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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,081 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 58
Gots: 104 | FT: 2
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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yesyouam

New York

4.9/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet is a solid black ale with a huge, lumpy, tan head that stays put and leaves outstanding lacing. It turns into a ceramic, nitrogen-looking head. I've never seen a head like that from a bottle. It has an aroma of sweet malt, grass, flowers and a soft roastiness. It's full bodied, super smooth and creamy with a clean, dry finish. The flavor is a perfect balance between soft roastiness and a botanical bitterness. There's just a touch of sweetness that is erased in the bitter finish. The aftertaste is kind of ashy. Wow, I could drink a bathtub full of this. These Clown Shoes guys are really on the ball.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 15:27:17 | More by yesyouam
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JamesFNomar

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on draft at the Union Brew House in Weymouth, MA. It has now taken my #1 spot as the best beer I've ever had.

The beer was surprisingly dark, appeared opaque. Nice, good size head. Smelled unbelievable. Very hoppy. Also hints of either coffee or chocolate. My mouth was watering before I had a sip.

Taste was excellent. The intense hop flavor assaults your taste buds. Great bitter yet smooth aftertaste. Probably can't have more than one pint in a row, but why would you want to spoil the fun all in one night?

My first post but since it's the best beer I've ever tasted I had to rate it. This is a limited brew so go out and find one now.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2010 00:35:54 | More by JamesFNomar
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BeerMePlze

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: pours oil black, but not very viscous. Nice amount of tan head

S: I get both the hops and the roasted malt equally, very well balanced.

T: Amazing!! apparently I need to drink more black IPAs if this is what the style can taste like. Along with the smell, the balance of almost charcoal malts with the west coast IPA style bitterness creates one of the most amazing flavors i've ever experienced.

M: Coats the mouth fully with the bitterness of the hops, but the malts put out the fire perfectly.

D: I could drink this all day (until I pass out!) This is such a delight!

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4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
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22 oz. Brown bottle Bomber, really cool label.

This beer pours black hence the "Black IPA" thay dont joke. nice light brown head with amzing lace down the glass.

Smells superb with hops up front and chocolate coming through as well.

The taste of this beer is PERFECT! Super Hoppy with an amazing Dark Roasted Malt Backbone. YUM.

Clown shoes Black IPA is Bottle conditioned which makes for a nice natural carbonation that is spot on for the complexity of the flavors.

This beer is so easy to drink but at the same time delicate and a super treat. I could not see myself drinking more than two bombers is one sitting.

This beer is super interesting and good. My first ever "Black IPA" absolutely a must try!

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in pint glass at 40 degrees.

Extremely strong contrasting roasted chocolate malt and grapefruit hops. Taste matches with a surpsringly well balance, dispute the strongness at both ends. Drinkablity is high and mouthfeel is good. The best Black IPA out there in a bottle.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Almost black, big tan head slow to fall, lots of lace

S: Chocolate, coffee, pine, grapefruit. Intense.

T: Even better than the nose, because those flavors actual balance.

M: Well carbonated and smooth.

D: Very, considering this beer is loaded with super bitter hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.