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Hoppy Feet 1.5 - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
90
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603 Ratings
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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 52
Gots: 70 | 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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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

04-29-2013 05:47:18 | More by Kelp
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 05:13:44 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-28-2013 13:03:41 | More by neckbracesub
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mattafett

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-28-2013 00:09:48 | More by mattafett
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 04:28:22 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2013 04:37:46 | More by gueuzegossage
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-21-2013 22:29:21 | More by bigred89
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-14-2013 13:56:48 | More by xseanprimex
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-12-2013 23:18:42 | More by Crimsontider22
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.19/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 20:30:41 | More by SaCkErZ9
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-12-2013 07:04:37 | More by SocalKicks
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jmilo64

Maine

3/5  rDev -25.9%

04-12-2013 02:56:46 | More by jmilo64
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-10-2013 22:23:44 | More by fredmugs
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-06-2013 14:19:07 | More by Colosdog
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle purchased on a trip to CT in late 1/13, bottling 8/28/12, poured into a 3 Stars snifter, drank 4/3/13 over ~one hour.

A: 4.75 - bitch black, solid one finger head dissipates into attractive glass lacing, undetectable bubbles --> beautiful appearing black ale/CDA

S: 4.5 - really interesting aroma with beautiful admixture of grapefruit and chocolate/coffee

T: 4.75 - subtle bitterness that resolves into admixture of grapefruit, booze and coffee roast; there are a lots of subtle flavors going on here, and, dare I say, one of the best tasting CDAs this side of Wookey Jack; I cannot taste the high ABV in here at all

M: 4.75 - medium body, medium carbonation, dry mouthfeel

O: 4.75 - I dig everything going on here, especially in a style that I don't particular like; I tend to prefer roastier dark beers like RIS and porters, and, I wonder, if the age on this beer with the high ABV is increasing the appeal for me; regardless, I'd be curious to try this one fresh but it has definitely piqued my interest in v1.0 as well

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 03:33:48 | More by MNishCT77
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jrstamp

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-30-2013 22:47:59 | More by jrstamp
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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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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-29-2013 01:01:45 | More by tbryan5
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larybrew

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-26-2013 01:48:29 | More by larybrew
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zrab11

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-25-2013 13:35:32 | More by zrab11
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guytyping

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-18-2013 02:15:42 | More by guytyping
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match1112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-17-2013 16:02:43 | More by match1112
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-16-2013 04:11:38 | More by RoryOMoore
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-14-2013 02:31:49 | More by Gagnonsux
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-11-2013 02:40:43 | More by Skye1024
Hoppy Feet 1.5 from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.