Muffin Top - Clown Shoes

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585 Ratings
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Ratings: 585
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 40
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
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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A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, amber colored with a huge foamy off-white head that lingers leaving good lacing, cloudy

S: very yeasty up front, notes of banana, corriander, clove, spice, slight lemony hop

T: bitter up front, grapefruit, immediately changes to a wheat beeresque yeasty banana flavor, finish is quite sweet

M: fullier bodied, alcohol completely hidden

O: an odd hybrid brew, flavors are more belgian strong ale that IPA

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Bottled on: 3/21/13

A: poured into a duvel tulip to a hazy and cloudy brass hue with a finger of slightly off white dense head that retains well
S: fruity esters and spicy yeast do battle with the hop aromas of pine and citrus
T: a good bitter grapefruit rind hop kick is followed by some fruity esters and spicy yeast with a slight pine toward the back end. slight caramel sweetness from the malt throughout but just enough to play a supporting role. swallow brings a bit of alcohol and some oily and citrusy hop flavor that lingers for some time with whispers of fruity esters
M: upper side of medium on the palate with carb that is slow to build but becomes apparent over time and is slightly prickly. slightly dry on the finish
O: very good but I'd trade a lower ABV for better disguised alcohol. nice complexity and flavors with a solid hop kick.

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Muffin Top from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.