Supa Hero | Clown Shoes

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Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gushue3 on 12-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of wburch1967
4.8/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Supa Fresh: Bottled December 2011

Love the artwork of boston in the background!

The beer is a burnt ornage with a nice puffy head and good lace.

Smell is of piney hops, some citrus, and some malt.

The taste was bitterific! A blast of pine hops hit, then some floral and citrus hops. The malt is enough to give some balance.

Overall, this beer delivered as much hop force as two or three average IPAs. I like that!

Love me some Clown Shoes, and this is now my favorite!

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of angusblackheart
4.68/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled December 2011

Ruby tinged, orange tinged, amber. Big tan head. Great lacing along the sides of the glass. looks awesome!

This beers smells intensly of citrus and pine as well as an almond like malt aroma. A little alcohol.

The taste is absolutely terrific. A massive blast of bitter piney hops hit you at first, then pink grapefruit and apricot comes out more and more as the beer warms. Palate wrecking but delicious!

I loved Supa Hero!!

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Photo of Sensaray
4.55/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer looks really nice with a deep burnt orange red that's crystal clear. Has a yellow hued half inch of head.

Smells of some tropical, big orange citrus. On second pour some slightly sweet caramel malt appears in the scent.

The bitter is huge on the front end of this beer with a piney grapefruit taste. Hops. Citrus emerges and is pleasant.

Nice spicy mouthfeel with an excellent alcoholic burn in the finish. Medium bodied.

The bitter on this reminds sometimes of eagle claw fist. Really tasty wicked hoppy bitter ctirusy dipa.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Dope
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/11, maybe a week old I would assume.

A: A hazy amber pour with a big fluffy offwhite head. Great lacing and retention.

S: Wonderful sharp floral aroma. Tons of bitter grapefruit and citrus in general. Smells like a lot of simcoe, distinctive aroma. Strong bready malt breaks through quite nicely. Some nice pine as it warms up.

T: A metric ton of super bitter grapefruit up front like a wave. Another wave of earthy and pine hops in the middle. Finally settles down to a nice mellow orangey smoothness into the aftertaste. Strong bitterness carries throughout and for a long time in the aftertaste as well. Maybe just a touch of sweetness evident deep into the aftertaste too.

M: Super bitter drying sensation from the hop bomb that just exploded. Otherwise good carbonation and medium bodied.

O: If you love a hugely bitter DIPA then this one is for you, pick it up fresh! I think this is about as unbalanced as Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA (which is still a hop bomb months later). This almost makes my teeth hurt! Mouth is practically numb after just a couple sips. If you like balanced or sweet IPAs, forget it. Or let it sit for a month or two at least.

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Photo of Brad007
4.32/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure how I missed this one but it seems like the perfect beer for the moment.

Pours a dark amber color with a frothy white head into my glass. A bit darker than I expected but still acceptable.

A blast of grapefruit/citrus aromas in the nose with just a hint of a malt backbone.

Mmm, mmm, mmm! It has that west coast grapefruit blast crossed with the superb malt backbone of the east coast.

Very bitter and very appropriate! This is a lupulin lover's delight and it warms up the throat going down. Whoa baby!

A great example of the style. It's not Heady and it's not Pliny. It's a SUPA HERO!

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Photo of shand
4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint.

Pours a super-hazy deep orangey color with a small head. The aroma is wonderfully bitter, with citrus and floral hops galore. The taste is also excellent, it's an unrestrained IPA with nothing to hold back the bitter punch of the hops and grapefruit. There's really not much else to ruminate here on the flavor section than "bitter and hoppy". The mouthfeel doesn't get in the way, and the drinkability is good. Overall, it's a solid hop bomb of a beer. The flavors are missing something to make it exceptional, but it's still a very good effort.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.27/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber served chilled into a shaped Sam Adams glass.

Supa Hero is a hazy yellow orange color with thick white head. It's tight and sticky leaving some nice lacing behind.

Aroma is super hoppy and fresh with great citrusy hops. Accurately described as dank on the label.

Flavor has lots of great hop flavor. Surprisingly not that bitter but full of fresh hops and a lemony citrus character.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Very well balanced for a double IPA.

Overall a pleasant surprise. This one tastes better than the reviews had me expecting.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Oakenator
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber brown in the glass. Solid lacing on the glass walls. Mouthfeel is solid with good carbonation. Taste is solid hops up front - floral. The back end is more interesting with a smoky note that is atypical for this style of beer. Overall a great brew.

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Photo of thydarkprevails
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12/11. 22 oz bottle in a duvel tulip. Pours a slightly hazy copper orange. 1 finger of thick white head with average lacing. Aroma is dank hops. Pine, resin, grapefruit, and a bready maltiness really show strong. Flavor is close to aroma. A very piney, resinous bite mixes with a caramel, toffee malt back. Mouthfeel is fairly chewy and the pine and sour citrus flavors linger. Alcohol is hidden nicely. Overall a good session ipa.

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4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle with Bottled 1/2012 in the corner. Pours a murky dark brown with half an inch of head. Lots of lacing. Sweet aroma of pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits and bready. Taste is really bittter pine hops and grapefruit rind. Some caramel malt mixed in there as well, but hops dominate. Grapefruit finish. Chewy mouthfeel. This beer packs a great bitter punch of hops. Overall, solid bitter Imperial Ipa with a great deal of grapefruit and pine hops that is worth drinking often.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter this beer was a hazy cherry amber color with a medium-sized tan head. There was a fair amount of lace.

Great aroma: pine, really vibrant citrus, and sweet malt. I wanted to keep on sniffing this beer.

The taste was quite good, just not as good as the aroma had promised. Sweet biscuity malt, piney hops. Some grapefruit and tangerine.

Plenty hoppy, with a lingering bitterness.

One of the better offerings from Clown Shoes.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

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

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong hops bitterness comes in but it’s a bit on the weak side for the style. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

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

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, although there are other beers in the style that I would pick first this is still a solid beer.

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Supa Hero from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 300 ratings