Hoppy Feet 1.5 - Clown Shoes
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4.44/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - poured a pitch black into a snifter with one finger tan creamy head, head was a varied creamy and large bubble texture. Looked lively throughout but not much for lacing.
S - nose is a hop forward, citrus, pine, and earthiness followed by a punch of alcohol rounded out with roasted malt goodness including notes of smoke, coffee, chocolate, a slight molasses or toffee sweetness.
T - really intense taste, the hoppiness is very forward and not by any means muddled by the porter-esque malts. It's is totally accentuated by them. The intense resinous pine and floral notes of the hops mash right up with the dark chocolate roasted malt smokiness, ending with a quenching bitterness that lingers. I would say this is the best tasting black IIPA I have experienced on my beer journey thus far.
M - thick and viscous, light carbonation. On the hot side, finish is slightly sweet.
O - this is great. Sometimes with these big black IPAs I find the hop flavors muddled in the background and can't really differ them from a really hoppy imperial porter. This is a straight mash up of bright IPA hop flavor and IBUs with delicious roasted malts. The nose was a little pungent with the alcohol but the taste was more smooth, a little hot though. Great beer, will continue to enjoy more.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2013 02:43:33 | More by MaineBrewing
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