Hoppy Feet | Clown Shoes

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,457 Ratings
Hoppy FeetHoppy Feet
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jlindros on 12-26-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,457
Reviews:
427
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
267
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It poured a pitch black and had a body of the exact same color. A small off-white/tan two centimeter head appeared and lasted for a good minute. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Spider web lacing was seen spotting the sides of the glass. The smell was basically the coffee and the hops, combined very well. Some malts came in as the beer warmed. The taste had a creamy yet roasty coffee hoppiness to it. I’d say it was pretty good. The palate was about a medium to heavy with some creaminess coming through. Overall, this was a pretty good Black IPA.

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

Photo of akopczyk
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigTrent
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of life_of_agony
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkonte
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotoriousBAC
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma is definitely on the hoppy side with nice resiny and earthy notes, but you also get some milk chocolate and coffee. Taste starts really balanced with the hoppy notes and also chocolate and roasted malt. Finish is even more roasty and bitter with some coffee notes as well. Medium, smooth feeling body with soft carbonation. I really enjoy black IPAs and this one is really well made and tasty.

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Photo of Jack74
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.14/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not so yummy for me!

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Photo of FKane8832
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saleanbe
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gautch726
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep chocolate brown with a dark red hue. Comes lidded with a heavy, float-esque head that leaves behind a wealth of lace on your glass. Aroma is negligible with a bit of hops carrying as well as a bit of cinnamon. It has a creamy texture that turns rough as the flavors bite in. Hops, chocolate, cinnamon, more hops.

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Photo of StoutIrish
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertraveler08
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Look-This beer is extremely dark and has about a 1 inch head with a sticky lace.

Smell-The smell is smoky pine with a sweet undertone of citrus and maple.

Taste- The taste is burnt pine with a heavy hop mouth kick and finishes with bitter citrus

feel-The feel is a very lingering taste that is rich in flavor and stays around for a while.Very filling and gets better as the beers warms to room temp.

Overall-I really wanted to try this beer and was able to get my hands on it.I was impressed by the smell and look but was blown away by the first sip.I love this style of beer and recommend anyone who loves dark beer and hops to try this one.

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Photo of Euroglot
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hop_junkie
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,457 ratings.
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