Muffin Top | Clown Shoes

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Muffin TopMuffin Top

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Muffin Top combines the attributes of a Belgian Tripel with a huge burst of American hops. Intense flavors from the Belgian yeast, reminiscent of candied fruits, mix with the hop bitterness and sweet orange peel to create a unique take on a Belgian-Style ale.

Added by Reagan1984 on 09-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pretty good marriage of Belgian and hops. Each sip was like manna, one can think Belgian or hoppy. Very good drinkability. Light coloured with lots of head. A bit aggressive carbonation, otherwise middling mouthfeel. Bottle from Winooski. Lemony, and yeasty. Pleasant.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spices, and some candied fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with yeast and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is very dark yellowish orange in color. It poured with a thin white head that gradually died down, leaving lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of pale malts and citrusy hops in the nose along with some hints of cloves.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a slight amount of bitterness and flavors of spices in the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and is also chewy with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer has a very interesting taste and has a much fuller bodied compared to other beers in the style.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Seemingly a Belgian-style Tripel Ale except with heightened hop character makes this currious ale authentic tasting as a Tripel, especially with the restrained hop character that pulls it nearly within range.

Very yeasty looking with a thick visual weight, the beer pours golden to orange in color. Very creamy looking, the beer builds a short-lived head of slighly off white foam and with surprisingly little lace. Despite the hop content, it seems that the density and alcohol of the beer impeeds more meaningful head character.

Yeasty and somewhat briny to the nose, other classic scents of fruity pears and apples and decorated with notes of orange peel, corriander, and white pepper. Grassy and citrusy hops allow a bold aroma of grapefruit pith and fresh sawn pine to balance just as much as the more peppery notes. An unsettled plastic scent reveals peculiar aromas of cheese and musty berry-like tartness.

Full flavored and richly malted, the beer's heavy malt components hold serve with the taste of light breads, honey suckle, and overall malt sweetness. Pears, apples, and under-rippened berries play into the acidic and estery balance. So also does the spicy notes of sweet orange peel, soft corriander, white pepper, and plastic. Foregone are the clean citrusy bitterness of fresh hops as the character of aged hops have derailed the early hop balance as well as the dry hop flavors to finish.

Much fuller flavored than is common for most ligher Belgian-style ales. The sugary weight of the beer keeps the mouthfeel from resembling the dryness of IPAs or Belgians more. Finishing semi-dry at best, the lingering sweetness prevents the signature dryness of either style.

Where the beer is tasty for the most part, the unresolved sweetness of malt and the abused hop profile keeps it falling short for either Belgian Golden Ales or IPAs.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. What would be wrong about destroying muffin tops (either kind) in the interest of producing a good beer?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium bronzed amber colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, bubbly, and loosely foamy ecru head, which leaves a bit of sudsy caveman painting lace around the glass as it quickly hies it outta there.

It smells of dank pine resin, overripe orange and white grapefruit peel, bready, biscuity pale malt, earthy, yeasty banana chips, grape licorice vines, further white sugar notes, and leafy, floral hops. The taste is more musty, forest floor detritus pine/leaf flora, simple syrup, a mixed citrus rind bitterness, grainy and mildly creamy pale malt, peppery yeast, and a prominent spicy leafiness.

The carbonation is fairly active and frothy in its ministrations, the body a dense medium weight, mostly smooth, and perhaps a tad creamy, in an airy sense. It finishes generally sweet, the sugar, pale malt, and fruitiness all proving a steady counterpoint to all the potential pine bitterness and alcohol astringency that never was.

For a Belgian IPA, this is good. For an all around enjoyable brew, it's so-so, the faults inherent in the style exacerbated by the extra sugary notes introduced by the brewer. Whatevs, it goes down better than I would have thought, is hoppy and boozy, and those spicy-ass tacos (love ya, Mom, thanks for having put the 'life' in larger than life) cooking in my kitchen will make an excellent pairing for the rest of this, methinks.

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Photo of oline73
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with two finger of thick, off white head that leaves some nice lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: The smell is quite herbal with some malt and hops. I'm also getting some alcohol with a fruity malt sweetness.

Taste: There is a much stronger hop presence here than there was in the smell. The hops hit your tongue hard up front, and then the Belgian yeast kicks in. The middle and end of each sip have some herbal yeast and fruity malt notes joining the hops. The finish is bitter and herbal.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: The dueling tastes in this beer were a bit distracting. The herbal notes and the hops were a bit extreme, and that resulted in a slightly confusing taste. Not my favorite, but still pretty good.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/3/2013. Pours lightly cloudy bright orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange zest, lemon zest, grapefruit, tangerine, pear, banana, clove, floral, grass, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine, pear, banana, clove, floral, grass, pepper, light pine, honey, light caramel, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, light fruit, banana, clove, pepper, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, light pine, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial Belgian IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of hop, malt ,and yeast ester notes; and very smooth to sip on for 10%. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large tulip glass a hazy peach infused lighter golden with a sticky large white head that settled slowly into a frothy mass.Yeasty phenols,overripe fruit,and citric/medicinal hop flavors,the yeast gave off quite spiced element.Again yeasty spiced flavors upfront with the hops giving off a sharp lemony note,sweet alcohol and more spiced phenols in the finish.This is a yeasty BIPA normally not my thing but this was decent,still not something I would search out again.

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Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice creamy head that fades semi slowly with lacing, very hazy orange tangerine colored.

Nose is loaded with Belgian aromas, some yeast, Belgian golden malts, spices, citrus, light lemon, fruit from the yeast maybe apricot. Then comes plenty of fruity floral hops, with a hoppy bitter kick.

Taste brings spices and bitter hops, light Belgian tripel spices, citrus lemon peel hops, and a big kick of booze, its quite hot. Some bitterness blends with the booze and esters, some golden Belgian malts come thorough the middle bringing a bit of sweetness at first, and hint of creamy malt taste. The bitterness really kicks in on the finish as it dries quite a bit, with more hot booze, citrus, and Belgian yeast fruit with spices.

Mouth is med to heavier bodied, good carb, hot tingly booze.

Overall not bad but kind of a mess, mix of spices, malts, lemon and citrus hops, booze galore, esters, etc. it doesn't really know what out wants to be. Although despite all that its still fairly tasty, just not very drinkable. I know most Americans and hop heads will love this beer though, but I'm not really sure what to think of it since it's just all over the place. And not sure when I've ever had a Belgian IPA that is 10%, although this is more tripel than IPA I think.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clown Shoes "Muffin Top"
22 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating.
$6.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes: Hazy deep gold-amber-copper. Massive head of frothy white. Excellent head retention. Very good lacing. Aroma of pine, chalky yeast, fruit (apple, apricot, tangerine, pineapple, peach, some red fruit, and some minor dark fruits), and sweetish straight-forward grainy malt as well as a subtle note of vanilla. Slight waft of alcohol. Medium body with a dextrinous edge. Flavor follows the aroma completely with a bit more depth but no real added components. Rich. Not overly malty, nor overly bitter. A very nice balance between American IPA and Belgian Tripel. One of the better ones I've tasted. Reminds me of La Chouffe.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 4/11/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright reddish amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts with a complex combo of spices, citrus, caramel and Belgian yeast up front that stays predominantly sweet. There’s a hearty malt character and a slightly alcohol sting. There’s a decent hops presence that brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s certainly not as good as the regular version and is proof that “Imperial” doesn’t always make a better.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Served in a snifter, a hazy orange-amber color with a small cap of foamy white head. Didn't get much in the aroma, but it was still nice, with scents of bready yeast, and citrusy hops. Taste was good: notes of bready yeast detected in the nose, citrus zest and fresh fruit, honey and malty sweetness. Crisp, sharp, dry finish. Higher alcohol was no more noticeable than most other IPAs I've had. Medium body, and fairly enjoyable.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear golden orange to copper in color. The beer has a finger tall creamy light beige head that reduces slightly but has great retention properties - the head eventually reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer, a couple of thick patches, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are aromas of citrus hops, pale malts, spice/clove, and Belgian yeast which are moderately strong. I like the smell of this beer and it entices me to want to try the beer.

T: The flavors of this beer are similar to the smell. The taste starts out slightly sweet with the pale malts and hints of caramel. That is followed by the citrus hops which are primarily bitter orange rind flavors. There are also some light citrus notes and the finish has the Belgian yeast notes and the clove/spice.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Chewy.

O: This is a very interesting styled beer, not quite what I expected from the Belgian IPA - more like a Belgian tripel merged with an IPA. I enjoyed the flavors and found the beer pretty easy to drink. I think the flavor is quite refreshing and one I would be happy to have again.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

eep golden, straw color coming forward right away. Nice two fingers of white foam quickly come up and over the top of the glass settling down with a nice amount of lacing that quickly takes over the glass. Very cloudy, even through the final pours. First thing I notice is the aroma of honey, lots of grains, bready malts and a noticeable amount of honey, whether intentional or not it is there. Grape skins start to come forward now as does a light touch of grass, nothing really bowling me over though. First sip is very smooth, rich and well carbonated the flavor is allowed to explore the palate quite nicely and really makes for a very full feel. Light grains, pears, peaches, apples, all seem to be well represented, but something seems to be missing with the depth here. Just not as full as I would have liked.

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Photo of billab914
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into my Allagash glass. It poured a murky, orange amber color with a fluffy white head filling the top two inches of the glass. The head faded to a thin lacing but left some great lacing as it did.

The aroma has a pretty big, juicy hop profile to it. I get some zesty orange and bitter citrus rind coming out of the hoppiness. The Belgian yeast comes through as well and injects some earthy spice into all the juicy hoppiness. Pretty good aroma overall, the juicy hoppiness is particularly nice in it.

The taste also shows a ton of hoppiness throughout the beer. I get some fruitier, juicy notes of peaches and mangoes coming through with more of a citrus rind bitterness showing up towards the finish. In the finish I get some of the Belgian yeast spice coming out as well. The hoppiness really wowed me in it, I loved the big juiciness it brought.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall this beer really surprised me in how much I liked it. It really did have some great hoppiness to it. Lots of juicy, fruity, hoppy goodness came out in it, and the little yeast spice was just enough to give it some character without overpowering it. A great beer overall and definitely my favorite beer of theirs so far.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Another Clown Shoes brew to prep for an upcoming tasting. It pours a partly cloudy sunset golden-straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises honeydew, pine resin, light balsa, grapefruit, orange zest, coriander, clove, banana peel, and sweet honey. The taste brings in more of the same, but the citrus fruits are now favoring their rinds and peels, bringing out a decidedly more bitter situation. It's not too bitter, but I think the new lack of fruitiness is a general detriment. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Overall, a generally solid BIPA, but one that falls just shy of making me really happy with it.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles and I have taken to enlisting aid in doing so. The real logjam comes in the form of bombers. Do not misunderstand me, I am capable of drinking the contents of a bomber by myself, but I am hesitant to do so. Bomb(er)s away!

Beek had taken off, but Justin Chlan was still game, so I pulled out this curiosity.

From the bottle: "Intense flavors, reminiscent of candied fruits, mix with American hops and sweet orange peel to create a unique take on a Begian-Style Ale."; "Disclaimer: No muffin tops were harmed in the production of this label."; "Belgian-Style Tripel india pale ale".

That description was as hard to get my mind around as Brew Dogs' Golden Stout that they made in Las Vegas. These are not styles, they are madness! Embrace the madness, I say!

Mine was "Bottled 2/2012" so I seized the reins and went with a nearly inverted pour! I think that my judgement may have been rendered compromised at that point in the day. My overly aggressive pour may have stirred up some sleeping beasts. I got a dense finger of tawny head from my ridiculous pour, but at least, it had good retention. Color was a slightly-hazy, deep-amber (SRM = > 9, < 13). I apologize for th lack of clarity as there probably had been some settling. Nose was odd and I got aged sharp cheddar cheese, fusel alcohol and candi sugar. Remind me, why did I feel the need to gild the lily and open this beast? Mouthfeel was medium but it brought the heat. Whew! There was no doubting its 10% ABV, but that might have been low, actually. Once the initial fire subsided, I began to taste a sugary fruitiness, which they called "candied fruits" and "intense" and I was not going to disagree. Finish left an alcohol burn that reminded me just how the length of my esophagus is laid out. I felt like a flame swallower with the circus! Dry? Gaspingly so! Pour me another, Justin. I am feeling rather poorly at the moment.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a chalice with a deep slightly hazed body, big off white head flowing thick. Fine Belgian style lacing in this Belgian Style IPA from the folks at Clown Shoes. Aroma is full of spicy yeast character, citric notes from the big hops, hints of coriander and citrus peel as well. There's even hints of cotton candy, tropical fruit notes...think mango/papaya action, with big luscious bready malt layers. Flavor profile a hint of acidic notes from the citrus peel but a super sugary sweet experience, you better have your sweet tooth craving before cracking this decadent dessert like beer. Big flash hop profile, layers citrus fruits, tropical fruit especially mango/pineapple/papaya with a touch of black pepper and full on yeast phenol party. Hiding in the mix of all the flavors going on is a bruising 10% alcohol by volume, hard to believe there's absolutely no heat in the chest with each sip maybe a bit of warmth on the palate but it's well hidden. Mouthfeel is big chewy and on the edge of cloying, healthy dose of natural feeling carbonation saves all of the sweetness from becoming too much along with the hop bill of big alpha acids to dry the palate enough to achieve enough balance. Overall a big interesting beer that I'm glad I caught, by chance while out hunting for some 3F's Zombie Dust in a remote but well stocked beer store in south central Ohio.

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Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Hoyt for bringing this to the tasting.

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Pours a hazy orangish amber with some noticeable yeast floating around. There's a big, soft, white head that has great retention. The nose has a typical Belgian yeast funk as well as some faint spice, bread, and fruit aromas. The taste is very similar to the nose; Belgian yeast first, faint bready malt, faint spice, and mild, bitter hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, warm, smooth, and a bit crisp.

This is a pretty good beer. It's definitely one of the better Belgian IPAs that I've had. It has balance. It's smooth and drinkable. It's not overly flavorful, but it doesn't disappoint either. I will probably have this again.

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Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle, $10.99 @ DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. No bottling date or best before date type info. to be considered.

Pours hazed darker tangarine, medium tan head, stays at the 1/8 inch level, then to a thin film and fine bits of lacing.

Tropical fruit nose, with some pungent hops added to the mix.

Flavorful and tasty take on a well liked style. Smooth honey notes abound. Smoke, lime, more tropical fruit and yeasty phenolics. Well done, likely the best I've had from Clown Shoes.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Greg (Reagan1984) for this one - hot off the presses, bottled August 2011. Served in a Cigar City tulip.

A - A thin white foam settles to an even thinner cap, thick collar, and no lace. Hazy peach body.

S - Smells like a tripel, but with some citrus and tropical hop influence. There are also the standard tripel notes - stone fruits, sugary malts, some phenolic yeast, and a touch of alcohol.

T - Taste is again a mix of sweets and spicy alcohol. The hop character fades to the periphery and leaves minimal bitterness in the finish. It's a bit sweet for my liking, either as a tripel or as a Belgian IPA.

M - Medium-full body, lower carbonation, smooth chewy texture. Some mild alcohol warmth.

D - Well - this beer delivers exactly what it promises, a blend of American hops and Belgian Tripel flavors. That being said, the alcohol is a bit harsh, the beer is too sweet, and I don't find this particular marriage of flavors all that appealing. That being said I can see others enjoying this quite a bit.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 22 ounce bottle into a Clown Shoes shaker pint, because I can. At the time of this review, this is the #38 top Belgian IPA on the "Top Beers - Belgian IPA" list.

Beer is orange / amber, really hazy, nice tight off white head, lots of lacing, moderate carbonation.

I really feel like I was there when this style exploded onto the scene and this has the exact aroma I've come to expect from Belgian IPAs. The hops are earthy, mildly piny, mildly citrusy, the yeast and breadiness comes through well.

Beer is a little dry on the finish, light in body, earthy, sweet, bready, biscuit, aromatic, nice. Carbonation dances on the tongue. A good Belgian IPA but nothing makes it stand out. Just another BIPA. But I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a cloudy caramel amber, nice fine two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, pine hops and Belgian spicing, smells good. Flavor is very malt forward, caramel malt, strong bittering hops and mild Belgian spices. Flavor is understated but well integrated. Finish Is malt with very strong bittering hops that seem to concentrate on the back of the tongue where there is no real herbal hop flavor, but a lingering hop bite. Interesting subtle flavor to start, but the finish is a bit on the astringent side. Medium bodied with pleasant creaminess; good mouth feel. A well made imperial IPA that tastes good but could use some more herbal hop flavors and a bit more flavor in the finish to balance the hop bitterness.

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Photo of Gavage
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a short 1/4" head.

Smell: yeast, fruity sweetness, and hop bitterness creates a pleasant aroma.

Taste: big spicy yeast flavor with loads of malt and fruity sweetness. There is some honey or candy sweetness here too. Bitterness is hearty and nicely balancing. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel : medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish with some dryness arriving late. Long lasting spicy yeast flavors ride the tongue.

Overall: a nice Belgian IPA that hits the spot. Easy to quaff despite high ABV. Sip this one slowly and enjoy the flavors.

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Photo of liamt07
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from Sammy, 650ml into a tulip

Hazy darker orange, dense offwhite head - thick lacing and fantastic creamy retention. Nose has lots of citrus/orange zest, candied malt flavours and big dry, Belgian yeast qualities. Hint of spice/clove but the American hopping and the yeast (moreso) is right at the forefront. Taste has dry yeast qualities upfront, some melon, subtle spice and bitter/herbal and citrus hop qualities. Touch of raw banana. Full feel, no alcohol (just barely) and drying. A big yeasty beer all round, fairly enjoyable.

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Muffin Top from Clown Shoes
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