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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,095 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,095
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 58
Gots: 106 | 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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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bomber of Hoppy Feet is before me. The beer pours essentially black with a big rocky cap of foam above it. It is really a nice looking beverage. The aroma combines grapefruit and pine into a nice blend. The malt contributes hints of chocolate which strengthen as the beer warms. A solid, creamy body propels all the flavor all the way through. A heavy hand of bitter and pine hops is counteracted by a cocoa powder-like backbone, which leaves the palate dry. A tinge of alcohol warmth signals the end of the experience. I really enjoy the interplay between the dark malt and hops in this beer bringing the beer a pleasing amount of depth.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 00:50:54 | More by BeardedBoffin
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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-20-2011 15:39:11 | More by beerman999999
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munk2020

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-20-2011 04:13:01 | More by munk2020
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bkny27

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-18-2011 18:55:56 | More by bkny27
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-17-2011 02:57:48 | More by trojankeg
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Acoke

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-16-2011 02:25:56 | More by Acoke
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ineedafirkin

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-15-2011 22:08:28 | More by ineedafirkin
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-15-2011 03:06:34 | More by Ajlvt
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jonvan04

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Picked up a bottle on a trip to Boston. This was my first beer I've had from this brewery. The beer was bottled on 9/2011. It poured a very dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma was grassy and dry, almost resembled a dry sponge. The taste was of overwhelmingly vegetal hop flavors without much of a malt presence. The carbonation and mouthfeel were appropriate for this style. Normally I love this style and I love hoppy beers, but the grassy hop flavors made it very difficult for me to finish the glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 02:43:38 | More by jonvan04
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-15-2011 01:03:40 | More by alamode
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isaiahcutright

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 9/11.

Pours a dark black with no light thru, with a two finger head. Smells piney/ earthy hops, licorice, and a sweet maltiness. Taste of Licorice, carmel malts, bitter coffee, and a nice hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very nice I like the style very much the hops are not as cirtus as the west coast, its a different flavor of hops and malts, form other black IPAs I've tried. Very interesting brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 01:23:14 | More by isaiahcutright
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-12-2011 19:20:28 | More by rondufresne
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derricksmalls

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-11-2011 17:31:36 | More by derricksmalls
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-11-2011 06:29:26 | More by freduardo
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-11-2011 00:45:16 | More by brokentee
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-10-2011 04:29:33 | More by cosmonick
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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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Donsmitty

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-06-2011 19:57:19 | More by Donsmitty
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-06-2011 16:06:32 | More by kjkinsey
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happy5930

New York

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-05-2011 20:37:54 | More by happy5930
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asparkoflife

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-05-2011 17:04:49 | More by asparkoflife
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-05-2011 03:21:29 | More by ThirdEyePA
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jilly425

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-05-2011 03:00:40 | More by jilly425
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PissWarmChango

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-03-2011 06:28:38 | More by PissWarmChango
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-03-2011 02:34:51 | More by mhenson42
Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,095 ratings.