Space Cake | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,984
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
1,805
pDev:
9.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
617
Trade:
4
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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
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | 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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Photo of tdm168
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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Photo of R_Kole
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

Photo of JeffKowalek
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Almighty1
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coppery colored goodness, my first beer from Clown Shoes. A solid DIPA. Would definitely get again!

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Solid DIPA. Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Good size off white foamy head and nice orange/amber hazy color. Head retention is good and there are thick bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malt and mostly piney hops with some orange/orange zest. Flaovr is more of the same. Good level of bitterness, nice balance between sweet malt and piney/orangy hops. Mouthfeel is crisp, bitter, and nicely balanced. This is a winner.

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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a conical pint glass at Water Street Grill in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
A: Pours a hazy, amber orange with a half white white head, low retention, and modest lacing.
S: Aromas of orange and tropical fruit, mostly mango and papaya. Navel to blood orange predominant.
T: Melange of orange, almost more orange rind, caramel, and pine with light refreshing bitterness.
M: Light bodied with strong persistence of effervescence. Drinks very (read a bit too) easily and not boozy despite ABV.
O: This is a complex, very understated IPA, somewhere in the EC but not NE IPA category. A refreshing pause from the loud, fruity IPAs, which I freely acknowledge I love. Could easily see this becoming a “go to” summer IPA.

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Photo of MittenBreezeMD
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep orange with a nice one inch head. Minor stone fruit arome with a strong malty pine body. Taste is rich and malty, with a deep resinous back bone. This beer does very well to cover up the 9%! The body is rich, yet somewhat syrupy, which helps to cover the high gravity. Overall very pleased!

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Photo of Lorgeous
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gleaming golden sunset orange. Mellow citrus aroma with pine. Strong hop bitterness and definite malty sweetness. Goes down well with no otherwhelming leftover.

= Great double IPA that goes down smooth and oily. Clown shoes has a winner here.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Space Cake from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,805 ratings