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Clown Shoes

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From:
Clown Shoes
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Belgian IPA
ABV:
7%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 12.17%
Reviews:
340
Ratings:
1,044
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 04, 2018
Added:
Jan 15, 2011
Wants:
  58
Gots:
  232
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Rated: 3.79 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by SargeC from California

Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by SDL1911 from Pennsylvania

May 27, 2017
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From notes taken in December 2013: Pours an opaque pale amber producing 2+ fingers of an off-white, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves a nice chunky coating of lace. Aroma is a heady hop presence of orange, lemon/lime zest & resinous pine, with some herbal/floral notes, spice, yeasty fruit esters in a malty background of pie crust, bread & biscuit. Taste is resinous pine, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine & pineapple hop hints, cloves, spice, alcohol, biscuit malts, with a sweet (fruit & honey) undertone. The finish rapidly drops this sweetness & transitions more to pine resin & bitter grapefruit with the bitter becoming dominant in the tropical fruit/citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, peppery but smooth & silky on the tongue with the light but lasting astringency the aftertaste.
Mar 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by JuiceMan818 from California

Feb 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.28 by hotsudge from Canada (ON)

Oct 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Aug 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Stephan16 from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.17 by shivtim from Georgia

Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.42 by Lodisgrisen from Finland

Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by NotoriousBAC from Massachusetts

Jun 18, 2016
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Reviewed by dalizzie from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from glass bottle dated from mid-January.

(L) The color is cloudy burnt amber. Good head retention and nice lacing. (A) Smell is hoppy, pine and citrus. (T) Taste follows aroma but more of a bite. Mango finish. (F) Medium bodied with good carbonation. Smooth.

Usually prefer other style IPAs but this was a solid Belgium. Also wonder if date affected taste.
Jun 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This Belgian IPA pours a slightly opaque, orange color with a medium to thin white head that leaves a nice lacing. The smell is hoppy pine and a little orange. I’ve kind of been into Belgian IPAs lately and some that I’ve tried I’ve found to be better than the sum of their parts. I’ve never tried this brewery, but I thought I would give it a go. The taste isn’t as complex as some of the style that I’ve tried. It tastes of orange, faint yeasty malts, and a generous amount of hops that leaves a bitter aftertaste. This is more an IPA than a Belgian. Besides the orange there isn’t really anything that separates this from a normal IPA and really just a fairly average one at that. Not bad by any measure, but not the best example of the style that I’ve tried either. Stone Cali-Belgique and Green Flash Le Freak are much better for example.
Jun 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by Jack74 from Michigan

May 20, 2016
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Rated by MikeZ9654 from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Just ok
May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 2.69 by DanCataline from Michigan

May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 2.49 by npendres from Wisconsin

May 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Bissel328 from Massachusetts

May 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.52 by stevem1206 from Massachusetts

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.41 by JimT01851 from Massachusetts

Apr 11, 2016
 
Rated: 2.28 by Mpsmooth31 from Massachusetts

Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York

Apr 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by 2ellas from New Hampshire

Mar 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by cgrunin from Texas

Mar 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by hop_junkie from New Hampshire

Mar 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by donspublic from Texas

Mar 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by Euroglot from Belgium

Mar 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by 50StateBeerTour from Arkansas

Mar 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by life_of_agony from Australia

Feb 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.95 by Gsdmica from New Hampshire

Feb 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

Feb 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.1 by JBudraux from Massachusetts

Feb 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.36 by arini10 from Oregon

Jan 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought 12oz bottle from Bev Mart.
Cloudy orange amber color
Fruity smell
Smooth taste with tastes of orange
Medium mouth feel
Overall a good beer that I wish was cheaper in price
Jan 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Raime from Korea (North)

4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp

Only ever had one other brew outta these guys ( Undead Party crasher ) and it was quite phenomenal. I found a single of this at my local bottle shop and I immediately thought somebody leaked a picture of your wifes ass to be put on a beer bottle but I was wrong since this one actually has a touch of definition though flat. Let's drink it.

Look - From the twelve ounce bottle poured at a moderate pace into a dimpled pint glass. Beer pours that trademark Californian sunset through the cloudburst type of orange that you come to expect out of most ipas these days. For being our of Massachusetts they sure got the Best Coast vibe down with the looks. The head is a complete monster, firming quickly like a mountain range of gargantuan proportions and dying down into pits amongst craters. Be careful pouring this guy, those mountains wish to form quickly and without forgiveness. Carbonation is as high as snoop dog. Lacing is sticky like the load of unborn children I left on your girlfriends stomach.

Smell - Melon. Melon. Melon. This beer smells like a fucking melon. With! Small hits of the expected yeast and a shake of pepper amongst the nostrils though without the sneezing. More melon. A few more melons. And last but not least,some melon. It uh..smells like melon is the main point I'm trying to get across here. Some citrus too.

Taste - Well would you believe it if I told you this beer has the most melon forward flavor I have ever come across in any beer in the history of my roughly five year craft beer drinking career? ( Damn I can rhyme! MC Tyler coming to a bar near you! ). In all seriousness, melon is truly dominant though it is met in a portion by the Belgian yeast that is very heavy though clean and prevelant without going barnyard. That pepper spice is nice for rounding things out. But still, more melon than a citra hopped melon pale ale I had a few weeks back.

Feel - The body on this brew lived up to my exact expectations given the flavor profile. Body is quite large and heavy like a reticulated python slithering across your shoulders. Moderate level of cream despite a thick cap which should make it heavy feeling though the carbonation is quite high meaning it cuts through that jazz. Yeast takes a dominance as it sits about 65/35 over the melon with some subtle mustard seed. Beer swallows between easy and moderate with a lingering fruity Belgian aspect.

Overall - Surely the best Belgian style ipa I have ever had and what makes this even better is the brew was bottled in September ( didn't see that until I was nearly done with the beer ). Clearly anything made Belgian can hold up longer than your American standard without a doubt. Maybe even got better with age, what the hell would I know. As always, try it out and come to your own conclusions .
Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Dec 15, 2015
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