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Third Party Candidate - Clown Shoes

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very good

98 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 98
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

age may have done this blended beauty some good, almost a year old now it must have mellowed some. it pours a luxurious orange brick red, cloudy and thick, with a frothy lacey oatmeal colored head. nose of warming alcohol, both sweet and dry red malts, a splash of pink grapefruit, and rich caramel, and flaked oats. less sweetness in the taste than the nose, and the complex red malt bill dances in front of a pine tree hop palate. resinous bitterness finishes it out, with the smooth texture oats always seem to add. lots of body, soft in feel though. my main complaint here is just a little too much alcohol. it doesn't add much, it detracts from some of the more subtle flavors, and it definitely gets me too drunk for more than one of these. a uniquely crafted collaboration brew here. big thanks to my brother for hooking this up for me through his wedding. hell of a gift man.

StonedTrippin, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +3.6%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of ElShaddaiEdwards
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ElShaddaiEdwards, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of speak72
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

speak72, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

buzzy, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of blguillen
4/5  rDev +3.6%

blguillen, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jaxon53, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

dmorgan310, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: red and hazy. Decent size off white head. Not bad looking, nothing too delectable.
Smell: very pleasant malty with some hoppy razor. A bit of fruitiness.
Taste: hoppy edge up front. Balanced with malty offset. Still, a bit of bitter finish.
Overall: tasty enough. Not a standout but a nice amber.

cindyjeffsmith, May 29, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

oberon, May 13, 2013
Photo of watsonmd
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, served at 52 degrees, snifter.... bottled 08/2012

Nice beer, but served as last one of the evening, so unfair advantage noted...

A: Darker than expected. Brown, but not black. Nice foamy head initially, lacing throughout out, but sparse.

S: Toffee, malty, slightly boozy. balanced.

T: Nice, caramel, toffee, toasty with a slight hoppy edge.

M: creamy feel, nice carbonation. Heavy feel to the overall beer, but again, followed a HopSlam and a twin-sister DIPA.

O: Would buy more. nice beer.

watsonmd, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

oriolesfan4, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Texasfan549, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

coachob3, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Keith_R, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Zach136, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Seakyden
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Seakyden, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -22.3%

jenray, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of match1112
3/5  rDev -22.3%

match1112, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +3.6%

RoryOMoore, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

cheefdaddy1, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bomber pours a ruddy brown color with a rapidly diminishing tan head, moderate lacing.

Nose is definitely toasty with some sharp, citrusy hops. Smells like it is a pretty big beer, the alcohol is duly noted. I know this is a fairly new release, but it has a little bit of the caramel/oxidation aromas normally found in an aged beer.

Tastes kind of like a Bigfoot with more rounded (not in a good way) edges. Caramel, toffee, toast and hops. Remind me again how this is not a barleywine? Alcohol is big and the hop bitterness is there...but I expect more hop flavor from an imperial red ale. I would never guess it had oatmeal in it without reading the label; maybe as it warms up you can get some silkiness out of it. This beer also does not make me overly eager to try the Eagle Claw Fist. Just has a very ‘rough’ feel to it. Not a big fan, I’ve generally been pretty happy with Clown Shoes despite some of the negative vibes I feel they undeservedly get on the interwebs, but this one is a big time miss for me.

twiggamortis420, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Gagnonsux, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

sparx1100, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

mishtif, Jan 29, 2013
Third Party Candidate from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.