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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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A cousin to our original Clencher, this beer is hopped throughout with Simcoe and Citra, Clencher is loaded with pine and citrus aromas and the body and alcohol to compliment it’s assertive flavors.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (858) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
From a grumbler thanks to a beer buddy at work. Orange-yellow color with a smallish head. Aroma is grassy hops with some booze. When cold, the first thing you notice is astringency and then pine/citrus hops, booze, a small malt backbone and then a citrus pith aftertaste. Once it warms, it improves and the astringency goes away. The ABV is more apparent in this one than in regular Clencher - perhaps that’s the astringency I picked up? Not bad, but not as good as regular Clencher. Worth a try, though, if you’re a BuckleDown fan. A bit of an update on the second glass - it’s definitely got the citrus pithiness working, but if it just had a bit of the grapefruit / orange fruitiness, it would be spectacular.


3.9
nearbeer (5558) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2017
12 oz. canned 07/26/2017. Thanks again to Party Bob. Light haze on the golden-orange brew with a spongy disc of foam. Nose of dank herb, garlic, evergreen, caramel and a bit of citrus zest. Tastes of caramel, green onion, garlic, mint and mild citrus. Maybe some melon in the finish. Almost-medium bodied with smooth medium fizz and a nice balance.

3.3
GRM (4141) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
Glass, 5-ounce, draught, on the premise, trip to Dark Lord Day with Philippe Boutin, Luc Bourbonnière and Ian Guénard, savoured on April 29 2016; eye: coppery, clear, light effervescence, tan head that turns into a ring, good lacing; nose: citrus, resin, resinous hops, light pine, light caramel; mouth: citrus, resin, resinous hops, light pine, light caramel, semi-dry finale in hops with presence of malt, medium body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Verre, 5 onces, en fût, bue sur place, voyage pour Dark Lord Day avec Philippe Boutin, Luc Bourbonnière et Ian Guénard, savourée le 29 avril 2016; œil : cuivrée, limpide, légère effervescence, mousse fauve qui se transforme en un mince anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : citron, résine, houblon résineux, léger pin, léger caramel; bouche : citron, résine, houblon résineux, léger pin, léger caramel, finale semi-sèche en houblon avec présence de malt, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : correct

3.3
AWISLguy (3283) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2016
12oz can from Binnys in Highland Park. Says "citra" on the bottom, so guess is not the base. Nose is hoppy sweet. Taste is more tangy, orange juice, with resin. Decent, not great. A bunch of these newer CHI breweries have similar "a tick better than homebrewish IPAs". 13.4

4.1
TattooJack (518) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Poured from the can of a couple of six packs, I had this before a couple months ago (it might have been the previous version) but I got so ripped I never rated it. Nice cloudy orange, taste is tangy, spicy, strong, orangey, gritty, and dry at the end. Nice 8.1 abv I’m happy I just moved 2 miles away from this place, can’t wait to visit the tap room.

3.8
DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Draft taster at Brixie’s. Amber pour with a bit of haze and a light layer of foam. The smell is strong on grapefruit from the hops. Taste is a regular hoppy IPA, a little less feisty than most hop bombs. Instead, there’s lots more malt support. Easy to drink, since the alcohol is just a touch below the usual DIPA level.

3.2
Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2016
Draft: Poured a pale blonde color ale with a light foamy head. Aroma of citrusy and light tropical hops is offset by some cereal malt notes. Taste is a mix of cereal notes with some light citrusy hops with light floral fruity notes. Body is average with good carbonation. Not bad but appears they are not getting as much flavours form Citra as I had expected.

3.3
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
A pale golden DIPA with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, light biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, light mineral notes, OK. In mouth, a crisp biscuit malt citrusy floral hops, tropical fruit, light mineral notes, nice. On tap at brewery.

2.6
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
355ml can. Light hazed gold pour. Large head. Aroma is melon citrus herbs and toasted malt. Falvor is sweet with a nougat flavor and some acid. Had plenty better...

4.2
rxeight (3218) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
12 oz can. Citra 3/15/16 stamped on the bottom. Well this was an awesome surprise. To quote my friend Jim after his first sip with a look of amazement on his face, "why the hell is this so good?". Juicy citrus, medium bitterness. Just the right kick of hops but still smooth and palatable. This was a damn good beer.

3
Awktoberfest (404) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Entirely average. Little aroma. Sweet. Cloying. Would be nice to harness the power of BELT AND SUSPENDERS and make this better. Offer more. Must have better aroma. This just is muted. Needs a smoother hop taste and less yucky musty bitterness. Love belts. Hated painted turtle this is ok. Come on BDOWN. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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