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Space Cake - Clown Shoes

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986 Ratings
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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 57
Gots: 202 | 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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Reviews by goochpunch:
Photo of goochpunch
2.57/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Pours out a clear light amber with a thick, rocky head. Hops in the nose are citrusy, resinous, herbal, and a touch like green onion. There's a smell reminiscent of wort that's really off putting. Smells sweet like citrus candy. Flavor is SWEET. Pretty solid hop flavors going on. Lots of citrus and pine, with a hint of tropical fruit. Lacking in bitterness to balance the huge sweetness. Aftertaste reminds me of the white part of a green onion boiled into mush. Alcohol gives it a medicinal quality. Mouthfeel is full with a smooth carbonation. Overall, this is kind of a mess. Not very enjoyable.

More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. More seemingly nonsensical comic fan-boy imagery on the label.

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some sudsy streaky lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of big tropical and domestic fruit - pineapple, blood orange, guava, kiwi, and mango - with an equally pungent leafy and resinous pine tree essence, some dense bready caramel malt, sticky toffee, and further herbal, grassy, and slightly perfumed hops. The taste is a little drawn back from all that, the malt ascending with its biscuity, bready, and grainy caramel sweetness, while the citrusy, piney and leafy hops quickly muscle out that robust tropical manna from the nose, and the herbal character gets (I almost said 'hops') into bed with the sneaky alcohol.

The carbonation is fairly active in its tightly swirling frothiness, the body a steady medium weight, and plainly smooth, both the acrid hops and bristling alcohol leaving a few permanent dents here. It finishes off-dry, sort of, as the piney, leafy, and herbal hops continue their unchallenged run of the table.

A well-wrought DIPA, one that draws you in with the big tropical, almost candied notes, and then drops the hammer with a straight up west coast bitter deluge of the forest floor and citrus grove ilk. Yup, this is much more of a regular IPA, taste-wise, one that does a bang-up, commensurate job of hiding the otherwise damning big ABV. Worthy as sin of checking out.

Photo of zac16125
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip
no bottling dates

A: Crystal clear golden color with just over 1 fingers width of light tan colored head that dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves a few small patches of lacing. 4

S: Lots of sweetness, and quite boozy. Fairly big citrus rind, grapefruit, and some pine. Lots of malt. Smells like its past its prime, but still quite good. 4

T: Citrus rind, pine, bitterness. More hop forward then the nose implied, but solid malt backbone is there with some malty sweetness. A bit of booze. Tasty. 4

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation appropriately low, fairly smooth actually, booze is noticeable, drinkability is pretty good. 4

O: Overall, this was an enjoyable beer that I would have again. 4

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip. Another Mosaic bomb, cloudy orange amber with three fingers of persistent rich and foamy off-white head. Amazing head retention, just sits there like a dollop of thick cream. Huge fresh fruit aromas ... Guava, papaya, mango, tangerine, blueberry, orange, yellow grapefruit, nectarine. These are meld together on the palate to yield a Juicy Fruit gum effect. Is it almost too much of a good thing? Seriously, its sweet. More citrus on the nose and tropical fruit/nectarine on the palate. There is a resinous bitterness that saves the day over the course of multiple sips. Alcohol is prominent, particularly in the piney and herbal yet still somehow fruity finish. Malts are in the background, just a light butterscotch vibe. The candied peachiness cannot be escaped. Thick bodied, which adds to the sweet impression, with moderate carbonation. Is it getting hard to find a DIPA that does not showcase Mosaic lately? Probably should not complain, particularly when such a brew is done well. I do dig that almost rank, dank blueberry flavor. If fruity is your thing, this is your concoction. Its going down dangerously quickly. The cake in the name seems apt.

Photo of braugon
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of legalag11
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of thakaz
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of AshlandNacho
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of SpyderMan14
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a snifter this beer was a clear gold color. There was a small head that left a smattering of lace.

Sweet malt aroma. Pine and earthy hops. No fruit. A bit on the timid side.

Caramel malt taste. Pine and earthy hops. Still no fruit. The taste was better than the aroma suggested.

Hoppy, malty. I missed the citrus.

Don't think I'd try this again.

Photo of freshflesh
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of 77apm
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Jamielampert
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Motleydrunk56
4/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz Bomber.Got off work and I decided to try this bad boy so I fired up a little Aerosmith and poured it into a 20 firestone glass.Nice golden color with a nice finger head.Good ipa with 9.0 abv.Will get the job done but it is not in the upper level of ipa`s.90 minute from Dogfish head and Ruination from Stone are much better but this is not a knock on this beer,it`s still quite solid.Nice hoppy beer.Give it a try if your into IPA`s.The Motley Drunkard out.

Photo of Meyers1023
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of westcott
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Space Cake from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.