Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes
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2.4/5 rDev -37.8%
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.
12-15-2011 02:43:38 | More by jonvan04
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
12-14-2011 01:23:14 | More by isaiahcutright
4.9/5 rDev +26.9%
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.
12-09-2011 15:27:17 | More by yesyouam
4.22/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured from a 22-ounce bottle into a brandy snifter.
A: Near pitch-black body with a tho-finger head of creamy, persistent white foam that leaves some nice, chunky lacing.
S: Licorice, sweet-roasted caramel, smoky wood, fruity esters and bitter, herbal, earthy and piney hops.
T: Flavor leads with a rich, robust and roasty malt quality, imparting charred wood, dark chocolate, and mild coffee flavors to the fruity rash of citrus fruits and pine. A bit of hop and alcohol heat peeks through, drying out the palate with brash and piney, citrusy bitterness. Finishes fairly balanced with a little sticky character and spicy, bitter aftertaste.
M: Full-bodied and robust brew with some alcohol and hop sting in the finish.
O: A nice, East-coast American black ale or IPA. The classification name of the style doesn't matter when the flavor and craft are this good. The 7% ABV Hoppy Feet manages to balance porter-like complexity and sweetness with dry, spicy and wide-ranging hop varietals in the tradition of many New England style IPAs.
11-27-2011 22:27:00 | More by Gambrinus1184
Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,138 ratings.