Tramp Stamp | Clown Shoes

Tramp StampTramp Stamp
1,384 Ratings
Tramp StampTramp Stamp

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of rypkr
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - extremely hazy amber/muddy orange. Almost zero light comes through a 12 oz pint glass. 1/2 inch finger frothy white head with medium-aggressive pour.

S - the smell is great. Very fresh floral scents with a sweet lingering aspect.

T - first impression was its very dry. Nothing exceptional and nothing awful. Malt is present but isn't entwined with the imminent IPA characteristics.

M - dry, thin, and average carbonation.

O - with craft beer so prominent and progressive today, this is nothing short of average at best. Small chance I'd buy it again.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up last week in Totowa as a single bottle, wondering if a beer of this name could be taken seriously. This leaned more toward the American side of "Belgian IPA" as the hop profile and taste of this beer seemed more at home than something that would be brewed overseas. There was enough cloudiness and funk in this to give it a Belgian profile but in the end, the hops and mouthfeel of this beer reminded me of a Pale Ale more than anything else.

This was brewed on 1/29 of this year and it showed when I poured it out, as there was a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle that took a while to swirl out. The hue was a cloudy apricot with a mild head that held its own before settling down and just a hint of lacing could be seen as I worked my way through this. Some sugar, yeast, and lemon in the nose as the mouthfeel was quite juicy to this. Faint hints of tangerine and tropical fruits in the taste and not a lot of carbonation to wash everything down. The yeast was the most noticeable aspect of the body but that gave way to the fruity notes and a bit of the hops in the back, which lingered for quite a while after each sip.

So did the booze, although I couldn't taste it. This felt stronger than it was in actuality, which was a testament to the "IPA" in this beer. While not the best example of a Belgian IPA, there was enough t like here and the body was more than sufficient to tie everything in together. While not memorable, this had the staying power of a tramp stamp without the accompanying tackiness. Worth a go once for anyone who likes this style or a hoppy beer that has the characteristics of a Belgian Pale Ale or IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of schoolboy
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On the slightly American side of Belgian IPA, this tramp puts out pretty good. It has a bit of extra robustness that American style ones do, but not quite as much so as the pure bred ones.

It pours a bit dark and has moderately thin head and lace. The aroma is a little weak for the style but very appetizing. The taste is pretty bitingly hoppy, with a bunch of malts and Belgian yeasts showing off. It really is a nice mix if a bit on the over the top side.

The aftertaste is also robust - you don't forget it too soon. Overall it is a good effort from the clown people.

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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: a standard 355mL brown bottle with a decent craft label.

Appearance: pours a hazy deep orange-amber in colour with a small white head that drops to a thick ring. Not much lacing, but it does look inviting.

Aroma: plenty of citrus hops here, with grapefruit, lemon and tangerine taking the fore. Some bread malts and yeast behind.

Taste: again big citrus notes with some lovely Belgian yeasts and more of those bready malts. The yeasts and the lemon behind make for a wonderful addition to the normal AIPA - I think I could get used to Belgian / American IPAs.

Aftertaste: the flavours all linger through - a lovely drop.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate but spritzy carbonation. Carries those flavours through well without overdoing it.

Overall: definitely the best Belgian India Pale Ale I have had to date. Fantastically complex and less awkward than some others. Another well done to Clown Shoes. Great pricing too, particularly for a high ABV import.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tramp Stamp by Clown Shoes
poured from a bottle into a 12 oz. mug

reviewed 4/8/14

P-:colorful and catchy label with a women's exposed low back tattoo. 4.0

A- : hazy orange with a thin tan head and some lacing 3.75

S- : hops, wheat and mild citrus 3.75

T-: grains and an odd bitterness, hop notes 3.5

M- : good body and clean finish 3.5

D-: grows on you as you go 3.5

O-: not sure some really good elements but something keeping it all from coming together 3.5

Bought as part of a Belgian IPA tasting, may or may not buy again. Was great for my tasting because it definitely has a unique spin

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,384 ratings
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