Sunday, April 21, 2019

Clown Shoes Beer Yeeehaw! NE-Style Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Yeeehaw!
Brewery: Clown Shoes Beer (Boston, MA; Windsor, VT)
ABV: 7.0%
How sold: 16 oz. tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $4.99 for 16 oz. single tallboy can

Date Bought: January 16, 2019
Date Received: January 22, 2019
Date Drank: February 8, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Debuted around November 2018.

Commercial Description: "Our take on 2018's most notable craze - this version of a New England IPA is brewed with flaked oats and wheat, and double dry hopped with Galaxy, Columbus, Citra, and Mosaic hops."

Where distributed: Clown Shoes currently distributes to many states, mostly in the Midwest and East Coast. Some Clown Shoes beers may also be found in the Pacific NW and Hawaii.

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy golden into a pint glass. Unfiltered; sediment suspended in the beer that came from the bottom of the can. Frothy white head, good lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Balanced tropical, floral, and complementing oaty malts. 4/5

Taste (40%): Mostly tropical grapefruit from start to finish. Has some bitterness but somewhat held in check. Complementing malt backbone that doesn't overpower. Aftertaste has grapefruit-like qualities, but also lingering bitterness. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Juicy with some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome Double IPA. Perhaps a tad more bitter than what I usually expect from a NE-style IPA. At times, I'll get good juicy notes, while others it's a healthy dose of bitterness. Regardless, this is one I will happily drink. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.05/5

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