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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,226 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,226
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 57
Gots: 164 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewandbbq on 01-15-2011

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Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mhpendleton
3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HardyA
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Neorebel
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tramp Stamp has a glimmering look of golden copper, topped with a tall, fizzy white head. A deliciously sweet aroma delights my nose with apricot, grapefruit, and honeysuckle aspects to it. The flavor ultimately boils down to exactly what it sets out to achieve: an accessible and harmonious marriage of an American IPA and a Belgian Golden Ale. I never thought it could be possible to make hallmarks of a Belgian beer for the general beer lover. I have always imagined myself as unique in falling in love with strong flavors of Belgian yeast and fruit esters as a gateway to good beer. It seems like an acquired taste, second to the more approachable IPAs. But this beer combines the two effortlessly, and it goes down nice and easy. I see this as being a huge hit at bars and parties for all demographics in the beer world!

Photo of Snodman
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – It's a toasted orange colored beer, topped with a somewhat sturdy head, which leaves creamy lacing around the glass

Smell - A resin aroma at first, one which slowly opens towards a note of funk, grapefruit, and vague spice

Taste - mild pine, leaves, grass , and grapefruit peels

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied

Overall- there's a hint of unpleasantness in its flavor profile that keeps me from loving it. A good IPA and shall be purchased again.

Photo of acostuhhh
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Userme59
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was just okay for me. Average beer, had it on tap.

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmhall
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jrborchert74
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peach, pear and apple esters meld with tangerine and grapefruit to form the aroma, with Belgian yeast must and floral notes accenting. Resiny hops and phenolic clove notes emerge. Becomes reminiscent of sweet tarts.

Flavor reveals peach undertones initially, with tangerine and grapefruit tartness leading to a confectioners sugar sweetness and pear mid palate that fades to a bitter, lightly resiny finish.

Very complex brew. This bottle is about 6 months old, but still has great hop presence.

Photo of tekstr1der
4.49/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy, golden-orange pour with white clingy head - this is a good looking brew! Smells of citrus, pine, and some esters - mouth watering. Flavor is malt and biscuit with some of the citrusy hop, but not very bitter, almost sweet in a way. Smooth mouthfeel and clean finish - I’ll be buying more soon!

Photo of Lucoli
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a amber copper with three fingers of foamy white head that leaves some spotty lace on the glass.

Smell - citrus and piney hops, belgian yeast (hint of clove), orange peel, bready caramel malts, peppery aromas

Taste - Nice punch from the citrus and piney hops then goes into the belgian yeast, orange peel, pepper, pine resin, grapefruit, and bready caramel malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness from the hops along with the yeast.

Overall - An enjoyable Belgian IPA on all fronts. The only minor knock would be to increase the belgian yeast taste (clove, banana) but that is a very minor adjustment needed in this one. I look forward to trying more of these guys offerings.

Photo of StevenH
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTruck
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schmick718
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregStoner
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DAS30
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crc1935
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.