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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
300
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 300 |  Reviews: 103
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

unimpressed by this offering from clown shoes, didn't realize when I bought it that its not too fresh so that might have something to do with it, bottled on 1/25/13 and today is 7/22/13, so its a good 6 months out, not like its a year and a half old or anything but not within the 2 or 3 month window I really like to enjoy the extra hoppy beers within.

taste: its on the malty side and the hops that are in it are just "bitter" for a lack of a better word, not citrusy or earthy or dank or fresh just bitter.... i'd give this a 5 outta 10 on my scale, very average but would love to try fresh, price wise it was a good deal, 6.99 for a 22 oz bottle and the content is good for that price too, 8% but this is just a "meh" i.p.a.

p.s. also noticed that the top five "high reviews are from mass. where clown shoes is brewed, that's weird....but I'm sure the same would probably be true if I clicked on top reviews for surly, they'd all be from Mn.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bmwats
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles pretty quickly. Leaves a smattering of bubbles on the surface. Pretty substantial beer ring lacing. Head renews with each new pour.

S: Pine resin, honey, and a little citrus, and a little butterscotch.

T: Papery and piney.

M: Kind of a chalky feel. Harsh piney hop, with no sweet balance. Dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy. The harsh hop character will dictate it.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark golden with a nice foamy head, and some persistent beer ring lacing. Nose is syrupy pine resin with some accentuates of honey and lemon citrus. Harsh piney hop, with a papery or cardboard character, a chalky feel, and a dry finish. None of the implied sweetness from the nose comes out in the flavor. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber with a fading head.
Nose shows lychee, peach, orange blossom, pine and sweet cookie dough-like malt. Nice.
Pretty aggressive flavours. Not much malt, just a soft clean hit. Lots of pine and grapefruit. Sharp aggressive bitterness in the finish.
Soft carbonation could be higher.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TXBulldog
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into Jester King goblet.
A- Cloudy orange pour w/ moderate head that lingers a while. Nice lacing.

S - Very mild aroma - a little citrus, but none of the floral hop notes you'd expect from an IPA.

T - The hops are there on the pallette, but not to the extent I expected from the decription of the beer. A nice balance between hop and malt, but definitely leans towards the bitter. Alcohol is a little more forward than I would have expected given the ABV. Not a lot of complexity though.

M - Light to medium-light mouthfeel, with a little bite from the carbonation.

O - Enjoyed it, but not something I'd go out of my way to trck down again. It does make a nice change of pace from some of the extremely hoppy IPA's that craft brewers seem focused on lately. Boozier and more bitter than a basic pale ale, which I suppose is the core of what an IPA is at the base level.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Beaver13
2.46/5  rDev -32.2%
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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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