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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

967 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 967
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #44 (Sep 2010):

The hops provide an impressive head, not pitch black, though certainly dark enough for the style. Soft resin hop nose builds to piney, minty and ruby red grapefruit heights--combined with brownie batter and a faint alcohol there's a complex aroma. Very lush and creamy body; a pleasure to sip. Hoppiness is bold but not too aggressive, though the bit- terness does come on strong. Dark chocolate and toasted bread graininess displays a great base. Some yeast and fruiti- ness in the back are covered for the most part by the blanket of piney citric hop flavor. East Coast flexing its muscles.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 18:16:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Pours opaque and essentially black with a small, semi-durable head.

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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 967 ratings.