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RATINGS: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Hoppy Feet has been lovingly crafted by combining premium malt with lots of Amarillo and Columbus hops.
Grapefruit and Pine are balanced on the nose and on the palate by a nutty, dark chocolate, roasted backbone.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
branlovesbeer (11) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Cost from Total Wine in Upstate SC: 22oz Bottle: $5.99 Bottle Code: Located on the label, just under the bar code. It reads, "Bottle On 10/11". There is no need for an internet search or to send emails or phone calls to the brewery in order to have them translate the code in their own style of the Julian calendar (which Iíve noticed many breweries have their own variation of this). The Pour: I have to be honest. I had to pour the beer twice. The first time, I wasnít recording because I forgot to hit the record button. But the head took over like a bullet shooting out of a gun. Nearly 4 fingers of head. But on the second try, there wasnít as much head formation. Only about 1 finger that dissipated quickly. Look: Black as night... except... I can see into the beer, just under the head and streaming bubbles are obvious. Itís clearly filtered because I can see the bubbles clearly up to about an inch into the glass. But to be clear, I can only see into the beer only 1/2 a centimeter under the surface where the light shines through. The head that formed was nice and creamy. While it dissipates, if I swirl the beer around, it forms a nice creamy layer. Itís a very appetizing look. It is a beautiful beer. Aroma: Lots of roasty malts. It smells like a porter or stout. The smell of prunes and dates comes through, as well as some tobacco notes. It smells really good. Iím getting a hop spice, but I honestly couldnít tell you if itís piney or citrusy. Itís just a blended hop spice. Iíve noticed this is a common problem with dark IPAís. No matter how many hops you put in, they are just very subdued by the dark malts. That is my experience from tasting other black IPAís as well as my homebrew experience. I brewed a black IPA last year. 5 gal batch with 1.5lbs Chocolate, a few ounces of various crystals and 9 ounces of hops ranging from Magnum to Cascade with 3oz of Cascade to dry hop. And it ended up tasting very similar to Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet. It was one of the best beers Iíve ever brewed but it wasnít what I was going for. Taste: Iím having the same problems tasting the hops as I did smelling them. Itís nice a hop spice, but I honestly couldnít tell you if itís piney or citrusy. Itís just a blended hop spice. Granted it definitely more prevalent than in the aroma. Now, the Roasted Malts and the hops are well blended. One does not over power the other. Itís a perfect combination. Iím not getting the prune/date/raisin taste that I got in the aroma. Itís there but itís not hitting you in the face like it was in the aroma. Overall, itís really tasty. Worth the Money: At $5.99 for a 22oz bottle, that is a little steep. I, personally would price this at a maximum of $4.99, although Iíd like for it to be a little less. Iíve had Black IPAís that have been comparable to this that have cost less. Will I buy another one? Yes. I probably will, but Iím going to look to see if I can find a lower price. Verdict: This beer has everything going for it. If youíre a dark beer lover; this is your beer. If youíre a hoppy IPA lover; this is your beer. Neither one completely takes over the character of this beer. Thereís a little bit of both. Itís really enjoyable. If youíre looking for a dark beer, you can sit down and have one of these. If youíre looking for a hoppy beer, you can also sit down and have one of these. This is really good. This is one of my favorite Black IPAís that Iíve ever tasted. I gave this an íAí. This is a good Black IPA. Itís got the dark roasted malts. Itís got the hop aroma and flavor that you want from an IPA. Everything is blended nicely. Itís a very very tasty beer.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jase3812 (17) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2016
For a black IPA this has stout/porter qualities. Chocolate flavours and roasted smokiness. Delicious with a hint of Amarillo and Columbus hops.† This is the beer you have when itís a Tuesday night and youíve had a hectic day and can only have one beer but want it to be a worthwhile and not some pissweak crap. This is tranquillity beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (10702) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2016
Bottled. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted caramel, malt, hops, fruit, bread and bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (990) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 31, 2016
Really dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma is definitely on the hoppy side with nice resiny and earthy notes, but you also get some milk chocolate and coffee. Taste starts really balanced with the hoppy notes and also chocolate and roasted malt. Finish is even more roasty and bitter with some coffee notes as well. Medium, smooth feeling body with soft carbonation. I really enjoy black IPAs and this one is really well made and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15143) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at Kō16. Bready and vinous aroma. Very dark brown colour, small off-white head. The flavour is vinous, caramelly with a good fruity and grassy hop note. Good mineraly mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (673) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
pour black with a frothy offwhite head. chocolate, and light caramel aromas, taste light sweet, medium bitter. medium bodied, average carbonation, long bitter finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (625) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Pours a black. Large rocky tan head. Lots of lacing. Fruity hoppy aroma. Very astringent. Lots of patent malt flavor. Not much of a hop flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8291) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
@cafe bizzaro. roasty, resin, floral, brown, clear, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tristanlaugher (129) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Nice layer of frothy dark head. Darkest of browns. Bottle pour. Malty, piney, roasted flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DraftDodger (927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
Copenhagen 6/5 2016. 35,5 cl bottle (12 oz) from Meny. Fellow enjoying his Hoppy Feet with his feet in the air on the label. Looking very peaceful. Pours very dark brown with huge light beige head. Settles as creamy crown of foam. Several centimeters thick. Lotsa lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet overripe fermented fruit. Peach, mango and a little grape fruit. A little roasted malts in there as well. In addition you get the feeling that it contains a healthy alcohol percentage. Soft carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor has subdued sweetness followed by medium to strong bitterness. Aftertaste is not particulary long and medium bitter. Do not know exactly what I expected from a black IPA - but this one is pleasant enough on a sunny afternoon.


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