SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012 Pours pitch black with small tan head. Smells a bit piney, very malty. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, and good bitter hops. Medium to full bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet Black IPA finishes with a touch of roasted, chocolate dryness and a touch bitter. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet is a solid black ale with a huge, lumpy, tan head that stays put and leaves outstanding lacing. It turns into a ceramic, nitrogen-looking head. I’ve never seen a head like that from a bottle. It has an aroma of sweet malt, grass, flowers and a soft roastiness. It’s full bodied, super smooth and creamy with a clean, dry finish. The flavor is a perfect balance between soft roastiness and a botanical bitterness. There’s just a touch of sweetness that is erased in the bitter finish. The aftertaste is kind of ashy. Wow, I could drink a bathtub full of this. These Clown Shoes guys are really on the ball. finn1918 (234) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours jet black with a big frothy tan head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is big pine and grapefruit hops. Taste is sweet chocolatey malts that melt away to a cascade of grapefruit hop bitterness for a nice, long finish. Magnificent beer. zacgillbanks (5446) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This inky black beer pours with a thin tan head. It has orange marmalade and roasted coffee flavours with chocolate, vanilla, oak and rich red fruit and pine on the finish. Excellent! Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Draft. Pours black with creamy head that lingers. No noticeable carbonation with medium hop aroma. This is a black ipa and an excellent example of the style. Nice hop aroma flavor with rich malt flavors. Yum!
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UkrainPubCrawler (121) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
This is a very delicious black IPA. This is the most well-balanced black IPA I have had. Full of flavor with a perfect blend of Hops. Evolutionary (515) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2014
Wow. Tap at mellow mushroom. Pours almost black with small froth head. Great balance of hop bitterness and smooth black fullness. Once you go black....
---Rated via my mouth Cybercat (6046) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Aroma is smoky AND hoppy, and I like both! It has an undertone of chocolate and a hint of fresh-cut wood, enough to get me drooling. It pours a luscious dark chocolate brown with a fluffy and rather persistent light tan head that sticks around for a bit and leaves some good lacing. Flavor is hoppy and bitter with a hint of evergreen and a mocha undertone and a touch of licorice. Full-bodied texture is smooth yet edgy, and quite fizzy, leaving a hoppy and chocolaty finish. Hoppy Feet will give you a happy mouth! Beese (3084) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured near black, with a thin off white head. Massive aroma of dark chocolate, resinous hops, liquorice, slight smoke and roast malt. Full mouth feel. Lots of bitter, grassy hops, with note of pine, burnt malt and berries. Finish was perfectly balanced bitter, burnt coffee and grain, with lots of lingering hops and just a touch of treacle. Lovely!