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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Like a stamp on a tramp, this beer is about not so subtle seduction. Soft but complex malts, Chambly yeast, sweet orange peel, Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial hops have merged to create a bodacious Belgian IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Glad to finally have Clown Shoes distributed in Texas. The beer pours a hazy orange-brown color with a white head. The aroma is decent. I get some floral notes from the hops, as well as some citrus notes. There is a decent amount of sugar in the aroma as well as some alcohol and yeast notes. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of floral hops, as well as some orange citrus and grass notes. There is a Belgian yeast component in the flavor as well. As the beer warms I start to get some strong perfume-like aspects in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bomber pours deep copper with a bit of haze and off white head. The aroma has sweet yeasty spices with some citrus hops, apricot and apple all swirling around. The taste is similar with only a modest level of Belgian like yeasty spiciness and then bolder notes of citrus hops and sweet sort of near earthy sort of peach nuanced tropical fruitiness. Toward the finish I get a bit of resiny hop bitterness that just improves upon an already pleasing experience and a degree of balance is achieved.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1042) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Taste is grapefruit, pine and orange zest, with a malty finish. Iíve tried 4 different beers from Clown Shoes over the past week, and all of them have been really good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
Hazy amber-orange pour. There is a little bit of yeasty spice with a touch of light orange and grapefruit. In addition to this there is a little bit of phenolic yeast. The palate is incredibly watery with a little bit of fruity hoppiness. The actual orange peel is kind of distracting and makes it tough to really appreciate the hops. There is a lot of citrus but I find it clashes a little bit with the yeast and with the hops. As it warms up the beer comes a little bit better into balance, but itís still not great. A touch of spicy hoppiness but there is an odd sort of almost vegetal character. I normally like these Belgian IPAs, but this one just doesnít come together for me at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle from kegs and barrels. This beer pours a rich copper for with a medium white head. The aromas are pine, grapefruit, dough, musk, old closet. The mouthfeel is slightly hitter and slightly watery with a medium body. Nice here. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with white head. Aroma of mixed citrus, hint of banana, farmhouse, yeasty bread. Flavor is much the same with a dry hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, interesting brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
Hazy orange with a large, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has notes of grapes, green apples, citrus, pine, tangerine, orange peel. Medium carbonation, fine frothy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, there is a bit of brett feel to it, though I suspect its just the hops. Dry, piney, tangerine, orange peel, still some grapes in there. Very lovely beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle.
Pours a deep cheddar orange with a thick white head. Aroma is peachy grapefruit bread. Flavor is doughy grapefruit, orange rind bitters, and a slight finish of sweet cinammon bread. Nice mouthfeel. Perty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
On tap at Whole Foods. Coudy orange brew with a thick head. Aromas of orange, resin, dank, and Belgian yeast. Slightly sweet, pine hops, more orange and nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with a thin, off white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is big on citrus, stone fruit, mango, a touch of spice and sweet malt. Flavor is caramel, sweet malt and a touch of shortbread cookie up front, finishing with big bitter grapefruit, some pine, herbal and a touch of tropical fruit, also just a hint of peppery, spicy Belgian yeast. Palate is medium bodied, slightly slick on entry immediately drying out, pretty highly carbonated and quite dry ( though increasingly slick as the glass empties) to the finish. Pretty tasty, the bitterness, though is bordering on medicinal, which lends to an odd finish.


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