Clown Shoes Evil Crawfish
Clown Shoes Evil Crawfish is an Imperial Red IPA, 9% ABV. The story of the strange name of this beer is fun. It seems back when they still brewed Eagle Claw Fist someone overheard a man ordering an “Evil Crawfish” at a bar. When Clown Shoes heard the story it was was decided Evil Crawfish would have to be brewed someday. I was excited to hear that they were updating Eagle Claw First a bit to make this beer, it was one of the many Clown Shoes beers I was sad to see retired.
This pours with a big ruby red color with great clarity, the slightly off white head fades after a minute or two. Classic Red IPA aroma on this, big earthy malts with a touch of caramel sweetness, add to that some underlying pine hops. It has been a long time since I’ve had the original Eagle Claw Fist, but this seems pretty on point. Flavorful citrus and pine hops are snuggled on top of a blanket of rich caramel malt. Maybe a touch less bitter than Eagle Claw Fist, which could be a good or bad thing depending of your IBU preference.
Once again Clown Shoes impresses me.