Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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1,205 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 53
Gots: 155 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewandbbq on 01-15-2011)
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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Produced a fluffy 3-finger off white, head. Nice lacing. Beer color is a medium gold. Translucent.

The aroma was of bread, citrus, hops, and honey.

The taste is the same. Has a relatively low bitterness, for an IPA, but still some bite.

Nice beer, would buy again.

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3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
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...

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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

- Columbus, Amarillo, & Centennial. Bottled 8/12. Consumed 1/13.

A: Blood orange coloring with a healthy dose of carbonation. A huge rocky, foamy, 3 finger soap stone colored head sits steadily. Meaty stickage for lace adores the vessel.

S: Huge blast of sweet citric oranges, some lemony hints. The strength quickly dimishes thereafter. Some sweetened pale malts are left behind.

T: Sticky sweet toasty speciality grains are met with some spicy orange peels. Citrusy centennial hops are bright, the pungent flowery nature of the columbus a bit more restrained adding subtle nuances in the background. A touch of toasty pine, buttered toast, lemony peel hints. The belgian yeast is fairly clean, perhaps only a modest hint of dry tartness upon warming. Acidic.

M: Good carbonation presence, malty, dry finish.

O: Overall a good show of hops, though when i think belgian ipa i think a sharp spiciness and some belgian yeasty character which this lagged a bit behind enough so to garnish just good regards.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a medium, opaque orange/amber color that looks incredibly full. Initial two-finger slightly off-white head dissipates at a moderate rate and leaves very nice lacing.

Aroma: Hops right up front, some citrus notes along the lines of lemon and grapefruit with a hint of pine. The malt presence is worth noting as it kind of just hangs in there in a rather overbearing fashion; this kind of foreshadows the (frankly, a little strong) yeasty taste.

Taste: Hops hit you right up front and reveal a bit of the orange peel taste that the label describes. This is a Belgian-style IPA, but it just doesn't handle the synthesis of the spiced fruit hop notes with the malts in a good fashion. Instead, you get a bit of a mish-mash of the two fighting against each other for a bit of an undefined taste. Finishes pretty smooth with a bit of coffee-ish malts on the back. A medium body and low carbonation make this quite nice. Note: As this warmed up, the clovish spices coalesced with the malts in a much more unified way and gave rise to a much better taste. Serve this slightly above the recommended 40-45 degrees F for maximum taste. Tasty, but nothing exemplary.

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4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Now this is much more in tune with my preferences than Muffin Top was. It's a straightforward Belgian IPA with good sweetness-bitter-yeast phenol three way balance right in my personal sweet spot. If anything, I'm only really disappointed by the slight lightness of body, and I'm being rather nitpicky about that. The head could also be a bit more stable. But it's got a great sense of just the right amount of herbal / pine / citrus hopping and phenols to accent a nice bready caramel malt into something better than most of the usual domestically produced BIPAs for sale in my local market. Absolutely no boozey burn, either. Check this one out if you can.

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Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.