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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,155 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,155
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 60
Gots: 129 | 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%

SirRyanFsu, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

whartontallboy, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of MeisterSmudge
3/5  rDev -22.3%

MeisterSmudge, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Cluker
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Cluker, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Imsothirsty
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours very dark and opaque, leaves really nice lacing, rocky head settles quickly.

Nose is pine hops first, followed by some smoky roasted malt, pretty decent.

Taste: Malts come first this time, mostly just coffee notes, followed by some sharp hop notes again mostly pine, a little citrus, a quick bitter finish, no alcohol taste to speak of.

Mouthfeel: On par with a typical IPA, slightly lighter than I expected, carbonation was just right. Lacking a nice slick that would be found in an Imperial IPA.

Overall: Its a decent Cascade Dark so try it, but certainly not near the top in the style, lacks complexity, just not as flavorful as others.

Imsothirsty, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of kspongeworthy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

kspongeworthy, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jheezee, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +3.6%

A: The beer is very dark amber (near black) in color. It poured with a thin tan head that died down and left lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of citrus and pine resin hops and roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of roasted malts and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is very well balanced and has lots of hops but isn’t overly bitter.

metter98, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

a - poured a two-fingers thick creamy tan head into a snifter that left great lacing through out; the beer billows nicely as well. the body was dark black.
s - muted piney hops, they smell sticky and resiny.
t - piney hops hit you in the front but bittersweet chocolate is coming through underneath. the tastes are very distinct but as it warms the beer begins to smooth out.
m - slightly thin with a hint of crispness.
o - solid black ipa, not on the level with others i've had such as southern tier or stone but good nonetheless.

GPHarris, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dbrauneis, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

kevgod, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of fergster75
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

fergster75, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Consumed 1/8/12

Appearance: Dark brown - clear, lighter brown around the edges - a nice beige head that leaves nice lacing

Smell: Moderately burnt and roasted malts - far from charred - hoppy, with an interesting profile - pine, dry citrus, lots of rind, herbal - orange and grapefruit zest

Taste: A nice mix of burnt bitterness and hoppy bitterness - roasted malts, chocolate malts, some slight malt sweetness - hops are dry - herbal, orange and grapefruit rind, and dry pine - ultimately very dry and roasted

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, could be a little smoother and heavier given the flavor profile,nicely carbonated, dry

Overall: Not the best, but definitely good

The fact that I had Hoppy Feet 1.5 before the original might have given me a weird perspective. I really think this could benefit from a little more body. I'm not in love with the hop profile, but it's good for what it is.

angrybabboon, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours black with an inch of brown, dense, foamy head that has decent retention. The nose is chocolaty, piny, and has some faint citrusy notes. The flavor is similar to the nose. Up front it's chocolaty and smooth with faint roasted malt and coffee notes followed by a slightly citrusy, piny bitterness that lingers well after the swallow. The mouthfeel is a bit thin but smooth. It has light carbonation and finishes dry.

This is an alright black IPA, but I prefer the 1.5 version that they put out. The difference is the malt character and the body. In the amped up 1.5 version, the body is fuller and the malt character is far richer and smoother. This is still a good beer just thin and not as bold.

tdm168, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of bogus564
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

22 fl oz, poured into a pint glass...

Folks, I've been away for awhile, dealing with a rather serious illness. This is my test to see if I'm up for drinking beer again, or if I have to wait some more. That said, here goes.

A: Looks kind of like a Coca-Cola with a head. Nice dark brown, the color of my favorite ex-girlfriend's hair (she insists that her hair is black, but it isn't). 2cm tan head lasts for more than two minutes before dissolving into lace.

S: It smells hoppy, but it also gives away a hint of caramel. I also detect orange, very nicely, and a strange but welcome earthiness. Unique. I'm ready for a drink.

T: Wow. I don't know if I mean that in a good way, so I'll analyze. What I first get is bitter, which makes me pucker like Paul Stanley during a KISS concert. This is hoppy alright - dayam! There's a burnt quality to it, no kidding, it's a Black IPA. The caramel is hard to pick up in the taste, and the orange fells non-existent. I was so looking forward to liking this, but I'm afraid that I don't.

M: The hoppiness and bitterness is pretty much all you get from this. Nothing to hang my hat on, so to speak.

O: The bad news is that I didn't go for this beer like I had hoped I would. I love a hoppy beer, but this is overdone for overdone's sake. The good news is that I can handle drinking beer again. Yay! More reviews to come. Thanks for reading.

bogus564, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

disemgrowler, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Faina, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

jaredseaman77, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

touchmeimsac, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Pamola, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of REIFICATION
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%

From a bomber bought in Somerville. Had straight from the bomber, no time for pouring into a glass. I can still tell it has quite a nice foam head, and a very dark color, precise analysis of shades and tints unnecessary. Whiff of both hops and malts, exactly what you want in a black IPA. Same goes for taste, both a nice malt flavor, not too choclatey closer to nutty, and the hops leave a citrus note and are not over powering. Not overpowering on either stout or IPA qualities, I'd say almost a 50/50 blend of a standard nutty stout and a citrusy IPA. It works well. This is a great black IPA! regularly available and is of high quality. If you are into black IPA's this is one you can put in the books as one you can rely on.

REIFICATION, Jan 02, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +1%

After trying the first bottle of Hoppy feet I tried a second one, provided by the good people of Mercury Brwing and it was much better. The color was an opaque rich with off-white head that laced. The aroma was roast and with slight bitter citrus. The taste was a good roasty malt which a bitter grapefruit that provides the nice after taste. The mouthfeel was a medium body with good carbontaion. Overall it is not the best Black IPA i ever had, but it was definitely decent and worth a taste.

WoodBrew, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Aroma is smoky AND hoppy, and I like both! It has an undertone of chocolate and a hint of fresh-cut wood, enough to get me drooling. It pours a luscious dark chocolate brown with a fluffy and rather persistent light tan head that sticks around for a bit and leaves some good lacing. Flavor is hoppy and bitter with a hint of evergreen and a mocha undertone and a touch of licorice. Full-bodied texture is smooth yet edgy, and quite fizzy, leaving a hoppy and chocolaty finish. Hoppy Feet will give you a happy mouth!

Cyberkedi, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

ejw127, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a huge, creamy, off white, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A somewhat muted aroma of hops, malt, and coffee.

T: Tasted of a little coffee, chocolate, some malt, and a surprisingly small amount of hops. Not necessarily a bad flavor, but not quite as powerful as other beers of the style.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a bitter, somewhat harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a pretty good beer, though there are better examples of American Black Ales.

avalon07, Jan 01, 2012
Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,155 ratings.