Hoppy Feet | Clown Shoes

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Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jlindros on 12-26-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,459 |  Reviews: 428
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Paincane
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown brew with a generous creamy tan head. Excellent lacing and head retention.
S: Roasted dark malt, coffee and pine aromas.
T: Bittersweet chocolate, coffee, dark malt backbone and a significant hop profile. M: Medium bodied, smooth with a dry clean bitter finish.
O: Full-flavored balanced black IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of lochef81
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first experience with a Clown Shoes product and it was definitely a good one. This ale pours a hearty cola color with a thick tan head which lasts longer than most black ipas. There is substantial lacing and a nice mouth coating chewiness to this ale. The aroma is malty sweet and hoppy bitter with a blend of floral citrus notes and a deep smoky coffee smell. The flavor follows suit. A perfect blend of the hoppy bitterness of an ipa and the sweet smoky maltiness of a porter. This is everything I want and expect from a black ipa. May have even surpassed sublimely self righteous as my new favorite black ipa. Can't wait to try the bottle of Hoppy Feet 1.5 that I picked up at the same time.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, no date

pours almost black, just a bit of brown around the edges of the glass. thin white head that fades. more roast in the aroma than expected, with with some earthy hops. taste is fairly bitter, and quite acidic. very dry aftertaste. medium body and carbonation level.

after having the hoppy feet 1.5 and thinking it was great, I was very disapointed in this beer. the flavors just don't jive together very well.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark brown color, thick lacy head.
Aroma: Chocolate hoppy aroma.
Flavor: Dark chocolate flavor, very hoppy body and bitter finish. This is a full bodied brew with slightly acidic carbonation.
Overall: This beer's taste like a dark ale/stout-hybrid. It’s true to its name; it is bitterly hoppy.

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4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Totally black in color. Poured with a short beige foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap that left fingers of sticky lacings on the glass. Dark roasted and lightly charred malt aromas with citrus hops, and touch of sweet dark chocolate. Medium bodied with rich carbonation through the middle and slick oily feel at the end. Dark roasted and burnt malt flavors up front with a touch of chocolate sweetness.  Tangy pine hop bitterness builds through the middle with a hint of citrus hop underneath. Well balanced aromas, intense maltiness, and flavorful hoppiness. I solid black IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,459 ratings