Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Game Day Beer Review: Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet American Black IPA

(7.0% ABV)  Poured from the bottle, Hoppy Feet appears deep brown in the glass, with just a tiny hint of ruby showing in the light, and a fat two fingered toffee-colored head that just won't quit.

Hoppy Feet smells of hops and bready malts, with just a slight whiff of molasses and licorice sweetness noticeable at the edges.

It's a battle between the sweet malt and the drying flavor of the hops, that's won in the end by the lingering bitterness in the floral notes of the hops. Hoppy Feet is fairly full-bodied and has nice carbonation. It's a bit bitter for me, and not as well balanced as I would like to see. I don't think I'd be a regular drinker. B-

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