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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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1,215 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,215
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 54
Gots: 159 | 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 Sammy
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good example of the style, and very drinkable. Well balanced between the significant and tasty orange citrus Simcoe hops and the witbier yeastiness clinging in the secondary. Elevated bitterness by the two C-hops. Cloudy orangey body with lasting quarter inch of head. Thanks Dr. Jay for including this among five Clown Shoes intro package. 650 ml. bottle with a PG picture.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 3/20/13.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, earth, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with yeast and spice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of citrus zest and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the yeast and spice presence is pretty intense in this one.

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark orange in color. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of mangoes and orange citrus along with notes of spices. There is a moderate amount of bitterness, which lingers throughout the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Despite all of the hops, the beer is very well balanced so that the bitterness and citrusy flavors are not overpowering.

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with a most impressive head; plenty of stickage and a nice pattern of Belgian lace

Smell: Loads of citrus in the aroma, with tangerine and lemon prominent

Taste: Doughy flavors in a backdrop for the hops to strut their stuff and strut it, they do, as you would expect from a Clown Shoes beer; tangerine and lemon flavors predominate with an aspirin element appearing, after the swallow; while there is a bit of spicey, peppery Belgian yeast character that appears in the finish, it does not play as big a role in the profile as it does in other beers of the style

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice beer and quite enjoyable to drink; while the hops are great, I would have preferred to see the yeast play a slightly bigger role

Photo of kylehay2004
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head on a hazy crimson with golden hues body.

S: fruits include banana, tangerine and mango. Mild spices, corriander and light belgian yeast.

T: very hoppy, especially in the finish with mostly medicinal, pine and strong grass hop notes. Mild citrus, honey, malts and earthy notes up front but these don't last long.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: A lot hoppier than I like my belgian IPAs. This takes away from the complexity as the hops sort of run together in the middle and finish.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.57/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

another one i have been trying to track down forever. i opened this one up with dinner and split it with my father in law.

nice hazy orange color on the pour with a small, minimal head that did not produce much at all in the way of lacing. nice carbonation could be seen throughout the session.

aroma is loaded with light citrus and fruity tones that are layered on a lightly spice belgian yeast. really quite nice and very light and clean. crisp and clean taste here as each sip seemed to play off the one before it, again very well done and i was more then pleased with this. light orange, pineapple and tangerine all came together quite well and the light feel and smooth, medium dry finish sealed the deal.

overall a more then solid offering here and something i grately look forward to be able to try again.

Photo of Knapp85
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This poured out as a deep hazy orange color with a white head on top. The retention is thin but the lacing looks really nice. The smell of the beer is a bit earthy, some subtle latex aromas as well. The taste has more of a latex flavor, earthy malt comes through pretty strong, there is a subtle orange flavor as well. The mouthfeel is carbonated and smooth. Overall it's a little disappointing, it had potential but it just doesn't hit the right notes.

Photo of womencantsail
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for this one, Jeff!

A: The pour is a hazy orange color with a rather tall white head.

S: There is a mild spice and yeast note to the aroma which indicates the beer's "Belgian-ness". It's got plenty of sweet and fruity hops, particularly notes of pineapple, peaches, and a little citrus. Some sweet bread and toffee are there, too.

T: A bit heavy on the bread, toffee, and spice notes to be a solid IPA. But, there is a decent bitterness of pine. A bit of citrus fruit and citrus peel, but the flavor is not near as fruity as nose was.

M: Medium in body body and carbonation.

O: Although Belgian IPAs tend to be a bit weak, I thought this was a pretty good example. It didn't blow me away, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass a rich copper color with a fluffy white head that was gone pretty quickly,with a longer lasting head I would have gave it a higher score,I really like the color and clarity to the beer.Bigtime Amarillo hop aromas,sharp and citric they really burst out at ya,light phenols and even lighter bready malt round out the aroma profile.The yeast plays a bigger role on the palate,spiced and warming the phenols overshadow the citric hops a little but its still quite good.Another good offering I have tried from Clown Shoes,and the write up on the label is spot on.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia. Bottled: 9/11 - We Will Never Forget.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazed, light orange-gold body with a tall, foaming, near-white head. A streak of lace here and there as we go along.

Smell: A goof sniff of a tangerine peel from the pith side, some doughy, bready malts, an expressive but not overbearing yeast, pepper, orchard fruit, and a nearby, airborne spritz of cheap ladies perfume.

Taste: Bready, but also a strong sense of yeast-ridden dough followed by a small portion of treacle for an upfront sweetness (though, it picks up some grainy hints as it warms and as the unyielding, accumulative bitterness begins to override the initial sweetness). Then, pithy citrus, both lemon and tangerine from the Amarillo with a sprinkling of coarse ground black pepper. Robustly bitter. Perfumy, resinous hops later on and holding strong until the dry, pithy, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily, but also a bit sticky.

Overall: A fairly competent Belgian IPA.

Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%

12oz bottle, a part of some fairly dear 4-packs now available up here in Alberta's suds suppin' jurisdiction. I like how this brewer's names for their offerings don't have much at all to do with the style at hand.

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and yet somewhat rocky off-white head, which leaves some layered bike chain lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of earthy, acrid yeast, orange and grapefruit citrus cream, pine resin, bready caramel malt, further muddled tropical fruit, and a touch of metallic alcohol. The taste is more testy and spicy yeast up front, which do well enough to meld into the citrus/pine hop scouts, with a hefty grainy, bready, and slightly doughy caramel malt, the same late-arriving tropical fruitiness as in the aroma, and a well-tethered perfumed booziness.

The carbonation is fairly fizzy at first, and broadly frothy overall, the body a decent medium weight, and smooth, but for some tacky yeast and astringent hop esters mucking things up. It finishes off-dry, the sturdy malt carrying through on its initial promise, while the yeast and bitter hops put it in cruise, just looking to enjoy the ride.

A pleasant enough Belgian IPA, the yeast and the sassy west coast IPA-worthy hops both clashing and working together at different times in the life cycle of this brew. Uselessly provocative name aside, I gotta say I kinda liked this one, insomuch as this continues to be one of my least favourite styles.

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: end of April 2011.

Glowing hazy orange, some initial white foam and delicate lacing in the glass. Retention is average, the foam soon breaks and forms a wispy skim across the surface. Last pour is a bit murky with the extra yeast sediment, the empty bottle is dark with yeast at the bottom.

Citrus and floral aromas, hoppy and resiny, orange peel, banana and clove yeast esters. As it warms the Belgian yeast becomes more prominent and the hops take a backseat.

Flavors of earthy bitter hops, resiny orange peel citrus, leafy green herbals. Yeast lends some spicy phenolic Belgian character, and there's some sweet toasted grain in the middle. Dry bitter aftertaste. Light to medium bodied, and pretty easy drinking, though I find myself slowing down with it halfway through. Pretty good, i'd drink this again.

Photo of zeff80
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a one-finger head of off-white foam. It left sticky patches of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very fruity and yeasty. A mild funkiness in the nose too.

T - It tasted yeasty and fruity with a spicy bitter bite. It had a sweet caramel backbone.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a sharp, dry finish.

O - This is a really good Belgian IPA. I'm glad I got my hands on this one from Clown Shoes.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler at The Tribes.

Finally trying out these new-to-us Clown Shows brews. This one pours a cloudy tawny topped by a finger of dusty cream foam. The nose comprises orange zest, very light leek, clove, banana, ruby red grapefruit, cantaloupe, and lemon zest. The taste holds notes of orange rind, lemon peel, light pine, black pepper, banana, honeydew, and white bread. The body is a hefty light, with a very light moderate carbonation, an almost grainy feel, and an almost dry finish. Overall, a very nice BIPA. My only complaint is that it seems a bit too light and fluffy, but it is damn good beyond that.

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
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