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RATINGS: 368   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).


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2011
22 oz bottle via trade. Poured a good looking pitch black body underneath a huge foamy light beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, grapefruit, dark toast, oranges, dark fruit and citrus rinds. Fuler chewy body with average tight carbonaton and a lingering bitter bite on the end. Flavor is much like the aroma and loaded with burnt malts, darker chocolate, lots of citrus rind, grapefruit and some dark fruit. This is good stuff and no hint of the ridiculous 11% ABV, well at least until you stand up.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Not a lot in the aroma; looks great though. This is pretty tasty. Definitely roasty, but lots of hops. Actually smoother than the original. Seems more like a 7 or 8% beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6180) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2011
bottle at Pizza Plant. Strong brew. Dark black pour. Roasty, boozy & piney hop aroma. Hops were very prevelent in the aroma. Strong flavor of the aforementioned aroma, big piney bitterness, boozy, good amount of roasted malts. pretty extreme but it all seemed to work pretty well. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
22oz bottle. I wasn’t too impressed with the regular Hoppy Feet and decided to give this a try. I did enjoy this more than the non 1.5 version but I tend to like my beers big and complex. Deep black pour with a sticky tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, dank pine hops, and some graham cracker. Flavor is a nice mix of roasted malt, chocolate, and hop punch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
I’m not usually a fan of this style but this was a very good beer. Aroma was big and hoppy. Strong mix of citrus, grapefruit hops and a slight roasted malt note. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a thin near tan ring for a head. Taste was very deceptive. This does not taste like an 11% beer. Full of flavor. Strong grapefruit and piney hops from start to finish with a subtle hint of roasted malt weaving in and out. A little chocolate comes out as it warms but doesn’t distract from the heavy bitter hop flavor. Finish is extremely bitter and hoppy. Strong carbonation. Great beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a nice black color with a tan head. Aroma is of floral and grapefuity hoppy notes, along with stouty flavors underneath of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and chocolate. The flavor is again fairly hoppy with floral, grapefruit and orange flavors, along with cocoa, roasted malt, coffee and liqourice. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty nice Black IPA, but I would love to have tried it fresher.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3877) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
On tap at Queen Vic. Pours a dark brown with a medium beige head leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a Floral hop and roast. Thin mouthfeel with a rich malt and strong hop bite and nice lingering bitter finish. Hides the alcohol very well, a very good black IPA from Clown Shoes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, chocolate, earthy hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good complex beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10545) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Firm lasting head. Red berries, licorice and oily hops in the aroma. Full bodied. Firm oily hopbitter flavor with roast, red berries and licorice. Malty sweetish. Very tasty brew with some warming alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2024) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Pours black with a puffy, nicely lacing, tan head. Aroma of pine, chocolate, toast and citrus. The taste is more malt heavy than the aroma suggests. Full of chocolate and coffee flavors with a decent bitterness. Medium-full bodied, smoothly carbonated and moderately dry, with really well hidden alcohol. Nice.


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