Tropical Blender
Clown Shoes

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,962
ABV:
7%
Score:
85
Ranked #31,951
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 11.47%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
From:
Clown Shoes
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: Smoothie IPA with guava, pineapple, and mango purees, and lactose.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: light orange, cloudy, nice white head and lacing
S: lots of tropical and citrus fruits
T: similar to the nose, not as juicy as I was expecting
F: a little astringent, not as creamy as I hoped
O: this one may have been past it’s prime, but it’s nothing special

Jan 17, 2021
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16oz pour at New Bohemia

Very creamy feel, tropical notes for days. This is like eating a hop nugget encased in melted-down pineapple hard candies. Delicious

Top-tier milkshake IPA

Sep 13, 2020
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Rug from Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Canned 1/2/20

Pours a lightly cloudy dark orange with 3 fingers of white head that slowly reduces to about a finger cap, decent lacing

Definitely heavy mango in the aroma but it feels generic, some light bitter hop that's not very aromatic, not picking up the pineapple

Taste is sadly most of the same, with just more in your face hops. Disappointing, it's neither a bold ipa or bold in fruit flavor, just bland

Almost no carbonation but at least it drinks light, finishes too sweet. Would be at least a little better if it had a crisp finish

I know it's 3+ months old, but fuck, hops shouldn't fade this fast. Just a disappointment that got worse as it went on, would be better as a sour ipa, which would even then be mediocre at best

Apr 15, 2020
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy light amber color. Rich head which never fully dissipates. Moderate blanketing of lace.

Straight up bittering hop aroma. Rather nondescript. There's a nice base pale malt that seems to linger throughout the smell.

Relatively thin with an elevated carbonation level. The malt holds up...in the background. The bitterness is stronger but also nondescript. This is a decently well balanced IPA with enough complexity to keep it interesting. Still, it's rather run-of-the-mill for the style.

Jan 18, 2020
Tropical Blender from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 11 ratings