Hoppy Feet 1.5 | Clown Shoes

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Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Black IPA. First Anniversary Ale.

Added by hopheadjuice on 12-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My favorite black ale ever, now with more everything; can’t say I’m not excited.

Brewed less than three months before the date of this tasting, on 03/29/2013.

A: Thick black body with a wisp of tan head. The center of the glass is raised with a bump of bubbly retention, but there’s little lacing to be found.

S: A nose brimming with brisk coffee and dark chocolate, with undertones of oak and smoke. The aromatic tone of piney hops sits in the background, along with the earthy, natural scent of oats and toasted grain husk.

T: Essentially a hoppy, grainy imperial stout – the warm bourbon-vanilla sweetness at first sip says so, at least. Otherwise, it’s a starkly bitter beer, coming in bursts of astringent pine, green tea, and crisp roasts. Chocolate and berry sweetness on the end, with an aftertaste of fusel alcohol.

M: Smooth, full, and very subtly carbonated. Drinkable to the extreme.

O: I imagined a beer like Hoppy Feet, but I got a completely different animal – I love it. If you see it, buy it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very dark with a light one finger kahki head.

Aroma: Roast, citrusy, specifically this beer smells like fresh cut blood oranges. Nice!!!

Taste: Very roasty, closer to an imperial stout in taste.

Mouthfeel: medium to full body.

Overall: A very unique beer! This is more citrusy than their clementine beer!! The only black IPA that can beat this would, perhaps, be fresh escondidian IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Raul picked this up on axy-dent. He saw "Double India Pale Ale," but blocked out the "black." Raul don't usually do black IPA's, but today, like the creation of the French Dip, it was a good accident.

Darker than my baba mama soul, but sweet like my baby mama after I take her to Tiffany. (That necklace looks good, ma.)

Raul actually likes this, Raul actually likes this well and good. Get on your pogo sticks and chase it, my children. Chase it well and good.

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Hoppy Feet 1.5 from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 646 ratings
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