Beer Brief #31 – Eagle Claw Fist

Brewery – Clown Shoes Beer, Mercury Brewing Company, Ipswich, Massachusetts

Beer – Eagle Claw Fist

Style – Imperial Amber Ale

ABV – 8%

IBUs – 100+

Color – Copper brown with light tan head

Aroma – Brown sugar, biscuits, crackers, molasses, piney, grassy, earthy

Flavor – Toffee, slightly scorched caramel, bread dough, hint of grapefruit, slow building bitterness that turns massive at the finish

Verdict – The sweet and bready malt launches the flavor profile in such a way that I almost thought this was going to be a balanced beer. But then, the bitterness of the hops creeped out and smacked me upside the head! Tasty beer that I’d probably be willing to drink again, but not too often. Definitely check it out if you’re a fan of bitter brews.

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