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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,001 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,001
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 45
Gots: 100 | 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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haazer

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Hard pour gives a sizeable bubbly white head. Bubbles on the sides of the glass and shooting up to the surface quickly. The color is a black cherry with pinkish highlights. Spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- A good hoppy profile mixed with some belgian yeast characteristics. Nice piney sap notes, grass, lemon and a litle mango fruit. Theres also some apple core. Pale malts are slightly detectable for balance.

T- Sweet orange peel and bitter lemon off the bat. A bit of apple, candy sugar and soft bready malt. The belgian yeast is fairly subdued, pushing this more towards that of an IPA. The apple is fairly subtle, but the candied sugar reminds you of the Belgian influence.

M- Very soft light bodied brew with a smooth texture yet lively carbonation. A very nice mouthfeel, incredibly drinkable.

O- Belgian IPA's are typically not my style, but this is right up my alley. This is a good IPA with the slightest hint of Belgian influence. Sometimes two great styles don't blend well, but in this case it does. My favorite Belgian IPA thus far.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 02:48:09 | More by haazer
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RichH55

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2012 23:25:37 | More by RichH55
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beerjeep

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-21-2012 00:08:05 | More by beerjeep
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CP20

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-20-2012 04:39:36 | More by CP20
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark orange color. Leaves slight lacing on the glass.

Smell - Grassy hops dominate.

Taste - Good tasting beer but I have not adjusted to the dry aftertaste of Belgian IPA's yet.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth but the dry bitterness is not my thing.

Overall - Good for the style but I am still learning to like BSPA's and I hope to try more beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 01:51:24 | More by ejimhof
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Casey10

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-18-2012 00:03:13 | More by Casey10
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thomismydad

Illinois

5/5  rDev +31.6%

02-16-2012 16:23:46 | More by thomismydad
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-13-2012 22:47:38 | More by SPRichard
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-13-2012 22:05:26 | More by muletrane
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-13-2012 16:39:18 | More by sprucetip
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Blue Dog.

Tramp Stamp has a dark orange look to it with some amber thrown in as well. A small amount of white stuff with minor stick. Smell is of grassy hops, fruity esters, some Belgian yeast and trace pine. This is a hop forward Belgian IPA with the Belgian yeast taking a backseat. The hop comes off grassy, bitter and floral, with small fruity taste in the middle followed by some sweet malts. Kind of all over the place for me. Feel is a bold medium with a nice ample carb. Not my favorite Belgian IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 03:07:18 | More by BARFLYB
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-11-2012 20:48:05 | More by brez8791
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-11-2012 16:50:21 | More by dunix
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lizfig

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-10-2012 18:08:15 | More by lizfig
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churchillea

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-10-2012 01:17:28 | More by churchillea
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-09-2012 14:36:14 | More by crashoveride
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Had at New World Tavern--Plymouth

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, moderate carbonation, dark gold in color, clear

Smell: floral hops, Belgian sugars

Taste: hay, apple, big bitter floral and earthy hops at the end—slight Belgian sugars

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a bitter middle and really bitter end, dry aftertaste, moderate carbonation, medium bodied

Overall: A very good Belgian IPA that has some bite to it. This is a sipper. The earthiness comes out as it warms and that is my favorite part of this. Would not rush out for it, but I would get it again if I desired something hoppy.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2012 13:26:00 | More by tigg924
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-08-2012 23:02:18 | More by rusty3335
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 0z bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger head that has reduced into a thin layer and left clumpy lacing on the glass. A nice hazy blood orange color with no clarity. Signs of carbonation can be seen coming up the side of the glass.

Smell: grapefruit, tangerine, citrus, and bready malts.

Taste: citrus definitely, spiciness, bready, grainy, bitterness, and yeasty ester delicous.

Mouthfeel: smooth, easy to drink, medium to full bodied, and medium carbonatio.

Overall: Another nice addition into the BIPA family of beers in the world. Love the citrus this beer gives off and will be having more of this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:22:44 | More by Flounder57
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Wasatch

Utah

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to portia99 for this brew.

22oz. Bomber
Bottled: 11/2011

Pours a very nice hazy dark golden amber color, very nice carbonation, with a one-finger plus thick creamy off-white head, and leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slightly yeasty, very nice hop notes, very slight citrus. The taste is slightly sweet, with a very nice hop note, some citrus. Medium body, with a nice slightly dry/bitter finish. Another very tasty brew from CS. Thanks Bill!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 01:19:58 | More by Wasatch
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huxcrunner

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with orange and yellow under tones with a creamy head that's about 2 fingers and good lacing in the glass

Smell is citrus and hoppy, great aromas

Taste is not overpoweringly bitter and its remarkably smooth it has a very nice hoppy sorta citrus flavor upfornt and finishes with a smoother sweetness

Great body to this beer full flavor

Overall good choice would have again

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 19:59:41 | More by huxcrunner
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/11. Sampled on February 2, 2012. It has a pretty typical IPA pur with a medium-amber color and a lot of foamy head. The aroma is bountiful with floral hops, orange peel, and a bread-like character. The body is in the medium range but the texture is smooth. The taste makes you realize it is an IPA with its powerfully bitter hops along with the citrus-orange note, and clean finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 01:18:26 | More by puboflyons
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-02-2012 21:31:35 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-01-2012 01:46:22 | More by Griffith
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angusdegraosta

New York

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Got to love it. The name is testament to a time-honored American tradition, and the chick actually has a beer bottle tattoo popping over those low-rise jeans! I'm keeping the bottle. Nice rich amber appearance, great head retention. Pretty good yeasty citrus smell. The taste is good too; once you get past the stinging hops, which try to overpower things a little, there is a nice undercurrent of flavors normally associated with a wheat beer - banana, clove, yeast, etc. On account of this, it feels and tastes great in the mouth, but once you down it, the hops come back with a vengeance. Nevertheless, I enjoy and recommend this - look forward to trying more Clown Shoes stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 04:11:38 | More by angusdegraosta
Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 1,001 ratings.