Tramp Stamp | Clown Shoes

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Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewandbbq on 01-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$2.29 for a 12oz single @ BevCo. brewed with "Soft but complex malts, Chambly yeast, sweet orange peel, Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial hops"

Pours out to a slightly cloudy delicate pale golden, forming a growing spongy bone white head with superior retention and lacing, thanks in part to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.25 carbs or so. Bottle conditioned, highly flocculant layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle. The nose is all about the skunky weed. Lots of MJ on top of that distinct Chambly belgian yeast strain. No orange peel or coriander noted in the nose. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, very light bodied despite the 7%. Taste opens with the skunky hops front and center, followed by a yeasty tartness. Again, no orange peel or coriander in flavor. Some suggestions of fruit from the yeast. A little bit of hot asphalt/burnt rubber towards the finish. Finishes dry (light bodied) but not astringent (hops). Bitterness is mild to moderate. Clean finish in the mouthfeel.

This is a decent beer, but when it comes to these belgian style american brewed hybrid wit/ipa's, I keep wanting more orange and coriander. Cleanly brewed with no off-flavors and pretty well balanced though. Well brewed.

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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 29 April 2013, this 12 oz bottle was poured into a Belgian snifter.

Appearance: Body is hazy, orange-brown in color with a small head that soon reduces to little more than a ring. Lacing is on the light side. Some sediment coats the bottom of the bottle even after a full pour.

Smell: Hops are prominent and contribute both herbal and citrus qualities, but some Belgian yeast and a solid bready malt base are also apparent.

Taste: Lower end of the hoppy spectrum for an IPA. Fruity, but towards the lower end of the fruity spectrum for a BPA, and less fruity than the aroma suggests. Nutty; mildly bitter; a trace of yeasty funk. Well integrated and balanced yet has moderately high complexity.

Feel: Medium-light bodied with crisp moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: Should appeal to anyone who likes the idea of a hoppy Belgian Pale Ale.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle.

Pours a clear, bright copper orange with a dense cream colored head, with long lasting retention and thick clumps of lace. Bitter floral and pine nose, Belgian yeast, bready and orange. Very sweet flavor of orange juice, bubblegum, lemon, pine bitterness, bready malt and buttery. Not quite a Belgian or an IPA or a Belgian IPA. Not bad, just generic.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very intrigued by the description of "Belgian-style IPA." This pours a golden amber color with a foamy beige head. There is a mixture of citrus and hops in the aroma. The taste starts out as a yeasty/banana Belgian ale but finishes with that classic IPA bitterness. Very interesting and well made.

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Tramp Stamp from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,383 ratings
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