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Hoppy Feet | Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
1,457 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
427
Ratings:
1,457
pDev:
11.37%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
267
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,457 |  Reviews: 427
Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickSMpls
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Insanely thick head with even the most conservative, down-the-side pour. With half a glass to go, head is still 1/2". Stong aroma of roasted grain from a very rich chocolate brown with no light shining through the glass. A licorice taste comes out after a bit. The label says 80 IBUs which seems high to my taste. Classed as a black ale, not an IPA, but I would vote to move this to the IPA column.

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Photo of UniversalIPA_69
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrebeavers
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mrndcmch
4.95/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a solid dark black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. Lingering messy lacing roamed around the glass adequately.
The smell started off with a big slick wet pine, smelled really fresh like it was just plucked right on off a pine tree. After a bit of warming, light roasty coffee and cocoa runs into the pine and blends nicely.
The taste was moderately sweet with the roast making a good effort to balance yet still have a nice bitterness to also make a sly backing in the flavor. Pine and roasty coffee makes the aftertaste and runs into the finish.
The mouthfeel had a semi-roasty to semi-sweet balanced bittersweet piney/roastiness rolling over my tongue.
Overall, I'd say this was a nice black ale that I would have again.

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Photo of Dduquette
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kitch
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 fl oz bottle with a bottled on date of 2nd March 2015 and poured into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance: Poured a near opaque black with a one finger caramel coloured head that dissipated slowly leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma: Begins with caramel malts and toffee followed by notes of pine, grass and also some dark chocolate.

Taste: Caramel, black coffee and bittersweet chocolate followed by grassy and piney hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice hoppy Black IPA that I would revisit again.

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Photo of Anatole
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trdtercel92
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.79/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gilgar
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really solid black IPA. Pours black with a thin khaki lacing that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma of slight pine, grass, oats and roasted coffee. The hops come through first and foremost followed by roasted oats and then a nice bitterness to round it all off. I'm not a fan of black IPAs in general (I felt like giving it another shot) but it's easy to tell that this is a good representation of the style that's easy to drink.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a very large creamy caramel color head. Dark in color with a very hoppy smell to it, along with some sweetness. Has an overwhelming hop taste that matches the smell.

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Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,457 ratings
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