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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Double IPA utilizing citrusy mosaic hops and an immaculate west coast style malt backbone.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhopsbeertalk (103) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Very malty aroma leads into a boozy malty vaguely bitter flavor. I find the flavors rather harsh and overly boozy. Where are the hops???


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (763) - - JUL 29, 2014
Hazy gold pour, good head. Nice tropical fruit aroma. Resiny, pine, tropical fruit, nice malt backbone. Gets better as it warms. Medium body. Very quaffable for 9%

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2580) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Flaske: Lidt ældre og mere gammeldags IPA end Hangar 24, eller måske bare østkyst type. Når det er sagt bærer den det virkelig flot. God maltbase og masser af humle gør det til en fornøjelse.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bellco33 (277) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a sampler glass. Pours orange with a one finger foamy head with decent lacing. Aroma is sweet, tropical, pine, citrus, and grape. Taste is decent at first but turns quickly into overly sweet grape pez at the back end. Hop flavors are overwhelmed by this weird flavor, not terribly bitter, medium body, decent carbonation. This same pez flavor was present in the galactica, and it ruins the beer. We ended up draining half of this because it wasn’t worth drinking. Bummer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1112) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Big, wet, sticky IPA. Sweet malt backbone, hops resin, floral and citrus hops. Some alcohol warmth. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msnelling09 (149) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2014
The beer pours a dark, caramel-orange-amber with a fat pillowy head of creamy yellow colored, tiny bubbles. The head has some decent retention and leaves fluffy strings of lacing on the glass. In body the beer is crystal clean and clear, but with a darker hue adding a touch of opacity to the overall look. On the nose, this beer is beautifully full of character. Unripe blueberries, strawberry skin, watermelon, mangoes, slight pine needle and dank weed, as well as the edges of catty scents. The malt backbone is subtle and well integrated into the nose, allowing for this beer to be a fruity fiesta of hop scents. Gotta love those mosaic hops. On the tongue, the beer tastes fruity sweet up front, with a delicate bitterness that builds into a nice strong bitter finish. Subtle acidity dances around the edges of the palate, as well. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet strawberry, watermelon, and slight sweet lemon, this blooms into bready caramel dosed in tropical fruit with a strong shiver of mellow bitter pine and grapefruit pith. The finish is of bitter grass and soft aspirin, which nicely balances out the sweeter hop character. The aftertaste is of soft bitter pine with a nice sweet resiny sense and definite caramel coating. As it warms I start to sense sticky, fruity caramel pudding. In the mouth, the beer feels medium plus bodied with superb smoothness, and a middling carbonation fluffs the tongue with a decadent pillow. The mouthfeel is superbly soft and luxurious, gelling across the tongue like a pillow. Overall, I am a fan. This is my first venture into Clown Shoes hoppy offerings (surprisingly) and I really enjoyed it. The mouthfeel is nicely smooth, velvety, and luxurious, and unique for my venture into DIPA’s. A fine beer from Clown Shoes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Median golden with light white head. Big oil aroma. FLAVOURFUL dipA. Good drinkability.not too palate erasing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1000) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick, tight-bubbled eggshell head. Nose involves mango, cake frosting, some dustiness, some citrus. Pretty sweet, quite bitter. Heavier body, oily, a bit grainy, with a lengthy hoppy finish. Tasty brew, on the sweet and heavy side, but has a good amount of hops to keep it together.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobaidan (505) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2014
On tap. Golden with a small head. Aroma is mostly pine with some honey. Medium in body with good carbonation. Flavor is a bit bitter at first but gradually changes to a sweet malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Tons of cat pee/tropical hops in the nose with some faint orange accent and malt. Hazy dark copper under a persistent, white cover. Flavour starts with some tropical and cat pee and develops into bitter and slight malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2552) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bomber from Savor Growl. Dark orange pour with a sturdy white head. Aroma is bready, candy, floral, citrus, pine. Tastes are sweet malt, pine, grass, lots of citrus - pineapple, tangerine, orange, grapefruit. Good balance - covers the alcohol well. Pretty awesome.


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