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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This is a BIG beer. We basically took the Hoppy Feet recipe and multiplied everything by 1.5. This created a wonderfully unique beer that has a deeper malt balance, bolder hop profile, and an extremely fresh aroma. When comparing to regular Hoppy Feet you will notice much sweeter malt notes mixed in with a more pronounced chocolate and dark fruit flavor. The malt flavors are balanced off with strong pine and citrus notes from the addition of A LOT of hops. This beer was actually dry-hopped not once but TWICE with each of the hop varieties (Columbus, Cascade, and Amarillo).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1975) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
Thanks MMDan. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Black and slightly cloudy with a minimal brown head that disappears quickly. Very hoppy as expected. Nice aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11906) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
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 itís very bitter and flavorful. Mild hop burn. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Hoppy Feet 1.5
Date: December 04, 2011
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1014) - Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
On tap at Caponeís. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
22 oz. bomber from Binnyís, 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 Iíve got. Solid black body, slightly foamy stout-colored head. I let my regular Hoppy Feet sit too long, but letís see what a year does to this one: Taste is in the Impy stout territory, still a lot of roastiness in the malts, which Iíd 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3250) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3170) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle
When trying a new brewery why not go big? Instead of starting with the regular Hoppy Feet I picked up a bottle of its big brother. I donít know if this is a one off or a seasonal; either way should it be brewed again get a fresh bottle and enjoy a fantastic big release.

Aroma / Appearance - Deep oily black fluid pours a bit like stale oil. Rich mocha head is almost the color of an imperial stout. Black coffee, resin, and licorice prove this means business. I will have to try the regular Hoppy Feet to see if it really doubles down everything but the profile is very heavy and intense.

Flavor / Palate - Chocolate, coffee, anise, and maple chew at the palate. Coating the senses the depth is there from the start. Big but balanced this does suffer the lopsided flaws of some beers that just amp up ingredients for the sake of it. If this is an average beer for Clown Shoes I look forward to the two or three others that are in the cellar.

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