Let My People Go | Clown Shoes

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Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We kept this one simple, used water, malt, hops, yeast, and made it the kind of beer that will help you, when your (real or imaginary) people are tired, thirsty, hungry, enslaved, to step forward and state with authority: Let my people go!

Added by silentjay on 09-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.17/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let My People Go pours out a hazy orange-red color with a tiny head. The aroma has a strong toasty and caramel aroma along with some citrusy malts. The taste is excellent, this is fully an English pale with the toasty malt being the centerpiece, but Clown Shoes don't disappoint on the hop front, providing a full herbal bitterness along with some citrus notes. Very balanced and flavorful. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a sharp carbonation and a dry finish. The drinkability is very good. This is a great English pale ale with a bit of an American twist. I enjoy that the American twist isn't really on the variety of hops, it's just the amount instead. Very nice, and different from the rest of Clown Shoes' ultra-American hoppy stable.

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3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/12. Consumed 12/12.

A: Washed out orange pour sits a dense apple-orange in the vessel accompanied by a healthy 2 finger tall light tan head that was foamy, rocky, and incredibly well lasting. A good strong sign of visible effervese is noticed within. A thick, foamy band of lace smoothers the glass.

S: Strong pineapple and mango fruitiness upon uncapping and pour. Some passion fruit, pear juice with a hint of herbal wet grassiness.

T: The flavor was fruity with some tropical notes. Sweet citrusy flower, marmalade, fresh pear juice, mango is most evident. Passion fruit and caramel mix together nicely with some red grapes. Tropical greenery, fresh and wet, with a light mention of herbal appeal, pineapple and apricots follow with a nice complexity. Upon warming a touch of apple-pine hops come through. Bright and spicy hop usage, the british pale malts are crisp and lightly bready. Closing of spicy floral notes.

M: Mouthful provides a good tingle, medium body, gentle warmth of alcohol and hops shine though.

O: Overall a nice change up for a pale from the traditional american citrus hop bombs. Light, fruity, kent and fruggle hops? shine through more then other examples of british style pales. Crisp, bright hops, nice repeatability, let my glass be refilled many times over.

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3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty good beer here made in the English style.
Amber in color with some ruby high lites. Carbanation features big bubbles and gentle. A smallish head, white sits on top but doesn't last long.
Aroma is hoppy and malty. Hops have a floral bouquet and malts hit at toffee.

Taste is balanced with toasted malts and a light hop bite, and in this case I can taste pine.
Medium on the palette and a dry finish. A well made EAPA even if they did use used water.

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3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: mild cloudy, dirty orange/copper, trace off-white head,
delightful lacing display

S: earthy grainy malt, hint of grassy and floral

T: dab of lemon, earthy malt, mild grassy bitter finish

M: med body, mild bubbly/blended smooth mouth

O: Clown Shoes = great beer for your money.
Nice to see another US craft brewery making a
flavorful lighter brew. (Killer combo with my lamb vindaloo!)


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3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From tasting notes. I bought this a year ago and drank it the day I bought it. After I opened it I realized that it was over a year and a half old. I think either the distributor or the retailer should have taken it off the shelf about a year and three months beefore I bought it. Appearance: Hazy dark amber with a 1” finely bubbled, lacy foam cap. Smell: malt, biscuit – not hops. Taste: This has some biscuit flavors that are doing battle with some oxidized wet cardboard flavors. Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation.

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Let My People Go from Clown Shoes
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