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Space Cake - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 57
Gots: 204 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: braican on 02-22-2014

Why are Miracle Mike and his dog, Bionic, being chased by many evil laser beam shooting cupcakes and two giant layer cake mother ships? Because we're straight lunatic fools? Well, maybe, but with a few brains cells remaining we managed to craft Space Cake double IPA, utilizing citrusy Mosaic hops and an immaculate West Coast style malt backbone. Dude... Chill out. Enjoy some Space Cake.
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Photo of Triblake
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillyGam
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bot your typical IPA. Has a bit of a bite to it with mild caramel

Photo of Chrisp85
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dot_tod
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light amber. Thin head and lace. Citrus and malt in the scent. Nice citrus and malts up front, then finishes on a clean bitter note. Lingering citrus stays after the the bitterness fades. This is a great 2X IPA in my book.

Photo of Jbarbas
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thumperskibum
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryanpalmier123
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birmz
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kingslotty
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Denzo
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter1977
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clutchAMG
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nigerianfury22
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy dark goldish brown. Head is small and off-white. Drops to a small clump of a cap with a small creamy collar. Minimal lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Mosaic. Hits with a big bright fruitiness. Deeply tropical. Malt base is solid and decidedly bready. Mango, hints of pineapple and peach, and tangerine. Almost smells like frosting. Sweet...Juicy Fruit. Hints of lime zest and a solid grapefruit as well. Burly malt base adds some caramelized malt sweetness. A touch of bitter sappy hops. Some hop spiciness as well. Reminds me of Amarillo. It might be the name, but cake...vanilla cake.

Taste: A bit more bitterness than the nose indicates. Bitter pine needle. Mildly earthy with a solid herbal note as well. Bitterness increases as it warms. Malts offer some kind of balance throwing a sweet bready, almost cakey, note with some moderate caramelization. Hops push a solid tropic fruity element. Peach and tangerine with grapefruit zest and some lime zest as well. A little more balanced overall than the nose. Solidly herbal. Slight lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium slightly creamy body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly bubbly on the finish. Very slight dryness.

Overall: A terrestrial treat.

It's a good IPA. The hop profile is unique and treads on being unbalanced and sloppy but it works in the long run.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Consumed 1/16/15

A: Light chill haze - medium amber with some caramel and orange highlights - pours with a medium size, off-white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Nicely hoppy, with some big citrus, tropical notes, and some herbal resin - rich, juicy, fleshy, and syrupy citrus - orange, grapefruit, and some syrupy pineapple, other tropical flavors - wet herbal notes, some grass, resinous pine, and a hint of weed - bigger than average malt profile, with some big pale notes, caramelized malts, and caramel

T: Surprisingly big with some juicy hops and burly malts - ripe orange and grapefruit flesh, candied oranges, marmalade, pineapple, mango, and some other tropical notes - pine, rein, grass, and some leafy notes - somewhat earthy - malts are pretty big, with some pale malts, caramel malts, sugar, toast, and some booze

M: On the full side of medium, smooth, nice carbonation, finishes with some booze, but not too much

O: Space, the final cake

I bought this beer by accident, but I'm okay with this accident. It's nicely hoppy, and the malt profile is somewhat interesting. It's almost too boozy. Almost. I'm more concerned about the earthy, rough character.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Old bottle? Idk but this ipa Was horrible.. I hope to get a fresh one.. Less then 3 months old.

Photo of dmgallag
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acubflem
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of P1us182
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hayesjw
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$8/$7 happy hour
13oz goblet
@547

great clarity, floral pineapple finish

Photo of Plasmafunk
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Space Cake from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.