Clown Shoes / Three Heads Third Party Candidate

Clown Shoes / Three Heads Third Party Candidate

Rated 3.538 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Clown Shoes Beer

Boston, MA, United States

Style:  Amber Ale

10% Alcohol by Volume

100 International Bittering Units

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Although a newcomer, Third Party Candidate boasts an impressive pedigree. Third Party Candidate is a melting pot beer, one half represented by Clown Shoes’ Eagle Claw Fist, their popular, über-hopped 100 IBU Imperial Amber Ale. The beer’s other half features Three Heads Brewing’s Loopy, an Oatmeal Red Ale that, according to BeerAdvocate, “elevates the fun in drinking beer.” Together, Third Party Candidate (or 3PC) offers the clearest choice across a variety of different platforms: hoppy, robust, smooth, challenging, and fun.

ID: 49642 Last updated 4 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank2650
Overall Percentile95
Style Rank28 of 1281
Style Percentile97.8
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.860
Weighted Score3.538
Standard Deviation0.114

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  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

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

    Pours a cloudy reddish-mahogany with a off-white head that fades to a thin ring. Nice aromas of caramel and amber malts, resinous hops, orange peel, and grains. Taste is similarly resinous, with more citrus, moderately sweet amber malt, and cereal grains. You can taste the oatmeal, and it certainly adds a nice dimension to the mouthfeel, resulting in some lush, creamy textures. Body is a bit over medium, with ample carbonation and a pleasant bitterness in the finish. Solid beer, I dig this one a little more than Eagle Claw Fist. Overall, solid Imperial Red worth grabbing again.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

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

    Comes out of the bottle a clear dark sepia with a fairly thick and persistent light tan head. Malty aroma has a strong overtone of caramel and apple, and is fairly sweet. Robust flavor has strong fruity and caramel notes plus a surprising hoppy tone and a subtle undertone of malt. Caramel sweetness nicely balances the hoppy bitterness. Firm, smooth, slightly syrupy texture leaves a sweet, fruity, hoppy finish and a persistent tingle. Geoff Dale, you've got my vote in 2016! ;)

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

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

    This was a little too sweet for me. Lots going on with the flavor.....almost like a Belgian. Based on their double/strong brown's that I tried, was expecting something closer and as smooth. Because of the complexity, the feel was a bit heavy. Definitely for sipping here. Always new strong stuff coming out from Clown Shoes....and liking pretty much them all. This is worth the sample....just don't think I will again with so much out there.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

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

    Amber is on the label yes, but 10% = definitely a strong ale. The cool thing about this brew is that even though it was Imperial in every way, it didn't lose the carmel toffee malt and citrus hop balance, just amplified it. Would love to have this brewery fresh. This sample was two months old and was surprisingly good. I didn't know it was 10% til after...figured 7.5-8% from the beer itself.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

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

    A dark mahogany colored beer with a big light beige head. There was good retention on the head. Some light film and a thin ringlet are what are left behind. Burned caramel in the nose. Nice dance of that same burnt caramel and light citric hops in the tasting. Medium bodied, smooth and bold alcohol presence.

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