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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

892 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 892
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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ronniebruner

Arizona

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When poured into a glass, this beer had a very appealing rusty, orange coloring. It flowed brilliantly from the bottle with little to no head and carbonation was just right. The aroma of citrus is very delightful and the beer is a bit too sugary or I would have rated alot higher. The beer will leave a slight impression on your tongue, but other than that, I really liked trying a new beer from a company I have never heard of. Not a bad first impression from Clown Shoes, I would like to see what else they have later on.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 12:12:12 | More by ronniebruner
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Rikdikulous

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-13-2014 11:22:39 | More by Rikdikulous
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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

04-10-2014 11:12:34 | More by SmashPants
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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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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-07-2014 23:33:20 | More by Andy_Luft
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delgotit99

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-06-2014 20:10:58 | More by delgotit99
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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

04-06-2014 17:39:15 | More by Stinkypuss
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ThaHealer

Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.5%

04-06-2014 05:10:35 | More by ThaHealer
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-05-2014 16:54:22 | More by VeganUndead
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Roguer

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-05-2014 16:46:23 | More by Roguer
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mtc23

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-05-2014 15:48:27 | More by mtc23
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-04-2014 03:43:24 | More by Zekenyce
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.7%

04-03-2014 22:44:49 | More by acurtis
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-03-2014 01:24:59 | More by SadMachine
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.7%

04-02-2014 17:00:34 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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Eastside151

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-30-2014 23:48:10 | More by Eastside151
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-29-2014 23:41:07 | More by DrStiffington
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-28-2014 22:33:50 | More by SlickestWilly
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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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JCarey

Delaware

4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I just wanted to say that I really wish that people who didn't like Belgians or people who are new age American hopheads would stop down rating good beers.

This is a fantastic Belgian style IPA, and isn't meant to be overbearingly bitter.

Hop off the hop bandwagon.

This beer is a sub 4 or high 3 review at least.

As far as I can tell, this is the same yeast as the Muffin Top, with a slightly downgraded grain bill. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 21:54:28 | More by JCarey
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muskiesman

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

03-23-2014 18:36:11 | More by muskiesman
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Darthkatchuk

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-22-2014 15:41:45 | More by Darthkatchuk
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Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
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