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 Wheels2532
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of funkydrumma
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Roasty flavor blends well with chocolate notes and the bitterness of hops.

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

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRizz62
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave2234
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jvillefan
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopticalDeployment
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boostie
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unique blend of Columbus and Amarillo hops in this IPA. Get your pallet ready for the 80 IBU blitz.
Served on tap, but bottles of this are easy to find.

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

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

Photo of refractor82
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ALLISON01
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Year old bottle. Should have checked date before buying. Still pretty good. Will rate again when I get a fresh one.

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Photo of J-Rye
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MortarPestle
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ipswich MA is the east coast San Diego.
Love Clown Shoes brews.

A. espresso color and a sea-foam beige head that lasts nicely and leaves lots of lace.

S: Roasted malts appear first, with wood char and peat fire, but then piney/minty hops emerge as if thrown on the fire.

T: Blacked dark bread, then piney hops assault with a minty-bitter-peppery direction. Lots of complexity, good sipper.

F: Medium body with prickly, carbonation, and nice cream feel.

O: This is a major, bitter explosion on the buds without much fruit and mostly dark char, fire, pepper, pine, mint, herbs. Like herbs thrown on a fire pit.

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Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of E-McFarden
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour obsidian black with a roaring khaki colored creamy head, lacing is moderate to high. At a distance of about 8in from the glass I get strong floral aroma hops with caramely roasted malts smells trying to peak through, closer to the glass I get more of the biscuity base malt smells tinged with a slight vanilla finish. In the beginning of the taste I get a brilliant balance of caramel and dried fruit, followed in the end with a strong but not overpowering presence of bittering hops. This one isn't too heavy on the palate and finishes nicely. Overall its very balanced, mingling the dangerous black malts and base malts with the bitter and fruity hops. The only thing for me at the end was plastic like taste lingering between sips, but this fades about 1/4 of the way through the beer. I'm honestly surprised this one isn't rated higher, but everyone has a different palate.

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Photo of hozersr
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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