Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes
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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
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
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
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
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
Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 1,082 ratings.