Space Cake | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Why are Miracle Mike and his dog, Bionic, being chased by many evil laser beam shooting cupcakes and two giant layer cake mother ships? Because we're straight lunatic fools? Well, maybe, but with a few brains cells remaining we managed to craft Space Cake double IPA, utilizing citrusy Mosaic hops and an immaculate West Coast style malt backbone. Dude... Chill out. Enjoy some Space Cake.

Added by braican on 02-22-2014

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#5,198
Reviews:
235
Ratings:
1,819
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
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Photo of Skup33
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smhill
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can dated 4/12/18.

Poured into Sierra Nevada IPA glass, a burnt orange color with a firm fluffy off-white head of 3 fingers. Lots of lace left lingering.

Aroma is of grapefruit, citrus peel, floral notes, slight caramel malt, and tangerines.

Flavor is simply delicious. I mean, I guess I can pick out descriptors like grapefruit, lemon peel, orange peel, slight pine, and slight floral characteristics, but it's way too easy to drink that you don't even focus on it.

Feel is crisp and resiny. Nice presence overall.

Really nice beer and you should check it out if you haven't yet. Love the simplicity, it's not presumptuous, it's just a really good textbook double IPA.

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Photo of Jleford
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All around good beer

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Photo of Happyyb
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluescooter
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GravityKills
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Handz
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cochan
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMEG
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paradox1000
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a Good DIPA, but too much malt for my liking. This is a old style Double which uses malts to hide the high ABV. My personal preference is more hops forward and NE style Doubles now. I started with malty DIPAs, but have gravitated away from them. I prefer to celebrate hops accents! It smells better than it tastes. Both Clown Shoes Doubles I have tried recently have too much malt for my liking.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lost_sailor
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Juicy ipa with a fun name

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4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kindwick
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was pleasantly surprised with this one. For a DIPA, it is very smooth with a more mild bitterness. And with a 9% abv what's not to like.

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Photo of TLA
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Murph106157
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gamblebc
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerLover99
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Space Cake from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,819 ratings