Tramp Stamp | Clown Shoes

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1,384 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewandbbq on 01-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,384
Reviews:
339
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.08%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
236
For Trade:
3
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of gonzo000
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a. a burnt orange color with little to no head on a pour in a tulip glass. Light, spotty lacing.

s. Citrus on the nose. Maybe some coriander, but not overwhelming, malt, yeast.

t. The citrus shines through. It seems like this could be a white ale. Similar profile.

m. A bit gritty.

o. Very good beer from a very good brewer. Wow factor was missing so I could not move into the outstanding range, but I would revisit this beer.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of bmwats
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of StHopNick
2.76/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A weak Belgian beginning to the taste followed by an unbalanced tart/bitter after taste. The smell was pretty faint and didn't really help the beer much. The mouthfeel was probably the strongest feature of this beer but thats only if you can ignore the aftertaste. Maybe a Belgian IPA just isn't for me...

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Photo of Tschnab
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of markgugs
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mcgovern1010
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of montydesi
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of LovingCup
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Artwork: A+

Appearance: Looks like an effin' sunset. Or an orange. Lots of microscopic bubbles. Nice.

Smell: Juicy fruit. Sweet like candy. Blends the floral, wet, juicy, fruity, hoppy bit with the belgian yeast sugar candied sweetness business.

Taste: Kinda takes a nosedive here, imho. Both the appearance and aroma of this beer heightened the anticipation up to this point, but something about the taste was not agreeable with me. It wasn't awful, it just wasn't particularly enjoyable for me at the moment. It's tart. Bitter. I detect nuances of aspirin like qualities. It kind of leaves a nasty, lingering aftertaste. These qualities>any redeeming qualities.

Overall: I'll have to try more Belgian IPA's. Maybe I don't like the style? But North Coast "Pranqster" is a go to beer for me, and that's a Belgian strong ale. According to my review score and memory I gave Ale Asylum Bedlam! a better rating. I'm glad I tried this one out, but I'm glad it was a single. Not awful, but not my thing. Don't see myself seeking this one out. This was my first from Clown Shoes. This was a miss for me but I'll give them a couple more shots. That pecan pie bomber sure sounds enticing.

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Photo of fosters9
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of NW_IPAHEAD
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BigOldOaf
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of farrago
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fluffy head, dimples deeply in a few spots, pretty much bone white, tight weave overall with good retention, the lacing comes in thick stripes, tends to move like flexible metal mesh. Bright, vibrant orange colored liquid, inclines more to red-brown than yellow, very clear and crisp looking, you see a fat bubble here or there. From a distance the nose is powerfully floral yet as you get closer more dominance in the well cooked bread dough, herbaceousness, sharper spices and pepper, moderate pine sap and likewise the peach, nectarine scents are quiet, takes a little opening up but there is a decent bubblegum component. Medium-bodied plus, foams up some in the mouth, carbonation big rather than prickly. As a result, it sits there and slowly percolates rather than flows. Spicy attack, ginger, cardamom, caraway then spiced orange peel, not getting a consistent yeast presence. Here too the peach, apricot, pear, apple flavors have minimal thrust, ending up in a drier texture. The bitterness not fully to be pinned on the herbaceousness, more like sour grains. Pine more present, the bubblegum to banana notes mostly retronasal than perceived as flavor. It’s actually pretty good and can easily be understood as a smashup of two styles.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BoJengs
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BeerLover99
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,384 ratings.
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