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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

963 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 963
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%


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 JackieTH:
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What an attractive and delicious looking pour. Deep brown-black, translucent with ruby highlights. A mountain of mocha foam, persistent and leaving sticky sheets of lace.

Smell: Herbal, resin and grassy hop, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.

Taste: deeply roasted malt, bitterness of semi-sweet chocolates mingling with bitter but flavorful resin and lightly citric hopping. This wants to be rich, roasty and decadent but the bitter hop leaves the palate dry and refreshed. Finish is mildly bitter and long.

If there are any weaknesses, it's the mouthfeel. A tad too watery for all the flavor herein.

Overall, a delicious black IPA that I'm happy to see on the shelves here in Minnesota.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 03:58:07 | More by JackieTH
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-16-2014 19:37:31 | More by PickwickHopz
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Wanderew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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chinchill

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 01:26:47 | More by chinchill
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-14-2014 23:58:02 | More by DerrickW
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Lightman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-12-2014 23:07:37 | More by Lightman
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Noelito76

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-11-2014 18:37:16 | More by Noelito76
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earljones199

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-11-2014 16:00:02 | More by earljones199
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SmashPants

Australia

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: a standard 355mL brown bottle with a decent craft label.

Appearance: a very dark black colour without much in the way of highlights. No carbonation visible through either. A small off-white head pops up and hangs about for a good time before settling to a thick ring with great lacing.

Aroma: a pretty demure aroma, but what is evident is roasted malts, some nuts, and coffee.

Taste: roasted malts and some citrus hops, with rich tropical fruits. A combination I don't think I have come across too often - and it works.

Aftertaste: lingers well, with some hop bitterness biting at the end. A great beer.

Mouth feel: well-rounded in the mouth - a good structure. Smooth also - a nice easy sipper.

Overall: a great black ale - very different to most of the black ales I have had. More nuances to this one, and richer. Well worth the slightly over AU$100 a case price.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 11:58:31 | More by SmashPants
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rwshelton2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-09-2014 02:33:36 | More by rwshelton2
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-08-2014 23:28:33 | More by Mikus
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Mikexw

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-08-2014 12:49:49 | More by Mikexw
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javablaine

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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sudzguzzler

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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delgotit99

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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drdiesel9483

Ohio

2.89/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Look - Very dark with slight head that went away quick. The way a black ipa should look.
Smell - I can barely smell it. After trying really hard I can slight smell toasted malty slight coffee smell
Taste - when I first tasted it I hated it due to the bitterness and lack of hop taste. After a few sips the maltiness calmed down and I could start getting the hop taste. This beer is very dark tasting with not enough hops for a black imperial ipa. Taste more stout.
Feel - medium body with slight carbonation.
Overall - not a fan of this black iipa. Lacking way to much. Black ipa's are a hit or miss and this is a miss. I don't plan to drink this ever again. I'm hoping this beer was skunked and if for some chance I try it again it taste better!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 23:49:39 | More by drdiesel9483
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Texas

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Illinois

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Massachusetts

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.