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Clown Shoes Eagle Claw Fist Imperial Amber Ale

Clown Shoes Eagle Claw Fist Imperial Amber Ale

Rated 3.673 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Clown Shoes Beer

Boston, MA, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

8% Alcohol by Volume

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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. To quote Suzanne Schalow, of Cambridge Common, “This is your best beer.” Kate Baker, her coworker, said, “I think I might be in love.” http://www.clownshoesbeer.com

ID: 43007 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank1250
Overall Percentile97.5
Style Rank54 of 747
Style Percentile92.8
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.925
Weighted Score3.673
Standard Deviation0.191

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  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Not a bad beer for an amber ale. Pour is thick and frothy. Smells of light hops and grain. Mouth feel is thick and there is a lot of taste going on here. Pretty complex grain and hop profile. A little sweet. Finis is dry. Good beer.

  • CYBERCAT 11559 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma is strong, crisp, malty and fruity with an overtone of hops like an IPA. It pours a dark orange-brown, about halfway between coppery and mahogany, with a decent light tan head. Flavor has a strong, bitter hoppy overtone, more at an IPA than a "regular" ale, with woody and malty notes and floral and fruity hints. Firm-bodied texture is fizzy and lively, leaving a woody and hoppy finish. Let this eagle claw fist loose on your tongue!

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Nice orange, pine and sweet sticky malts in the nose, a deep brown and amber body. Flavor lots of bitterness and some malts poke through, the aroma doesnt translate into the taste as much as i would like, but its still a nice brew.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nice. Big! Pours medium brown with a decent head and lots of lacing. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Flavor is hoppy, sweet, pine, citrus. Nice rendition, am liking this brewery more and more.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Thanks to Jake for sharing this bottle with our table .. . Pours a deep amber gold, medium head, really good lacing .. . light citrus, sap, and pinecone .. . light sweetness, and pretty balanced .. . pretty damn good .. . Internet. They have that on computers now?

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    First sample from Clown Shoes, and liking it so far. Advertised as an Imperial Amber, but almost like a DIPA. Very hoppy and bitter...in a good way! Medium brown appearance with off-white head....decent lacing. Flavor and mouthfeel almost a 9, but falls just short....otherwise this rating would be a few points higher. Didn't expect this to be this good, so will probably sample again just to be sure. Curious to try some of their other brews too. Finding the quality to be similar to Cigar City (my premium home-state brewer).....but priced better. Clown Shoes....funny name and laber....but I am joining the circus.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A deep amber colored beer. A small soapy textured off white head rises briefly above. It settles into a thick ringlet. The nose is dominated by piney hops. As is the tasting. Medium bodied and adequate carbonation. It turns out to be an okay ale.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Just what exactly is an 'Imperial Amber Ale'? I'm not really sure, but this particular example is quite good. It pours a slightly cloudy amber colour, with a foamy light brown cap that lasts. The aroma is citrusy hops and some weak caramel malts. The flavour is nicely balanced between the caramel sweetness and citrusy hops. Excellent beer!

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