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Hoppy Feet 1.5 - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

615 Ratings
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Ratings: 615
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 56
Gots: 73 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

afrokaze, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

megamass, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Steve_Oldrati, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

JamesStreet, May 10, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%

Bottled 3/29/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that packs a bit more of an alcohol kick but otherwise is almost indistinguishable from regular Hoppy Feet in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

MarkyMOD, May 08, 2013
Photo of flexabull
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours a very dark brown color with a pretty nice light tan colored head.

Aromas are nice. Nice floral and resiny hops and cocoa and chocolate malt notes.

Taste is roasty up front. Bitter bakers chocolate, with some slightly sweet and creamy malt flavors. Finish is bitter, resiny, and floral, with a bit of heat from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is full, with nice carbonation.

Overall, a very nice Cascadian Black Ale from Clown Shoes. Tasty and well crafted.

flexabull, May 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

msondel, May 05, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%

A: It has a dark brown body with a two finger off white head.

S: I could smell this hoppy beer the second I open the bottle. It is a mixture of dark roasted chocolaty malts combined with citrusy bitterness.

T: The taste is amazing. One of the best black IPAs, I've had. It has a toasty almost smoked backbone. Subtle chocolate tones make it into this beer. The potent hops come in next. There is citrus, pine, and floral flavors that play well with the malts.

M: A little thin for my liking but the carbonation saves the mouthfeel.

O: Great Black IPA. I will be seeking out more by Clown Shoes after this beer.

jvillefan, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

BYOFB, May 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Casey3236, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

William85, May 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%

Pours a deep black with thick tan head. Very nice lacing.

Roasted malts, cumquat and chocolate dominate the front of the smell. Lemon, coffee and dark fruit make up the end.

Chocolate, slight coffee, citrus, roasted malts, pine, a hint of booze and a bit of anise. Goes down smooth as silk.

Great brew by Clown Shoes. As a true hophead, this was a great mix of styles.

OBeerMeGreatOne, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

neckbracesub, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mattafett, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

Bottled in March 2013

A: Pours a dark brown/black with 3 finger dark khaki fluffy head. Lacing on the glass.

S: Getting some sweet chocolate notes with a HINT of pine. Fresh earth aroma as well.Roastyness coming through as well.

T: Chocolate, slight coffee, hop finish. Bit of bready feel in this as well.

M: Full bodied, sticky sweetness coats the mouth. Bitter dry finish. Chocolate on the breath following.

O: If someone had told me this is a belgian stout I would have believed them. Not as hoppy as reg hoppy feet, more body, more roasty. Pretty interesting beer, heavy on the chocolate.

CommanderOfAwesome, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

gueuzegossage, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

bigred89, Apr 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

xseanprimex, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Crimsontider22, Apr 12, 2013
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3.19/5  rDev -21.2%

Fresh from the brewery, bottled in 8/2012 (is that really fresh?). 22oz bottle pours into an IPA pint glass a nearly opaque black color with chocolate highlights. Topped with a nice looking, mocha colored head of about one finger in size. Looks like a nice stout.

Aroma is hoppy, with the roastiness kept to a minimum. Reminds me of Dubhe from Uinta; piney hops, slight roastiness, sweet alcohol (almost solvent like), strong esters.

I like the flavor profile. The piney hops smack me in the face first off. The bitterness is kept under control, and I assume that is attributed to the age of this one. The bitterness is a nice accompaniment to the alcoholic bite. There is a little more roasty flavor than indicated in the aroma. Still, the alcohol kind of absorbs this one. Hot.

Due to the alcohol, a sipper for sure. Not bad, but probably a little better when fresh: the bitterness may counteract some of the sweet alcoholic flavors. Not sure if I would have another.

SaCkErZ9, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

SocalKicks, Apr 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

jmilo64, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

fredmugs, Apr 10, 2013
Hoppy Feet 1.5 from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.