Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5 Double Black India Pale Ale

Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5 Double Black India Pale Ale

Rated 3.643 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Clown Shoes Beer

Boston, MA, United States

Style:  American Black Ale

10% Alcohol by Volume

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One year of brutal work and abundant shenanigans is in the books. So, we up sized Hoppy Feet and dry hopped it twice. Th huge, complex flavors and powerful hop and malt aromas make a worthy tribute. Thank you, each one of you, for helping make our dreams real.

ID: 43010 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank1490
Overall Percentile97.2
Style Rank16 of 342
Style Percentile95.3
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.818
Weighted Score3.643
Standard Deviation0.299

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  • SIGMUND 6639 reviews
    rated 4.0 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Shared bottle at local tasting, as Clown Shoes First Anniversary Ale Hoppy Feet 1.5 Double Black India Pale Ale. ABV is 10%. Black colour, moderate beige head. Strong and pleasant hoppy aroma, some mild roasty notes in the background. Distinct and powerful piney / hoppy flavour, fairly dry, moderate roasty notes. Massive bitterness in the finish.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    I don't care for IPA's but because this was brewed by Clown Shoes. I decided to give it a try. We'll let me say I didn't care that much for it but in defense I think this was the best IPA I ever drank.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A little age in this bomber, but not too bad. Good, balanced aroma and flavor varying between orange peel and pine, and molasses, chocolate and coffee. Solid slick feeling body. I'd love to try fresh, but total wine won't let me.

  • HANTRAN 550 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pine and citrus in the nose with a hint of chocolate/roasted malts. Pours pretty near cole black body with moderate redish brown head with Ok retention and OK lace; fairly impressive for the abc. Look an awful lot like a good stout. Mouth is a little creamy but slightly on the thin side of medium bodied. Flavor has a belgium fruit funk going on, a bit winey and sweet/sourish with hints of toffee or chocolate from the roasted bill. I am curious about the yeast in this one. Very bitter finish and just something at the end that is not quire right, tad medicinal. Interesting brew!

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Oatmeal stout looking beer with a strong anise nose, chocolate and toffee in there too. Big mouthfeel with a nice smooth trip down your throat. Great balanced flavor of roast, hops and thick malty sweetness. I dont know that you need to call this black ipa, I would call it damn good though.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Ok....I feel slightly confused??? Hopppy Feet 1.0= APA. Hoppy Feet 1.5= Black IPA. So adding 0.5 gets you from America to India? Going from 7% to 10% just makes me babble a bunch of shit? Drank this bad boy in one sitting so gonna be a different angled review. Liked this enough at first to want to grab a second bottle to age. But, then realized towards the end that the regular Hoppy Feet Version 1.0 may be the way to go dollar for dollar. Not really on a cost basis, but quality-wise that one may be better balanced. If you just want to get drunk though, then go for Version 1.5 and slam (or sip) that 10%! This one is bolder, has more flavor...but more isn't always better.....and because it is thicker the mouthfeel is not as smooth. Good enough to get again, but I would want to split this with a friend instead of flying solo.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours an opaque coffee brown with a fairly thick light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma has a strong burnt hops note, an earthy tone, and hints of licorice and roast malt. Flavor is hoppy and smoky, only a little bitter, with hints of licorice, malt and caramel. Lively texture has slightly above-average body and leaves a nice smoky, woody, slightly sweet and slightly bitter finish.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    sorry, we're out- no, you're not .. . Pours a deep black .. good good foam .. . roast, burnt aspirin, tar, ash, and burnt penguin .. . decent mouth, hides the abv well but lacks any depth .. . . That raccoon stole my lamb chop!

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Tried this one right after the regular Hoppy Feet, glad to see this one with a bit more steam. As with the original Hoppy Feet the dark roasted malts take the lead in this brew with the hops as an afterthought. This one seemed to have a bit more hop puch as well as some dark fruit in the mix as well. Overall a nice brew, thats worth a spin.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A jet black colored beer with a big brown frothy head rising robustly above. There's great hang time. Settles into a nice film and ringlet. Pine, citric and bitter coffee malt dominate the profile. Well crafted and a fantastic drink.

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