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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

973 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 973
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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busterthecat

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

A- Dark mocha color. Dense foam sits for a bit. good lacing.

S- Upfront hops that gives way to powerful roasted toffee/ coffee, some chocolate.

T- Blast of bitter hops that last on palate. Roasted malt with oak, earth, burnt toffee. Big taste. Interesting tangle of flavors.

M- Covers palate, lingers for a while.

D- A big flavored beer. Not much alc. A 22oz was more then enough.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 03:00:48 | More by busterthecat
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Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 973 ratings.