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Muffin Top - Clown Shoes

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560 Ratings
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 39
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
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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1/5  rDev -73.8%

jeffcook, Aug 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

cosmonick, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

csmartin6, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large tulip glass a hazy peach infused lighter golden with a sticky large white head that settled slowly into a frothy mass.Yeasty phenols,overripe fruit,and citric/medicinal hop flavors,the yeast gave off quite spiced element.Again yeasty spiced flavors upfront with the hops giving off a sharp lemony note,sweet alcohol and more spiced phenols in the finish.This is a yeasty BIPA normally not my thing but this was decent,still not something I would search out again.

oberon, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a cloudy caramel amber, nice fine two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, pine hops and Belgian spicing, smells good. Flavor is very malt forward, caramel malt, strong bittering hops and mild Belgian spices. Flavor is understated but well integrated. Finish Is malt with very strong bittering hops that seem to concentrate on the back of the tongue where there is no real herbal hop flavor, but a lingering hop bite. Interesting subtle flavor to start, but the finish is a bit on the astringent side. Medium bodied with pleasant creaminess; good mouth feel. A well made imperial IPA that tastes good but could use some more herbal hop flavors and a bit more flavor in the finish to balance the hop bitterness.

LiquidAmber, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of jmerloni
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - muddy caramel coloration, somewhat hazy. Head isn't very large, retains poorly, and leaves no lacing.

S - Aroma is very malt-forward. Dark malts, cherries, plums, booze. Some spices in the aroma as well.

T - Malt-foward taste. Dark malts, cherries, plums, a tart sourness reminiscent of green apples, coriander, sage, lemon rind.

M - Medium to full bodied. Not overly balanced.

D - A good beer. In the middle between a Belgian IPA and a Tripel; I'd have preferred it more if Clown Shoes had committed to either one or the other.

jmerloni, Jul 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

buckyp, Jul 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

UNCCTDawg, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

rderedin, Jul 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

TimoP, Jul 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

bigmoose125, Jul 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jagada, Jul 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

JxExM, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a caramel color with a 2" white head. Trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, lemon and spices

T- caramel, citrus and spices with pine bitterness. Has a citrus, acetic flavor I am no enjoying.

M- medium body and carbonation. Drinkability saves this beer. Would never know this is 10%.

O- not a bad beer but not one I would revisit.

kawilliams81, Jul 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

GRG1313, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

MarkyMOD, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DBoone, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Kromes
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy orange color with a thick off white head that sticks to the glass.

S: There's a strong Belgain yeast aroma with some barnyard funk. A bit sour and a touch of earthy hop.

T: Continuing from the aroma, it is a bit sour at first with a noticable alcohol flavor. The funk joins in with an earthy and herbal hop. The finish is warm, bitter, clove spice and peppery from the alcohol.

M: Oily and medium bodied. Finish is dry.

O: A good Belgian IPA. The flavors are very strong and upfront. It has some good depth to it.

Kromes, Jun 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

Brunobstyle, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

jlove5, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

justinlaz, Jun 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

wo87810, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

robcalex, May 27, 2012
Muffin Top from Clown Shoes
84 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.