Space Cake
Clown Shoes

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Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,573
Ranked #7,948
4.06 | pDev: 9.85%
Tuesday at 12:33 AM
Feb 22, 2014
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.
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Rated: 3.55 by Luca2020 from Massachusetts

Tuesday at 12:33 AM
Rated: 4 by kuhndog from New York

Nov 24, 2023
Rated: 4 by smb71481 from Vermont

Nov 21, 2023
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Rated by Oktoberfest from Ohio

2.64/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Nov 15, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Nov 12, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

Nov 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Khocolate from Tennessee

3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I can believe BeerAdvocate rated this Double IPA! It’s good, but not 91 Outstanding Good. I have had better! Where’s the pine, grapefruit, hops, etc. It taste more of a Cocktail than an IPA
Sep 23, 2023
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Reviewed by nizzle8287 from Texas

3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned 7/10/23, and poured into a pint glass. Pours orange with a fairly nice beige head that does stick around for a while and leaves nice lacing. Smell would indicate this is a very flavorful beer, with the hops and malts all coming out. The taste is where this one loses points. Almost no hop presence, but it is fairly malty. I understand this is a double IPA, but I would have expected WAY more hops. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and medium bodied, and the alcohol is there. I don't really care for this one to be honest, but I can see some light-beer drinkers liking this one. Needs more hops. Lots more hops.
Sep 09, 2023
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned in a little stubbie crafty can and part of Beer52 delivery Pours a fairly clear golden body with big white head Aroma is oaty and grainy Flavour is grainy malt then pilsner dryness

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Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 3.51 by LEIGHJ888 from New York

Aug 13, 2023
Rated: 4.73 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Jul 07, 2023
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Reviewed by farmerhank from Maryland

3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
I like the look, nice head, and tastes pretty good. Rating my second can of the four pack, the first can I panned but today's pour is pretty nice, though I might try for another selection. Nice subdued hoppy taste, I do enjoy that you can taste the 9%.
Jun 21, 2023
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Reviewed by MrOH from Maryland

3.06/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Light amber with chill haze, thick off-white head, great retention, streaky lace
Grapefruit, pine, and slight tropical hop aromas, pretty subdued
Native grape, red grapefruit, slight pine and spice, some caramel malt
Medium bodied and appropriately carbonated, a little hot
No thanks
Jun 16, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by Slyde180 from Texas

May 05, 2023
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by mrovelli from Massachusetts

Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by kds2437 from Texas

Feb 28, 2023
Rated: 3.54 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Feb 09, 2023
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a howler purchased at Collective here in Cowtown.

Appearance - Pours a golden copper with four fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - citrus and piney hops, pine resin, citrus and grapefruit peel, tropical fruits (guava, papaya, pineapple), bready malts, caramel, and earthy yeast.

Taste - citrus and piney hops upfront. The pine resin, citrus and grapefruit peel play battle royale with one another. The tropical fruits (guava, papaya, and pineapple) come through next. The bready malts, caramel, and earthy yeast round out the brew. Quite balanced for a DIPA which is good for the style.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with the hops and fruits lingering.

Overall - A bold, flavouful, and balanced DIPA from Clown Shoes. It's been quite some time since I've sampled a brew from these guys. This brew certainly doesn't disappoint as it hits all the points of the style. Very nicely hopped I must say.
Feb 06, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
Space Cake from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 2021 ratings