Supa Hero | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gushue3 on 12-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
301
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.22/5  rDev -39%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Better than average appearance, almost a full inch of dense head. Somewhere between yellow and orange appearance. Aroma lacked hops. Grainy and that's about all folks.

Totally lacking hop flavor taste. Same with mouthfeel. Bitter and malty. Caramel prominent because not much else besides the bitterness is.

In serious danger of failing, but I gave him a D+ for the ol' college try.

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Photo of utfiero
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Color- dark honey. Medium head.

Aroma- maple syrup, oatmeal, topaz hops.

Taste- Starts sweet and syrupy then finishes with a dank lingering hoppiness. Maybe this was not a fresh bottle? Just a disappointing brew in a very crowded market.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted December 2012.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.34/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Nice appearance, yellow/gold/copper/light orange amalgamation, small 1/2" head on the top. Aroma lacked hoppiness. That's what we're here for right? Just like cereal grain and that was about it.

Taste, wow, stale, lacking hop flavor. How old is this? Who knows, Clown Shoes doesn't want you to know. Bought the same day I bought a six pack of Lakefront IPA (Milwaukee) from total wine, so if they can get 2000 mile away ipa to me that is fresh, I guess they can do 3000? Apparently not. Utterly devoid of hop flavor. Just some chunky bitterness and cereal grain flavor. No pine, citrus or whatnot, just bleh. Some caramel.

I won't pay for it again until they have bottle dating. I've liked most of their beers, but this was one of those bottom 20% of all ipa territory.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.46/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden copper with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary melon and dank piney peppery hops.

The flavor is is a let down - earthy grassy bitterness, a little sugary fruit, and some cardboard notes. The mouthfeel is light bodied and very watery.

Overall, I was excited after pouring, but the flavors are not bright and a bit off and it's really watery.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of ms11781
2.71/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled in 12/2011 per the label. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy, deep orange color with a good finger of off white foam for a head. The head recedes fairly quickly, leaving a soap-like ring around the glass. A little bit of foam clings to the glass with each sip.

Big piny hops hit first in the nose. There is a bit of earthiness that comes with the pine hops aromas but the pine is the dominant character. There is a touch of citrus that comes through at times, mainly when the beer is a bit colder. There isn't really any malt that shows up at all.

The taste is massively bitter, almost from the beginning to the end. Starts off with a huge pine flavor and what seems to be a slight floral character (and I mean slight) before a huge bitterness takes off and pretty much wipes out any chance of other flavors coming through.

Medium body with carbonation to match. It's a bit slick and oily but not as much as you would think with the huge sticky, bitterness.

The beer looks good and it feels good for a DIPA but the flavors and aromas don't hold up their end of the bargain. After a bit the bitterness becomes unpleasant and not much else is allowed to show through. It feels like it's bitter for bitters sake. It could definitely use some balance.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of BARFLYB
2.76/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On Tap at Blue Dog.

Supa Hero comes out looking hazy orange with some yellow in between. The head is bright white a few centimeters high, than dies. Faint lines on the glass left behind. Smell is very hoppy, with high grassy notes, some grapefruit, papaya, and bitter pine. Some alcohol. Taste is jumbled, the hops clash together leaving a grassy bitter taste that is not my hop cocktail. Feel is highly bitter and medium bodied with a slightly prickly carb going for it. Not really juicy in any way. This really missed the mark for me.

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Photo of jbertsch
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber, bottled this month (December). I dig the label and the elements of Boston in the background.

Pours an amber color with a 1-finger-sized white head. Decent lacing.

Aroma at first provides some citrus along with a little pine. But as I drank it further the citrus disappeared (or I was suffering olfactory fatigue) and all I smelled then was sharp pine with a barely - noticeable touch of malt in the back.

Its flavor served citrus up front which quickly gave way to bitter pine that lingers on the tongue, but the flavor itself is short. Just like the aroma, the citrus notes became unnoticeable after the first 3 or 4 sips. From then on it was almost purely bitter, and a bit too one note for my liking.

Mouthfeel was dry and fairly short. My tongue felt a little prickly from the bitterness that does linger.

Overall, I thought this was a bit unbalanced. A little too bitter, and not enough layers of hop flavor. Mainly, I wished the citrus notes were more prominent to help balance the bitterness. And I would have liked just a bit more malt.

I won't buy again, but anyone who enjoys bitter hop bombs should give this a shot. In fact, if you like the hop profile in Eagle Claw Fist, you may like this.

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2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber served in a Great Lakes Brewing shaker pint. Bottled December 2011.

A: Pours a solid amber color with golden edges and some bright orange notes circulating in the body as well. A one inch bone colored head forms on the pour and leaves cascades of thick down the glass. Great looking beer top to bottom.

S: There is some nice citrus notes, but it is mainly heavy on the bitter pine, resin-like oil and malts.

T: Straight malts and bitter pine. Resiny hop oils attack the tongue and really just drown out any flavor that there could be. I barely taste any citrus.

M: Medium bodied with a bitter finish that attacks the palate and leaves just as quick.

O: I was very disappointed in this beer. It was a just snowball down hill after it looked so good and it could never really recover. It needs to be toned down in the bitter and piney department to let some of the citrus fruits I found in the nose shine. Very unbalanced.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

$6.50 bomber from Abe's.

Crystal clear copper topped by five fingers of level but bubbly off-white froth. Highly stretched lacing.

Aroma mixes grapefruit, apricot, and pine, but seems to fade in and out. Took a deep sniff and it's like the entire aroma is in my nose and there is now a void in the glass. So it's pleasant and inviting, but not intense enough.

Light caramel splash to begin. A quick dash of juicy fruit. Building bitterness. Only the bitterness makes it to the afterglow. Little alcohol belly burn.

Mouthfeel wimpy for a beer this size, nothing to chew on.

Nothing really wrong, but nothing special either. Clown Shoes has cool labels and names, but this makes three out of four beers unimpressive for me, and in my favorite styles. At bomber prices I'm passing on the rest.

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Supa Hero from Clown Shoes
3.64 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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