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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

972 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 972
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%


Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jlindros on 12-26-2009)
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Hojaminbag for this.

4.5 A: As with other Clown Shoes, this one has a good bit too much carbonation. Took several pours to get a full glass. Black in color. Three fingers of creamy/pillowy light brown head with very good retention and a good bit of lacing.

4.0 S: Piney hops foremost with grapefruit, earthiness, and a light citrusy component. Almost nearly as strong is a dry roastiness with slight touches of caramel and chocolate. Quite pleasant.

3.0 T: Hop bitterness combined with roasty bitterness is a bit overwhelming. Lots of pine, earth, and grapefruit with lesser amounts of of orange and nondescript fruitiness. Unfortunately, as with most black IPAs, the hop flavors clash with the roastiness. Again light caramel.

3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is a bit higher than I'd like. Not nearly as creamy as I'd like with an ashy aftertaste.

3.0 D: I was really looking forward to this one after having the 1.5 version (which was the only black IPA that I can say I've loved) at a tasting. This is more along the lines of a typical black IPA, where nothing works well with anything else.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 19:47:50 | More by DavoleBomb
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12 oz bottle, with Jan. 2014 bottling date, served in a snifter.

Pours opaque and essentially black with a small, semi-durable head.

As per the looks, this is loaded with dark roasted grains. No shortage of hops either, but these two flavor components clash a bit, as is common with black IPAs. More burnt grain flavor and burnt toast than I'd prefer. Black coffee appears mid-taste and lingers on well after the swallow.

O: strongly flavored black IPA with hoppy, if not happy, feet.

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Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.