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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

896 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 896
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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Reviews by philbe311:
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Three fingers worth of lush fluffy virginal white head comprised of lots of big chunky bubbles... Excellent retention ultimately gives way to an uneven splotchy veil of lacing and a thick collar... The color is a very light bronze... Mostly still with just a couple of stray streaks of carbonation... Gobs of chunky lacing cling to the glass...

S - Pleasing scents great the nose... Orange zest... Sweet oranges... A pleasant mix of hops... A light caramel base lies beneath the surface... A very subtle mix of rye and spice is present as well...

T - The flavors that materialize on the palate don't quite nearly the complexity or pleasantness of the aroma... The hops are at the forefront, but are fairly understated... Some light pale malts... The rest of the components of the aroma are missing in action... No orange... No strong malt base... No spice or rye subtleties... A bit of a let down...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... The carbonation is light and almost non existent... Goes down very easily, almost too easily... Not bad, but doesn't really add much to the equation...

D - A promising Belgian IPA to start with nice appearance and aroma before quickly turning average at best... The flavor and mouthfeel prove to be a bit of a let down... The overall result is an average at best ale that I would neither recommend nor seek out again, though I wouldn't turn it down if offered again... Like an actual tramp, try to enjoy once and then kick it to the curb...

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 02:03:04 | More by philbe311
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-19-2014 05:23:30 | More by kvgomps
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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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

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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.

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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.

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Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 896 ratings.