Space Cake #7 Anniversary Ale by Clown Shoes

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Space Cake #7 Anniversary Ale by Clown Shoes is a 7.7% ABV India Pale Ale brewed with the following 7 hops (Idaho 7, Mosaic, Citra, Ella, Galaxy, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin)

Label:
Tasked with bringing cake to our 7th anniversary party, Miracle Mike needed to destroy the laser beam shooting pastries that menace him. He appears to have “borrowed” the birthday surprise from a young wizard who did not die. Dry hopped with seven hops (Idaho 7, Mosaic, Citra, Ella, Galaxy, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin) this IPA salutes the industry and our customers. Thank you for a wonderful seven years!

==Introduction==
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Space Cake is one damn delicious IPA. It has been a while since I tried the original. With this release, they took the base recipe and used 7 different hops to indicate their 7th anniversary. When I saw this was their actual Anniversary Ale, I wanted to bring it to the site. Clown Shoes has been one very amazing brewery making so many awesome beers and improving their spirit-blending portfolio with different brewing and aging techniques. I have been a big fan for the longest time and I am glad to present another awesome beer to the site. Here is to many, many years of brewing awesome brews. Cheers to Clown Shoes and all its fans!

Aromas:
Grapefruit, piney, grassy and garlicky hops, tropical fruits like mango, guava, pineapple, papaya, kiwi, passion fruit, dragon fruit, honey dew melon, stone fruit peach, honey, lemon zest, caramel, oranges, vanilla, biscuit bread and sweetened condensed milk notes.

Flavors:
Super tropics of Guava, Mango, Kiwi, Strawberry, pineapple, citrus, papaya, honey dew melon, cantaloupe, passion fruit, dragon fruit, grapefruit, piney, grassy and garlicky hops, sweetened condensed milk, crème brulee hints, white chocolate cake, cherries, milk shake notes, pomegranates, raspberry hints, blueberries, vanilla, rye notes, biscuit bread, tangerine preserves, lychees, stone fruit peach, honey, waffle cone, orange preserves, caramel notes, lemon zest and fruit cake hints.
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Aftertaste:
Finishing up with lots of stone fruit, tropical fruit, vanilla, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, piney, citrus and herbal hops along with vanilla. No alcohol in the taste. Golden light body, creamy, smooth, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel, and easy to moderate drinkability.

Overall:
A perfect IPA indeed. I loved the original Space Cake and this one with the additional hop varieties bring out more sweet tropics to the beer. While the original space cake had this sweetness that was awesome like if it was an actual cake, this one seems to amplify that slightly more while still packing a huge hop punch. Definitely give this one a go, a definite recommendation from me.
16587221_10103986343911810_7531686700108868316_oAnime Corner:
Princess Allura and the Paladins of Voltron The Legendary Defender were chosen in this pairing to go with the theme of space and the colors of cake but also the label colors. Since this was the 7th Anniversary, I wanted to pair with the paladins, Voltron and Allura. Voltron is a bad ass and having that mech in a pairing is always badass. The new designs for Allura are also amazing as well.
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Saturday Morning Cartoons (SMC) Breakfast Cereal Milk Stout by Brew Rebellion

12698414_10103068366925050_3681673947392678107_oRating: 6/6

Saturday Morning Cartoons Breakfast Cereal Milk Stout by Brew Rebellion is a 5.76% ABV Milk Stout.
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==Introduction==
12698474_10103068366910080_4726235273791535584_oSufferin Succotash, Great Horny Toads and Barney My Pebbles! Is what I though when I first saw this release. Extremely limited and obtained at the local Ramirez Liquors in Boyle Heights for a limited time only. This brew was a must have when I saw it. I screamed everything childhoods were about. Waking up early in the morning to watch those episodes of Thundercats, Voltron, Ninja Turtles, Mazinger Z, Looney Toons, Sonic the Hedgehog, Ronin Warriors and many many more shows. It was an awesome time with no worries, no responsibilities. It was you and your favorite characters. Damn… While this is very reminiscent, I can only hope the beer is just as good as the nostalgia. Cheers!

Aromas:
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Dark chocolate, milk chocolate lactose milk sugar, caramel, biscuit bread, fruity pebbles cereal, oreo cookies and cream, oranges, grapes, bananas, clove spice, lemon candy, starburst candy, tangerine gummy bears, stone fruit peaches, apricots, apple pie hints, hazelnut nectar and coconut hints.

Flavors:
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Lots of fruity pebbles flavors, Reese’s peanut butter cup notes, dark chocolate, milk chocolate lactose milk sugar, oranges, grapes, blueberries, dark fruit prunes, raspberries, bananas, clove spice, dragon fruit, passion fruit, lemon candy, starburst candy, tangerine gummy bears, coffee, molasses, caramel, vanilla, sweetened condensed milk hints, stone fruit peaches, apples, pecan pie, hazelnut nectar, tobacco hints, coconut hints, rocky road ice cream, cookies and cream and sherbet icecream.

Aftertaste:
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Finishing dry but with a variety of fruity pebbles cereal, citrus, sugary lactose, earthy notes, caramel, vanilla, sherbet ice cream and pecan pie hints. No alcohol in the taste, dark as night full body, creamy velvety and rich mouthfeel, super easy to drink.

Overall:
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What can I say but pure Kid’s cereal Bliss. The kind of stuff I grew up with watching those Saturday morning cartoons all those years ago. I wish I know how they got so many different fruit flavors into a simple milk stout. Well, not simple at all, I say that only due to the ABV but this is pretty crazy complex and super fruity stuff. It is not like cloying by any means but definitely fruit and complex. I think for people that remember growing up with the Saturday morning cartoons will sit back, relax and watch reruns of their favorites while sipping this. Brew Rebellion keeps nailing it with this crazy delicious flavor forward beers. I highly recommend this one. Cheers!
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Anime Corner:
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“Pretty much every cartoon that made growing up in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s awesome up to the present” was used in this pairing for many reasons. Highlight many of the most popular shows that were my favorite shows from the most obscure ones to the most popular ones. This beer is a staple in artistic nostalgia paying tribute not only to childhoods everywhere but also to the future inspiration of this site. I grew up watching cartoons and anime all the way from the earliest I can remember since I was 3 years old. They inspired my perspective and appreciation for different kinds of artworks and shows. Now as an adult, this is the tribute here. I took so many pics cuz I knew just about any cartoon would fit especially of the times. Thank you childhood!

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