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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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very good

1,194 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 62
Gots: 142 | 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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Photo of Tone
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus hops, hint of pine, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of spice, and a hint of sugar. Fits the style of an American Black Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a strong bitterness and slight dryness. Tastes of hops, roasted malt, hint of sweet malt, slight citrus, slight grass, and an odd grass/spice flavor that is very sharp. Overall, the bitterness is too strong and the accompanying flavors are muted or overshadowed.

Tone, May 29, 2013
Photo of fafa50
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

fafa50, May 26, 2013
Photo of barefoot71
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

barefoot71, May 25, 2013
Photo of Oboogie
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Oboogie, May 25, 2013
Photo of bkonk10
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

bkonk10, May 24, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours black wiith a small off-white head, some lace, fair head retention.

S: Piney hops, some white grape fruit with a lot of roasted malt.

T: Dark chocolate and pine, very hoppy with lemon and other citrus zest. Definitely has a green streak.

M: Medium-bodied, a tad acrid, with crisp carbonation, refreshing at points.

O: A fair black ale, it's to style, but a little clashing in flavours. An OK pickup if you like the style.

Halcyondays, May 20, 2013
Photo of PaulMc
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

PaulMc, May 19, 2013
Photo of afrokaze
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

afrokaze, May 18, 2013
Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

megamass, May 18, 2013
Photo of agreenman19
4/5  rDev +3.6%

agreenman19, May 16, 2013
Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

OUJayhawk1799, May 16, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Quite an impressive full inch of deep mocha head atop of a rather pitch black looking beer. Mild ruby hues at the base but very faint.
S - Smell is very timid with little roast or pine but it does smell rather hoppy.
T - Ow god this is one hoppy brew! Bittering unbalanced acidic hops meets a charcoal like roast body. Hoppiness lingers long after the sip on the tongue. Hard to choke down.
M - Medium bodied, kind of slick but so damn hoppy.

Overall I like my black IPA's to balance the hops to roasty malts and this one fails pretty hard. Only get this one if your looking for some serious tongue abuse.

DrDemento456, May 15, 2013
Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +3.6%

hopley, May 12, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Cola-colored black with ruby red highlights. 1 finger of off-white head with good retention.

Tangerine, pine, caramel and Tootsie Roll.

Bitter pine with notes of tangerine and lemon. Caramel, Cola, charcoal and cocoa nibs. Pine needles are full force in the finish along with some grapefruit zest.

Medium bodied, oily, bitter and dry.

It's okay. Nothing that I would buy again though.

justintcoons, May 11, 2013
Photo of Rwalford74
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Rwalford74, May 11, 2013
Photo of ToddHolder
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3/18/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and candied citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the bitterness lingers long after each sip.

UCLABrewN84, May 09, 2013
Photo of pioneer96
1/5  rDev -74.1%

pioneer96, May 09, 2013
Photo of klawburke
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

klawburke, May 08, 2013
Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jayhunter357, May 06, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Damian74Shensky, May 06, 2013
Photo of George1799
4/5  rDev +3.6%

George1799, May 04, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, bottled on 2/21/13. Pours dark brown with a big pillowy tan head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet roasted chocolate malts and a little fruit with some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts and a little fruit and coffee with a big bitter tarry finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a pretty good black IPA. A bit too much roast and tarry notes.

Beaver13, May 03, 2013
Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bostonryan, May 01, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Haybeerman, May 01, 2013
Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.