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: 17
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gushue3 on 12-10-2011)
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3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles pretty quickly. Leaves a smattering of bubbles on the surface. Pretty substantial beer ring lacing. Head renews with each new pour.

S: Pine resin, honey, and a little citrus, and a little butterscotch.

T: Papery and piney.

M: Kind of a chalky feel. Harsh piney hop, with no sweet balance. Dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy. The harsh hop character will dictate it.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark golden with a nice foamy head, and some persistent beer ring lacing. Nose is syrupy pine resin with some accentuates of honey and lemon citrus. Harsh piney hop, with a papery or cardboard character, a chalky feel, and a dry finish. None of the implied sweetness from the nose comes out in the flavor. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber with a fading head.
Nose shows lychee, peach, orange blossom, pine and sweet cookie dough-like malt. Nice.
Pretty aggressive flavours. Not much malt, just a soft clean hit. Lots of pine and grapefruit. Sharp aggressive bitterness in the finish.
Soft carbonation could be higher.

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3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into Jester King goblet.
A- Cloudy orange pour w/ moderate head that lingers a while. Nice lacing.

S - Very mild aroma - a little citrus, but none of the floral hop notes you'd expect from an IPA.

T - The hops are there on the pallette, but not to the extent I expected from the decription of the beer. A nice balance between hop and malt, but definitely leans towards the bitter. Alcohol is a little more forward than I would have expected given the ABV. Not a lot of complexity though.

M - Light to medium-light mouthfeel, with a little bite from the carbonation.

O - Enjoyed it, but not something I'd go out of my way to trck down again. It does make a nice change of pace from some of the extremely hoppy IPA's that craft brewers seem focused on lately. Boozier and more bitter than a basic pale ale, which I suppose is the core of what an IPA is at the base level.

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The aroma is sweet sugary melon and dank piney peppery hops.

The flavor is is a let down - earthy grassy bitterness, a little sugary fruit, and some cardboard notes. The mouthfeel is light bodied and very watery.

Overall, I was excited after pouring, but the flavors are not bright and a bit off and it's really watery.

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