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Hoppy Feet 1.5 - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

574 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%


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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wil19b85

Vermont

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber purchased at the beverage warehouse in Winooski, VT. As far as I know this is the first double black IPA I've had. I'm always looking forward to something new.

A - As dark as they come. Allows no light to pass through.
S - Very malty smell. Also has some notes of coffee.
T - Definitely pretty mallty. It doesn't really have that boozy taste that one would expect with a beer at 10%. Its actually really smooth. Very roasty. Delicious. Decently bitter but nothing over the top.
M - Not much carbonation which is fine by me. Makes it more drinkable.

Overall I've enjoyed it. It wasn't anything I'll be going out of my way to get in the future but that being said it was certainly above average and a great way to end a long day.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 02:05:01 | More by wil19b85
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Mlawrence

Georgia

4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving: bomber into a pint glass

Appearance: deep brown, almost black. Good amount of light brown head with good retention

Smell: Nice dark roasted malts, hops, a hint of chocolate and fruit

Taste: The dark roasted malts come in on the front end with coffee and chocolate notes. The hops are not to far behind, they blend together nicely. Nice bitter hoppy aftertaste. You can't taste the 10% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation, goes down very smoothly.

Overall: My first Black IPA, and I wasn't disappointed. It's strong in both the malt and hops department, and they're blended together very well. Great beer, will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 00:58:31 | More by Mlawrence
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Black body with a thick tan head that is very thick and creamy.
Smell:
Hops, caramel, roasted malts and coffee notes and mild grape fruit.
Taste:
Good carbonation, the malts and hops are well balanced, the roasted coffee is good and there is a slight chocolate flavor mixed in.
Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied ale with plenty of carbonation, this really warms up your mouth.
Overall:
Smooth and a really great drinking ale over all, for the alcohol content, it’s well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 01:04:22 | More by vickersspitfire
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-20-2014 14:35:09 | More by markgugs
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-19-2014 19:48:27 | More by Burt
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-18-2014 18:22:33 | More by Oidmoe
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-17-2014 13:57:09 | More by GoBlue12
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-04-2014 00:24:07 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep black with a two-finger tan head. Nice amount of sticky lacing.

S - Hop forward - lots of grapefruit, orange, and pine. Roasted malts are also present.

T - Roasted malts right upfront followed by lots of hoppiness. There is a nice balance of sweet malts and bitter hops. Finish has a strong hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very easy drinkng.

O - One of the better Black IPAs I've had. Nice blend of malts and hops. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 06:48:00 | More by TreyIsWilson
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.9%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Pennsylvania

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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New Jersey

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California

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Hoppy Feet 1.5 from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.