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Space Cake - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
90
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780 Ratings
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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 38
Gots: 117 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: braican on 02-22-2014)
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Reviews by Dope:
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4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No date that I can find but this was just released and the brewery is very close by. Probably not more than a week or two old.

A: Pours a clear amber with a tall, frothy light tan head. Heavy sticks around pretty well, leaving nice thin connected lacework behind.

S: Nice citrus bite. Kinda smells like candied oranges and some mildly bitter grapefruit. Lightly pungent but not harsh.

T: Big, big, big hop flavors up front. Wow, way stronger than the aroma gave away. Very interesting flavors. Lots of citrus everywhere. It really reminds me of candied oranges. There is a lot of sweet tropical fruit in there too. Maybe even melons too? Get some resinous spiciness mixed in, especially in the middle. Bready malt in the finish barely tries to balance it out. Nice strong waves of bitterness in the finish, but not quite teeth-chattering. Again, in the lingering aftertaste there's that citrus candy flavor, almost like fruity hard candies that your grandma gave you when you were a kid.

M: Medium-heavy, surprisingly smooth. No real astrigent or oily or overly dry aftertaste that accompanies so many big DIPAs.

O: Interesting DIPA. It's a big, bold west-coast style IPA but it's not overly harsh. It's somehow surprisingly smooth and "balanced" (balanced being a relative term here, this is no 90min but for such a bold DIPA it's relatively balanced). Very tasty and drinkable. Well done, Clown Shoes.

Dope, Mar 04, 2014
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Space Cake from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.