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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,082 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,082
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 49
Gots: 123 | 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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jjauga

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-02-2012 21:05:13 | More by jjauga
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-01-2012 21:52:55 | More by JohnK17
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notalumberjack

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-28-2012 20:39:56 | More by notalumberjack
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Rusty copper coloured with a generous and creamy foam head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Buttered baked bread, fresh grapefruit peel, spices (cloves & pepper), and toffee sweetness. Quite a rich and earthy aroma. Very pleasant and inviting.

T: Bitter citrus-like hops prominent upfront with a bready malt character comfortably in the background. Plenty of spice including cloves and pepper. Citrus forward with a bitter and biting focus.

M: Low-medium body with an appropriate carbonation. Fair amount of resin and chewy texture, yet not as oily as I would expect.

D: I enjoyed this but was expecting a bit more I think. A bit on the light side with less Belgian attributes than I'd prefer. On the flip side, fantastic bottle art.

03-28-2012 00:03:35 | More by Digimaika2
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quilty

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-26-2012 21:07:14 | More by quilty
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-26-2012 18:46:39 | More by timwardjr
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with about 1 1/2 fingers of fluffy white head with good retention.

The scent is of citrus, mild hops, and biscuity malts.

The taste is of citrus; orange, grapefruit, and some lemon notes. Other tropical fruits are present also. Moderately bitter citrus hops and biscuty malt are also notable.

Medium body, smooth feel with a dry finish, moderate carbonation.

Overall this is a very good beer, the balance of sweetness and the bitterness of the hops is perfect. I would go for this again.

03-22-2012 18:15:14 | More by BeerCon5
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beerman999999

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-20-2012 11:37:14 | More by beerman999999
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Mick-e-d


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-19-2012 01:55:49 | More by Mick-e-d
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-18-2012 13:17:20 | More by 11millsown113
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-17-2012 15:09:34 | More by danwho
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UHCougar12

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-14-2012 03:28:26 | More by UHCougar12
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

A: Robust dark golden just leaning to copper & a touch orangey. Hint of haze, but fairly clear (less so on second pour). Lots of active bubbles riseing to a good-size bright but a touch off-white cap of foam that turns a bit rocky as it settles. Good retention and lots of tons of lace.

S: Lots of juicy citrus, candi sweetness, a hint of perfumey phenosl, light estery tropical fruit. Very fruity and juicy. Lots of citrus hops with a hint of dankness. Background light crystal, biscuity, & doughy malts. Good strength and very appealing. Not the most strongly hop forward, but robust enough and with lots going on.

T: Again – very juicy & fruity citrus. Huge tangerine with hints of mild & sweet lemon & soft grapefruit – minimal rind. Strongly, but pleasantly bitter. As it lingers in the finish it takes on just a bit more rind & a hint of dankness. Background malt base is doughy, softly biscuity, and with a good does of light crystal sweetness. Belgian character is rather mild. Soft perfumey phenols & a hint of earthy funk. Any estery goodness is lost in the citrus juicy fruit.

M: A hint over medium with CO2 over-balanced to keep it seeming lighter. Carbonation is actually nicely cushiony. Starts smooth then end a bit quenching. Texture is almost entirely from hops. Initial sweetness is almost immediately dominated by a very firm tannic hop drying. A touch powdery and raspy, but not harsh. Rather cleansing. Very much a solid big IPA feel.

D: Strongly juicy & fruity citrus hops with a NW undertone. This really leans on the IPA part of the equation with quite a minimal Belgian influence. Style arguments aside, this is a very solid IPA. Great juicy fruit citrus open with good sweetness and then plentiful bitterness and a firmly drying closer. Rated as an IPA with just a hint of Belgian influence. And damn nice as such.

03-13-2012 00:58:01 | More by SickGnar
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-12-2012 13:35:13 | More by JVan
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beerhawk41

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-11-2012 21:45:31 | More by beerhawk41
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-11-2012 16:33:09 | More by UltimateLivewire
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -12.9%

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a hazy burnt orange with a foamy off-white head that receded quite a bit, and left some streaky lacing on the glass. Bready aroma, Belgian yeast, malty, with traces of indistinct fruit esters. Taste followed the aroma with a decent kick of bready yeast, citrus zest, peach and pear, a bit rubbery, with notes of peppery spice, tree sap, and floral hops. Medium body, a bit chewy, decent overall, though I prefer this style to be a bit lighter in body with a crisper hop profile. But that's just me.

03-11-2012 15:29:04 | More by Rifugium
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AndyD

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-10-2012 17:53:16 | More by AndyD
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beerenjoyer1

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

A - Poured amber with a medium white foam. There is very nice cascading during the pour and with nice lacing on the glass.

S - Nice hop/citrus smell with some sweetness and maltiness.

T - Hoppy bitterness with flavors of orange and some Belgian sidetones and hoppy aftertaste.

M - Good feel without being too heavy, a very easy drinking beer.

O - Nice Belgian stlye IPA and so many to chose ffrom this is a beer I would go back to for this style.

03-09-2012 19:12:58 | More by beerenjoyer1
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-08-2012 02:35:10 | More by aflyershckyfan
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-04-2012 23:49:09 | More by Wizzman
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jk3

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-04-2012 21:42:34 | More by jk3
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-03-2012 23:13:59 | More by Massbmx
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ghampton106

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-03-2012 00:49:32 | More by ghampton106
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AJP

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-02-2012 18:01:49 | More by AJP
Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 1,082 ratings.