Hoppy Feet | Clown Shoes

Hoppy FeetHoppy Feet
BA SCORE
3.87/5
1,458 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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
1,458
pDev:
11.37%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
267
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,458 |  Reviews: 428
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Quite an impressive full inch of deep mocha head atop of a rather pitch black looking beer. Mild ruby hues at the base but very faint.
S - Smell is very timid with little roast or pine but it does smell rather hoppy.
T - Ow god this is one hoppy brew! Bittering unbalanced acidic hops meets a charcoal like roast body. Hoppiness lingers long after the sip on the tongue. Hard to choke down.
M - Medium bodied, kind of slick but so damn hoppy.

Overall I like my black IPA's to balance the hops to roasty malts and this one fails pretty hard. Only get this one if your looking for some serious tongue abuse.

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Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of justintcoons
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Cola-colored black with ruby red highlights. 1 finger of off-white head with good retention.

Nose
Tangerine, pine, caramel and Tootsie Roll.

Taste
Bitter pine with notes of tangerine and lemon. Caramel, Cola, charcoal and cocoa nibs. Pine needles are full force in the finish along with some grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, oily, bitter and dry.

Overall
It's okay. Nothing that I would buy again though.

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Photo of Rwalford74
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of t8dd
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3/18/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and candied citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the bitterness lingers long after each sip.

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Photo of pioneer96
1/5  rDev -74.2%

Photo of klawburke
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Damian74
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of George1799
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, bottled on 2/21/13. Pours dark brown with a big pillowy tan head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet roasted chocolate malts and a little fruit with some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts and a little fruit and coffee with a big bitter tarry finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a pretty good black IPA. A bit too much roast and tarry notes.

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Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of troy138
5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Jason1337
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of chugalug06
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 2/21/13

Large chocolate milk head with beautiful lacing. Brew is black like night.

Smells like roasted caramel and chocolate. Not much hop character.

Tastes like burnt tortilla chips...*_* Not an overdose of hop, or for that matter, any hops. Aftertaste is very soapy and unrefined. Toasty, salty, strangely bitter and well carbonated.

EEEK. Not sure this can get a recommendation at $3/12oz... Glad I tried it, but wont be back.

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Photo of rosschive
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out black as night with a tan 1 1/2 inch head. This beer leaves some serious lace behind. SERIOUS LACE.

Chocolate, citrus, grass and minerals make up most of the smell. Hint of expresso as well.

Coffee and chocolate combine with a nice lemon twist right up front. A hint of grass is followed by more creamy mocha. Bitter herbal aftertaste. A little light going down.

Very nice black ipa/black ale. Glad I have a four pack, will certainly check out more from Clown Shoes.

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Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,458 ratings
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