1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

Not Rated.
Tramp StampTramp Stamp

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,178 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,178
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 51
Gots: 149 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Tramp Stamp Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,178 | Reviews: 313 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jmick28
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jmick28, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

JohnBender, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of ripweblo
4/5  rDev +5.5%

ripweblo, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of H0rnedFr0gs
4/5  rDev +5.5%

H0rnedFr0gs, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Amalak, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of dubdrop
4/5  rDev +5.5%

dubdrop, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of ProudBeerSnob
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ProudBeerSnob, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of DarthTremens
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DarthTremens, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of FullObs
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

FullObs, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bkrbdan, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of JottaGibboo
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

JottaGibboo, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of birchstick
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

birchstick, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of johnyb
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

johnyb, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Arithmeticus
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Sacco's bowling in Somerville, MA

A: dark copper color; creamy but thin head, nice lacing; decent carb action
S: amazing aroma, bursting in hops; lingers long
T: very strong on all fronts: piney, bitter, malty, very intense; quite boozy; compares very nicely to Flying Dog's Raging Bitch

Yep, give this one a try--it's awesome

Arithmeticus, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of ChanceK
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ChanceK, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of jlogan7
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

jlogan7, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of TheElusiveAlexT
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The beer is a peach color of orange/yellow with a little mix of red. Slightly murky and a solid head. I had an almost perfect pour. The head with an off white and stayed with the whole drink. Lots of sticky lacing, only a slight amount of carbonation. Near perfect.

Smell: Almost exclusively spicy hops and orange zest.

Taste: Similar to the smell but the orange is most present (like an orange peel) and then the hops kick in to the after taste. Better to sip continuously.

Mouthfeel: A heavy IPA, not to be taken lightly. A solid bite but it doesn't linger or bite you back. It reminded me a bit of Leatherlips except it was all on my tongue and not through my entire mouth.

Overall: Above average - it was enjoyable and friendly enough for those who don't normally like an IPA. Not my favorite but I'd get it again.

Serving type: Bottle poured into a glass from the Boston Beer Garden (cool place) reviewing from the 26th of June 2012 before the Beach Boys concert at the Pavilion.

TheElusiveAlexT, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy medium caramel amber. One finger fine off-white head with decent retention and good lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, orange, sweet malt and faint coriander. Flavor is sweet malt, pine and citrus hops, orange. Finishes with lingering citrus and hop notes. Belgian spicing is faint and overwhelmed by the IPA character, but the hop and malt combination hold their own. The Belgian elements are subdued, but do give this an interesting off-beat flavor that works well. Medium bodied with some creaminess, mouth feel is enhanced by active carbonation. An interesting take on a Belgian IPA. The labelling didn't bode well for a serious Belgian IPA, but the contents worked out well.

LiquidAmber, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +5.5%

buckyp, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +5.5%

savagepm, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Ville
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Ville, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of bigmoose125
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

bigmoose125, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of tsm2011
4/5  rDev +5.5%

tsm2011, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I believe I paid 7 dollars for this from Halftime beverage.com and it was bottled 5/2012 so it's at least 2 months old.

A - Wow for two months old I got a 1/4 inch of head that seems to stick around, great lacing and some fine carbonation bubbles. Color is a slightly hazy dark amber brown.

S - Smell is very mild but I do get some Belgium yeasts (mild and fruity) with some citrus hops and orange peel to boot.

T - Well the first thing that comes to mind is how clean tasting it is. Hops are mildly piney mostly citrus and carry the semi dry fruity yeasts of this beer well into the finish. The orange like taste I smelled actually attributed some bitterness and sweetness giving mid palate a tart aspect. Damn fine brew.

M - Light to medium is so easy to drink.

Overall for what I paid it's well worth it and could see myself trying other clown shoes beers. A very well done Belgium IPA.

DrDemento456, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of korguy123
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into tumbler.

A- Hazy orange/copper pour. Finger width creamy egg shell head. Lacing is good.

S- Orange peel right up front, grapefruit, mandarin oranges and a slight pine presence. Belgian yeast and a nice sweet biscuit aroma.

T- Oranges up front, bitter pine, sweet pineapple, mandarin and a bitter floral finish. Sweet biscuits in there somewhere to add to the sweetness.

M- Light to medium body. Good carbonation.

korguy123, Jul 10, 2012
Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.