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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,227 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 321
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, copper colored with a short off white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: heavy Belgian yeast, banana, clove, pine hops, floral, caramel

T: heavy bitter pine resin mixed with yeasty notes, finish is dry and heavy hops

M: medium bodied with higher carbonation

O: very bitter hop flavors, little malt sweetness to back it up

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of eddocron
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into glass from bottle. Cool label.

Poured with small head, white with thin lacing. Appeared dark amber-gold, slightly cloudy.

I felt the aroma was fantastic - orange citrus, some malts and hops.

Taste was great - definitely could taste the fruits and spices, hops present a bit but not as much as expected, and sweeter then I expected. matched the aroma quite well.

Mouth feel was a bit thin I thought, but did not bitter. High on carbonation side.

This was an easy f=drinking Belgian IPA, but not what I would expect out of that style of beer. I would drink again.

Photo of santomark
2.84/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very dark gold/orange color. Mild white head, slow retention.

S - Bready, mild hoppy, a bit citrusy.

T - I was expecting more of a Belgian style to this, I was really expecting this to give off that classic coriander and orange bursts of freshness; however, this was not even close. Very subtle notes of fruitiness. Nice breadiness. The finish is very good, it has this bite that for some unexplained reason will leave you wanting another sip.

M - For such a light bodied beer, it is abnormally carbonated, it has enough to leave that coke on a warm day feeling. Finishes dry leaving you wanting to have another sip.

O - I think brews like this are a great advance in perfecting the Belgian-IPA's; however, this beer was confusing. The Belgian and IPA styles were not harmonically blended. This brew seemed to be working against itself rather than harmoniously working together. It was mild on the hops, the Belgian style, the everything. All in all, it definitely is an average beer to me.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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

$2.29 for a 12oz single @ BevCo. brewed with "Soft but complex malts, Chambly yeast, sweet orange peel, Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial hops"

Pours out to a slightly cloudy delicate pale golden, forming a growing spongy bone white head with superior retention and lacing, thanks in part to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.25 carbs or so. Bottle conditioned, highly flocculant layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle. The nose is all about the skunky weed. Lots of MJ on top of that distinct Chambly belgian yeast strain. No orange peel or coriander noted in the nose. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, very light bodied despite the 7%. Taste opens with the skunky hops front and center, followed by a yeasty tartness. Again, no orange peel or coriander in flavor. Some suggestions of fruit from the yeast. A little bit of hot asphalt/burnt rubber towards the finish. Finishes dry (light bodied) but not astringent (hops). Bitterness is mild to moderate. Clean finish in the mouthfeel.

This is a decent beer, but when it comes to these belgian style american brewed hybrid wit/ipa's, I keep wanting more orange and coriander. Cleanly brewed with no off-flavors and pretty well balanced though. Well brewed.

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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 29 April 2013, this 12 oz bottle was poured into a Belgian snifter.

Appearance: Body is hazy, orange-brown in color with a small head that soon reduces to little more than a ring. Lacing is on the light side. Some sediment coats the bottom of the bottle even after a full pour.

Smell: Hops are prominent and contribute both herbal and citrus qualities, but some Belgian yeast and a solid bready malt base are also apparent.

Taste: Lower end of the hoppy spectrum for an IPA. Fruity, but towards the lower end of the fruity spectrum for a BPA, and less fruity than the aroma suggests. Nutty; mildly bitter; a trace of yeasty funk. Well integrated and balanced yet has moderately high complexity.

Feel: Medium-light bodied with crisp moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: Should appeal to anyone who likes the idea of a hoppy Belgian Pale Ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.