RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Eagle Claw Fist utilizes the same Chico yeast that shaped Hoppy Feet and Brown Angel. Canadian Two Row, English Crystal, and a little English Black Patent malt provide a sweet, balanced backbone. Simcoe, Centennial, and Citra work together to create a unique hop assault, with an intense bitterness that manages to leave your palate in one piece and is harmonized by the flavors of tropical fruits and flowers. The finish is dry.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2011
I enjoyed this one a lot. Reminded me a little of 5am saint...not quite as hoppy but similar character. Brown with a nice hop kick and clean finish. Refreshing and not overpowering or sweet given the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Location/Date:Bottles shared with Dave and BR, August 6, 2011.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper.
Aroma: Floral hop.
Taste:Strong hop front, slightly caramel malt back.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: My first Clown Shoes beer that is in one of my favorite styles, a solid choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
Bomber from Premiere Gourmet. Pours amber body with enormous lasting tan head. Initially, malty aroma, also some faint hops. Mostly a well malted melange of hops. Good balance, though very roasted to burnt malt as well.Good drinkability and above average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Without a doubt, my favorite of the Clown Shoes offerings thus far. Dark crimson, garnet, and ruby all visible in the glass depending onthe light. Aroma does pinch you in the face a bit with pungent grapefruit pith, lemon zest, orange peel, and other oily citrus notes accompanied by Ponderosa and a bit of Douglas Fir. Nice malty backbone with caramel, toffee, honey, and tropical candied fruit. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2011
If your a hop head, you will love this! Strong oily resiny hop nose. In your face hop flavors and bitterness of pine and citrus. A mild smooth and weak background of clean malt flavors. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bomber, packed on 06/15/2011 and consumed fresh within the month. The body is a clear, dark, rusty reddish-copper color. A moderately sized head of dense, beige colored froth settles as a thin but lasting blanket, leaving thick, patchy rings all over the glass. The nose is loaded with sharp, dusty, pithy grapefruit and oozing, resinous pine hops. Beneath, notes of heavily caramelized, darkly toasted bread and toffee do their best to keep up. Flavors follow suit, initially intensely bitter and loaded with biting grapefruit and pine, then moving into a toasty, toffee laced malt finish. The palate is medium-full and fairly sticky with sugars, drying out with alcohol only slightly at the tail end. Its a decent ber-hopped amber, overall. Predictably, the gravity is a bit much for my liking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle pours a cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Scent of fruit and earth. Taste is fruit and huge earthy bitter. Very dry finish. Love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1078) - MOROCCO - JUL 6, 2011
Poured a slightly hazy, deep amber with an off-white head that quickly dissapated and left some lacing. nice citric nose and then a heavy hoppiness with a bitter finish. Good beer, but I the finish was a bit strong for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bomber received in a recent trade with mkabull. Thanks a lot Alec! Pours a deep dark copper/chestnut brown color with a one finger frothy light beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind. Slightly floral aroma with hints of earthy pine but surprisingly the nose is dominated by the sweet malt notes. I was expecting more of a resinous, citrus hop presence but theres only some earthy pine and subtle spicy hops. The nose is very malt forward with lots of caramel, toffee and rye. Full bodied with more of a hop forward presence than the aroma suggested but still with a strong malt character. Theres a nice bitter, earthy hop presence up front with hints of pine and grapefruit that gives off a nice amount of bitterness that lingers throughout. This is countered mid-palate by a strong sweet malt presence. Hints of toffee, biscuit, chocolate, rye and caramel. A bit too malty for my liking with a dry finish. Overall this is a decent hoppy beer but the malt backbone is way too strong and takes away from the hop flavor a bit too much. The ABV is well masked and its easy to drink but in my opinion its too "balanced" for its own good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 4.5 A: Heavily hazed deep amber/light brown color. Two fingers of creamy beige head with good retention and a lot of lacing. 4.0 S: This is hoppy! Mixture of citrusy, piney, and floral hops. Orange, mango, grapefruit, and a bouquet of flowers are the strongest. Despite the big hit of hops, malts are easy to pick out as well. Lots of caramel and toffee especially. The yeastiness is also in ample quantities. Im not sure if it is coming from the yeast, but Im picking up a faint "industrial" aroma, but it isnt as bad as it sounds. 3.5 T: Taste mirrors the nose. Grapefruit, pine, orange are strongest hop flavors with a light herbalness and general citrus underneath. Moderate to heavy bitterness. Lots of caramel malts and some toffee. The yeastiness combines with the malts to give a healthy breadiness. Lot of good stuff going on here, but Id prefer that this be a bit cleaner. 4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess as well. 3.5 D: Good beer for what it is, but Im not a big fan of hoppy beers that have strong bready flavors. Filter this and I think Id love it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-21-2011 01:20:55

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