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Supa Hero - Clown Shoes

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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 18
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gushue3 on 12-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of jlindros
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big fluffy and creamy off white 1 finger head fades fairly slowly with some decent lacing, super clear toasty orange amber brown light caramel colored beer, with tons of bubbles rising from teh etch at the bottom.

Nose is a bit lighter than expected, some light fresh hops, with a bit of citrus and hint of tropical fruit, light musty resin and bit of floral hop, hint of tangerine and grapefruit, touch of malt sweetness, seems like there is more bittering hops than aroma or flavor.

Taste is a bit better, a touch of booze kicks in quickly, with some malty sweetness, both bringing a sense of a big beer. Then bittering hops, quite a decent kick in the teeth of hops and bitterness, but definitely east coast style practically DIPA. The hops bring a candy flavor and light citrus candy, touch of resin and tangerine but very little of each. The hops turn to a bit of a spicy and earthy character with a light briny astringency, and a bit salty spicy hop. Sweetness is pretty big, with mostly lots of pale malt, and hint of reddish malt, and bit syrupy. Finish is still quite bitter, very bitter, with a bit more briny astringent spicy. Then syrupy malts really kick ass, lingering and coating the mouth for a while, with a long bitter hoppy flavor, and a syrupy hop extract flavor.

Mouth is a bit bigger bodied, some booze, with decent carb.

overall meh, too syrupy, too sweet, too bitter, too much of a lot of things. The hops they use are overpowering bitter and not enough flavor/aroma, and it gets a hop extract like flavor, with a bit of booze and tons of syrupy sweetness. Very hard to drink an entire bottle.

Photo of jackrodgers77
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of tedho21
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Massbmx
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of injuredreserve
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of Brown120
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of biker30x
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass, a deep honey orange, very hazy with a dense white head that faded slowly, leaving a lot of lace behind. Nose was soft citrus and sugar.

First taste is sharp hops and piny resin. The pine surfs in on a firm backbone of citrus and malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is satisfyingly viscous, again with the prickly pine and some stinging carbonation. Everybody plays nice and the overall feel is of a big balanced hop bomb.

At 8%, this won't be a session beer. But it's a nice start or a great way to finish with a flavorful sipper.

Photo of Brad007
4.32/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure how I missed this one but it seems like the perfect beer for the moment.

Pours a dark amber color with a frothy white head into my glass. A bit darker than I expected but still acceptable.

A blast of grapefruit/citrus aromas in the nose with just a hint of a malt backbone.

Mmm, mmm, mmm! It has that west coast grapefruit blast crossed with the superb malt backbone of the east coast.

Very bitter and very appropriate! This is a lupulin lover's delight and it warms up the throat going down. Whoa baby!

A great example of the style. It's not Heady and it's not Pliny. It's a SUPA HERO!

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color, with a nice white cap of foam, decent retention, solid lacing.

Good aromatics, fresh pine needles, resin, and citrus fruits, just a trace of caramel sweetness.

Lots of citrus and pine with strong but not overtly assertive bitterness. Very mildly sweet without too much malt backbone to get in the way of the fresh hops. Resiny. Booze is totally hidden. Very tasty.

Medium bodied, medium-low carbonation on draft, a little bit creamy, with a lingering aftertaste that’s a bit sweet and a bit bitter.

Nicely done in the west coast style.

Photo of rmmm16
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of andrewinski1
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The bottle says it was bottled February 2012. That's why I bought it! Thanks for the bottle dating, Clown Shoes! Poured into a pint glass. The color is slightly hazy and red orange. There is a large 2 inch off-white head with decent sticky lacing. This looks pretty good.

The aroma is slightly sweet with cantaloupe and honeydew aromas. There is just a faint hint of citrus. This isn't quite a hope explosion in the nose, but the aromas are there and decent.

The taste starts out mildly sweet with some caramel malt showing. The finish is very melony as the aroma indicated. There is a hefty dose of bitterness in the finish as well

The body is medium, with decent carbonation.

This is good, but I was hoping for more considering the freshness of the bottle. Still, this was good enough and I'd buy a fresh bottle of this over something not bottle dated.

Photo of ElGallo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of sholland119
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BARFLYB
2.76/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On Tap at Blue Dog.

Supa Hero comes out looking hazy orange with some yellow in between. The head is bright white a few centimeters high, than dies. Faint lines on the glass left behind. Smell is very hoppy, with high grassy notes, some grapefruit, papaya, and bitter pine. Some alcohol. Taste is jumbled, the hops clash together leaving a grassy bitter taste that is not my hop cocktail. Feel is highly bitter and medium bodied with a slightly prickly carb going for it. Not really juicy in any way. This really missed the mark for me.

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of InebriatedJoker
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of crashoveride
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY.

Pours a nice warm shade of medium amber, lightly clouded, under a long lasting and near creamy lite tan head, that leaves a thicker film and all sorts of ringed sheeting and bits and blobs of thick stick.

I get some bready malts and mild hops on the nose. Smells like a milder British style IPA.

British theme continues for me onto the palate, hops are present but not crunchingly "in your face", depends who you talk to but this is not neccesarily a good thing...notes of toffee, whole wheat toast, a hint of alcohol/gin/lime.

Easy drinking and somewhat on the tame side flavorwise. However, I found this offering to be quite enjoyable and to go well with a garlicky BBQed pork tenderloin and a salad.

More better then respectable beer from Clown shoes.

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler.

My first in a string of new-to-me Clown Shoes brews. It pours a clear brass-amber topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, grapefruit peel, light cilantro, and light caramel. The taste holds notes of candied orange peel, light caramel, strong pine resin, cilantro, pine needles, and greens. A mild bitterness hangs around 'til everyone else has gone home. It's a bit much to begin with, but then it all kinda mellows out as time progresses. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice DIPA, but one I can't see drinking all the time, nor one I would ever call great. Nothing against it, though...

Photo of tigrstylz
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of kcbaby
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Florida9
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear copper in color. Forms a large tan-tinted whitish colored head. Excellent retention and some moderate lacing.

S: Smell is fairly hoppy, but also somewhat unbalanced. The aroma starts off with a strong dose of orange before turning more floral and a bit herbal or medicinal. There is a slight malty sweetness.

T: Starts off with a floral-citrus sweetness, almost like orange juice followed by a strong pine resin bitterness. Bitterness turns aggressive with black pepper and spice. Backbone is mild caramel malts. Finish is long and drawn out with a persistent spicy bitterness. When I first popped this beer, there was also a noticeable bubble-gum quality, an odd flavor in an IPA, but it seems to have faded as the beer warmed.

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a strong bitterness. Starts sweet, but finishes quite dry.

O: Not a bad beer. There are certainly lots of hops in this one, but the hops just don't seem to play well together leaving this beer feeling as if it is missing something. Maybe more malts to balance out the aggressive bitterness. Maybe less bittering hops to let the flavors come out. However, still a pretty good brew at a decent price.

Supa Hero from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.