Space Cake
Clown Shoes

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From:
Clown Shoes
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,657
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,931
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 9.85%
Reviews:
292
Ratings:
1,706
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 21, 2022
Added:
Feb 22, 2014
Wants:
  114
Gots:
  661
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: 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: 4.25 by cabsandking from Ohio

Nov 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by Salinesnake from Louisiana

Nov 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Oct 22, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz pounder can

Very inviting scent, fruit and pine but more fruit than pine, with guava and berry. The taste is more pine, along with pineapple and stinkweed, with a big sweet malt backing. Good sticky hoppy aftertaste. Little bit of alcohol burn just to remind you it's sitting at 9%
Aug 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.07 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Robonut_35

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Not a huge fan of IPAs but it had nice aroma, good taste and not too overpowering on the piney flavor. All in all a very nice beer to drink. Looking forward to trying more from this brewing company.
Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clown Shoes Beer "Space Cake"
12 fl. oz. can coded "pkg 057 02/28/22 12:01" and sampled on 07/11/22
$3.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: A rough pour has brought up an inch and a half of off-white foam atop a very hazy golden-amber body. The aroma is limited but offers up some grassy and citrusy hops over a bready malt base. The flavor delivers more hops than the aroma suggests with notes of grapefruit, sweet berries, passionfruit, nectarine, and ripe lychee intertwined within a sweetish, bready, wheaty and lightly caramelish malt base. The alcohol has a presence and it's got a very firm bitterness; between the two it finishes dry and spicy. In the mouth it's medium bodied on the full side, and gently crisp-then-smooth. It's a decent enough DIPA but that's about it.
Review #8,141
Jul 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by Nitty703 from Virginia

May 18, 2022
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an almost golden color with a large stiff foamy head and a lot of lacing.

Smells of grassy, piney hops.

Tastes of slightly sweet malt, grapefruit orange and moderately bitter hops.

Medium body and carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

This is an enjoyiable West Coast IPA.
Apr 27, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This isn't bad and maybe I'll enjoy it more as I get through the pack. So far just seems above average but not mind blowing.....not a bad a place to be? Idk it's pretty good on tap at least
Apr 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Apr 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by Beecham from California

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Apr 04, 2022
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz can poured into a teku glass at 42 degrees F:
L - yellow/orange with an off white head that lingered
S - lots of citrus and a bit of resin
T - lots of citrus and some resin, with a nice malt backbone
F - medium mouthfeel with light carbonation
O - very nice flavor
Apr 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by kewharton from Florida

Mar 24, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Surprised I had not reviewed this beer before. Equally surprised to find it on tap at a pizza place down the road.

Poured from tap into a snifter. Dark golden yellow color with with nice beige head and good lacing. Classic piney, slightly citrusy smell and taste, very West Coast. Earthy bitterness with a bit of vanilla. Rich smooth feel. Down right nostalgic.
Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Feb 08, 2022
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My Clown Shoes experiences prior to getting the 12 beers of Christmas sampler as a gift, were about 9 brews. I really did not like some of them but really liked the Space Cake #7. Now I get to try a well-aged sample (not what you would want).

It pours nice enough, with loads of fine bubbles and a partially translucent copper color. Very pretty. The aroma is good, a skunked up IPA, in hiding. The taste is nice and dry and bittered while still having loads of malty sweetness coming through. The whole experience still works (even though it is far from fresh).

Recommended. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
Jan 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by ccryder from New York

Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Dec 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Dec 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.39 by twax from Florida

Dec 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Stengelfoot from California

Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Dec 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Dec 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look - 12 oz. can poured into a standard pint glass. dark golden in color, clear, with a two finger head and excellent lacing retention.

Smell - citrus, pine resin, and some sweetness. nothing overpowering.

Taste - a real complex brew. initially tart on the taste, followed by an aggressive mix of hoppy flavors (grassy, citrus, dank) that's rounded out with some malts in the end. finish is long and slightly warm.

Feel - medium bodied, average carbonation, and a strong one at 9% ABV. alcohol is well masked, but warmness towards the finish gives away the booziness.

Overall - a real interesting and boozy DIPA that features both fruity notes and complex hoppy flavors.
Dec 14, 2021
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from can into tulip, good 3 finger offwhite head, great retention and monster lacing. Clear amberish golden in the glass. Smells of citrus, mango, pineapple and a good underlying dankness. Taste follows the nose, citrus up front, mango, pineapple, good dose of sweet malt, and finishes off with a heavy bitterness to match the sweetness. Good old school DIPA. Not many of these laying around anymore.
Dec 14, 2021
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Reviewed by RedStickPhil from New Mexico

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Note to self after the fact that this was a terrific beer from pour to finish. Pretty, exciting nose, complex on the palate but with a feather pillow finish. Find this again.
Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can, red wine glass, no date on this can.

Lightly hazed and glowing copper with a small head that has a surface of the moon appearance. It leaves dainty thin lacing.

Blood orange, green grapes, juicy malts.

It’s very juicy and sweet and has that plump, overripe grape flavor that I always seem to get from Mosaic. There’s some citrus from the orange family and as it warms it starts to get a little boozy in the finish.

Medium bodied with adequately firm carbonation.

There’s nothing very distinctive here. It’s well enough made, but not West Coast.
Dec 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
11/20/21 Marilyn's on Main in Morgantown. On tap.

What a beautiful deep copper look! Nose is malty with slight orange. Initial taste sharp lemon peel and a sweetness like a sugar baby.

This doesn't seem up to the high reviews for us.
Nov 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Nov 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.35 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Samnem from Georgia

Oct 16, 2021
 
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Reviewed by Stoutmaster9 from California

3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours golden-orange. Somewhat murky, 3 finger head.
Sweet & sour scent.
Subdued grapefruit on point,
lively carbonation beneath the half hazy heath;
sharp citrus aftertaste, beyond a thankfully temporary dull, stale layer.
Watery burn, before warming up.

Quite proper West IPA pint,
as the crow flies ...
Aug 07, 2021
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Rated by SmoothOverEverything from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Like a dark and stormy loose cannon, very complex. Not bitter at all. Sweet and heavy
Jul 20, 2021
Space Cake from Clown Shoes
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