tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Lemon Hill. Pours and orange-amber with medium, lasting white head and mild lace. Nose of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, caramel. Medium body. Good hop flavor. A solid beer, on of the better Clown Shoes I’ve had.
ClarkVV (4157) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught at Zinc Bistro, 6/28/15
I will preface this review by saying maybe this beer was possibly old? Hard to believe it could taste this bad, yet the restaurant is a very high volume place with only 5 taps and 3 bottles so how slowly could literally the only craft beer in house sell?
Amber liquid is deep and shows dark copper tints with an off-white head that is very well-retained.
Very little aroma here: mostly candied orange-like cascade and caramel malt interplay. Some light iced tea, bits and pieces of piney hoppiness yet no real resin. Sweetness building with warming; quite sticky and toffee/caramel-like. Very dry citrus fails to unfold in to anything aromatically pleasing. No alcohol or flaws.
Flavor is about as straight-up stewed hops as it gets. Mix in some too sweet caramel maltiness and you’ve got yourself a miserably sweet, overly bitter, astringent and hop-flavorless "Imperial IPA". More like an aged barleywine, but that’s neither here nor there. Sticky, borderline syrupy malts blunt the palate even as the carbonation attempts, yet fails, to clear the finish. Vegetal and heavily citric hop notes have absolutely no finesse and the beer fatigues the palate quickly. Hopefully will try this again some time and be proven wrong.
solidfunk (5155) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stuff. Lots of citrus and light pine. A good amount of resin. Bitter finish. Orange poor with OK head. Tap at meridian pint.
Nejhleader (1325) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
has a nice slight citrus hop aroma with some faint biscuit malts. taste is a mild pine/citrus hop blend. smooth, nice beer.
tfontana (109) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Drinkery, Londonderry NH. Aroma is bready malts with yeasty dough, pineapple and mild herbal hops. Appearance is hazy golden brown with 1 finger width creamy white head with nice lacing. No sparkle. Taste is mild bitter hops balanced over moderate sweetness. Palate is medium bodied creamy texture with soft carbonation and long mildly sweet, then bitter finish.
Cousin_Larry (587) - - JUN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one at World of Beer Fest Milwaukee. Was expecting a little more from the makers of Crunkle Sam. Slighly hazy pour, some pine flavor, lots of bitter. Glad I didn’t buy a whole bottle.
kevinsenn (1432) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Charles Street Liquors. Resin, pine, raison, and... Seaweed aroma? That strange seaweed is in the taste too. Otherwise bitter with raisin and other fruits. Good other than the odd ocean aroma and taste.
nittanytide (249) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep gold with a big, foamy head. Floral aroma. Taste is grass and grapefruit. Good, hoppy IPA.
beershack (8) - Laurel, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap Victoria Gastro Pub - Amber pour with a huge yellowish head. Aroma is caramel and pine. Flavour is herbal piney with a nice medium caramel malt backbone
Bricks (721) - Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of sweet citrus hops. Appearance is an average medium brown. Taste is of your usual IPA, not too earthy though. It’s good.
Chalumeaux (322) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle deep orange with a one finger head. Aromas of pine dank citrus and slight hint of floral notes. Taste is bitter with caramel and citrus tones.