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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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5/5  rDev +23.5%

PeavinePyrat, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of jmarsh123
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%

Pours jet black with a 2 finger creamy mocha head with spotty sticky lacing down the glass.

Aroma is piney hops with a bit of roastiness.

Starts out with a strong roasted coffee flavor. Bold earthy and piney hops makes their presence felt and it finishes bitter and dry.

Mouthfeel and carb are both medium.

Very solid brew and for 10% hides the alcohol very well. I'm not a huge fan of Black IPA's, but this is one of the better ones I've had. Better than the original Hoppy Feet.

jmarsh123, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

csiewert, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

wcintula, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

InspectorBob, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Jammies
3.2/5  rDev -21%

A - pours black with about an inch and a half of foam. Excellent retention

S - very sweet with a light citrus and grassy odor.

T - Sweet, but a hot finish

M - slightly watery. Malty aftertaste coats the entire mouth

O - Not terrible, but too hot.

Jammies, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

thedoer, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Bilco, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of MrELovesBeer
3.93/5  rDev -3%

Writing this while trailing off into a Thanksgiving coma. Popped open a bottle before dinner while we were snacking on Ritz crackers and Cabot cheese. Delicious - hoppy, rich, creamy, and super roast-y and dry on the finish. Nose was a bit overly boozy and didn't find the high abv to add to the experience of the beer but yeah, would definitely jump back in for more.

MrELovesBeer, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

mcallister, Nov 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

jenray, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

joepais, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

nh2032, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Bung
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%

22 oz. Just about black with a nice finger of tan head.

Aroma is quite hop forward, more pine than citrus, with roasted malt, anise and coffee after. Fairly pungeant.

Taste, one of the hoppier black ales I've had.
Mostly piney resin up front. Wow is that a dry roast finish. Very dry. Coffee, faint cocoa. Almost to a fault, like I just ate some burnt toast.

Solid mid body. The mouth sucking dryness does not affect the drinkability as much as I thought it would. Kind of like a sour candy, making you want to have another. Alcohol is also pretty well hidden.

Still the dryness makes this one slightly less than steller for me.

Bung, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

DeSoto, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

randomdanger, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

halfshell, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

adrian21, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours black with a finger of thick, creamy, tan head. The head fades to a small layer and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Pine and citrus hops dominate with some sweet and roasty malt in the background.

Taste: As in the smell, the hops are the star here. Citrus peel and some pine notes as well. There is more of a sweetness in the taste than in the smell. The roast shows up more in the bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side with fluffy carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Couldn't taste much alcohol at all. I would have another, but would have to be in the mood.

oline73, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

thebouch01, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

avaldivia, Nov 14, 2011
Hoppy Feet 1.5 from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.