The MOB SQUAD have assembled for the 4th time. To see what they thought of CLOCKWORK TANGERINE click here
BREWER: BrewDog, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
STYLE: Citrus IPA
VESSEL: 330ml tin
DATE OF POST: 15th May 2020
So, on the face of it, Clockwork Tangerine does as it promises. The can, well, it’s orange, like a tangerine. And the beer, that too is orange like a tangerine. Then, when you pour the beer into the glass, guess what? Yep, it smells of tangerine. And so it appears as if this is one hell of a well marketed beer, name included.
Sadly, oh so sadly, the drinking just doesn’t come together. There’s bitterness for sure. not sour, definitely sharp bitterness. And there’s a hint of early sweetness, all of which sounds so promising. But CT is lack lustre. It’s neither here nor there. And we have all come to expect so much more from Brewdog. To put it bluntly, there are so many more beers I’d rather have than this.
To sum up, it’s ok. But I don’t feel there’s a place for it in my drinking repertoire. However, it appears the masses out there disagree with me because we all know the success of the beer. Oh well, they can’t help it that they’re wrong on this occasion!
Sammy’s Rating: 62%
In keeping with the MOB SQUAD style of review I’m going with 5 words, but with a wee bit of elaboration.
Tangerine – Without doubt Clockwork Tangerine brings Tangerine to the party when it comes to the nose of this beer.
Sweet – The initial sip is quite sweet but does not hang around for very long at all.
Bitter – Once the sweetness has almost instantly gone it is replaced by a bitterness. But I wanted more bitter tones.
Nice – This is a pleasant enough drop that I would happily drink if offered.
Disappointing – I have come to expect more from BrewDog over the years so can’t help but feel I was left wanting more here.
On a side note I feel that BD’s new packaging angle cannot go without comment…
When I first saw this new design online I honestly thought it was a classic BrewDog marketing ploy to get people talking. I honestly thought it was THAT bad. On closer inspection once I got my hands on a can of Punk I think it was, the design grew on me slightly as the sides of the tin are pretty cool and a nod to the old design at least. However over all, I’m really not that much of a fan of the ‘Dogs new clothing.
Clockwork Tangerine specifically I really like the colours used but the fact the word CLOCKWORK doesn’t fit on to one line winds me up beyond belief. Do better.
Jymi’s Rating: 63%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 62.5%
MOB review next weekend: FARMHOUSE by BROUWERIJ KEES
AND WHILE WE’RE AT IT… STAY ALERT, AS WHEN THE 1st JUNE ROLLS AROUND THE MUSE ON BOOZE SUMMER OF GIN WILL BE GETTING UNDER WAY FOR ITS THIRD YEAR ♥♥♥