Hoppy Feet 2.0
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Style:
American Black Ale
ABV:
10%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 7.54%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
101
From:
Clown Shoes
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Hoppy Feet is the first beer we made. Hoppy Feet 1.5 commemorated our first anniversary. Hoppy Feet 2.0 brings a new twist, using twice the hops and all of the knowledge gained during 5 years of brewing Black IPAs that we love. The result: a brew with malty roast, richness and an extremely dank hop profile. Cheers, friends!
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fun beer, these guys do great work, and also a huge beer, although there is little trace of its strength whil drinking it. Dense chocolate black and frothy beer, apparently built more like an imperial stout than anything that could reasonably be called an IPA. Aroma of fresh cut pine and molten milk chocolate, not sure I have smelled these two things side by side before, especially in a beer, but the fusion is lovely. Oily hops abound on the tongue, rich cocoa and black malts provide a sturdy and very bitter base. Past roasted to nearly charred is where it's at, coffee and chocolate in there too. The hops are massive, but the malt is big enough to balance, an incredibly flavorful beer obviously. Extra bitter from the hops too, with a pine needle and citrus peel finish, very complex. Smooth and heavy going down and in the belly, but not hot or boozy hardly at all. Clown shoes does a ton of these absurdly strong and inventive ales, and I admire them for that. This may be one of their best in that category...

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

Pours black with a tight bubbled frothy head that last for quite some time. Excellent sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

Smells of dark roasted malt, bitter hops and a touch of burnt caramel.

Taste is deep roasted malt, molasses, caramel, anise and finishes with dry bittering hops. Very flavorful. A touch of alcohol that is not off putting in the least way.

Mouthfeel is creamy and slick. Goes down easily.

A really enjoyable offering from Clown shoes. I like this version better than the regular one. Much deeper flavors and a better mouthfeel. This is right up there with the best of this class. Recommended and will have again.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Hoppy Feet is the first beer we made. Hoppy Feet 1.5 commemorated our first anniversary. Hoppy feet 2.0 brings a new twist, using twice the hops and all of the knowledge gained during 5 years of brewing Black IPAs that we love. The result: a brew with malty roast, richness and a n extremely dank hop profile. Cheers, friends!" Brewed in the style of an American Black IPA, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft. Limited sporadic release from Clown Shoes.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam head of a mocha brown head over a dark cola brown body with garnet highlights. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Black patent malt, caramel syrup and soft roast malt profile with a reserved sweetness meets a fruity, mildly citrus hop profile with a moderate bitterness. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Medium roasted malt, black patent and caramel grains with a mild sweetness, a citrusy, earthy and fruity hop profile, moderately bitter with a light pinch of alcohol. Very nicely balanced. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, residual, moderately syrupy, mildly dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a medium frothiness and a lightly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly earthy bitter, grainy and hoppy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A solid Black IPA with a big malt body and an enjoyable hop profile. Not quite as "dank" and bold as I expected, but rather it's very nicely balanced. 3.75

Clown Shoes'
Hoppy Feet 2.0 Black India Pale Ale
3.85/5.00

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Photo of MaineBrewing
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - poured an opaque pitch black/dark chocolate in color. One finger tan head. Had was slow to dissipate and left an ever present cap, no real lacing but a ton of legs.

S - intense sweet aroma. Lots of malt, black malt, chocolate, smoke, and alcohol. Hops are there, smothered in chocolatey malt are notes of piney resinous hops.

T - To me this is what a beer should be. I love dark chocolates stouts and I love IPAs, best of both worlds exist in this one beer. Deep dark malt profile with tons of bitter bakers chocolate, it is sticky and smokey and hella roasty. In tandem with the malt is a bright citrusy piney hop note, lingering throughout and taking on a floral/grassy flavor in the aftertaste. The finish is that sticky bitter roasty lingering malt and hop bitterness. You can still taste the roast minutes after a sip.

M - thick and well carbonated. I get the feeling it's really sweet, but the hops are so bitter that they balance the sweetness, but if you really chew it gets overly sweet.

O - This is great, similar to sublimely self righteous (RIP) and wookie jack, but I feel a little more towards the stout side if things. There are ample hops but they aren't bright and cutting though the malt. They are more of a supporting flavor, so to me this drinks like an excessively hoppy RIS, which is by no means a negative thing. I would enjoy one of these anytime, favorite brew from clown shoes hands down.

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Photo of JMS1512
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured with a bit of vivre into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Sight: Dark, dark brown, perhaps chestnut with a tan head. Deep red/purple highlights inside the body. The Head blooms up to about a thumb and a half, then calms down to a pock-marked sponge of half a thumb. It’s a clean glass, so the head sticks around, and lacing is consistent, thin bands.

Aroma: Mostly pine, and a bit of citrus greet the nose, with an addition of roasted, bitter malt. There’s a hint of alcohol evident in the aroma, too.

Taste: Similar to aroma. I almost want to say a bit of raisin or fig in addition to the roasted, chicory-like malt and the brazen hop profile. Anise/licorice? I’ll throw in molasses, too. One can also detect the 10% abv at this point. It has a warm feeling, not overbearing.

Feel: Slick, oily, and coating. I’d call it medium +. It does have some tingle to it; on the dry side.

Overall: I did not have the first version of Hoppy Feet. Regardless, once again, Clown Shoes, you’re put out a winner in my book. Sip with caution, and not on an empty stomach. This one helped me rediscover my love for dark, bitter brews. It almost feels like an American Strong Ale due to the alcohol, but there’s not quite enough sweetness to balance the brashness? At just over 5 months old, this bottle is great. I wonder, what does it taste like 5 days old?

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A grand dark molasses brown and pitch black color
S: The malt and hops come to the fore, so you get earthy and bready aromas as well as the hop smell
T: A multi-dimensional beer that has a velvet malt body and hops that has accentuates the malt body. The malt body offers some dark earthy, caramel flavors that are a bit sweet, while the hops deliver some pine as well as well citrus character.
O: A unique beer that's not for faint hearted.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sample on July 11, 2015.

Dark brown to nearly black pour. Some head.

Aroma is like an oil can with earthy, resiny hop notes and sweet malts.

The body is medium to full.

Malty character to start in the taste but a fairly bold and bitter finish. Almost tastes boozy.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, a sort of Stone-ish vibe to this one, what with the '2.0' versioning.

This beer pours a very dark, red cola-highlighted brown hue, with two hefty fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves some spooky dark woods lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of semi-sweet, roasted caramel malt, wet ash, mixed dried fruit (raisins, prunes, and cherries), a twinge of earthy, dank pine resin, bittersweet cocoa, faintly sour milk, and further leafy, citrusy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is rather sweet, yet well-toasted caramel malt, a bit of biscuity toffee, lightly astringent black licorice root, still muddled black orchard fruit (I'm a poet, and didn't even know it), cafe-au-lait, dark chocolate wafers, gritty pine needles, reduced citrus rinds, and a mildly perfumed (from floral hops, as per usual) cold steely alcohol 'warming'.

The bubbles are nicely rounded in their supportive and otherwise playful frothiness, the body a solid medium-heavy weight for the still new-ish 'style', and well smooth, neither the hops nor the char daring to take anything away here, even allowing for a burgeoning airy creaminess. It finishes in a paradigm of balance, the roasted, chocolatey malt, typical fruity and green hop bitters, and bristling, but not really threatening in the least booziness all making nice-like.

Yeah, I don't recall enjoying the previous (v1.0, I presume) iteration of this quite like I do here - the whole seems much more heady and pleasant than the sum of its parts. Big, and still replete with the constituent yin and yang already mentioned, but oh so well moderated, and thus easy-drinking, despite the 20-proof, so-called heat. Very worthy of checking out, IMHO.

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Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar; upon closer inspection when held up to a bright light, the beer is clear and very dark brown. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down but left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark, roasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of dank hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of dark malts along with notes of roast and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp, and somewhat dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is well balanced for an Imperial Black Ale and is also very drinkable for something hat is 10% abv.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Budinetz
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Belgian tulip. Bottled on 3/8/15 stamped on the side of the bottle.

Pours a dark coffe color that's opaque with a frothy white head that dissipates ever so slowly. Great visible lacing all around the glass as I sip.

Smells delicious! I smell chocolate malt, caramel malt, roasted barley, and burnt bread. A nice hop profile is detected on the nose as well. Perhaps some cascade and challenger?

A serious hoppy bite initially followed by an amazing malt base. Very well balanced brew with a lot going on. Finishes nice and bitter with a roasted malt characteristic when you lock your lips. Boo yah!

Feels sharp on the palate at first but then finishes slick on the lips. Leaves an awesome feeling in your mouth, having you yearning for another sip.

Overall a rock solid example of the style. It appears clown shoes has been tweaking their recipes with this style hence the 1.5 and 2.0. I think they should stick to the one as I would seek this out again.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color with a large foamy beige head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, floral hops, citrus and some chocolate.

T: The taste starts out with hearty roasted malt character followed by some sweet and creamy flavors of chocolate and coffee. Then a good hops bitterness comes in along with some citrus flavor. The malt character seems heavier and the hops presence seems weaker than previous versions. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky but still quite clean for the style.

O: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/25/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/piney hops and dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pineapple, citrus rind, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and dark/roasted malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Black DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and dark/roasted malt flavor; and smooth and fairly crisp to sip on for the big ABV. I found this to be nearly identical to the 1.5 version in flavors, with more intense hoppiness and bitterness overall. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Green's (Atlanta, GA). 6.99. Bottled 2/21/15. Served in a Clown Shoes snifter.

Pours a deep, dark cola brown with just under two fingers of fluffy beige head. Looks black in the glass except around the edges under the light where the chestnut highlights show. The froth lingers, leaving huge sheets of lace behind.

Straight forward but pleasant enough nose of pine, roast and a little citrus. Nothing too fancy but it fits the style.

The flavors are an expected blend of bitter hops and roasty malts. Piney, bitter hop oil, roasted malt, citrus zest, a little chocolate, floral and slightly vegital with just a bit of booze. The flavors work well to make this quite easy to drink for its double digit abv.

Velvety medium, semi oily body with soft but playful carbonation. More of the same pine, citrus peel and roasty notes rounds out the lasting, bitter finish.

It's probably been over three years since my last Hoppy Feet 1.5 and 2.0 seems to pick up where that left off. More bitter, slightly more heft and stickier than both of its predecessors. Despite seeming overly bitter and a tad thin for my preferences, this is a well done black ale.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 3/5/15.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, earth, and slight citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, earth, char, pine needle, and slight citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance between roast, cocoa, and hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of dmgeng
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really love BIPAs and all of the Clown Shoes beers that I've tried so I had to pick this one up.

A - Pours a beautiful dark brown color. Light brown colored head with fine bubbles and great lacing.

S - The smell is of pine, citrus and herbal hops. The hops are mixed together with some bakers cocoa, medium roasted coffee, sweet malt, and mild roast. Smells just as you would expect this beer to but not too pungent in any of the aromas.

T - There is a sweet malt character that is accompanied by citrus, pine, and herbal hops. In the middle there is some caramel to compliment the hop flavors and resin. On the backside there is more stout-esk flavors of light coffee, milk chocolate, and some roasted bitterness. The finish is pretty big with the amount of alpha acids and malt bill leaving a sweet resin lingering.
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M - Moderate to high mouth-feel. Moderate to light carbonation. The mouth-feel is larger than I had anticipated with a smaller flavor punch than some others of the style. It seems to be sticky and lingering which isn't explicitly a bad thing but I don't think that it suits this beer perfectly.

Overall, this is very good Imperial black IPA. I wouldn't call it my favorite because it is sweeter than most BIPAs and with that lingering on the back end it isn't as good as I would have expected. If you like BIPAs this is definitely one to try but if you haven't had one yet I would say that this 10% version shouldn't be your first.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hoppy Feet 2.0 has a flawless appearance, with its midnight black hue and vintage white head of foam that's so thick and puffy, it almost seems like this came from a nitro tap. Deconstructing the aroma, the scents involved are very fresh and sweet... Strawberry candy, lemon, and mandarin orange. Hoppiness!

The flavor is a near-perfect archetype of the style... some malty sweetness accompanied by full piny hop bitterness, wrapped in earthy, toasted goodness. Very good balance. Its finish is a bit resinous and the mouth feel is relatively heavy and quite a bit creamy. Alcohol presence is noticeable, but not in the least bit overwhelming... there's a nice warmth to it.

This beer is worth every penny... I love Black IPAs! When you see Hoppy Feet's luscious pour, smell the intricate and special hop aroma, and indulge in its full flavor you'll truly know what I mean...

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Photo of SawDog505
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, bottled on 3/05/15. Pours nearly pitch black, with a 3 inch light brown sticky head, that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is pine, coffee, dark chocolate, biscuit, and grapefruit.

Taste is much more aggressive, with roasted coffee dancing on the tongue in the aggressively grapefruit finish, with roasted coffee and dark chocolate starting the party.

Body is almost large, with just the right amount of life, a little dry, and goes down easy.

Overall this is really good and at 10% and less than $10, I will be drinking often.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 2.0 a few days ago for $9.99 at The Lager Mill. I had the regular version of Hoppy Feet and I thought it was a solid Black IPA and I'm interested to see how this one turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks good, it goes well with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had two fingers worth of creamy tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a really nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the firs t to show up and they impart a mixture of citrus rind, floral, earthy and piney hops with the citrus rind hops seeming to stick out the most by just a little. Up next comes the malts which impart a nice roasted malt aroma with some sweet malts, chocolate and slight charred grains coming through. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, it's just what I would expect from the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but a little bolder and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the citrus rind hops and piney hops sticking out the most. Up next comes the malts which show up a little more than they did in the aroma and they impart the same aspects with no single aspect sticking out the most. On the finish I get a light alcohol flavor with a medium amount of bitterness and some more sweetness coming through into the aftertaste along with some hoppy and roasted malt flavors. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, but I wish it was a little less sweet with the alcohol hidden just a little better.

M- Fairly smooth, crisp, a little creamy, a little sticky, full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a nice example of a Black IPA, it had just about everything that I look for in the style and it was nice for being more of an Imperial Black IPA, but it was still a little rough around the edges and it didn't really stick out from a lot of the other black IPA's. This beer had ok drinkability, I think one glass is enough for me, the sweetness and alcohol might start to wear on me after that. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and the balance between the malt and hop flavors. What I liked the least about this beer was the sweetness and that the alcohol wasn't hidden just a little better. I might buy this beer again, if I wanted a strong Black IPA, but it's nothing I'm going to stock up on and I recommend it if you like strong Black IPA's. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think with a little bit of work this could be a pretty good beer, but I'm not sure it has to be as big as it is. It's not a favorite Clown Shoes beer and I think it's above average for the style. Nice job guys, this was a nice Black IPA, keep it up.

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Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice creamy darker almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, decent lacing, super dark almost black beer.

Nose super earthy spicy hops, creamy black malts, little roasty, little orange peel, touch of fudgey cocoa.

Taste starts with sweet creamy dark malts, creamy choc, lactose I think, with touch of black malt, and little fudgey cocoa. Lots of hops, very bitter with earthy spicy hops, little pine and hint of orange peel, mild fluffy nougat too. No alcohol. Finish is pretty bitter, spicy earthy hops, little zest note, lingering sticky feel and mild creamy milk chocolate.

Mouth is a bit fuller bod nice and creamy, good carb, no booze.

Overall mixed, malts are nice and hops are decent, but still has a bit of clashing. No booze, and pretty enjoyable for a black ipa.

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Photo of Kendo
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 2/24/15; consumed on 4/10/15, making this one about 6 weeks old.

A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is black with a half-finger light-brown head, which recedes to leave nice splotches of lace. Even when backlit, the body is completely black.

S: Citrus, roast and pine - in that order, more or less. Nice - it hits all the notes I like for this style. Could be stronger, however.

T: First impression: I was expecting a "bigger" flavor. I recall liking the 1.5 and I expected this to be . . . well, bigger. Modest roast and orange peels, then piney hop bitterness on the finish. ABV heat is felt in the belly pretty quickly, but is surprisingly not all that noticeable on the palate. Lingering bitter presence on the palate in the aftertaste brings to mind pine again.

M: Call it medium in heft, though the feel is a little thinner than you'd expect - and want - for what is really an Imperial Black IPA. Carbonation is a bit too muted as well, resulting in a modestly slick feel.

O: This is good stuff - my disappointment is more with the high expectations I had and not something intrinsically wrong with the beer.

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Photo of threeviews
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle (BOD 02/24/2015) into a 13oz Libbey Beligian Tulip glass

A - The initial pour is absolutely black. However, when held up to the light it is in fact a deep ruby red color with brown highlights. The head is minimal, but it is a khaki colored with little retention. (4.5)

S - Pine and Orange Citrus (both flesh and rind) followed by hints of chocoate and roast. Although it is slight, there is an element of anise/licorice that comes out as it warms. The balance they achieved between hop and malt profile is exceptional. The 10%ABV is completely undetectable. (4.75)

T - The taste is a bit of twist on the aroma: Orange flesh and citrus hit first which are followed by a resiny/piney bitterness. The dark malts come in on the finish but never supercede the hop profile. The 10% ABV has a warming effect in the chest, but its presence is complimentary to the dark and roasty malts. (4.5)

M - Medium body with soft, creamy carbonation. You definitely have no inclination that you are drinking a 10% ABV beer. Despite the darker malts playing a role and it being 10% ABV, it has a high drinkability factor. (4.75)

O - Hoppy Feet 1.5 was the first Black IPA I ever had (all the way back in 2011), and version 2.0 does not disappoint. Although I will give a slight edge to Dubhe from Uinta, this ranks second. Wookey Jack (which after many years) continues to be a favorite, but I will have to say Uinta and Clown Shoes surpasses it with balance (not as bitter) and balance b/w hops and malt. However, cost ($9.99 for a 22oz bottle) ranks this as the least economical of the three. (4.50)

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a frothy cap that leaves great lacing

S: Piney hops and roast up front, followed by some dark chocolate and coffee notes. Definitely dominated by the pine and roast

T: Starts off with the roast and piney notes and slowly goes into some dark chocolate and bitterness. Some coffee notes come in towards the end, along with a very light sweetness. Finishes with lingering bitterness and roast

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Surprisingly very smooth

O: Clown Shoes definitely flexes their black IPA muscles with this one, loading even more hops into both the regular and 1.5. Much too easy to drink for being 10% and hoppy as hell. Definitely worth picking up if you're into either of the other hoppy feet beers, black IPAs in general, or just the brewery

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Photo of MattXT
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very dark in color with a large, long lasting head that gradually settled into a one finger's worth. Nose is of pine and roasted malts. Flavor follows with some citrus leading to pine and roast. Very clean and smooth mouthfeel and a pleasant bitter finish. This is a really well made beer.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark color, free of sediment. Hoppy aroma with pine, citrus and charred malt. The flavor is hoppy upfront with a slight malt flavor and a hint of smoke. Bitter, citrusy, unrelenting ale. Some alcohol is noticed but not hot at all. This is a nice drinking beer that I will revisit in the future.

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Hoppy Feet 2.0 from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 101 ratings