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Let My People Go - Clown Shoes

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

We kept this one simple, used water, malt, hops, yeast, and made it the kind of beer that will help you, when your (real or imaginary) people are tired, thirsty, hungry, enslaved, to step forward and state with authority: Let my people go!

(Beer added by: silentjay on 09-15-2012)
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Photo of Sammy
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%

Bottle from total Wine in Tampa. A Good amount of head. Smooth mouthfeel, bottled August 2012, but yet a little skunky. Likely why there were so many bottles of this and their IPA I noticed around the USA.
Still able to drink it and it was OK with food.

Sammy, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Texasfan549, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +9%

kjkinsey, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

The little white box on the label where I would expect a bottle date is left blank.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, amber-gold body with a tallish, lightly yellow head. Adequate lacework.

Smell: Spicy, sweetish, fruity, lightly earthy nose. Toasted onion rolls, cooked orchard fruits dosed with spices and sugars. A bit different.

Taste: Toasty pale malts, with touches of biscuit and bread crust. Moderate light brown sugar sweetness. Apricot and apple fruitiness. Spicy hops, lightly earthy, with some herbal tones with an edge of mint leaf. The toastiness, the brown sugar qualities never quite drop out, leaving a bittersweet, soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-level, gentle carbonation.

Overall: It's good, albeit not your run-of-the-mill pale ale, so, I can see many people not quite digging it..

ChainGangGuy, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

Iam not sure what the label means but it dosen't matter I guess.Poured into an imeprial nonic a dull deep copper color with a nicely formed one finger off white head that settles nicely into a creamy mass.Big herbal hops along with brown sugar and caramel malts in the nose,it's a bit rough around the edges.Green herbal hops really stand out once again on the palate over top of a pretty dry malt base,a hefty dose of earthiness in the finish.This beer has alot of potential but seems to miss the mark a little,it's like an EPA on steroids.

oberon, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass. Label reads “Bottled 9/2012”.

A: The beer is a cloudy amber color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, a good amount of hops, some honey and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by some sweetness from flavors of caramel, honey and some citrus. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better options in the style.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours a fluffy looking 1 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, lots of lacing, somewhat hazy reddish orange colored beer.

Nose light grassy hops, little citrus and floral, juicy pale malt, touch fruity, light herbal grasys hop like, some caramely reddish candy malts.

Taste starts with big malts, not dark just a big malty flavor, reddish toasty caramel malts, little aromatic like malt flavor even, touch grainy, some sweet syrupy candy malts as well. Then hops, light fruity and a bit herbal grassy touch but barely. the fruity flavors really come through with the candy flavors. Finish is drier, semi bitter with more grassy slight earthy hops, more fruity flavors, and some caramel malts lingering.

Mouth is med bodied, decent but lighter carb.

Overall OK but not great. An average everyday drinking ale with more malts than hops, but a fairly balanced overall take, and a bitter finish. nothing special, nothing wrong either just doesn't do anything to really step up.

Quick added comment, increased the overall from 3.5 to 4 as it really changes and gets better when had with food. I'm eating chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and it goes pretty well with it.

jlindros, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.2/5  rDev -7%

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and some light amounts of cocoa. The flavor is a little bit different. I get some hop notes (mainly orange and pine) as well as some biscuit and toffee. There is also a hint of grapes. Overall, the flavors just don't meld together too well. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

oriolesfan4, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of corby112
1.53/5  rDev -55.5%

Pours a dark copper color with faint amber edges and a one finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy, spicy hop aroma with a surprisingly strong malt backbone for the style. Strong onion like presence followed by grass, caramel, toffee and biscuit. Really malt forward with an unpleasant hop profile. Nothing about the appearance or aroma suggests pale ale.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with an odd combination of earthy, onion-y hops and dark caramel malt. Not reminiscent of a pale ale at all with a really strong roasted malt presence with a soil/dirt like taste. Just really harsh and unpleasant with hardly any sweetness or balance. The malts taste off and the hop presence is really dirty and one-dimensional. It's really hard to describe how bad this beer tastes. Dry and bitter with bland malts and rotten vegetables. Drain pour.

corby112, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of rab53
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

rab53, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%

Bottled 8/12. Consumed 12/12.

A: Washed out orange pour sits a dense apple-orange in the vessel accompanied by a healthy 2 finger tall light tan head that was foamy, rocky, and incredibly well lasting. A good strong sign of visible effervese is noticed within. A thick, foamy band of lace smoothers the glass.

S: Strong pineapple and mango fruitiness upon uncapping and pour. Some passion fruit, pear juice with a hint of herbal wet grassiness.

T: The flavor was fruity with some tropical notes. Sweet citrusy flower, marmalade, fresh pear juice, mango is most evident. Passion fruit and caramel mix together nicely with some red grapes. Tropical greenery, fresh and wet, with a light mention of herbal appeal, pineapple and apricots follow with a nice complexity. Upon warming a touch of apple-pine hops come through. Bright and spicy hop usage, the british pale malts are crisp and lightly bready. Closing of spicy floral notes.

M: Mouthful provides a good tingle, medium body, gentle warmth of alcohol and hops shine though.

O: Overall a nice change up for a pale from the traditional american citrus hop bombs. Light, fruity, kent and fruggle hops? shine through more then other examples of british style pales. Crisp, bright hops, nice repeatability, let my glass be refilled many times over.

beerthulhu, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

sendbeer, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +16.3%

dmorgan310, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Hopheadjeffery, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Gobzilla, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

jaxon53, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of argock
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Sunset Grill and Tap (Boston, MA).

A: Dark amber-red with short cap of oatmeal head leaving substantial lacing around the top of the glass

S: Very light aroma overall with some mild herbal hops and caramel toffee tones.

T: The flavor puts even emphasis on herbal hops and caramel malts to provide a balanced but unspectacular beer overall.

M: Creamy and easily drinkable with medium body and integrated alcohol character.

O: This seems more like a slightly hoppier herbal amber ale without a lot of personality.

argock, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of jenray
2/5  rDev -41.9%

jenray, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

Bottled 08/24/12

A: Pours a medium hazy amber with a big, huge, fluffy tan head. Fades very slowly, leaving nice swaths of fluffy lacing behind. Excellent head retention.

S: Strong and sweet caramel malt with heavy resinous hops. A little bit of floral aroma and then a touch of brown sugar perhaps?

T: Resinous, almost herbal up front with caramel backing it up. Mildly bitter in the middle but not IPA-level. Little bit of biscuit. Finish is resinous as well.

M: Medium bodied and sticky.

O: Pretty simple beer, clearly meant to be a sessionable, mildly hoppy pale ale. Pretty straightforward and tasty. Don't let the scores fool you, it's just mild and simple. Balance is nice. Drinkability is excellent.

Dope, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of jsanford
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%

Pours a hazy orange-amber with a dense white head that settles to a squat cap. Clean aromas of crisp toasted malt, caramel, dry bread, and some grassy hops. Nice and uncomplicated. Taste is similar, more sweet malt, grain, candy, and grassy hops. Very drinkable, with a medium body, good carbonation, and very lightly bitter finish. Solid English Pale Ale, nothing new but very drinkable and quenching.

jsanford, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -12.8%

ncstateplaya, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev +9%

kaelingirl, Sep 21, 2012
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Let My People Go from Clown Shoes
79 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.