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Supa Hero - Clown Shoes

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82
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289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 17
Gots: 20 | 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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bmwats

Louisiana

3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 02:54:58 | More by bmwats
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 01:44:02 | More by CrazyDavros
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tabitha

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-03-2013 02:00:37 | More by tabitha
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TXBulldog

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 22:20:03 | More by TXBulldog
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-19-2013 21:05:01 | More by pveilleux
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Trish

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-17-2013 18:02:30 | More by Trish
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Rwalford74

Australia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-12-2013 04:50:04 | More by Rwalford74
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-29-2013 05:47:57 | More by Kelp
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.38/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden copper with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 04:56:19 | More by Beaver13
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-26-2013 23:43:32 | More by Haybeerman
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-26-2013 22:18:50 | More by IPAchris
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riy3rd

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-23-2013 13:46:44 | More by riy3rd
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jopezu

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-21-2013 23:57:43 | More by jopezu
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far333

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear apricot colroed with a thick beige head of foam that lingers long and slowly recedes. Low aroma of citrus hops, some lightly toasted malt. Fresh hoppy flavors full of tangerine and grapefruit rind, some piney notes. Good honied malt backbone, but the hops really shine through on this one. Dry mouthfeel, a bit puckery in the cheeks from the hop bitters, but full. Very enjoyable beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 18:32:20 | More by far333
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-16-2013 05:23:04 | More by sacrelicio
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-13-2013 23:16:13 | More by gritz147
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-13-2013 16:08:32 | More by Mersh
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-13-2013 06:10:22 | More by alamode
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Seakyden

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-03-2013 01:24:26 | More by Seakyden
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aanakinskywalker

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-28-2013 03:41:10 | More by aanakinskywalker
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-23-2013 02:50:18 | More by wertschy
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jrenn

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-21-2013 00:48:22 | More by jrenn
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mPaxtonS

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-20-2013 01:09:06 | More by mPaxtonS
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Orange/amber with a light haze and creamy, light beige cap. Good head retention with sheets of sticky lace clinging to the glass. Citrusy aroma that faded into caramel. Some grapefruit and pine, a bit pithy, slight tangerine, powdery, wet grass. The taste was similar to the aroma profile, but everything was dialed back in power. Bitterness only took charge close to the finish and it had a slightly grainy quality, but alcohol was nicely controlled. Medium/full body with soft carbonation and a bit of dryness.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 00:42:40 | More by DrJay
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured orange coppery with a creamy head decent lacing. Smells citric and piney but with a strong sweet malt presence. A faint scent of lemon peel as well. Taste opens up with mild citrus and more prominent resin flavor then a wallop of sweet biscuit malt. Bitterness is moderate. Subtle dark fruit and semi sweet chocolate as well. Taken in total it's a bit of a mess, the flavors don't get along, leaving a general sourness on the palate. Mouthfeel is decent. Carbonation strong. Mediocre effort.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 05:22:55 | More by JackieTH
Supa Hero from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.