Tramp Stamp | Clown Shoes

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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:
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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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Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very effervescent amber/orange with a thumb of pearl white head. Stellar lacing & head retention

S: Pears, grassiness, white grapes

T: Pears, grassiness, cloves, a little grapefruit pith up front. Cloves & estery flavors dominate as this warms, some white pepper, some green apple & some dryness. Finishes with phenols, pears, & little boozey warmth

MF: Medium body, lively carbonation, decent balance

Drinks fairly easy for the style &ABV, true to style

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy brown with burnt orange hues along the sides of the glass. Slim finger of white foamy head dissipated within less than a half a minute. Light semi-sticky lacing dug in and around the glass modestly, eventually slides down the glass.
The smell started off with some orange, clementine, some light melon all combining in a semi-sweet almost sugary sort of way. Light biscuits touch in the background.
The taste was a combination of the previously mentioned flavors and bringing in a light spice in and around absorbing some of the sweetness. There's a faint sweet melon aftertaste and a semi-dry sweet finish.
The mouthfeel had the spicy character absorbing the sweetness in and around my tongue. Nice sharpness from the citrus qualities lay down in an acidic texture on my tongue. Subdued bitterness still hits.
Overall, this was a really nice Belgian IPA that I would have again.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trainingwithkev
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaleAleSean
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPeterson17
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OSUNC
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyJ
4.62/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The funk that grows on you! Tasty hoppy completely thirst quenching another solid offering.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a snifter.

3.75 A: Murky orange brown color. Two fingers of off-white frothy head. Retention is about average and ample lacing is left.

3.5 S: Like many CS beers, there's a lot of yeastiness in the nose. Candied orange is very potent, this is one of the sugary-est noses I've smelled. Lemon, melon, and honeydew follow. Very faint spiciness. Bready/biscuit malts.

3.5 T: Bready yeastiness. Less sugary than the nose, but still some. Again lots of orange with minor levels of the other fruits above. Lots of breadiness, lots and lots of breadiness.

3.0 M: Heavier medium body. Moderate carbonation. Fairly chewy. Lacking the spritziness that I like in Belgians.

2.75 D: Smells pretty good, but too much yeastiness and breadiness. CS needs to filter some of their beers.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigTravor
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

A 12 fl oz bottle with a bottled on date of 23rd March 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy dark amber orange colour with a thick almost two finger off white head that has great retention and leaves thick foamy lacing.

Aroma: First thing that comes to mind is Tropicana orange juice. It is strong orange juice with hints of caramel malts, citrus orange zest, grapefruit and lemon.

Taste: Citrus orange peel hits you upfront followed by grapefruit, pine, caramel malts and some kind of funk (in a good way).

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high tingly carbonation.

Overall: Admittedly, this is my first Belgian IPA, and its interesting and decent, but there is just way too much orange in this for me.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anatole
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jshusc
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brianmandell
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.85/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BdM
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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