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Muffin Top - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

550 Ratings
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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 38
Gots: 48 | 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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Photo of spinrsx
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for 8$

Appearance - Clear light copper colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, yeast, banana, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, bananas, and apricots. There is also a bit of a yeasty spiciness and it ends with a hoppy aftertaste.

Overall – It tastes better than it smells. My bottle is from Feb 2012, so maybe this would be better fresh. Still good, just not great.

spinrsx, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Trappist_Vince
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Trappist_Vince, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

NickD208, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

calcnerd, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

mishtif, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jordanmckell, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Mattias, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Photo of ADZA
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden hue with a creamy three finger head and similar lacing,the smell is bready belgian yeast,a slight tartness,bananna muffins,grassy hops and a touch of sherbet,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of lemon sherbet,a touch of funk,belgian bready yeast,peaches,boiled candy and finished with a grassy herbal bitterness and overall its nice and very drinkable but no standout cheers.

ADZA, Jan 02, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

rquillin, Jan 01, 2013
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Photo of SlothB77
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 4 oz tasting glass from 750 ML bottle.

A: Pours dark golden yellow with a fluffy white cloud head two widths of my thumb that dissipates slowly

S: lots of citrus and bitters and acid. I am already excited. honeydew, apple and pear. Floral aromas as well.

T: Nice bitter taste I love. Again the citrus fruit. Definitely a lot more tobacco in the taste than the smell. Some pine.

M: Medium-bodied, medium carbonation. Bitters aftertaste that finishes quickly, clean and dry.

O: If you don't like a lot of bitters, this may be too strong for you. A good spring or fall beer.

SlothB77, Dec 31, 2012
Muffin Top from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.