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Tramp Stamp - Clown Shoes

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very good

1,116 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 49
Gots: 131 | 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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3.86/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, yeast, some spices. Taste is hops, spices, citrus, some resin, balanced and tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a fine and enjoyable beer.

tone77, Sep 08, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +4%

Single bottle from a 4-pack poured into a tulip glass. A rather dark cloudy ruddy orange amber with a finger or so of white foamy head. Darker than its double IPA stablemate Galactica but similar in the pungent hops department. Aroma and palate redolent with orange and lemon rind/juice, menthol cough candy, fennel seed/licorice cake, dry dusty burlap sack, turmeric, green bananas, pumpkin, fresh cut grass, yeasty vitamin tablet, and dandelion. I must say, this is one of those brews that truly strikes the balance between American hops and Belgian funk ... The Belgian yeast is aggressive but the hops keep pace admirably. Very dry, bitter, earthy, and spicy, equal parts apothecary's cabinet and citrus orchard. Finishes with ample pine resin like a strong American IPA. Moderate of body and quite highly carbonated, which is maybe not a selling point. Regardless, I am converted. Could be my favorite Clown Shoes to date.

CalgaryFMC, Sep 06, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -1.3%

12oz bottle, a part of some fairly dear 4-packs now available up here in Alberta's suds suppin' jurisdiction. I like how this brewer's names for their offerings don't have much at all to do with the style at hand.

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and yet somewhat rocky off-white head, which leaves some layered bike chain lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of earthy, acrid yeast, orange and grapefruit citrus cream, pine resin, bready caramel malt, further muddled tropical fruit, and a touch of metallic alcohol. The taste is more testy and spicy yeast up front, which do well enough to meld into the citrus/pine hop scouts, with a hefty grainy, bready, and slightly doughy caramel malt, the same late-arriving tropical fruitiness as in the aroma, and a well-tethered perfumed booziness.

The carbonation is fairly fizzy at first, and broadly frothy overall, the body a decent medium weight, and smooth, but for some tacky yeast and astringent hop esters mucking things up. It finishes off-dry, the sturdy malt carrying through on its initial promise, while the yeast and bitter hops put it in cruise, just looking to enjoy the ride.

A pleasant enough Belgian IPA, the yeast and the sassy west coast IPA-worthy hops both clashing and working together at different times in the life cycle of this brew. Uselessly provocative name aside, I gotta say I kinda liked this one, insomuch as this continues to be one of my least favourite styles.

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Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.