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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Eagle Claw Fist utilizes the same Chico yeast that shaped Hoppy Feet and Brown Angel. Canadian Two Row, English Crystal, and a little English Black Patent malt provide a sweet, balanced backbone. Simcoe, Centennial, and Citra work together to create a unique hop assault, with an intense bitterness that manages to leave your palate in one piece and is harmonized by the flavors of tropical fruits and flowers. The finish is dry.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Lots of hops in this, certainly bitter, yet still has a nice strong and tasty flavor. Doesn’t seem very amberish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2742) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Hop forward for this style. The aroma is resiny hops, some toffee and molasses. The appearance is deep hazy amber/brown, big off-white head. The flavor is resin, pine, caramel, molasses. Again, hop forward. The finish is strong, lingering pine needles, resin. Medium to medium/thick in body. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Lightly hazy and brown. A nice funky rocky tan head. Big citrus hops in the flavor. Some nice caramel is also tasted. Just a bit of cinnamon spice. This is not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Sampled at the 2nd Annual Top of the Hops Charlottesville, VA beer festival, 9/10/11. Pours a hazy brown color with a thin head. Fair head retention. Aroma of floral, citrus and tropical hop notes with earthy malts. The taste is bitter metallic and earthy hops with a brown sugar finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Dark amber in color, reasonable sized off white head. Medium creamyness. Def some PNW hops in there, centennial dominate. Also lots of breadyness comes through in the nose. On the tounge, this thing is a hop bomb. Some more of the red breadyness of the malt flavor, but not very strong or complex. Plenty more hops come through in the flavor, and ends pretty bitterly. Well made, but dull.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1945) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Clear reddish-amber with a bit, frothy, beige head with pretty thick lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, piney hops, citrus, musty Citra hops, and dough. The taste is malty and mildly bitter with a slight metallic flavor. Body is medium, dry, and pretty smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pour is clear ruddy amber with a thin khaki head...smell is faintly malty and strongly citric and hoppy...taste is malty with caramel sweetness then a strong grapefruit bitterness with some pine and soap also...relatively quick finish that is mildly dry...not my thing but good none the less...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Pours light brown amber mahogany with a tight, off-white tan head. Smells a bit of tropical fruits and a bit floral, with some stronger malt presence, a nice blend. Tastes really bitter, amazingly so, compared to the nose, with a touch of malt sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth, wet texture and some mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Eagle Claw Fist finishes really, really dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsled (28) - South Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 26, 2011
P: 3/5. hazy moderately dark amber. minor head. A: 3/5. piney/resiny hops. F: 7/10. strong malty body. licorice/anise in the later flavor. well bitter. some astringency. resiny. dry. M: 3/5. puckering bitter. astringent. light. O: 7/10. intriguing, but off balance. good.


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