Hoppy Feet 1.5 - Clown Shoes
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4.08/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz. capped bottle (Bottled 12/2011) into a pint glass.
A strong pour yields a 1-finger tan-colored head that slowly fades after a few minutes to a thick dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a nearly opaque dark brown with faint highlights of ruby when held to light. Great lacing clings to the glass like soap scum to a dirty pane of glass.
Aromas of dark chocolate, cacao, and roasted coffee beans flow from the dying head with just a hint of piney hops. The hops do not appear to be as prevalent in the nose as one would expect from a double dry-hopped beer.
Citrus and pine hops flavors register with the taste buds the instant they come into contact. Notes of mandarin orange and grapefruit are held in check by dark malts with notes of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, mocha, and melted caramel. Oddly, as the beer is swallowed, all of the flavors quickly mellow. Then a strong citrus hops flavor, carrying notes of orange cream and pineapple, slowly takes over the show. As this too fades, a piney bitter aftertaste lingers along with a slight alcohol warmth.
The body is medium to full with just enough weight to let all the flavors (both hops and malt) open up and develop properly. While it is slightly sticky and coating, at no point does it become overly sticky or syrupy. This is due to the excellent carbonation in this beer. Despite its minor fizzing at the beginning of each sip, the carbonation really helps to keep this beer moving. This is no small feet considering the 10% ABV of the beer.
Compared to the original Hoppy Feet, this beer lacks the hops aromas that makes HF1 so great. However, HF1.5 more than makes up for this with the unparallelled flavors and superb carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2012 05:28:29 | More by output01x
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