jsled (28) - South Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Atom (1346) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber pours dark amber chestnut with a large khaki head. Aroma is malty, with tropical fruits, pine, caramel. Taste has an earthy maltiness all the way through, a heavy resinious pine presence which borders on metallic, with fruit, finishing with a dry malty bitterness. Not bad not great.
craftbeerdesign (2177) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tasting on 8/20/11. red pour with a 2 finger off white head. big time citrus / pine hop nose with grapes and light apples... really smells like a hop forest. bitter mouthfeel with layers of caramel malts, grapes and pepper. bitter finish - somewhat harsh. very hop forward beer.
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Jake for sharing this bottle with our table .. . Pours a deep amber gold, medium head, really good lacing .. . light citrus, sap, and pinecone .. . light sweetness, and pretty balanced .. . pretty damn good .. . Internet. They have that on computers now?
Arayaga2 (1784) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even brown with a big tan head and a thick, perfumey, citrus buzzy hop aroma. Taste is deep, pithy bitterness with a slight astringent roast into the finish with thin lemon thereafter. $6/22oz
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. brown bottle. A hazy amber beer with a small head. The aroma is hoppy, orange rind, oranges, pine and an almost slight vanilla sweetness. The taste is a little rough around the edges. Some sweetness and hop flavor but I mainly get bitterness that lasts quite awhile like someone is scraping my tongue. An OK beer but I hope they do better in honor of Candace who seems to be a real treat.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this one a lot. Reminded me a little of 5am saint...not quite as hoppy but similar character. Brown with a nice hop kick and clean finish. Refreshing and not overpowering or sweet given the alcohol.
jcos (1541) - Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottles shared with Dave and BR, August 6, 2011.
Appearance: Pours a dark copper.
Aroma: Floral hop.
Taste:Strong hop front, slightly caramel malt back.
Summary: My first Clown Shoes beer that is in one of my favorite styles, a solid choice.
Sammy (8680) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Premiere Gourmet. Pours amber body with enormous lasting tan head. Initially, malty aroma, also some faint hops. Mostly a well malted melange of hops. Good balance, though very roasted to burnt malt as well.Good drinkability and above average mouthfeel.
BOLTZ7555 (2822) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Without a doubt, my favorite of the Clown Shoes offerings thus far. Dark crimson, garnet, and ruby all visible in the glass depending onthe light. Aroma does pinch you in the face a bit with pungent grapefruit pith, lemon zest, orange peel, and other oily citrus notes accompanied by Ponderosa and a bit of Douglas Fir. Nice malty backbone with caramel, toffee, honey, and tropical candied fruit. Pretty good!