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Let My People Go - Clown Shoes

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79
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 2
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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Keith_R

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-08-2013 01:40:11 | More by Keith_R
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

04-08-2013 01:32:25 | More by Zach136
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-31-2013 05:09:22 | More by DrunkinYogi
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MACO

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-21-2013 00:37:39 | More by MACO
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match1112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13%

03-17-2013 16:03:12 | More by match1112
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jenray

Texas

2/5  rDev -42%

03-12-2013 14:37:06 | More by jenray
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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-22-2013 03:20:54 | More by rab53
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corby112

Pennsylvania

1.53/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 08:16:51 | More by corby112
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judkinst

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-12-2013 01:11:37 | More by judkinst
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ommegangpbr

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The label got me. A Moses figure wearing clown shoes and holding a beer? Had to give it a try. The beer itself isn't as riveting as the label. A malty and mild yeast body. Very mild hops. The bottled on date is from 5 months ago; perhaps that's on the unfresh side for this beer? Because it flirts with tasting a bit old. This beer makes me a touch concerned that this brewery is all gimmick labels and mediocre beer. I hope that isn't the case

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 04:23:18 | More by ommegangpbr
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slim2043

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-25-2013 19:29:20 | More by slim2043
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 17:25:00 | More by Sammy
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-14-2013 18:12:55 | More by Gobzilla
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: mild cloudy, dirty orange/copper, trace off-white head,
delightful lacing display

S: earthy grainy malt, hint of grassy and floral

T: dab of lemon, earthy malt, mild grassy bitter finish

M: med body, mild bubbly/blended smooth mouth

O: Clown Shoes = great beer for your money.
Nice to see another US craft brewery making a
flavorful lighter brew. (Killer combo with my lamb vindaloo!)

VERY GOOD; GRAB A FEW BOTTLES!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 17:05:36 | More by BeerLover99
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 00:28:11 | More by beerthulhu
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kizyle

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-03-2013 02:14:38 | More by kizyle
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-19-2012 04:46:27 | More by ryanpj
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -42%

12-08-2012 04:13:19 | More by Rekrule
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-08-2012 02:33:19 | More by dmorgan310
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

12-06-2012 03:46:07 | More by Jmick28
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jsanford

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2012 21:13:41 | More by jsanford
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djschnabel

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-04-2012 03:47:00 | More by djschnabel
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rosschive

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-04-2012 02:56:16 | More by rosschive
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This was served from the cask at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a house pint glass glowing a hazy golden brown. Flecks of a head were visible, with the same noted for lacing. No sediment was found, and carbonation appeared light. The aroma came with bittered phenolic plastics, pale malts, dirty woodiness, mineral sandiness, strawberry and cherry sugars, booze, caramel maltiness, and a very faint grassy hop. Our first impression was that the flavoring was light and mild, but smooth. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with nice woody notes from the cask, with lighter brushes of fruit and weakly roasted malts. The middle peaked with metallic coffee twang, hollow woodiness to dry and cut any initial sweetness. Residual malty sugars come to pull us to the finish, where bitter grassy hops enter to further cut any remaining seriousness of toasted caramel, pale malts, and ghostly coffee malts. The aftertaste breathed of warmed alcohol, grassy hops, sweet cherry, bittered woodiness, and drying tannins. The body was light, bordering on watery, and the carbonation was light. There was thin slurp and smack, with little cream or froth to the lips. The coating was initially wet but made way for a final astringent bite. The abv was appropriate, and the beer sipped easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the ease of drinking, and the smooth blend of flavoring. The most robust thing about it was actually the phenolic smack to the nose. While this woke you up it did tend to overpower some of the more subtle notes of hops, and any depth to the malts. The cask did add a nice woody flavoring, but it too took from the “pale aledness” just a bit too much. This made for a relatively thin and rather weak offering.

Serving type: cask

12-03-2012 15:06:04 | More by TheBrewo
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KaitLee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2012 00:05:39 | More by KaitLee
Let My People Go from Clown Shoes
79 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.