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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,005 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,005
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
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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BenjieK

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on draft at Canary square in JP.

A: Bright orange with amber and gold notes. Big fluffy head. Great lace.

S: Bready, orange peel, citrus, and really, really hoppy. hard to imagine a beer smelling much better.

T: Orange peel, mild hops, complex flavors from the yeast. a really complex and well balanced beer.

M: Well carbonated and creamy, with a little linering bitterness on the tongue.

D: You really don't taste the 7% at all.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2011 20:46:49 | More by BenjieK
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wburch1967

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber date February 2011.

Great label!

Appearance is orange, hazy, with a thick cap that leaves rings of lace. It smells of oranges and fresh bread. The taste is very complex, with orange rind, bitter hops, barely noticeable alcohol, and a juicy citrus finish. This beer is terrific.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 11:49:03 | More by wburch1967
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jakorpi

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you like hops and you like the aromatic, citrus, and spice character of Belgian ales, then you'll absolutely like this one.

The color is light amber with a light head and just enough smooth carbonation. The nose is very fragrant with grapefruit, cloves, and hops. Tasted about a week after bottling, the beer has a really fresh and lively character. On the palate, it starts off light and finishes strong, beginning with orange and grapefruit and transitioning into a bitter finish that grows stronger as the aromatics slowly fade.

This would be great beer for a variety of foods like clams, mussels, shrimp, and lobster, as well as poultry, grilled vegetables, and cheese such as manchego, or gruyere.

What makes this beer a stand-out is its balance of light/heavy and bright/dark flavors. There are a lot of craft beers out there that taste like the brewer wanted to see how much of all kinds of flavors could be packed into the bottle. In other words, if a little is good, more is is better. By contrast, Tramp Stamp has power, but is light on its feet and almost elegant, allowing your palate to taste the subtleties rather than being overwhelmed by heaviness.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 18:52:26 | More by jakorpi
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

another one i have been trying to track down forever. i opened this one up with dinner and split it with my father in law.

nice hazy orange color on the pour with a small, minimal head that did not produce much at all in the way of lacing. nice carbonation could be seen throughout the session.

aroma is loaded with light citrus and fruity tones that are layered on a lightly spice belgian yeast. really quite nice and very light and clean. crisp and clean taste here as each sip seemed to play off the one before it, again very well done and i was more then pleased with this. light orange, pineapple and tangerine all came together quite well and the light feel and smooth, medium dry finish sealed the deal.

overall a more then solid offering here and something i grately look forward to be able to try again.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 00:20:51 | More by mikesgroove
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BeerMusketeer

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another very impressive effort by Clown Shoes, now one of my favorite breweries. The beer is orange with a big thick head. The smell is yeast, citrus, and hops, my god it smells good! The taste was a balance of sweet and bitter hops with a gorgeous backbone of oranges and soft malts. Super duper drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 21:00:48 | More by BeerMusketeer
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at Newburyport St Trattoria. Had a few pints in fact. Nicebheadbon this beer with a mild lacing. Had a mild floral smell with hints of caramel. Surprised by how much I liked this beer. It has a great balance of malt with a great blast of hops. Not overwhelming, just balanced. Healthy carbonation throughout made it a quality drink throughout. Very good beer

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2013 02:02:01 | More by BradMacMullin
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pured into a glass that's a cross between a tulip and pilsner style.

Poured a vibrant amber in color with golden hues. Head is frothy in texture and nicely caps the beer until the end. Good lacing.

Aroma is of a clean, vibrant hop medley. A faint orange citrus note is present as well a noticeable yeastiness.

I tasted a fresh (almost wet-like freshness) burst of hops at first, followed quickly by citrus flavors of orange and even a little lemon. Semi sweet malt flavor provides a backbone to the hops. Hop bitternesss takes over on the finish, but doesn't overpower.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly crisp and nicely carbonated for my tastes. Drinkability gets 2 thumbs up - it's inviting to sip over and over again, but the bitterness in the back demands slower enjoyment.

I had been trying some new brews this week, and the last few were let downs for me. Thankfully, this one pressed the reset button nicely. Very enjoyable, and great quality. I'll definitely seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 14:23:44 | More by jbertsch
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biglobo8971

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from bottle into tulip. The first thing I noticed was the glowing color. Wow this is a good looking beer. Can definitely smell the citrus and some pine.
Now for the good part. This is by far one of the better Belgian IPA's that I have tried. Great balance between all the flavors. The incredible flavor makes the mouthfeel very enjoyable. Extremely easy to drink.
Overall I will now seek this beer out as much as I can. It is now one of my favorites. I highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 00:38:12 | More by biglobo8971
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CaptainAM

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled March 2011. The beer is a bright amber with tinges of orange. Gorgeous tan head sat for a while on top of my glass and left rings of spidery lace. The smell is bananas, bubble gum, citrus, hoppy, hoppy and bready, yeast. The taste is much of the same. Very impressive beer. Highly reccomend.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 21:26:00 | More by CaptainAM
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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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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

06-19-2013 15:55:17 | More by jono0101
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-22-2012 03:36:33 | More by Skye1024
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

09-19-2013 11:34:26 | More by aengleman
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-27-2011 02:21:04 | More by OBIrish24
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-15-2011 03:07:00 | More by Ajlvt
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windelbo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-15-2012 01:45:30 | More by windelbo
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mookie86

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-18-2012 19:54:00 | More by mookie86
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-16-2013 10:59:42 | More by Rwalford74
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a MJ tasting glass.

Pours a deep gold with orange highlights and a big light khaki head that drops slowly leaving some lace.

Aromas of grapefruit, light citrus, light malt, caramel.

Flavors of citrus, grapefruit, pears, underripe green grapes, fruity esters from the yeast. kumquats. Medium finish, with grapefruit, and green grape skins in the linger.

Mouthfeel is medium, light bitter puckering. Mouthcoating bitterness that isn't overdone.

Overall a very nice belgian IPA. Not overpowering bitterness, almost in balance, with complementary fruity esters from the yeast.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 01:12:01 | More by JamnesCameron
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Tumble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-09-2012 21:23:53 | More by Tumble
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keymcgrip

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-27-2012 23:53:31 | More by keymcgrip
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h2oamay

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-19-2013 03:53:04 | More by h2oamay
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-03-2012 21:05:14 | More by weaselchew
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-28-2013 00:59:58 | More by atone315
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raulazzer

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-16-2013 17:42:22 | More by raulazzer
Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.