Clown Shoes beers are brewed by the Mercury Brewing Company of Ipswich, Massachusetts.
This 8.0% ABV beer is brewed with Columbus, Centennial and Citra hops and comes in at over 100 IBU's. This should be one very hop forward amber ale.
The beer pours a dark orange and brown in color, almost getting tints of garnet. There is a half-inch of thick, creamy and foamy head that is light brown in color. The aroma is of dark roasted and toasted malt, with a thick layer of unctuous fruitiness. The taste is roasted, toasted malt, a bit of nuttiness, lots of crusty bread, a bit of a dark, almost coffee note, much less fruit than the aroma, and a very bitter finish. This is mouth puckeringly bitter.