Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet black IPA is not awful, but far from the best thing I’ve had from Clown Shoes. It pours a very dark chocolate brown with an average head. The aroma is malt, charcoal, maybe a little hops. The flavor is more like a black lager than a black IPA. Not much going on in the way of hops, the malt seems a little muted. It’s all covered by this plasticy tone that keeps me from feeling like I’m tasting anything at all.