Clown Shoes Beer comes from the Mercury Brewing Company of Ipswich, Massachusetts.
This India Pale Ale is 8.0% ABV. According to the bottle: "Short Pours? Drinking Geuze through straws? Dusty bottles growing old in liquor stores? Bwahahahahahaha! Meet Boston's own Supa Hero, Captain M., The Protecta of the Bee-ah! This India Pale Ale will be made with the freshest, dankest, most wicked ahhh-some hops available at brew time."
The beer pours a somewhat hazy orange amber in color. There is a half-inch of creamy off-white foam. The aroma is orange and malty. There is not a lot going on in the aroma area. The taste is heavy on orange fruit, mandarin, lots of malt, some caramel, tea with cream, and, as the label indicated, a dank hop element. The finish is very bitter and astringently dry.