Bubble Farm IPA
Clown Shoes

Bubble Farm IPABubble Farm IPA
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From:
Clown Shoes
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,450
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,262
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 8.36%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
126
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 07:03 PM
Added:
Feb 22, 2018
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  33
SCORE
84
Good
Bubble Farm IPABubble Farm IPA
Notes: The Intergalactic League of Farmers waits for no man, even with a crop as delicate as bubbles. Elegant crops, of course, and no matter the trouble in harvesting them it’s always worthwhile to see those beauties shine. Light in color with a touch of haze, this American IPA maintains an approachable medium-body without sacrificing any of the full aroma and flavor of copious dry hopping additions of Simcoe, Azacca, and Idaho 7 hops.

44 IBU
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Rated: 4 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Sunday at 07:03 PM
 
Rated: 3.8 by JTuomi from Finland

Jul 26, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Clown Shoes Beer "Bubble Farm IPA"
12 fl. oz. can "pkg 029 02/28/22 09:53" and sampled on 07/18/22
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: A creamy head of off-white foam tops a hazy deep golden body. The aroma is sweetish and hoppy over a bready malt base. It's fairly bright but muddled. I'm getting candyish berries, papaya, orange, grass, and pine. On to the taste... it's similar with bready/wheaty/sweetish malt and tropical hop notes but nothing that's snappy. If you look you'll probably find orange, sweet berries, earthiness, spiciness, soft pine, papaya, roses, bubblegum, nectarine, and grapefruit. It's got a median bitterness of around 40 IBUs and it finishes dry, earthy, and spicy. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp. Unfortunately the head didn't hold up all that well, and the lacing wasn't nearly as good as it could have been. All told this is a decent beer that I could see keeping around just for standard drinking but it's nothing special. It's an IPA at 6.5% ABV but it comes across more like a pale ale. I do like the choice of hops though but that's because I love Mosaic and I have no doubt that that's where the berries, bubblegum, and roses are coming from. Everything else? - I don't have a clue but orange, nectarine, and grapefruit can come from a wide variety of hops.
Review #8,162
Jul 18, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.91 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Sep 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by snilsen13 from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the brewery - pretty darn easy drinking… slight flatness bc of tap issues made a near perfect gentle mouthfeel. Great mouthfeel leads to great taste, kinda wins the day for me, every time.
Aug 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by NastyNorseman from New York

Jun 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Jun 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by edthehead from New York

May 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

May 02, 2021
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Rated by SmoothOverEverything from Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Weird sweet and tangy taste, almost grapefruity but not quite
Apr 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by BNoble4Life from New York

Jan 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bubble Farm IPA from Clown Shoes. Purchased 16/11/20 for $ 28.00 (Including tax) for mixed 12-pack of 12 oz cans ($ 0.194/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. On shelf at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 14/1/21.
Stamped on the bottom “Best By 1/31/21”. Served at 45.6 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 52.7 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Pale Gold (SRM 4), hazy.
Body – Deep Gold (SRM 6), murky and opaque. When rear-lite, deep gold and slight haze.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.2 cm, aggressive center pour), Antique white, medium density, short retention, leaving an eight to eleven mm crown, and a thin compete cap with rocks around the circumference. Some tiny pieces of lacing remain at the top of the glass as the head retracts.
Lacing – Very good. Wide irregular bands of mostly tiny to small bubbles connected by grotesque columns and having a few globular stalactites. Virtually indistinguishable from Space Cake. Evolves to torn curtains. See also above.
Aroma – 3.25 – Weak generic citrus and weaker malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 3.25 – Begins slightly malty and astringent, no yeast. The hops are less noticeable on the palate than in the nose. No alcohol (6.5 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. Ends slightly malty with very weak citrus
Palate – 4 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation 3.5 Looks good, feels good, weak aroma and taste. Seems like a weak version of Space Cake.
Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of bubblegum, orange peel, grapefruit rind and some caramel. Sweet citrus taste with piney bitterness and toasted caramel.
Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Day 6 of the 12 Beers of Christmas pack. Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours deep orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus hops with slight piney notes. Tastes of citrus hops with nice pine and sweet grain notes. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Jan 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.3 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Half-day of work and you know what that means - mid-day beer time! Pours a (mostly) clear orange with an eye-pleasingly creamy head. Smells delightfully hoppy. Since when am I the kind of guy who uses words like "delightfully"? 20 year old me would be calling 40 year old me names we're not allowed to say anymore. Anyway, citrus leaning hops and nice malty sweetness on the nose. Mouth follows... like, exactly. It tastes exactly as it smells, which isn't such a bad thing. The citrus is a little bitter, though. Raw, unsweetened grapefruit and orange pith. I'm not sure I get the whole "Bubble Farm" concept, but then I've never been accused of being especially bright. Maybe it's named as such because it's a little too carbonated? Are those the bubbles they speak of? Probably not. The label looks like some sci-fi thing well outside the bounds of my limited scope. Decent beer, though!
Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can, served in a tulip glass. Best before 01/31/21. 275 12:07 date stamp.

Appearance: Cloudy/translucent gold/amber color, with an rocky off-white foam from a hard pour. Persistent sheets and strands of lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Lemon, orange, pine, a bit of tropical fruit.

Taste: Tart and hoppy, lots of citrus with some bready malt for balance. Juicy / orange / citrus finish that is only mildly bitter. I swear this drinks like a NEIPA.....

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, chewy, good thickness. A little bit sticky on the teeth. Dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: Easily drinkable, and I'm struggling to understand why this beer is ranked as low as it is. It's quite good, is great to drink by itself, and I suspect would pair well with a variety of food. I'm thinking Thai for this one. It has aspects of a NE style IPA to it with all the juicy flavors and haze. One thing I do wonder about is if this beer has changed its hops. I'm not getting any simcoe in this one at all. Still, a good AIPA (or NEIPA) and I would not mind having another one.
Dec 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by RBorsato from Virginia

Dec 30, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the 2020 Clown Shoes Christmas Pack (Number 6), the can pours a slightly hazy amber color with a modest white head that reduces to a thin layer and leaves a bit of lacing. In the nose, it is citrus over the malt. In the mouth, it is citrus up front, a little bitterness, and a nice malt base.
Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Hazy golden orange in color, with a large, moderately coarse off-white head, which retains rather well. Profuse streams of minute bubbles drift lazily to the surface. Fine-beaded lacing adorns the glass walls in a nearly unbroken sheet.

Aroma: There is a striking note of freshly-ground black pepper in the aroma, as well as juicy grapefruit rind. There are also notes of orange juice, lemon, mango and very mild notes of pine.

Taste: Opens with a note of bitter orange rind, apricot, and mango, soon followed by pleasant toasted malt, and a very understated caramel presence. The elevated ABV of 6.5 percent did not reveal itself in the taste, or in any warmth. Throughout the taste, there is an undercurrent of understated white bread-like malt. Finishes with a mild, lingering leafy hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, full, soft and pleasant, with a bit of late carbonation zest.

Drinkability/notes: Very drinkable, one of the better examples of the style that I have ever enjoyed. This is the sixth beer in the Clown Shoes "Twelve Days of Christmas" package.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a Duvel tulip. "Best by" date is 01/31/21.
Dec 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by plaid75 from New York

Dec 14, 2020
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can with no date. Opened 12-12-20.
Pours with a 1 finger white head, fine bead of foam and good retention.
Orange-gold and basically opaque. Spotty and wispy lacing.
Floral, citrus - oranges, bready malt undertone.
Citrus, lemon, sweet malt. Simple stuff, in and out.
Medium + body, soft carbonation, low bitterness...quick finish, off-dry.
Good.
Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by Argail from Louisiana

Dec 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by chebode2 from Germany

Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by digitalflood from New York

Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Sippinonsomedunkel from Texas

4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A beer ever make you a little emotional it was so good? This might be the best IPA I’ve ever had. Maybe it’s the ambience, the can, the setting. But it’s beautiful. Hints of alien lol. Citrus and pine of course but not overpowering. Makes me feel like I’m in the mountains a little. Paints a picture with every sip. And that can. Speechless.
Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas

Dec 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Dec 05, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a lightly hazy pale orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Citrus and earthy hops along with light pine and spruce

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of citrus, earth, and light herbal tones with a light-moderate bitterness. Picks up some light pine. Finishes with lingering earthy notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid IPA that is very easy to drink. On the lighter side even with the 6.5%. Worth a drink
Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by heysuz from Indiana

Nov 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Nov 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.01 by jpd026 from New York

Nov 26, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
hazy pale orange body pours with an off-white foam head with moderate retention that leaves occasional bubble lacing as it settles to a barely-there bubble cap with a defined halo

aroma is thick billowing citrus spruce hop with soft sweetness lingering

taste is grapefruit-slightly-pine hop, dripping lush tangerine, spicy and bready malt, with a zest to it that fades to a resinous pull with the hop towards the end. melon detected as well, coming in smoothly

moderate carbonation, medium feeling body; smooth and pillowy with carbo; finishes slightly dry and earthy bittersweet

overall:
this was great. really surprised with how much I loved this one. interesting niche that incorps lush citrus tangerine and a solid earthy resinous grapefruit-pine hop punch, then rounds it out with a spiced bready malt backbone before nailing a pleasing finish and feel. just killer.
Nov 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by trickynicky from Maryland

Nov 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by pidus from Massachusetts

Nov 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Oct 30, 2020
Bubble Farm IPA from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 179 ratings