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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:
Clown Shoes visit their website
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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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber to snifter. Bottled a little less than three months ago

Pours a midnight black with a finger of that black ale mocha tone foam. Good lacing, moderate retention. Smells of hops, chocolate, coffee, butterscotch, some citrus, and some earth tones. Caramel malts compose the backbone, smells nice and sweet. Faint odor of alcohol present, well concealed for 10%. Tastes of bitter chocolate hop, finish is very complex with a bitter floral coffee taste that hangs around for the after taste, alcohol concealed quite well. The feel is as strong as the rest of the beer, full bodied, thick and creamy. Overall a great beer, doing black ipas a great justice. Happy birthday clown shoes

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 07:17:45 | More by lordofstarside
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-03-2014 02:06:37 | More by Stoutsman
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-02-2014 22:40:53 | More by Bnjmnlws
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Maryland

3/5  rDev -25.9%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-01-2014 04:43:46 | More by Georgiabeer
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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-27-2014 21:14:24 | More by sammyg832
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-22-2014 11:47:11 | More by Vinyl_on_Tap
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Schulte30

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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astronautjones

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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ColieMae

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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kaelahann

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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lochef81

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This bipa pours a very near black color with a generous tan head that lasts well into the pour and leaves very substantial lacing. The aroma was far maltier than I had expected for an imperial black ipa. The same can be said for the flavor; although that was more complex with notes of vanilla and coffee present. Overall, this one seemed closer to porter or even stout than black ipa. Would have enjoyed a hoppier presence like its little brother Hoppy Feet.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 23:27:05 | More by lochef81
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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bmwats

Louisiana

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into DFH IPA glass.

A: Black with a 2 finger, foamy khaki head. Settles fairly slowly, leaving a smattering of bubbles and a partial foam blanket on the surface. Thick, persistent lacing.

S: Roasted nut shells, and a little black licorice. Just a bit of grapefruit peaks out from behind the roasty characteristics, and is accentuated with a bit of butterscotch.

T: Roasted pecan shells, bitter floral hops, and a fair amount of black licorice.

M: Heavy mouthfeel. Bitter and roasty. A little boozy. Bitterness lingers on the palate throughout.

D: Sipping experience... the character will dictate as much.

Atmosphere is really strong. Dark, with a substantial head, and plenty of persistent lacing. Nose is a well balanced combination of char roast, bitter citrus, and a touch of sweetness. Very roasty, with biting bitterness, and a nice hop. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Outlived my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

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Australia

5/5  rDev +23.5%

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Hoppy Feet 1.5 from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.