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RATINGS: 359   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).


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (92) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Absolutely delicious double black IPA! Full of flavor and lots of hops! The chocolate and dark fruit flavor take this beer far beyond just a black IPA. Probably the best value you can get for a $10 beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 (10/30/2011) Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5 Double Black India Pale Ale is a pitch black ale with a huge, lumpy, beige head. It looks like a bowl of coffee ice cream. The foam covers the glass in a solid sheet. Citrus and grass are shrouded in dry roast to make a big and bold, yet very well balanced aroma. There are notes of orange, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Itís full bodied, very smooth, soft and creamy. The finish is dry and it leaves the tongue stunned and the back of the teeth a little gritty. The flavor is huge and complex. Itís a bit sweet and grassy at first and then a strong bitterness rolls in along the lines of orange peel. Then itís dark roast coffee, a bump of dark caramel and then a baking chocolate finish that has a hint of juniper. This is pretty face melting. Even after 22 ounces, it continues to amaze and entertain. These guys make shockingly modern beer and I love it. (9/7/2011) Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5 is a cola black ale with a huge, foamy, turbanado sugar colored head that stays put and leaves fancy lacing all down the glass. It has an aroma of pine, lemon and burnt sugar. Tons of hop juiciness is detected. Itís full bodied and creamy on the tongue. The finish is pretty chewy and it leaves the mouth a little raw. This beer is jarringly bitter, raising my heart rate, quickening my breath, dropping my jaw. Nice. The bitterness has a big juniper quality. It is resiny, wooden, almost smokey. Thereís light sweetness and almost a hint of melanoids. Itís blurringly bitter, hot, boozy syrup. The blackness doesnít give a hint of coffee, but there may be a blackstrap flavor to this. This is not for the hoi polloi. It would kill them. This is a beer for you, Mister Beer Snob. Someone used some science to get a fluid that packed with this much flavor into your mouth and Iím impressed with that. These Clown Shoes guys are off the handle. This is a New England beer that will win a fight in a San Diego bar. I am humbled by this beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (917) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerpourn (9) - waverly, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2011 does not count
malty..i taste dark chocolate coffee, caramel, a piney citrus from the hops..it hides the alcahol taste real well.. it has almost creamy mouth feel..carbonation is great.. the lacing on the glass is beautiful.. i recomend this one

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - SEP 2, 2011
WOW! It doesnít get much better! I really liked the regular Hoppy Feet, and this is really 2x as good. Coffee, hops, and a bit of booze - NICE! Try it!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (947) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Dark brown body was mostly opaque, and the head atop was quite large at three to four fingers thick. While it looked like a stout, it certainly did not smell like one. The hops were very noticeable in the piney and earthy smell. There was a touch of chocolate at the end of each whiff, betraying the presence of dark malts. The taste was perfectly straddling the line between a stout and a DIPA. The hops were clearly there in the bitterness up front, which was followed by a different, more astringent bitterness from the roasting of the grains. There was also a small amount of sweetness that alternated between molasses and rock candy. The aftertaste was very bitter, and lingered long after the beer had already passed the throat. Very silky mouthfeel with no harshness. Phenomenal beer from a brewery whose products are newly being distributed around here. I will be back for more of your beers very soon.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerFanDan17 (976) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2012
A delicious double black IPA. A real treat. Toasted malt and creamy hops create a rich toasty and buttery flavor. One of the best black IPAs. Pours stout black with a thick frothy head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (686) - - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle: August, 2012. Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Nose is roasted coffee, dark chocolate bar with fruit and nuts, peanuts, tropical fruit, pine. Taste is dark chocolate, juicy tropical fruits, pine, hop oils, and bitter coffee. The alcohol is masked very well.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4507) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bomber from Smithís and Caponeís. Pours very dark black, with very little light through and a 2-finger tan head. Nose is big roasty choc and black patent malts, resiny piney hops, like Alpha Klaus on steroids. Tastes hugely hoppy, with a huge malt bill to match and complement the hops. Very well hidden alcohol in this, and the palate is quite smooth for a beer this big. Yet another winner from Clown Shoes via Ipswich, and if you rate this low, Iím gonna stick a size 13EEE clown shoe up yo ass.


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