Muffin Top - Clown Shoes
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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
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
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
Muffin Top from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.