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Hoppy Feet 1.5 - Clown Shoes

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90
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599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 52
Gots: 69 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double Black IPA. First Anniversary Ale.

(Beer added by: hopheadjuice on 12-25-2010)
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Lldeegan

Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another beer brought to me by a Tabor, this time Luke brought me Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet. A black IPA is really one of my favorite styles. I think it delivers everything a beer nerd desires. The dark malt delivers roasty flavors of chocolate and coffee that stout drinkers crave, while the hops deliver a bright burst of bitter citrus that hopheads love. All in all it's the best of both worlds, and I love them, and a double black IPA? C'mon. Here's my review:
Pours dark brown to black with a tan head
An aromatic harmony of dark malt and bright hops deliver notes of coffee, grapefruit, chocolate and orange zest all at once. This beer delivers on the first whiff.
A sweet and rich malt taste, with roasty coffee, dark chocolate up front that fades to a supporting role as the hops step in mid palate and dominate with bitter, grassy, flavors then the citrus follows and lead to a lingering bitter pine finish with a touch of roast. Incredible from start to finish.
Medium to full body.
Rich and sweet, with a hop bite. This beer is simple and delicious, yet deeply complex flavors when you really get into it. This paradox creates the demand for another sip, which demands another until the bottle is gone. The 10% is well hidden in the bold flavors, I really enjoyed this beer. Thanks again Luke!

Style: Black IPA
ABV: 10%

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 06:29:22 | More by Lldeegan
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Hoppy Feet 1.5 from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.