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Karbach 009 Clown Lounge

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This is the week of Clown Lounge! This double IPA has been aged in Makers Mark barrels for 6 months and has finally emerged.

Rich malt notes are met with citrus hop bitterness and bourbon character from the barrel. Snag a few to experience a new way to get down with the clown!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3866) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Poured an amber color aromas of booze, light toffee, caramel, and some light hops. flavors are light hops, and booze with some toffee thrown in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
12th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Lightly hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and light with fine carbonation. Soft malts. Light floral dried fruits. Mellow bourbon. Light malt cream, trace of toffee - caramel. Light airy finish. Tasty and light but really could have used some dry hopping to bring back some ipa character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruce’s Pad from an IP trade with a real life Texan - yeee ha ! 12/06/14. Almost clear golden amber with a moderate light beige swirl. Nose is candyfloss, caramel malt, spice, candied orange peel, light tropicana, hoppy pangs. Taste comprises Caramac bar, light hop presence, spice, toffee, candied fruit peels. Medium + body, moderate carbonation, sweet licks in the close with a lightly warming boozey jacket. Ok, not a DIPA for me, not enough hop presence - had this down as an American Strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7376) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle big thanks to Colin. It pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. The nose is candied orange peel, orange sponge cake, caramel, light vanilla and oak. The taste is crisp, orange peel, some bitterness, candied fruits, sponge cake, sticky fruits and some booze. Fullish body, fine prickly carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Pretty boozy, but fun stuff anyhow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
On tap at the Hay Merchant. It’s an almost clear one, amber in color and with a dense, finger-thick beige head leaving lacings. Caramel, vanilla, a faint booze hint, some dried fruits, pine cones and citrus peel in the aroma. It’s sweet on the palate, with caramel, dried fruits, hints of vanilla, some citrus peel, pine cones and perhaps not enough bitterness A little dark chocolate touch too. Lightly warming, full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated. Sweet and bitter finish. I’m normally not a fan of barrel ageing DIPA’s, but this is really well done. 140515

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkeh (242) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Dark ruby red pour, one-finger tan head. Nice legs on it, beautiful looking beer. Man, let this baby warm up well before you enjoy it. it’s got a great aroma on it. Vanilla, sweet caramel, licorice, very mild hop bitterness, and some sweet alcohol. Taste is a little more bitter than the nose would let on, with a slight grapefruit taste. Very dry finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle courtesy of a recent Tampa Tasting. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is malt, oak, vanilla, bourbon, some citrus hop character. Flavor is similar: bourbon, caramel, oak, vanilla, and some hops trying to punch through the bourbon blanket. Medium in body, syrupy, boozy, and bitter; an interesting combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2086) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours an amber brown with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Taste is malty, very malty, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Very boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
Location: Draft at Whole Foods - Montrose, 4/1/14, 200th DIPA Rating!

Aroma: The aroma is boozy/bourbon, some heavy malts, and a little hops
Appearance: It pours a dark, almost murky orange, with a decent amout of lace/head
Flavor: The flavor is sweet and bourbony, with plenty of sweet DIPA malts, and a lighter hop feel
Palate: The body is fairly full, it has a pretty nice feel, some stickiness, and a mid-dry finish
Overall Impression: I actually found this one good too. It is a bourbony DIPA with a nice flavor. Sure, it leans sweet, malty, and bourbony for the style, but I enjoyed it. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ozarkspops (368) - - MAR 25, 2014
Amber somewhat clear pour. Medium eggshell head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is amazing. The perfect blend of bourbon and big dank and citrus hop aroma. Flavor is incredible. It comes and goes between bourbon and ipa dominated flavors. Bourbon is very present but not overwhelming like most in the style. Rodeo clown itself is still very present. Better than I was hoping for. NEAR PERFECT---Rated via iPhone

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