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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,265 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,265
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 68
Gots: 161 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a bottled-on date of Sept 2014. Acquired a little while back from the Brewdog webshop. A black IPA hopped with Columbus and Amarillo - bring it on!

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A dark brown hue that appears black in the glass. Produces a huge head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of intense hop notes and dark malt with hints of pine, weed, grapefruit, peel, citrus, roasted grain, caramel, mild brown sugar, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Delicious and well balanced.

T: Tastes of intense aromatic hops and dark malt with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, weed, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, spice, subtle roasted malt, faint burnt grain, molasses/caramel, a twinge of coffee, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, followed by a robust, hop-driven bitterness upons swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Hop oils tickle the palate. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of intense aromatic hops, pine, roasted malt and earthy yeast.

O: Very nice - vigorous yet balanced. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are a fantastic blend of bitter aromatic hops and dark malt characteristics, underpinned by delicate yeast. The flavour elements simultaneously compete and complement each other; a skillful combination. Lovely body. Excellent - one of the best black IPAs I've tried. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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Pours nice and dark for a black IPA, impressive head and sticky sticky lacing

Smells chocolate, assertive roast from the malt, grapefruit rind, nice bitter citrus, floral/garden qualities

Tasts very similar, bitter chocolate, earthy-garden-ness, roasted malt, almost bell pepper notes, very creamy mouthfeel with a nicely smooth and cloyingly dry aftertaste. Would be able to drink more than one without it overpowering the palate. Very nice beer, and a unique take on the style. More chocolate/roasted malt as well as more of a drying finish than most black IPAs I've tried, but also with a strangely-nicely creamy mouthfeel when oxygenated in the mouth.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy days are here again! This is a big bad black one.

It opens nice and fizzy. Black. The aroma is a bunch of funky, fruity yeasty nasty.

The taste is bitter and funky. The malts are very low in the profile (#3 after bitter hops and yeasty badness. The aftertaste is nasty too.

This is an American style, so it is ok that it is over the top. Try this, you might like it more than I do. It is a well crafted brew, just not my cup of .....ale.

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I have this idea of what a black IPA should be like. This wasn't it. This was great in its own way. My expectations come from those beers that give a balance between strong hops and strong dark malts, as in a malt profile - just good old malted barley that's been roasted. This goes another direction.

This pours deep and dark, black you might say. A nice dark khaki head. The aroma previews some hops, but not as strong as my West Coast brands do. And then the coffee. Not malt, coffee. The taste was the surprising, but dare I say awesome combination of an IPA and a stout. My hometown fav's do this thing where they bring the hops and the dark sweet malts in big numbers. This did the IPA-Stout combo and nailed it.

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Aroma is citrusy and extremely chocolatey. Notes of tangerine and mango are evident initially, with hints of resin and cannabis accompanying lightly roasted malt. Flavor reveals grapefruit and mango at the base, which is contrasted by lightly sweet chocolate malt, becoming roasty bitter and resiny in the finish. The sharp citrus notes clash with the roast malt bitterness, but the fruity character and chocolate are welcome sensations, in and of themselves. Black ipas can be hit or miss. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole, in this instance. It's more bitter than I prefer.

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Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,265 ratings.