Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam
Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam is an American Barleywine dry hopped with citra hops.
As soon as I smelled and sipped this I knew this was a classic American Barleywine. The battle royal between hops and caramel malt is never ending. This pours a somewhat cloudy redish brown color. Fairly well balanced on the nose once it warms up and you become used to the big hop aroma. The taste is really quite nice, again once you adjust to the initial hop shock this balances rather well. Sweet caramel is followed by some big pine and citrus hops. Big notes of oranges and grapefruit are always a favorite of mine and this does not disappoint. A sweet and slightly dry and hoppy finish leads to a sweet caramel/orange aftertaste.
Sound good? It is! It seems to be aging really well too, so don’t hesitate to grab a bottle or two to sit on!