Eagle Claw Fist - Clown Shoes

Eagle Claw Fist

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Overall: 6.93/10 by 3 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.29 or 4.15%

Trend: 6.93/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Amber/Red Ale

ABV: 8.00%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

1,469 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 6.88/10 have another
  • A: 6.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 0.72% Color: Amber
  • Pours clear with several inches of white foam that is thick. Retention is well above average with lacing being sticky, dry, and like a spider web.

    Aroma has big caramel malts and a touch of bread. Floral, fresh, and citrus bring the hops in and round out the beer.

    Taste is bland to start with caramel malts building up quickly. Hops come on strong with floral and big citrus. Bitterness it strong for the style.

    Body is light end of medium or big end of light. Carbonation is light.

    Third beer on the evening from Clown Shoes, making me teeter on the brink. This beer and Hoppy Feet are about the same: nice beers just nothing exciting. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 22:13:19
  • Tasted: Thursday, April 14, 2011
  • $4.49 for 22 oz. bottle
370 beers rated with a 7.94 average
  • 6.60/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 6.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 4.76% Color: Medium Amber
  • A: Straight forward nice Amber. Very full foam head that tan in color. Long retention and heavy lacing.

    S: Malt and fruity hops, faint pine. Mildly appealing, but not compelling.

    T: Malt breadiness followed by hop bite. The citrus is a unsweeten grapefruit. Medium high mouthfeel, and medium low carbonation.

    O: Very ordinary. Nothing is off balanced but just not enough depth and complexity going on here. I would drink if offered, but I'm not sure I would seek out. Price is really good, that counts for something. This is a very new brewery, they've got some time to dial it in.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 22:13:14
  • Tasted: Thursday, April 14, 2011
  • $4.49 for 22 oz. bottle
310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 7.30/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 5.34% Color: Medium Amber
  • Pours a medium amber with thick heavy foamy head. Lots of retention on the head with a heavy sticky foam lacing.

    Aroma is a bitter citrus hop with a hint of pine.

    Taste is bitter citrus, pine hops up front that continues on into the backend without a lot of change in taste. A bit of earthly hops on the back end.

    Mouth feel is watery with low carbonation with a light to medium body.

    Overall it is not too bad, but kind of average and not super exiting.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 22:06:50
  • Tasted: Thursday, April 14, 2011
  • $4.99 for 22 oz. bottle
  • (3.532)
    over 4,815 ratings
Beer Notes
  • 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.
Cost Breakdown
  • $4.66, 3 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
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