Muffin Top - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by chocosushi:
3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A ~ The orange side of amber with carbonation typical of clown shoes with some really impressive lacing for a belgian IPA.
S ~ Tropical Fruits, Citrus, & Lemonheads candy.
Lychee-fruit makes an appearance. Finish is Green, Citric & Sweet. Really nice.
T ~ Strong Rock Candi Sugar melded with very fresh floral notes (almost perfume like) & grapefruit. This sharply changes to Orange Zest, MEDICINE, & Lime Peel in the middle.
Finish is Pineapple soaked in Vodka. Strong flavors without cohesion with all the heat. Things become more bearable with time but there is no focus here.
M ~ Strong heat. Tons of good flavors abound but are barely held together. Sweetness doesn't cloy but that heat makes me feel like I am drinking an effing cocktail.
D ~ A lot of heat. Crazy amount of flavors going on. Way too Green to be having all that Candi Sugar hitting you in the face. This is the frame of what could be a great beer. That nose is one of the best I have ever experienced in a Belgian IPA.
Thanks for the chance Berto!
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2012 01:50:14 | More by chocosushi
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4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep clear golden hue, craggy white head that clings to the glass. Sweet sugary, dried, fruits, apples and apricots, faint tropical fruit, clove and spices. Sweet slick full mouth feel. A little syrupy. Honey suckle, sweet breads, tropical fruits and citrus, with some yeasty undertones and a touch of bitterness. Sweetness overrides though and to call this an IPA or hoppy is far off. Booze is heavy in the finish and while some bitterness exists, it lends to a semi-dry finish, with a long lingering sweetness. As a big boozy belgian blonde, this beer has lots of complexity with well blended flavors and even has a bit of complimentary hop. To call is a belgian ipa or a hoppy belgian is a little off though. Good beer, just misleading
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 04:39:26 | More by jtierney89
Muffin Top from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.