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Third Party Candidate - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: silentjay on 09-14-2012)
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

01-03-2013 22:14:23 | More by CEDAMA
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Hoyt for sharing this one.

A - deep amber with a big, off white head that has great retention

S - big hoppy aroma, citrus, pineapple, pine, bread

T - citrus, pineapple, pine, underlying sweetness, bread, cake batter

M - medium bodied, smooth, perfectly carbonated

This is a fantastic amber ale. It's incredibly hoppy and has a solid, balanced flavor profile. The malt is sweet but not cloying and the hops are complex and diverse. This is definitely a beer I would have again.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 09:52:55 | More by tdm168
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ghscott

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-03-2013 13:17:46 | More by ghscott
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mishtif

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-29-2013 21:21:29 | More by mishtif
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blmar311

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-30-2012 00:43:39 | More by blmar311
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ABokononist

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-21-2012 15:53:38 | More by ABokononist
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-08-2013 01:39:11 | More by Keith_R
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-03-2013 23:35:47 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-07-2013 05:00:15 | More by sparx1100
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-11-2012 06:40:26 | More by jhhollier
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cheefdaddy1

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-21-2013 11:06:50 | More by cheefdaddy1
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-09-2013 00:46:11 | More by Gagnonsux
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-11-2013 04:14:16 | More by dmorgan310
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-27-2013 04:27:42 | More by oriolesfan4
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-16-2012 06:46:11 | More by PatGreer
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed dark copper body. Voluptuous and billowy head of khaki froth. Lacing is quite nice. Nice aroma on this badboy. Juicy malt aroma mixed with some floral cascade -like wafts. Solid flavor profile as well, though not quite as much of an attention grabber as the nose was. Caramel/crystal malt foundation without any cloying whatsoever. Juicy flavor, with juicy bubblegum like hop notes. Medium-full body and moderately carbonated. For 10%, the alcohol flavor/bitterness/sting is absent. That is nice. Enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 05:26:07 | More by Bighuge
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EFresh

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark reddish brown that is pretty hazy, if not murky...

First whiff gives strong caramel malts with hints of roasted malt way in the background. The hops come through as mostly floral and perfume...

Taste is a great combination of malts up front with crisp caramel taking the forefront. Slight alcohol comes through in the middle and fades away quickly. the after leaves with an earthy and spicy note of hops...

Mouth feel is especially smooth and velvety with a moderate thickness...

Overall this is a great, complex mix of styles. The % is hid well by flavorful malts and satin smoothness. Definitely a decent beer, especially for the money.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 06:12:34 | More by EFresh
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 8.99. Bottled 09/2012. Served in a Red Brick snifter.

Pours murky red tinged brown with almost one full finger beige head. Plenty of lace anywhere the head rests.

Smells robustly hoppy with biscuity malts discernable in the back.

Tastes of piney, citrusy and dank hops. Plenty of sweatbready malts back up the abundant hops. The booze can be detected but this drinks much smoother than expected for 10% abv.

Creamy full body with moderate carbonation. Pleasant bitter "hop muffin" finish.

This is my kind of imperial red/ amber. Drinks like a DIPA with a bigger, creamier malt backing. Another stellar offering from Clown Shoes (and I guess Three Heads Brewing but I know nothing about them). This is highly recommended to fans of huge hoppy DIPAs or imperial reds. I sure plan to buy more before they are gone.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 05:14:39 | More by ThickNStout
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oberon

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 8/12 so it has some age,Iam still dissapointed from the election I would have voted for this guy over...well nevermind.Poured into an impy nonic a deep amber color with a large light tan colored head that left one full ring of lace as it settled into a frothy mass,love the rich color.A blast of citric/resiny hops is the first thing I notice in the nose,then comes the brown sugar,caramel,and alcohol blast,it's a shock to the nose in a good way.A big mix of resiny hops and brown sugar cakey notes on the palate,I love big hopped up red and this delivers just a heavy does of alcohol and brown sugar.It's a really good beer,kinda old school left coast with big alcohol,I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 22:03:10 | More by oberon
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dogfishandi

New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled on 8/2012.

Pours out a deep red, with some orange/ brown color as well. Some haziness. A nice big fluffy light tan to off white colored head with some big as well as some tight bubbles. Lots of good sticky lacing and some good head retention.

Hoppy aroma. Lots of dry grapefruit citrus, woody, and piney hops. A bit of booze comes in as it warms. And some caramel malts hide behind all that.

Hoppy, but it still has a nice balance of hops to malt. Booze is just barely there for a 10% beer. Some nice grapefruit citrus, piney, woody hops that are balanced nicely by a hefty caramel/ crystal malt with some toffee as well. Hop bitterness lingers in the finish.

Medium to heavy bodied, mouthfeel and carb feels good for the style. Very smooth drinking. Resiny hoppy feel.

A good hoppy red ale that borders on a dipa. A nice collab.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 22:29:22 | More by dogfishandi
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, bottled date of 8/2012

appears a dark amber color, slightly hazy. light tan head. great retention. some lacing. nice hoppy aroma, and toffee sweet malt flavors. taste is nice and big in both the hops and malt. good combination. sorta spicy aftertaste. medium thickness, medium to higher carbonation. works for the beer.

overall - nice interpretation of the amber style.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 04:18:18 | More by jmdrpi
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/2012

Collaboration with Three Heads Brewing. 50% Eagle Claw Fist Imperial Amber Ale, 50% Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale

A: Pours a dark amber color with 2 fingers worth of off-white head

S: Sweet malts are at the front, with a big hop presence that bring forward some earthy and citrusy notes. Alcohol is noticeable, but it is toned down from all the malts

T: Follows the nose. Sweet malts meet alcohol and a boatload of hops. Bready, sweet, earthy, fruity. Slight alcohol. Bitter throughout

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly syrupy, but nice and creamy from the oats

O: A very bold, in your face beer that brings forward the best of both beers. Nice and hoppy from the Eagle Claw Fist and a solid feel from the oats in Loopy. Complex yet simple. Definitely a solid collaboration. This has got to be up there in terms of IBUs too, seeing as Eagle Claw Fist is 100+ and Loopy is 64 (I think)

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 00:41:53 | More by BEERMILER12
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ryanonline

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep dark amber brown with some serious red hues, very little head dissipates quickly and leaves a lot of sheets of lacing.

lots of grainy malts and citrussy hops and a slight honey aroma. not much else, pretty straightforward.

taste starts out sweet and transitions into a slightly roasty grainy malt flavor with a big flush of lemony zest and a slightly bitter pine finish with a slight honey compliment.

mouthfeel is constituted mainly of a semi thick syrupy body and a light creamy carbonation that gently caresses the tongue and a light dry finish.

this beer has a fair amount of drinkability, but still manages to be a bit heavy in my stomach. otherwise it is quite nice.

nice beer, it sticks to the amber formula while kicking it up a notch. nothing particularly new, but nothing wrong with it at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 06:07:24 | More by ryanonline
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dirty orange/dark rust, 2 finger khaki head, awesome lacing

S: sweet malt, pine and grass, big sugar

T: sweet bread malt, candy, long mellow bitter finish

M: med body, smooth/creamy mouth, hint of oily

O: POW, good stuff here. Amber/bready fans
and hopheads will both be pleased with this offering.

QUITE SENSATIONAL; TREAT YOURSELF!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 18:49:43 | More by BeerLover99
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: half finger off white head on a slightly hazy deep amber body. Nice lacing

S: fairly malty and sweet once you really take this one in but at first the grapefruit and musty, earthy hops an be noted.

T: toasted and mildly smoked malts. Sweet caramel and toffee, hops are earthy and first moving to mild pine bitterness in the finish. The hops are actually fairly complex and dynamic and though this one initially feels malt forward the finishing hops balance this one out.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: not as good as g'knight or other imperial reds but one if the better beers I have had from this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 01:38:22 | More by kylehay2004
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Third Party Candidate from Clown Shoes
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