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Muffin Top - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 572
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 40
Gots: 53 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jkane101, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

thampel09, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

woodchip, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

barefoot71, May 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

TallGuyCM, May 21, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

M_C_Hampton, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

canders0927, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

cheefdaddy1, May 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

JamesStreet, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

ambruns1979, May 09, 2013
Photo of SHODriver
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

SHODriver, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

oriolesfan4, May 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BYOFB, May 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

truesolution, May 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

sparx1100, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dokupe, Apr 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

CDCNAM, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

rkcrozier, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

March 2013 bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a golden yellow with an inviting 2 finger fluffy white head.

S: Hops come through surrounded by the belgian sweetness. Getting a nice bready aroma along with sweet fruits and banana. Hoppy resin as well. Pretty hoppy aroma.

T: Sweet fruit followed by the hoppy bite. Very very slight peppery feel for added spice.

M: Sweetness coats the mouth and leaves with a bitter tingly feeling. Medium body with carbonation evident.

O: A very solid and unique beer. Surprisinglu the belgian tripel and IPA mesh well IMO. Only knock is that it is sweet and it stays sweet. Might be too much for some.

CommanderOfAwesome, Apr 19, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a hazy light orange with a medium white head with good retention, some spotty lace.

S: Definite peppery yeast with grapefruit pith.

T: Lots of bitter melon and orange, white grapefruit with white pepper. An interesting flavour, but never gets really good.

M: Medium-bodied, a big beer in a way, resiny with a long aftertaste.

O: A solid big Belgian IPA. I have no reason why a bomber of this costs 13 bucks, a $5.50 pint at Happy Hour is much more reasonable.

Halcyondays, Apr 18, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured an inch of foamy head on a hazy, copper colored body. The aroma was a mixture of citrus and barnyard, pretty good though. The taste is moderately bitter with a mild sweetness and a mild bitter finish. The texture was soft with moderate carbonation. Easy drinking for the high ABV and tasty.

Fatehunter, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ROGUE16, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

DrewShalvoy, Apr 15, 2013
Muffin Top from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.