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Clockwork Pacific Pale Ale

Rating: 2.6

A second Clockwork Beer Co. offering from me now and one that I tried on cask at the brewpub over the weekend, just over a year after first visiting the place and trying their Cartside Red that afternoon. This one is another cask offering from the brewery that I opted for after finding that my first choice, their Oregon IPA, wasn’t available on my visit. This particular beer is another of the brewery’s regular cask offerings and it’s labelled as an American pale ale which is part of the reason that I opted for it on this occasion, seeing as we’re just getting into the summer months (despite the fact the weather doesn’t seem to be improving any).

Clockwork Pacific Pale Ale

Appearance (3/5): This one was a slightly hazy looking beer that sat as a fairly yellow looking, golden colour in the glass and was topped with a small, foamy white lacing around the circumference of the beer without looking like a particularly appealing beer.
Aroma (5/10): The one was quite a one-dimensional beer on the nose with some moderate strength hops and a few touches of citrus coming through in the early going before a few malts and some bread showed up around the middle. The beer has moderate strength on the nose but in truth it just wasn’t all that interesting a beer in my opinion.
Taste (5/10): Quite a bitter taste, more so that the nose indicated really and there was quite a strong lemon flavour that was backed up with touches of pine. The beer was fruity with some tropical ones sitting in the background and a few bread malts in there too but again it was quite an ordinary beer in my opinion with little else in there to grab your attention.
Palate (3/5): Medium bodied and quite flat, something that I always find to be a problem with cask offering. There was no sign of any carbonation and the beer was definitely a bitter one on the palate with some citrus coming through as well and adding a tang to proceedings; beyond that there wasn’t too much going on really.

Overall (8/20): This one proved to be another fairly disappointing offering from Clockwork and in the end it proved to be quite a flat, one-dimensional beer that had little showing to keep me interested. For the most part, there wasn’t a whole lot going on with the beer other than some strong bitterness and plenty of lemon/citrus flavours but it wasn’t enough to allow me to enjoy the beer and it’s not one that I plan on trying again either; poor stuff again from Clockwork.

Brewed In: Mount Florida, Glasgow, Scotland
Brewery: Clockwork Beer Company
Type: American Pale Ale
First Brewed: 2014
Abv: 4.2%
Serving: Cask (Pint)
Purchased: Clockwork Beer Co., Mount Florida, Glasgow
Price: £3.60

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