Clown Shoes / Three Heads Third Party Candidate
Third Party Candidate is an American Amber/Red Ale. This collaboration is a 50/50 blend of Clown Shoes Eagle Claw Fist and Three Heads Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale. This has been aging on the shelf for 1 year. I picked this up on sale, and I just might pick up a couple more! Although this is a 10% ABV beer I am a bit surprised it has aged so well. The beer is sweet and malty but still has a surprising hop kick after a year. I’m familiar with Eagle Claw Fist (which was a great hoppy Imperial Red, sad to see it retired) but I really like what the Loopy Oatmeal Red is adding. Compared to Eagle Claw Fist itself it has a bit bigger mouth-feel and some actual oatmeal flavor is coming out as it warms. This is a pretty damn good beer that should have been off our shelves long before a trip to the sale bin! Worth picking up if you find one collecting dust somewhere.