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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,138 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,138
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 59
Gots: 121 | 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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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%

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
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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%

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
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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%

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
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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
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-01-2011 05:04:51 | More by rab53
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Daveychu

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-30-2011 20:24:31 | More by Daveychu
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foulhooked

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-30-2011 18:56:44 | More by foulhooked
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Dizbro21

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-30-2011 02:51:18 | More by Dizbro21
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csiewert

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2011 20:01:22 | More by csiewert
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2011 03:05:14 | More by brandoman63
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

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.