Like Clockwork
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #356
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,958
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.76%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
100
From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
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Wants
  5
Gots
  13
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 100
Reviews by BEERMILER12:
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
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

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. The appearance was a glossy golden orange color with a good steady finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had some sweet mangoes, floral sweet to bitter hops and a delicate little bit of sweet tangerine. Light grassy hops. The flavor brought forward the sweetness of the blend of the mangoes and the tangerines with a subtle effect of the floral hop quality adding a little bit of dryness. Not much of an aftertaste but a nice floral to tangerine sweet sort of finish. The feel was about medium bodied, maybe slightly under with a little bit of bitter dryness affecting the flow over my tongue. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, another damn nice offering by Foam Brewers. Well worthy of more intakes.

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Photo of Skup33
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott109
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DustyBeerz
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ef612
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duvalldo1
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMC43
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bhatch729
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mhjipa
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sherls30
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tonybonez
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Watermelon explosion! Worth the wait in line. Juicy and velvety- these guys make such great beer!

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Photo of DaMacAndCheese
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Magnapinna
2.96/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Naughead
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npolachek
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of benjaminsa
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very beautiful pour. Classic Foam smell and taste.

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Photo of CraftFan5
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
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

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

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Photo of Damian
2.98/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Drank from a one pint can purchased at Foam Brewers, Burlington, VT
07/05/18
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.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like Clockwork from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 100 ratings