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

Poured into a MJ tasting glass.

Pours a deep gold with orange highlights and a big light khaki head that drops slowly leaving some lace.

Aromas of grapefruit, light citrus, light malt, caramel.

Flavors of citrus, grapefruit, pears, underripe green grapes, fruity esters from the yeast. kumquats. Medium finish, with grapefruit, and green grape skins in the linger.

Mouthfeel is medium, light bitter puckering. Mouthcoating bitterness that isn't overdone.

Overall a very nice belgian IPA. Not overpowering bitterness, almost in balance, with complementary fruity esters from the yeast.

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

Got this at Berman's in Lexington over the weekend.
Thanks Greg!

Poured from the 22oz. bottle into a Chimay chalice.

The color is a hazy copper with a good amount of carbonation and a finger of foamy white head and some thin lacing on the glass.

The smell is Belgian candy sugar in aroma. Some nice malty aroma is there with some sweetness giving a citrus flavor that is deep and complex. There is a touch of strawberry and so sugary taffy.

The taste is has a sweetness that hits the tongue and then washes over a bit. There is a bitterness that seems to bring a candy like sweetness with it, hitting at the same time, it's hard to gauge which way the flavor is going. Bitter hops, then sugary sweetness and back again, there is a great bitter flavor that reminds me of La Fin Du Monde. I am intrigued with flavors of figs, dried bananas and a touch of Clementine.

The feel of this beer is complex but medium is size, the scope is not too big to handle but is well layered for most beer enthusiast tastes. It has a smooth finish that is quite refreshing going down.

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

Medium copper and light orange where the light hits the edge of the glass. Head is the epitome of rocky and is colored a light nougat, standing at 2 1/2 fingers. Body is opaque and contains active yeast. Super!

Big, spicy hop aromas that have an almost mushroomy musk to them, though with a citrus kick. It doesn't smell like mushrooms, that's just the only other way to describe that particular aroma besides earthy, which I use too much. Chamomile tea with peaches and ginger make the rest of the nose for me.

Alcohol kind of hits you up front, but at the same time you get almost ripe mango and and green apple pastry. Bitterness is moderate-strong and mostly sticks to the palate in the finish; not too bitter up front. A little bubble gum in the middle with a hint of resinous pine.

Bubbly and not very dry. Not thick, either.

I could stand more yeast byproducts. This brew with a LaChouffe strain would be remarkable.

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