Feeling like a supa hero with @ClownShoesBeer

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I believe this beer came to me by way of Derek, who left it with me with a “let me know what you think.” Well, I think. I. Love. It.

According to the bottle, this was bottled on 12/11, which makes it a bit old for an imperial IPA. It was in the beer fridge the whole time, but still… it’d be better a bit younger.

But still, it’s an amazing beer. Beautiful orange color with a nice head that clings to the side of the glass and sticks around for a while. Fresh smelling, with both pine and citrus hops on the nose. A great first taste, with a good dose of malt and a hop profile that’s consistent with the smell. The thing that blew me away is the balance… this is such a smooth drinking, balanced beer. Sure, the ABV is up there, but it’s well hidden with the hops and malt.

I can’t say why I hadn’t cracked this sooner. Maybe I just haven’t tried enough beers from the folks at Clown Shoes? Well, after Supa Hero I’m going to try a lot more of their brews.

Vitals: Served at 50F in my Portsmouth Brewing snifter. 8% ABV.

Taste: A-. Not too much not to like in this one. Looking fwd to trying a really fresh one.

Drinkability: B+. Smooth, but the ABV sneaks up on you. Take it slow.

Packaging: B. It’s an interesting design, but not much else.

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4 comments on “Feeling like a supa hero with @ClownShoesBeer

  1. Glad you liked it, Jim. I hope we start seeing it in local restaurants in the near future. Ahem, Flatbread.

  2. Wow, high praise from Jim! Now I can’t wait to try this one. I can’t recall ever seeing it at Julio’s, but maybe I just haven’t been paying attention.

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