Hoppy Feet | Clown Shoes

very good
1,457 Ratings
Hoppy FeetHoppy Feet

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

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.

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Photo of Kerrie
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ElSid
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Freshness Date: None

A: Black with deep brown highlights. The head is fluffy and tan, spreading in sheets of microbubbles on the glass.

S: The scent is surprisingly sweet sporting strong notes of caramel, cocoa, and brown sugar. There are also hints of espresso and earth.

T: Smooth and sweet with nice malt complexity. The sweetness is the cornerstone comprised of cocoa nibs, brown sugar, caramel and toffee. The is also some toasted grain which transitions to a mild bitterness that is predominately earthy with a touch of citrus zest, flowers and pine. The alcohol is well hidden.

M: Smooth and creamy with faint to moderate carbonation. The soft feels synergism with the sweet palate culminates to a chocholate milk like experience.

O: An enjoyable dark brew but in the end lacked the hop feel and complexity of a great black IPA.

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Photo of magnusdave
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of RangnaR
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jkane101
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Tracker83
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Okay, I am reviewing this beer that was bottled in December 2014, so there may be some changes in the hop flavor during that time. It pours a nice, pitch black color with a thick, brown, foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. Still has a nice piney aroma with some roasted malts and coffee. I would like to try a fresh one, but I don't think that much has really left this beer since bottled. Still has a nice bitter hop. Tasty roasted maltiness and coffee at the end. Moderately astringent bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very good.

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Photo of supa0525
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Sparty55
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours black with a one finger sand colored head. Nice lacing down the glass with every sip.

S: Interesting mix here. I get some minty/herbal hops along with some grapefruit, cocoa and roasted malt.

T: A little faint coming out of the gate. Eventually, I get some light roasted malt, cocoa, and toasted grain with a big push of grapefruit hop resin in the background. The resin lingers through the finish with just a touch of roasted malt. A touch unbalanced, but not a bad Black IPA at all.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of David_C
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AdamBear
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-very dark brown with a nice tan head

S-has a good cocoa backbone with a hint of weedy hops in there as well. Good strength

T-comes in with a good flavor of aged cocoa and wood. It's a really good flavor along with some of the weedy hops from the nose. The after-taste is mostly of the cocoa. Good complexity and balance to this.

M-medium dry carbonation with a dry finish

O-actually one of the better black IPAs I've have. It focuses more on the cocoa than the hops, while still keeping a slight hint, enough to keep it from being a full blown porter or stout. I recommend this.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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