Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by TK5150:
2.95/5 rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
On draft at the GLB
A- Dark brown with some ruby/light brown highlights. Small beige head consisting of small bubbles.
S- Dark malts with hints of piney american hops.
T- Dry cocoa powder and the bitterness from piney hops and roasted malts. The bitterness becomes the major taste of the beer as I continue to finish off the glass. I really enjoy dark hoppy beers, and this was majorly disappointing. Not much hop flavor, nor much complexity.
M- Medium bodied and low carbonation. If this had higher carbonation I probably would not have finished the beer, so in this case it helped.
D- Not conducive to drinking another glass. Liked it less and less as I drank. Will not get again.
I have only had two beers from Clown Shoes, this and Brown Angel. Brown Angel was very nice, this was not.
Serving type: on-tap
02-27-2011 19:25:14 | More by TK5150
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3.51/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I poured this into a glass, it has a jet black color body with a thick cream head. The smell has a roasted malt aroma to it. The taste has a dark chocolate and roasty ness to it, I get a little hop on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is good and overall a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 01:55:13 | More by chefhatt
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle picked up in Port Huron; bottled Jan. 9 2014 and served moderately chilled.
Pours an opaque brownish-black colour with crimson highlights under the light. Seated atop the liquid is just under two fingers of creamy, light tan-coloured froth that manages to retain cohesion for a good 5+ minutes before eventually fading into a messy cap and collar. Beautiful lace. The aroma consists of roasted malts, coffee, raisins and grapefruit, with a hint of pine resin and booze in the background. About what I expect from this style.
Not bad at all, though I think this one's age is starting to show. Lots of dark, roasted malt flavours come through initially - toasted bread, roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate the foremost among them. Citrusy notes of grapefruit pith and some resiny pine bitterness begin to seep through toward the finish, culminating in an interesting finish that combines roasted malts, bitter resin and mild ethanol warmth. The resiny bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation that provides a decent bite to distract you from the astringency.
Final Grade: 4.05, an A-. Certainly one of the better black ales I've had in recent memory. While I am enjoying this glass of Hoppy Feet, the beer itself is pushing 7 months of age and I am inclined to believe that the hop profile has suffered as a result. Considering both of those facts, I'll more than likely revisit this one at some point when I find a younger bottle, and adjust the score accordingly.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 17:12:30 | More by thehyperduck
Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,095 ratings.