbonation.

A really well-balanced, well-crafted New England IPA. Plenty of fruit flavor coupled with some really nice bitterness

Aug 01, 2019
Photo of npolachek
npolachek from New York

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw color. White head. Great IPA. Citrus tastes with good holiness and smell. Smell of citrus and other fine flavors. Drinkable beer and very solid.

May 08, 2019
Photo of Beers-es
Beers-es from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a very hazy orange. Smell and taste are pretty typical tropical and citrus fruits. Has a bit of a resinous bite at the finish. Very solid NEIPA, but nothing crazy.

Oct 24, 2018
Photo of gbiello
gbiello from Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is just like a decent Trillium beer overall. Opaque but still a little light on the haze for a solid NEIPA. Nose is juicy citrusy. Both nose and appearance pique my interest, but not enough to blow me away. Taste is juicy but a little sharp on the palate.

Oct 22, 2018
Photo of BoldRulerVT
BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at the brewery.
Pours a glowing honey straw color...hazy with two fingers of foamy head.
Aromas are a nice mix of lemon and pineapple.
Flavors are beautiful. In line with aromas. Accessible fruit with no bitterness.
Great mouthfeel.
Overall..delicious and quenching.

Oct 07, 2018
Photo of AdmiralOzone
AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick hazy pineapple/orange juice color. Thin white head that dissipates almost immediately, without leaving any lacing to speak of. Aroma is a mix of tropical and citrus fruit. Flavor is the same mix with a touch of hoppy bitterness in the finish. Feel is medium thickness. Overall a nice beer.

Sep 19, 2018
Photo of Billolick
Billolick from New York

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can purchased at the source yesterday...canned 8/30/18

Fully hazed pour

Ripe pineapple sniff...pungent and inviting

Full flavor, dank and delicious...loaded up with more ripe pineapple, kiwi, mango, grapefruit

Great stuff... go get some

Sep 02, 2018
Photo of agreenman19
agreenman19 from Connecticut

3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L - Foam labels will always get an extra quarter point from me. Love the creativity, love the look. Pours a vibrant, yeasty yellowy orange. Head that looks like bubble juice.

S - soft pineapple smoothie and white bread. Mandarin oranges and kiwi.

T - herbal, green fruits. Leans heavily on pineapple with bitter, grassy lemon peel. Astringent grapefruit and a yeasty acidity. The finish leaves pure hop essence on the tongue. Guessing lots of dry hops in this one.

F - light and summery, but the carbonation is off. Too airy and foams (lel) up with even the slightest jostle. Would love a more robust creaminess to beat back the bitterness.

O - this beer is definitely green. Feels a tad unfinished, but will satisfy anybody looking to get their teeth kicked in with hoppy bitterness. Tastes like a lot of amateur hour NEIPAs I've had over the years, which isn't a bad thing, but I know Foam can do better. That said, it's still an enjoyable beer, just needs the edges rounded off a bit.

Jul 29, 2018
Photo of Damian
Damian from Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Drank from a one pint can purchased at Foam Brewers, Burlington, VT
Served in a tulip

Cloudy straw yellow appearance. The nearly opaque body was topped by a tight, frothy, bright white, finger-tall crown that quickly fell to a medium sized collar. No lacing whatsoever.

The nose was hoppy and pleasant but somewhat nondescript. Juicy orange notes came through strongest. Some tangerine as well. After a few minutes, the aroma turned sweeter and eventually took on an almost cotton candy-like quality. Bit of white grapefruit too. Later, the sweetness intensified to an almost artificial level.

While the aroma was shockingly sweet, the flavor was immensely pithy, dry and bitter. Tangerine was noticeable up front before the bitter hop notes took over. White grapefruit appeared in the center and intensified as the beer moved along the palate. Some lemony tartness and underipe pineapple too. More grapefruit rind, lemon and dry, resiny bitterness on the back end and in the finish. The bitter, astringent hop notes really crescendoed after the swallow. I felt as if I were chewing on raw hop pellets.

Decent mouthfeel. Frothy, soft and smooth on the palate. Medium-light bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, rather subdued effervescence that dissipated as the beer sat.

Like Clockwork tasted like an IPA that had not been given enough time in the bright tank to properly drop its particulates. This beer was far too bitter and astringent for my palate and I would imagine most other people’s too. I wonder if this was part of a bad batch or if this is how the brewers envisioned the beer to taste.

Jul 12, 2018
Photo of bubseymour
bubseymour from Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful OJ /Momosa looking beer. Slightly muted aroma, but what is there is very citrus forward. Taste is very strong grapefruit with some slight high ABV burn up front and a dry, chalky slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is ok, but missing the soft and silky NEIPA standard a little. Overall it's a solid NEIPA.

Jun 05, 2018
Photo of Ciocanelu
Ciocanelu from Romania

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From can. Hazy golden color. Sweetish malty notes, dextrin, juicy hops. Taste is zesty, citrusy, hoppy, dank with a light grassy bitterness on the finish. Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

May 11, 2018
Photo of BranfordBound
BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1/11 can consumed on 1/14, from notes. Had tons of orange rind and clementine flavors, nice raw hoppiness to it. Body was deceptively light, definitely thought this was a regular IPA at first. Foam still killing it with their beers!

Mar 19, 2018
Photo of CHickman
CHickman from New York

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/11/18 with "Like The River" on the bottom, it pours cloudy yellow gold color with a solid 2 finger bright white colored foamy head that was packed with tiny bubbles, dissipating very slowly and leaving really good foamy lacing with rings as it went down. Classic NE IPA looks coming straight from Vermont.

Smells of citrus hops, lemon zest, grapefruit, pineapple, weed, orange juice, tangerine and then a combo that's biscuit, faint caramel, grains and floral notes. Overall to me it seems like juicy citrus fruit with just enough of a malt backbone to give it nice balance.

Tastes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange juice, light floral hops, fresh cut grass, papaya, biscuit, dry chalky yeast, coriander and light peppery spices. The flavor tightens up with less actual recognizable flavors coming out, but what is there shows up and makes for a complex and well balanced beer. This brew hides the 8.2% ABV masterfully.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with very mellow carbonation, real minor bitterness, an average to light body and a tart citrus sweetness that trails off like a cross between grapefruit juice and guava juice. Overall an enjoyable offering.

Mar 12, 2018
Photo of Wasatch
Wasatch from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Satchboogie for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 01/11/18

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow/orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, mango), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is really nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, mango), pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. These Foam brews are very tasty. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Orange Julius! Addictive! Thanks Kyle!

Mar 02, 2018
Photo of GreesyFizeek
GreesyFizeek from New York

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very hazy and juicy looking orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like pure hoppy pineapple juice, with fresh cut grass, a bit of weed, with some mango and grapefruit.

This might be the most pineapple flavor I've ever gotten out of a beer that didn't have pineapple in it. It's smooth, juicy, and goes down crazy easy. There's a very slight bit of grassy and weedy bitterness, enough to keep this from being too sweet or too muddled. I get a bit of mango, and a tinge of grapefruit, but this is mostly pineapple all the way.

This is very creamy, and very drinkable, with a smooth finish on the back end.

It seems like this beer is currently peaking. It is very tasty.

Jan 27, 2018
Photo of lic217
lic217 from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely turbid looking like yellowish orange. Whitehead. Smell is mango peach and some pine. Taste is tropical hops suite at the start Slightly better at the end. It's got a full mouth feel. Overall another extremely hopped IPAA.

Jan 17, 2018
Photo of bobv
bobv from Vermont

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz. can.
Original review: 01/14/18.
Today's review: 05/19/20.
Canned 04/16/20.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch off white head over a cloudy, light straw colored body with lacing. Head is gone in a few minutes. Nose of citrus and slight pine. Citrus juice flavor with a dry bitter finish. Feel is adequate and overall, this is a revisit and review 28 months later and much better than my 1st experience with it.
Then 3.74.
Now 3.95.

Jan 15, 2018
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can. " Like the river" 1/11/18. Opened only two days later. 1/13/18

A dirty golden color with a muddy, white haze. Totally opaque. Within the dense looking liquid is obvious lively bubbles streaming up to create an all-white, clumpy foam topping. The foam coverage is excellent, minimal lacing however.

A very dense, tropical fruity-hop dominated nose. Kiwi, mango, pineapple, sour apples, golden wheat, herbs and spices, sweet, wild fruits and grainy malted barley.

A rather sharp, tangy and earthy-bitter hop bite comes through first in the flavor. Zesty wheat malt, tangy and sour tropical fruits, leafy hop, and yeah...once again, a sharp, bitter, dry earthy hop bite. This is one of the most bitter-hop forward New England Style DIPA's I can think of. Mango, peach and kiwi is in there, not ever providing a sweet taste however. A fat, juicy, full and thick body and texture. Fresh and lively but damn thick and heady feel as well.

Bitter and sour hop tones prevail over a light, wheat style malted barley balance and base. 8.2 % abv is literally hidden by the amount of hoppy depth and charecter.

New England is a mecca for big-ass IPA's. Burlington, VT and Portland, ME leading the way currently. Foam bringing even more good fortune to Vermont.

Jan 13, 2018
Like Clockwork from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 127 ratings