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Space Cake - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 1,063
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 67
Gots: 254 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 1,063 | Reviews: 143
Photo of costanzo_mike
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of golf4collet
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hophazzard
3.29/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I bought 2 bottles against my better judgement because I didn't see a bottled on date. Normally I would never buy an IPA that doesn't show a bottled on date, but I'd never seen this one around here and was eager to try it.

When I got home a poured a glass it appeared very flat. Smell was only sweetness, very little hops. Taste was terrible, flat and syrupy sweet. Then I checked the bottle again and saw a faint date printed in black ink on the dark brown bottle. Beer was bottled in Oct 2014, I purchased in late March of 2015.

Never again Clown Shoes!! I'll never buy another IPA from Clown Shoes until they CLEARLY mark the bottled on date on the label so it's readable in the store.

Photo of TheDrunkenNerds
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love the name and look of this bottle! I don't know if it's just the name making you think it's cake but wow does this taste like desert. It's got a strong vanilla taste with a great balance of hops. The 9% alcohol is deceiving as it is such an easy drinking beer. Clown Shoes usually impresses me but this one takes the cake!

Photo of Beeroness
4.84/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Clown Shoes Space Cake is a well balanced DIPA with lots of Mosaic hopes and not too much sweetness.

Photo of ricp215
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything an IPA should be. Smooth but hoppy. Strong pine and citrus but smooth.

Photo of Richin
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Mehhh. I was expecting more. Kind of flat, too sweet, not enough hop. Won't buy again.

Photo of booga73
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy amber, 1” off white foam cap Smell: big grassy hops, some spice and floral notes, malt and fruit. Taste: Big creamy malt, a dose of hops, some caramel to toffee followed by big malt and a long hop finish. Mouthfeel: creamy, chewy, a nice thick texture that is almost oily. A little less than medium on the carbonation

Photo of RBrenchak
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyJ
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Really impressed. This is delicious if space cakes exist Fuck them shits are good. First off if your not familiar with dipa stay away youngin if your savvy tip a cup because mosaic hops are always tasty and the sweetness on this one is amazing.. matter of fact don't drink this send it to me! It's your top shelf mosaic hop double India pale ale but the game changer is the malty sweetness wow space cake!!!!! Two words SWEET MOSAIC

Photo of R11415
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jae61
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Extol
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid. Can taste so me alcohol and I wish they masked it better, but a nice mango and citrus flavor. Not very bitter. Goes away quickly.

Photo of Chcshammonde
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm truly impressed with this beer. Clown Shoes is really doing something special over there on the east coast. I've had numerous world class double IPA's such as Pliny, Heady T, Enjoy By, etc. I'm telling all of you point blank this beer ranks right up there. Don't be pretentious : drink this beer and enjoy the shit out of it like I did. You're welcome.

Photo of mynie
3.19/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Smells like hops and thick, syrupy malt.

Tastes like booze, vanilla, hops, and thick malt syrup. Everything tumbles at you all at once without any clear stages, but the end is overwhelmed by syrup and sap. Nothing unpleasant--it reminds me a lot of the double IPAs of the mid aughts--but lacking cohesion and direction.

Liquor store dude assured me this was less than a few weeks old, but it seems a bit stale. No way to check since Clown Shoes don't use freshness dates, so the review stands as is.

Photo of warnerry
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesmk48
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of milkbone_underwear
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smconnor
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goods003
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Space Cake from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.