Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Looks like a stout, is black with a coffee-colored head. The aroma is hard to pick up, oddly. What I do get comes by in the way of dates and dark roast. The flavors are fabulous and long! It’s more dry than it is bitter, with lingering espresso. Munching on coffee beans. The hop brightness has faded, it’s not that fresh by the time it made it down to our Total Wine. But the lack of bright hops doesn’t detract from the overall flavor profile. Alcohol is well-hidden. Dangerously drinkable and good for a late night pick me up!
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pour is dark black/brown with a medium tan head.
aroma is roasted malt, slightly fruity, slightly boozy.
flavour is dark fruit, roasted maltiness, slightly chalky again. lingering booze sweetness.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black and slightly cloudy with a minimal brown head that disappears quickly. Very hoppy as expected. Nice aroma.
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bhensonb (13219) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Liz. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/foamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate over pine. Med+ body. Flavor is chocolate, dark malt and a heck of a lot of mixed citrus/pine. Wowser. It is a bit malty, but it’s very bitter and flavorful. Mild hop burn. Very nice.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Hoppy Feet 1.5
Date: December 04, 2011
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: roast malt aroma, lots of citrus hops, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of bitter dark chocolate, an abundance of hops, lots of citrus, touch of fruity orange, long roasty bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
italianjohn (2682) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost pitch black pour orange hue thin off white/beige head striped and sticky lacing .... aroma is of citrusy and light piney hops with a little roasted/dark fruity element ... taste is piney and roasted with citrusy hops ... well balanced with more of a piney citrusy hop shot at first but mellowing with the roasted/dark fruit flavors .... mouthfeel is oily and resiny .... abv is hidden very well .... finishes bitter and of resiny hops/lightly roasted .... good stuff
SPDickerman (1089) - Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with ruby edges and a small tan head. Smells strongly of chocolate with hints pine and grapefruit. Taste is extreme following the nose, lots of chocolate and grapefruit and pine. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5 Double Black IPA finishes with some lingering bitter dryness.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a black color, with brown edges, and an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of pine, roast, floral hops, chocolate, and caramel. Tastes of pine, roast, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Overall alcohol content well hidden.
DrnkMcDermott (2961) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bomber from Binny’s, April 2011. Unless I missed in my check, this is currently the strongest Black IPA made, no? Unless there are beers filed under Double IPA. This does smell of warming alcohol, unfortunately not enough to break up the stuffy nose I’ve got. Solid black body, slightly foamy stout-colored head. I let my regular Hoppy Feet sit too long, but let’s see what a year does to this one: Taste is in the Impy stout territory, still a lot of roastiness in the malts, which I’d hoped would smooth a little bit by now. Still a lot of piney hop resin banging away on my taste buds. Roastiness does dwindle away once the stuff coats my innards, making it a roughhouse of a beer, but a welcome nightcap.
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Deep black-brown body, medium sized khaki head, good coverage of lacing.
S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, a fair bit of pine and resinous hops.
T: Similar to the nose in that the roasted malts and chocolate are quite prominent. Lots of resinous and piney hops.
M: Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, strong bitter finish.
O: Despite being more hoppy than the base Hoppy Feet, 1.5 is a bit more restrained in terms of overall bitterness. The result is a bit more enjoyable.