UkrainPubCrawler (121) - 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. 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. It’s 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. It’s a bit sweet and grassy at first and then a strong bitterness rolls in along the lines of orange peel. Then it’s 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. It’s 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. There’s light sweetness and almost a hint of melanoids. It’s blurringly bitter, hot, boozy syrup. The blackness doesn’t 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 I’m 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. SPDickerman (1239) - 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. 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 sickboy79 (66) - USA - SEP 2, 2011
WOW! It doesn’t 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!
rajendra82 (1101) - 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. BeerFanDan17 (1122) - 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.
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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. chucklemation (1748) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Has an aroma of pine and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet caramel, pine, and citrus, with quite a bit of bitterness. Very unique and very tasty. dwyerpg (6368) - 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.