SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma of pine and earthy hop with just hints of dark roasted grain. Flavor is much the same with a sharp earthy and piny bitter that lingers. Mouthfeel is medium body with high carbonation and kinda watery. Overall, not bad!
kidmartinek (4385) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darkest brown... dark tanand head. Bitter enoughand aroma tois make youyou think you gotwant smelling salts or something. Just a crapload of Amarillo hops is all you’ll taste. Awesome! Tastebuds... prepare for destruction. You like this beer.
jmohno (1458) - Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a bit of red trying to look for it with a tan creamy head with good lacing. Very nice hop aroma,pungent resinoyspice pine,dark chocolate roasty malt- you can smell the darkness,nice.Real piney hop taste,a, none in the nose of grafruit,dark chocolate with a clean flat middle almost watery finishing with pine grapefruit and dark malt roast bitterness, A little roastier and dark character than im used to but definatly a huge hop presence for ipa fans.Nuttiness was hard to detect with all the hop.
I like the hop selected character but was a bit much in flavor,but im not complaining i like the flavor. I know ??huh
djd07 (8231) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy light tan head with sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a floral hops and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a strong hop bite upfront with roast and chocolate and nice bitter finish. A very good Black IPA from Clown Shoes.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried several times, from cask and bottle - lots of floral hops, dark malts with a bit of chocolate, sweet and grainy with a piney hop and lingering bitterness into the finish. very good black ipa.
dwyerpg (5327) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a quite bitter strong-flavored black IPA. This finish is nothing but bittering hops but I still like it.
coldbrewky (1649) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Beer World. I will admit, as much as I dislike Massachusetts, they do produce some solid beers. This is one of them. I hypothesize that all the brewers are from Pennsylvania. Nose is hops with lightly buttered toast on the side. A nice dense tan head forms and sits and sits. Some light at sides of glass. Some forest soil tone near finish that I do not wish to define as nutty. I could go into a soil respiration dialogue but that would only confuse most of the world and probably me as well. I will define it simply as an earthy / pleasant finish interlude. Try one and attempt to figure out what I am rambling on about.
Defreni (2920) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske: Sortbrun klar øl med et stort skumhoved. Dejlig duft af humle, og en tand brændt malt. Smagen er ok sort IPA, men det er bare ikke min type øl. Det clasher en kende for meget i min mund.
smith4498 (3455) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of citrus and roasted malt. Roasted malt flavor with some grapefruit. Medium body with average carbonation. A bit of a letdown after enjoying the Hoppy Feet 1.5 so much.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Strong toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.