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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,215 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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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 MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottle date of 03/08/13.

Appearance: Pours a deep and somewhat hazy copper amber orange. Lots of rising bubbles and a huge six finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing clinging around the glass.

Smell: A bright and zesty aroma of spicy yeast, fruits, and hops. Belgian yeast with candied sugar, funk, clove, and lots of pepper esters. Citrus hops with good hints of orange peel, grapefruit, apricot, mango, lemon zest, and pineapple. Also some floral, grassy, and piney hop hints. Soft bready malts with hints of wheat, grains, caramel, biscuit, and cracker. Also some hints of honey and banana fruit. Really solid smell.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a spicy and fruity Belgian tinged IPA taste. Belgian yeast with some funk, clove, and a big taste of pepper. Some banana esters. Hops with notes of citrus orange, mango, grapefruit, apricot, lemon zest, and pineapple. Some floral hops and grass along with a slight presence of pine. Sweet candied sugar and honey notes. Soft malt backing with notes of biscuit, wheat, caramel, grains, and cracker. A nice balance between the hops and spicy and sweet notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, juicy, and pretty smooth. Finishes moderately dry.

Overall: A pretty good take on the Belgian IPA style. Solid use of spicy yeast and hops with a good balance.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thin head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice mix of sharp citrus and cotton candy.
The taste has a biting lemon bitterness, then sweetened up with mandarin and finishes with a pine bitterness. A great profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable IPA, good twist and balance.

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3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a hazy ochre with a soft white head leaving some thick lace.

S: Notes of peppery spice, lemon zest, yeast.

T: Nice mix of everything in a good balance. Orange and lemon zest, light tangerine with a moderate yeast component. Big hop finish.

M: Crisp, medium-bodied, frothy big carbonation without being over the top.

O: A well made tasty BIPA. Does it match the best, no, but a single is an easy choice. Something to buy again, though the label is quite tacky.

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4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creative label and name brings attention to this beer.
Pours to a dark orange color with a small foam head.
Beer is cloudy with little to no carbonation.

Smells of flowers and citrus on the nose, gives hints of a wheat aroma.

Taste starts off with a slight bitter grapefruit, followed by a malty back end.
Mouthfeel tends to end with a slight dryness but with a pleasant mouthfeel.

Overall a great tasting beer with layers of recognizable characteristics and without the "over the top" hoppiness that makes you want to switch to another beer.

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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.

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4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle to stubby Sierra Nevada tulip

A - Orange toned copper with a 1" head that lasted quite a bit. Settled to a solid 1cm with nice slightly off-white lacing

S - Dried fruit, pine, a bit walnut, caramel & banana

T - Orange peel, sweet agave a bit of clove. Pronounced hoppiness but balanced nicely by the malts. Nice LONG lingering aftertaste...the hop and spice qualities stick around which I really enjoy

M - Somewhat tight stinging carbonation which seemed to get in the way of the initial flavors but it mellowed out nice

O - Not getting a ton of initial Belgian vibe here but it's there if you look for it. Not hugely complex but some nice flavors here and overall a very drinkable beer.

Would happily drink again

Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 1,215 ratings.