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Clown Shoes / Three Heads Third Party Candidate Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This collaborative brew honors Geoff Dale: Man Child, Mother Bird, Minister of Mayhem, future President of The United States. A massive, hoppy imperial amber, Third Party Candidate goes down nicely after you chant: Vote Geoff Dale! Vote Geoff Dale! Geoff Dale!

50% Eagle Claw Fist Imperial Amber Ale 50% Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale.

Collaboration with Three Heads Brewing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (4631) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Cloudy, haze amber/brown with sediment and a lasting 1 inch dirty head. Just an immaculate appearance. Aroma is strong and balanced between bitter hoppiness and malti sweetness. Flavor is 60/40 hop/malt balance... aromatic and bittersweet. Palate is good but a little sedimentary, so might throw you off. The aftertaste is a little sweet and has an oatmeal character. A great beer albeit strange brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1164) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours deep reddish with a small beige head. Smells sweet with some resinous bitter notes. Taste is smooth, bitter, with a touch of sweetness at the front. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and prickly mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Third Party Candidate finishes with a lingering bitter touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
I had similar feelings for this as I did for the pimp. Full hops with hops and malts battling. A bit rougher than the brown. Good but not excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bomber. Pours a murky dark dirty brown with a nice frothy ivory head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops and sweet malts. Taste is of sweet caramel and bread malts and pine hops. Loads of citrus rinds. Nice sweet backbone. Very balanced. A bit boozy upfront. Really warms you up quickly. Full-bodied. Light carbonation. Sticky on the palate. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4806) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Une marmelade maltée dans un corps velouté et riche comme je l’espérais. Je suis déjà un mordu fini d’American amber mais avec l’apport de l’avoine c’est encore plus malsain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bomber. Pours a clear amber with a medium frothy off white head leving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt, raisin, and licorice. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet vanilla malt and light resin hops with lingering bitter finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, a very impressive American strong ale from Clown Shoes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9905) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid ruby coppery with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, fruity florals, resiny hops. Tastes dense and complex on the palate; a mix of resiny and intense hops, but balanced by a Brobdingnagian caramel malt bill, some finishing fruity, peppery, and spicy notes, and an overall increase in density as it warms. This one is great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2487) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bomber from Red Violin - thanks beermenus. Pours a copper color with a foamy orangey-brown head leaving a lot of sticky lacing. Multitudes of fine bubbles continue to emerge, bottom to top, throughout the glass. Aroma has a great fruit combination of smells, plus citrus, spices and caramel. What more can one ask from an AmStr? Taste is hoppy pine and bitter citrus, a lot of resin and a huge sweet malty caramel base. Nice blend. Sticky and a bit rough; not too much alcohol presence. Finishes sweet with a lot of fruit and some bitterness. The components to build this - the loopy amber was ok, and eagle claw was pretty good - combined well; the amber malt base was bettered by adding the hop bill. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1432) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Hazy amber/orange with off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is sweet burnt caramel. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (2156) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
What an awesome Impy Amber! Pours a gorgeous amber into the glass, with a light eggshell head that leaves soapy lacing. The nose is of caramel and strawberry candies... yummy! Flavors are lovely, of sweet caramel and toffee, light biscuit flour and toast, pine resin, and finishing with a peppering toffee bitter, showing just a hint of alcohol. The round body and oily mouthfeel is tempered wonderfully in the balance of malt sweetness, alcohol heat and peppered bitters. Superb Impy Amber Red here! Tasty, complex and substantive, sweet and comforting, this provides a nice quaff to be enjoyed over and over again.

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