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Supa Hero - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 298
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.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 298 | Reviews: 103
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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

not retired, I had this on tap just yesterday. it pours a really light golden color for the style, soapy white head. tropical fruit aromatics, low on bitterness high on fruit punch vibes. not even real oily, sort of a funny east coast version. taste is light and bright and really clean. again, very low bitterness but a lot of delicate hop flavor. a touch of sweetness from the malt, and a well hidden alcohol content. the hops here are the best part, as they should be in an ipa. really clean and summery. melon and pineapple come to mind, peaches maybe too. only a little bitter as it swallows. I love the lightness in feel for a big ipa, its soft and thin, which usually isn't what I look for, but this is a summertime drinker for the hophead. it really works in that context. one of the better clown shoes beers ive had so far.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewing from notes. Poured this 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. The body was bright copper/apricot with a chill haze. The eggshell white head was quick to fade to a film leaving a sticky lace in the glass.

The smell was sour hard candy. Citrus and sourdough bread?

The taste was of dank hops. Earthy and less than sharp. Intense but not brash. Lots of hops oils and grapefruit pith. One of the best Clown Shoes beers I have had.

The body was medium to full and there was modest carbonation. I would pick this one up again if it were a regular offering. Flavorful and fresh.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Kind of an orange color, somewhat hazy, nice slightly orange head settled into a quarter inch cap and left nice lace.

Definitely pungent in both aroma and flavor, piney, hop resin, some grassy and floral notes, with a solid malty backbone.

Body is medium with medium carbonation, with a lingering pine resin and malt note.

Overall it's interesting, quite a malt-bomb of an IPA, but I did enjoy it. I'd be interested in trying more from this brewery.

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3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

unimpressed by this offering from clown shoes, didn't realize when I bought it that its not too fresh so that might have something to do with it, bottled on 1/25/13 and today is 7/22/13, so its a good 6 months out, not like its a year and a half old or anything but not within the 2 or 3 month window I really like to enjoy the extra hoppy beers within.

taste: its on the malty side and the hops that are in it are just "bitter" for a lack of a better word, not citrusy or earthy or dank or fresh just bitter.... i'd give this a 5 outta 10 on my scale, very average but would love to try fresh, price wise it was a good deal, 6.99 for a 22 oz bottle and the content is good for that price too, 8% but this is just a "meh" i.p.a.

p.s. also noticed that the top five "high reviews are from mass. where clown shoes is brewed, that's weird....but I'm sure the same would probably be true if I clicked on top reviews for surly, they'd all be from Mn.

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Supa Hero from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.