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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

895 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 895
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%


Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewandbbq on 01-15-2011)
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.7%

12-21-2012 02:45:32 | More by King_KongDCO93
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On the slightly American side of Belgian IPA, this tramp puts out pretty good. It has a bit of extra robustness that American style ones do, but not quite as much so as the pure bred ones.

It pours a bit dark and has moderately thin head and lace. The aroma is a little weak for the style but very appetizing. The taste is pretty bitingly hoppy, with a bunch of malts and Belgian yeasts showing off. It really is a nice mix if a bit on the over the top side.

The aftertaste is also robust - you don't forget it too soon. Overall it is a good effort from the clown people.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 19:18:48 | More by schoolboy
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SmashPants

Australia

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: a standard 355mL brown bottle with a decent craft label.

Appearance: pours a hazy deep orange-amber in colour with a small white head that drops to a thick ring. Not much lacing, but it does look inviting.

Aroma: plenty of citrus hops here, with grapefruit, lemon and tangerine taking the fore. Some bread malts and yeast behind.

Taste: again big citrus notes with some lovely Belgian yeasts and more of those bready malts. The yeasts and the lemon behind make for a wonderful addition to the normal AIPA - I think I could get used to Belgian / American IPAs.

Aftertaste: the flavours all linger through - a lovely drop.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate but spritzy carbonation. Carries those flavours through well without overdoing it.

Overall: definitely the best Belgian India Pale Ale I have had to date. Fantastically complex and less awkward than some others. Another well done to Clown Shoes. Great pricing too, particularly for a high ABV import.

Serving type: bottle

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DavidGross

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-10-2014 01:46:14 | More by DavidGross
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tramp Stamp by Clown Shoes
poured from a bottle into a 12 oz. mug

reviewed 4/8/14

P-:colorful and catchy label with a women's exposed low back tattoo. 4.0

A- : hazy orange with a thin tan head and some lacing 3.75

S- : hops, wheat and mild citrus 3.75

T-: grains and an odd bitterness, hop notes 3.5

M- : good body and clean finish 3.5

D-: grows on you as you go 3.5

O-: not sure some really good elements but something keeping it all from coming together 3.5

Bought as part of a Belgian IPA tasting, may or may not buy again. Was great for my tasting because it definitely has a unique spin
-J

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 23:06:47 | More by Extrajoker00
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-07-2014 23:47:29 | More by MattXT
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Indiana

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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a medium copper color bordering on light brown. Yellowish head forms with a good retention.

Aroma is heavy handed with citrus and floral hop notes but there is a bit of wheat and sweet grains that hint at Belgian style ale.
In the taste, strong Belgian yeast flavor with a banana and bubblegum edge. There is a wealth if earthy hop bitterness that stick out clearly from the musty, sweet Belgian stylings. Just a bit of pine and bitterness come out in the finish.

Medium bodied, well carbonated brew. Lots of flavor to the beer, and could pose a challenge to ipa drinkers not fond of Belgian styles. Overall this was an interesting beer, but probably towards the average range for the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Faint bottling date of "02/27/2014."

Thanx to Puboflyons.

Into a chalice.

A: hazy orange/brown colored body with a one finger white foamy head that died within a half a minute, light adequate lacing tries to cling but slides for the most part

S: lightly spiced (more or less clove-ish/coriander-ish) that combines nicely with some citrusy hops that bring out some oranges and lemons

T: bitter and sweet at different times, light spices add their flavoring to assist in balancing and lead to a mainly sweet orange aftertaste and a dry finish

M: it sits about a light to medium on the body, could be slightly construed as sessionable; carbonation is fairly harsh pounding my mouth and tongue into submission, still good for its style and for me

O: I say this is a good Belgian IPA well worthy of having again, if I ever had it again, I'd definitely like to pair it with some king salmon.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 22:46:54 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.