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Hoppy Feet 1.5 - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

600 Ratings
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Ratings: 600
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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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-01-2014 04:43:46 | More by Georgiabeer
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-27-2014 21:14:24 | More by sammyg832
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Minski405


4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-27-2014 19:04:25 | More by Minski405
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Vinyl_on_Tap

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%

06-15-2014 01:56:02 | More by Schulte30
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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-15-2014 01:53:57 | More by Jaysmittyland
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astronautjones

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-22-2014 23:29:40 | More by astronautjones
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ColieMae

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-22-2014 21:45:23 | More by ColieMae
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user785335

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-13-2014 17:16:10 | More by user785335
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-13-2014 04:12:14 | More by thampel09
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kaelahann

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-09-2014 06:50:18 | More by kaelahann
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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%

05-07-2014 20:53:21 | More by Zachtheporter
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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

05-06-2014 23:37:06 | More by bmwats
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

5/5  rDev +23.5%

05-01-2014 15:34:26 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
As black as any beer I've seen to date - ZERO light penetration. Finger-thick beige head disappears quickly to little more than a ring. Okay lacing and legs that can be spotted a mile away.

Aroma:
Sweet cocoa and molasses. Undertones of espresso and hints of caramel irradiate through thick malt and surprisingly subtle pine notes. A bit of cola.

Taste:
This one is a tongue bruiser, but I'll be damned, it's tasty! Wasting no time, this brew attacks with gusto - bitterness hits right away with a distinct pine punch, a bit grassy even. However, gobs of roasted malts and roll with the punches and provide a bit of peat and burnt chocolate. It hurts so good, even the aftertaste is bitter. Alcohol is noticeable. Sweetness is omnipresent but muted and most notable on the finish - mostly molasses.

Mouthfeel:
Thick. More carbonation than I was expecting to encounter. Finishes sweet and somehow dry at the same time. Light alcohol burn. Ashy aftertaste.

Overall:
Intense... There is nothing subtle about this beer. If you like the clashing of two worlds, this beer is most certainly for you. Whether you're a hophead or you prefer to indulge in sweet malts, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with this. I highly recommend picking this one up, and I also recommend bringing a friend along for the ride. Attempting to tackling a bottle of this, alone, is madness.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 04:11:46 | More by alphagnome
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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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Burt

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-18-2014 18:22:33 | More by Oidmoe
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GoBlue12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-03-2014 18:18:43 | More by josephwa
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devilfluff

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-02-2014 23:11:15 | More by devilfluff
Hoppy Feet 1.5 from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.