Don’t Fear the Blender | Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
18
pDev:
7.85%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 18
Photo of imnodoctorbut
4.74/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

poured from can to pint glass.

A: hazy, so you know it's NEIPA style. Dark, wheat orange in hue. medium-low retention, leaving a lovely little halo to remind you that devil's in the details.
S: it's citrus. pineapple/mango thick-citrus, and dank hop, and a bit of biscuit.
T: dense. dank. it's just a tropical storm of pineapple led citrus, followed by dank hop, and a light bitterness that is swept away by the malty body. bursting with character. expect Will to bust out the cowbell at any moment.
F: medium-low carbonation, medium-thick body, and a lovely balance of lush-to-dryness that keeps me coming back.

Overall (personal opinion):
no one should accuse this brew of being subtle. this sucker reclaims the tiki-torch and busts out the boombox to pump out the citrus-dank jams. need more cowbell? or an excuse for more cowbell jokes? this is it. especially if "cowbell" means "CITRUS IPA BY LORDS OF ALL FIND ONE THAT DOESN'T FALSE ADVERTISE"

I had to fight a bias to keep from pulling a Dumbledore and giving an extra 10 points for pushing its own team to be better or whatnot. nonetheless, 4.75 points for Ravenclaw.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT can
Served in a snifter

This beer pours a rusty orange color and is turbid. It is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

I get citrus, guava, and pineapple in the aroma.

I get a definite grapefruit flavor with some bitterness. The guava, mango, and pineapple seem to be in the background.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel

It is more bitter than I was expecting, but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of puck1225
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a British pint glass.

Brownish orange color with a good initial head and ok lacing. Citrus smell and taste. Smell dissipates a bit. Taste of pineapple and mango. The beer was a bit thin but it is not a bad beer.

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Photo of hophugger
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy mango-orange color with a finger of fizzy head. Aroma is huge ripe pineapple with assorted various citrus in the background. Pineapple is the main player. Taste is pineapple, a great amount of mango, guava and orange. Very refreshing but drinking cold is the best. Mouthfeel is like eating an orange and finish is clean, crisp and fairly short-lived. This beer has the typical characteristics of most NE Style IPAs. Was definitely expecting a little more fruit smoothie feel and taste

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Photo of EMV
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip. Cool grim reaper artwork.

L: Kind of an ugly golden brown pour with thick fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Fruity... pineapple, guava, and citrus.

T.F: Semi-sweet and modestly ttart up front... light grains and then tropical hops. Pineapple and grapefruit... guava was more present in the nose. A bit of mango and peach. Not picking up on the lactose I'd expect from an attempt at a milkshake IPA. Medium bodied and sticky on the tongue. Lingering sweet/tart fruit at the finish.

O: A pretty average milkshake IPA. There's definitely fruit present and it's not bad, but it also wasn't the juice blast I was expecting. I guess I'd hoped for more.

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Photo of teromous
3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the bottom of the can: "pkg 088 03/25/19 20:20"

Appearance: The body is opaque and a medium-dark shade of beige. The head is thick and white wit good retention and lacing.

Aroma: The beer smells like garlic, mango, and pepper.

Taste: The beer tastes like mango, then garlic slips in. There is a hint of grapefruit that shows up from time to time between sips.

Mouthfeel: It is light bodied with a bit of texture and a slight bit of bitterness.

Overall: It is an attempt at the "Milkshake IPA" but it really doesn't deliver. The beer does have some decent aromas and flavors but they don't stand out in the beer. The can claims this is a "Tropical Fruit Smoothie IPA with Guava, Mango and Pineapple Puree" but with all that fruit added it smells and tastes no better than many hop-only beers. The beer feels very average. I don't recommend for or against it and I probably wouldn't drink it again but I wouldn't turn it down either.

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Don’t Fear the Blender from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 18 ratings