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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a medium copper color bordering on light brown. Yellowish head forms with a good retention.

Aroma is heavy handed with citrus and floral hop notes but there is a bit of wheat and sweet grains that hint at Belgian style ale.
In the taste, strong Belgian yeast flavor with a banana and bubblegum edge. There is a wealth if earthy hop bitterness that stick out clearly from the musty, sweet Belgian stylings. Just a bit of pine and bitterness come out in the finish.

Medium bodied, well carbonated brew. Lots of flavor to the beer, and could pose a challenge to ipa drinkers not fond of Belgian styles. Overall this was an interesting beer, but probably towards the average range for the style.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JCarey
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I just wanted to say that I really wish that people who didn't like Belgians or people who are new age American hopheads would stop down rating good beers.

This is a fantastic Belgian style IPA, and isn't meant to be overbearingly bitter.

Hop off the hop bandwagon.

This beer is a sub 4 or high 3 review at least.

As far as I can tell, this is the same yeast as the Muffin Top, with a slightly downgraded grain bill. Delicious.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tmm313
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Super cloudy dark amber body. You can really see the yeast in there. Nice 1 finger head and lacing.

S- Grapefruit, orange, banana, some floral, and caramel.

T- Mainly grapefruit, orange, pine, and peppery spice. Sometimes the banana really pops out.

M- Medium thick body. Oily with nice carbonation.

O- I'm a fan of Belgian IPAs, and this one didn't disappoint. Sure I've had a few that were better, but I've also had much worse. I would definitely have again.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of glass_house
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a footed Belgian tulip

Hazy amber-orange with two fingers of white head that maintains a nice collar with some sticky lacing. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit, mango, and some tangy lemongrass.

Body is almost medium at first, but finishes a bit watery. The lively carbonation lends some support, but the texture seems somewhat lacking for a 7% IPA. The taste is a lot like the nose--heavy on citrus and tropical fruits, with a mild pine bitterness toward the end. Not much here makes me think of a "Belgian" IPA. More like a citrusy west coast IPA with a mild peppery spice.

Overall it's ok. The flavors work well enough and I feel like it would be a good choice poolside on a hot day. However, the disappointing mouthfeel means I'll most likely bypass it more often than not.

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