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Muffin Top - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

534 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 38
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Muffin Top combines the attributes of a Belgian Tripel with a huge burst of American hops. Intense flavors from the Belgian yeast, reminiscent of candied fruits, mix with the hop bitterness and sweet orange peel to create a unique take on a Belgian-Style ale.

(Beer added by: Reagan1984 on 09-02-2011)
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rquillin

Texas

1/5  rDev -73.8%

01-01-2013 23:57:21 | More by rquillin
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jeffcook

Texas

1/5  rDev -73.8%

08-12-2012 18:46:52 | More by jeffcook
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Obsidian

California

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

03-14-2013 03:53:08 | More by Obsidian
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Beersippin


1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

01-18-2013 01:49:09 | More by Beersippin
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eulerthegrape

California

1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

04-01-2013 18:57:10 | More by eulerthegrape
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Scamboogery

Texas

2/5  rDev -47.5%

09-24-2013 01:33:25 | More by Scamboogery
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Brunobstyle

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -47.5%

06-06-2012 19:57:48 | More by Brunobstyle
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Bank_of_Bad_Habits


2/5  rDev -47.5%

09-15-2012 02:51:28 | More by Bank_of_Bad_Habits
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

01-16-2012 02:29:20 | More by sweisel80
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ghscott

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

09-03-2013 13:15:41 | More by ghscott
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

04-28-2012 22:44:27 | More by BigTrubble
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev -29.7%

I found this to be a tremendously disappointing offering from Clown Shoes. While they can be very, very good at their best (Clementine, for example), they can also be quite bad at their worst. And sadly, for my tastes, this beer is among their worst offerings.

While I applaud their experimental efforts, this particular experiment needs a lot more time to work out the kinks. For beginners, it is neither an IPA nor a Belgian Tripel. Very little hop profile, it was way too sweet and tasted predominantly of canned mandarin oranges. None of the yeasty breadiness that one expects in a tripel, nor any of the hop zing one expects in an IPA. In short, it's a fruity, sweet, unbalanced beer.

A word of advice: don't bother with it.

01-31-2012 20:25:33 | More by rinhaak
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

2.74/5  rDev -28.1%

Appearance: a good looking tripel. a nice golden orange color. perfect clarity and a off white head that leaves a lacing

Smell: not what I was expecting. a spiciness, hops and alcohol

Taste: opens up with spiciness and some belgian yeast. strong hops and an intense alcohol. I found it difficult to drink

Mouthfeel: intense heat and a strong bitterness.

Overall: I know they were going for a more americanized version of the classic style but I don't think it worked out well.

10-07-2013 23:42:21 | More by SportsandJorts
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

08-02-2014 21:55:26 | More by KirkFrancis
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sparx1100

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

04-30-2013 02:49:57 | More by sparx1100
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lordofthewiens

Maine

2.9/5  rDev -23.9%

Nice-looking beer. In a tulip it was a hazy orange color with a medium-sized white head and a good deal of lace.

Yeasty, candy aroma. Orange. Spicy.

The taste was a little much for me. Started off with that candy taste. Coriander noted. The orange taste was very bitter, almost unpleasantly so. It was like they put the whole rind, and not just the zest, in.

Too bitter for me, and a little on the hot side.

One and done.

10-10-2011 20:47:01 | More by lordofthewiens
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-02-2013 04:15:07 | More by kbuzz
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seanh99

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-03-2013 17:27:32 | More by user785335
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-22-2014 04:19:28 | More by frosted33
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-17-2012 02:59:35 | More by UNCCTDawg
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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New York

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-17-2012 03:37:45 | More by whartontallboy
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Muffin Top from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.