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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
branlovesbeer (12) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1314) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2016
(Bottle) Pours black with big beige head. Nice aroma - pine and roasty coffee. Medium body with good carbonation. Taste starts with a mix of sweet malt and dark roast malt; the sweetness retreats and a big hoppy bitterness emerges and mixes with dark roast and coffee bitter notes. Great black IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (1965) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2016
Sample @ Voldby ōlfestival 2016. Pours seethrough black with a medium brown head. Notes of roasted malts, hops, citrus, caramel, orange, licorice, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
Sample @ Voldby ōlfestival 2016. Weak blackish pour with a generous tan head. Notes of roast, licorice, hoppy, grapefruit and some caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7608) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2016
500, capped. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy tan head that goes away after a while. Dry piney nose, lots of ash and some darkly toasted black bread crusts. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Darkly toasted caramel, darkly toasted black bread crusts, and dry pine on the mid palate. Very drying finish and aftertaste. Very well made, but not exactly to my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonasdm (27) - - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Very good aroma with black domination, but still fresh. Taste is a bit dissapointing. Good in The beginning, but quickly turns to bitterness. I miss flower-ish sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoufCustom (1650) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2016

355 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Opague blackish brown colour with a thin ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; Two finger head with crumpety beige foam which lasts for 5 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant rich dark malt, with strong dark chocolate, strong coffee, caramel, strong sticky toffee, cream, grapefruits, floral, light pine, molasses, bread, yeast, lemon and grass.

Taste: Medium sweet rich dark malt, with grapefruits, strong cream, strong black coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, strong toffee, strong floral, strong molasses, pine, strong resins, spices, bread, yeast, strong lime, very strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Mid to full body. Very creamy and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Wholesome dark maltyness in a thick and smooth background. Massive volley of grapefruits, black coffee and dark chocolates back by creamy toffee and caramel, plus strong floral and backbone molasses well countered by strong ooze, strong bitter lime and grass. Wonderful!

Hoppiness: Grapefruits, floral, light pine, lemon and grass in nose. Sharp grapefruits, strong floral, pine, strong resins, spices strong lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, very high astringent limey coffee malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy hoppy and very bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is what Moor Illusion could have tasted like if it wasnít wheat-thinned. Yes, this is rich dark malt at its purest, full of creamy body, great lacing, toffee aroma and rich black coffee taste, back with very limey oozy hoppiness. Bitter as hell but damn tasty. A winner!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (427) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
Mooie donkerzwarte kleur met dikke compacte crŤmekleurige schuimkraag. Donker, licht geroosterd, aroma met geuren van chocolade, hop, mout, drop. Intense volle smaak van de hop, die langzaam overgaat in chocolade, drop, koffie. Beetje gebrande bittere afdronk. Een van de betere black ipaís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3432) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
12 oz bottle from Bishopís Cellar. Pours a deep cola-ish born with moderate, lasting khaki head. Aroma is rich and roasty with chocolate some nuttiness and citrus. Taste is black as night with deep roastiness, espresso and cocoa as well as citrusy, grassy bitterness. Lingering roast in finish. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2016
BOTTLE. Cola black to brown in colour with thick mocha head.. Creamy nose, coffee with dark malts.. Dark malt with touch of coffee is the backbone, with the "ipa" coming at the back with good grassy, fruit hops & bitterness.. Sourced Cape Cellars

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jase3812 (21) - 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.

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