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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,062 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,062
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 56
Gots: 102 | 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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Boverhof3

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-07-2013 05:01:44 | More by Boverhof3
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instinct2

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

08-07-2013 03:22:18 | More by instinct2
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-06-2013 16:39:25 | More by warnerry
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BHansen214

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-05-2013 22:53:10 | More by BHansen214
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-04-2013 19:21:54 | More by rjcoy06
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty darn good brew. Poured a bit cold with a small to medium size, thick, slightly creamy, tan head that soon settled to a light cover and good lacing. Color is a clear, very dark, blackish amber brown. Aroma is dark roast malt, molasses, dates, prunes, hint of hop. Flavor's like nose, fairly dry, tang and bitter are predominant, suggestion of bitter chocolate, and none of that is overdone. Body and carbonation are very good although the bitter/tang strength lends to some sharpness. Finish is like flavor, of average length, suggestion of alcohol warmth. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 03:52:13 | More by drpimento
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-31-2013 01:04:46 | More by gtermi
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-28-2013 15:17:06 | More by JuliusCaesar
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-28-2013 05:46:49 | More by Stevedore
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-27-2013 23:50:34 | More by OgreSanchez
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Giggy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-27-2013 22:55:47 | More by Giggy
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, a bit of sweetness. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, some bitterness, a bit of smoke. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 21:09:21 | More by tone77
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longisland1983

New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Alright, this 24 oz bottle was picked up for eight bucks being a fan of ipas

The pour was amazing. The head kept rising. Amazing, the head was just like ocean foam that slowly faded.

Appearance is dark brown with bold bubbly lacing

Now by far the best part was the fruity american fresh as can be hops. This stuff smells amazing

The mouthfeel is smooth and rich, full

The taste, the taste is different, very hoppy. Not that bitter, but enough bitermess. Very litle carbonation, the some malts, quite strong stay on the tongue. I was expecting a better tatse from all that smell.

Overall not dissapointed, a great brew

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 00:06:34 | More by longisland1983
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justinbrown

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-26-2013 19:02:19 | More by justinbrown
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-25-2013 21:16:10 | More by jmmy3
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Carcieri

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-24-2013 13:12:01 | More by Carcieri
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MrDave

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-23-2013 19:12:47 | More by MrDave
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2013 16:50:10 | More by drummermattie02
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into standard pint glass.

Poured well, black, with decent head that retained throughout

Not much on the nose, a whiff of roasted

Taste was initially interesting, but the burnt taste stayed on the back on the mouth for a long time.

Mouthful was full, but the continual bitter burnt taste was a bit off putting.

Overall, a decent enough offering, though doubt I would buy a six-pack, certianly not a case.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 19:00:11 | More by MikeWard
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kds2437

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-22-2013 14:20:57 | More by kds2437
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bgkeeley

Michigan

2.73/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I was really wanting to hate this beer due to the literature that came with it, all about how much clown shoes meant to the owner, and then really wanting to love it because of my initial reaction. What I found was a beer that was okay but just that.

Pouring the beer I was excited! the head oh what a head I got about a half and inch of extremely dense head when pouring, and the beer is as black as pitch with a medium heavy lacing. The nose is sweet and hoppy with a touch of citrus. The carbonation is just about perfect for a beer of this type.

It is in the mouth where the beer falls a bit flat. The hops overwhelm the beer, and the hops just frankly aren't that interesting. We get bitter, black walnut style bitter that goes on and on and on and on in a tiresome fashion with a slightly tannic finish. It doesn't finish clean like some of the other black IPAs on the market, instead we get a lingering long uninteresting hop finish I was looking forward to a bend toward the citrus notes in the smell, but no such luck.

However I love the alcohol content! 7 percent is nice.

So if you loooove hops and aren't particular how interesting the beer is, this could work for you. Otherwise if someone offers you it at a party you should enjoy it happily, otherwise I wouldn't go out looking for it.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 07:07:24 | More by bgkeeley
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-22-2013 04:06:39 | More by mrebeka
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amishbooze

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-21-2013 19:23:40 | More by amishbooze
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dwtyler

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-20-2013 23:47:29 | More by dwtyler
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-20-2013 23:13:23 | More by animal69
Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,062 ratings.