swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY> orange golden pour> Floral, Herbal aroma with citrus peel & Belgian yeast. Flavor is speariment, , herbal, medicinal almost throat lozenge like. sweet pot pourri with some bitterness masked in the back. Decent but too perfumy & bitterness is sort of lost in the Belgian aspect
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from a buddy in Texas- thanks, Brian! Pours a cloudy gold-orange color with a small white head. Aroma of floral and grassy hops, Belgian yeast, straw, pale malts, and candi sugar. Flavor of sweet malts, corn flakes, candi sugar, sweet bread, floral hops, and a hint of citrus. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Belgian character really comes through in this one.
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from smith4498, thanks Jason. Poured a nice looking clear deep orangey/amber with a smaller off white frothy head. Aroma of yeast, spice, citrus, brown bread, bubble gum, pepper. Nice body with a medium/full mouthfeel, average to stronger carbonation, a solid bready feel that finishes nice and dry with a crisp lingering bite. Flavor of bread, grapefruit rind, yeast, pepper, hint of cat piss, citrus and toast. Solid beer that gets better the more I sip it.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice looking amber pour. A bouquet of citrus and decent level of hops. I could drink this all day.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz, bottled 9/11) Pours a hazy burnt orange body with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of pineapple, mango, orange, grapefruit, and dank. Flavor of orange, Belgian yeast, peach, florals, and caramel with a dry finish.
jkwood04 (4035) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber with a thick, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy yeast, a little spiciness from the yeast, some caramel malts, and hints of orange. Flavor about the same, with the hops overpowering the spiciness. Average texture. A good beer, but itís more like an American IPA than a Belgian style IPA.
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Sammer (1047) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.