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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Josh the Guava King, a double IPA brewed with fresh guava puree and dry-hopped with Mosaic hops. According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the new release was brewed to honor Baggett, a “man who has sold more Clown Shoes beer over time than any other rep in the country.” “This label, which depicts Josh Baggett shredding a guitar in outer space as he pedals a pink training-wheeled bicycle while baby unicorns are born in his wake and the monkey on his back juggles guavas and his crown, fairly represents Josh’s rigorous path promoting craft beer to Tx,” reads the beer label. “Josh we love you man!”

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3.4
kambei70 (1158) - - FEB 9, 2018
Pours golden with solid clarity and has bubbles racing upwards; creamy eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of mango with some hints of coconut. Lots of sweet fruits. Malts are balanced. The flavors basically follow the nose. Nice sweet tropical fruits. Mild hints of fruit juice. More mango and coconut. Subtle hints of pineapple. Some fresh grass in the mix. Moderate bitterness. Malts do their thing. It's not too sweet. Everything is balanced. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with a light feel to it. Moderate to active carbonation. Slightly fluffy and very smooth.

3.6
melush (5092) - SPAIN - JAN 14, 2018
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Hazy light amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, tropical fruits. Taste is hops, citrus, peach, mango, herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
Niko100 (3014) - Chicago, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2018
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, some yeast, nice guava, floral hops, & citrus; Flavor of malt, guava, tropical fruit, floral hops, some caramel, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Pretty good.

4.5
PugUglyBrewer (891) - - DEC 29, 2017
Hazy gold in color with a thin head of white foam. The aroma is keen toward opening a pack of fresh guavas from the produce section. Fresh bold hops lift up from the tropical fruit to add another layer of tropical character and adding a tangerine citrus twang.

4.1
jgb9348 (6651) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Fairly hazy golden and peach coloured body with a large, three to four centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of pure tropical fruits with passionfruit, light curcao, a touch of bananas and a pungent guava kick - very nice, but mangoes hit harder than everything else - they seem strongest, and in a good way - super tropical and no real alcohol noticeable in the nose. Medium-bodied; Strong tropical fruit flavours with a pungent juicy sweetness around the edges and a lot of resin and hop bitterness after a few seconds, that give way to a perfect malt balance and a nice bite from the alcohol, but even smoother from all the tropical fruits. Aftertaste is pungent but nice with the tropical fruit sweetness by far the strongest, but an excellently balanced malt backbone and pleasant hop bitterness make this round out quite well, and doesn't show even close to the 8% this states, along with a style that is much closer to a normal 'New England' IPA than an Imperial IPA at all! I sampled this sixteen ounce, pint-sized can purchsaed from Corner Store (Bait and Tackle) in West Palm Beach, Florida on 26-December-2017 for US$5,49 sampled in my hotel room in Cocoa Beach, Florida a day later on 27-December-2017. My can states that it was canned on 28-July-2017 at the bottom of the can: Canned: 28-July-2017 // Purchased: 26-December-2017 // Sampled: 27-December-2017

3
Oakes (19569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2017
Hazy. Light tan, guava, hing! So asafoetida, has a nice light fruitiness.Man, that makes no sense.

3.6
MarcoDL (5534) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2017
Can. Golden pour. Aroma of herbal hop, caramel, malt, pineapple and pine. Taste has sweet tropical fruit, caramel, herbal hop, pineapple, bitter pine and malt. I find it hard to detect the guave, but there are tropical notes. Solid fruity dipa.

3.5
andrewje41 (4651) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2017
16 oz can poured. A slight haze, bright golden orange pour. Quite a strong impression on the aroma. Orange slice fruit hops. Flavor is creamy. Biting imperial here. Orange fruit. Bold and bitter. A bit harsh on the back end of this IIPA. Not bad.

3.4
Ferris (17800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2017
Can - Sticky guava and fruity. Clear gold with a small white head. Guava and sweet sticky fruit notes. Heat on the finish.

2.5
mcberko (20285) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2017
16 oz. can, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops, light sulphur, and biscuity malt. Flavour likewise has a bit of sulphur, piney hops, booze and sweet candied sugar. Too much sulphur that's ruining this.


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