KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews 20?? - 2015

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Clown Shoes "Tramp Stamp"
Clown Shoes Beer - Ipswich, Massachusetts USA
Belgian-Style IPA (ABV 7%)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a hazy medium orange with a brownish hue and a large (2-3 finger) white fluffy head that was mostly diminishing, leaving behind a few loose puddles with a medium collar and good sticky lacing.

The aroma was of herbal hops, a toasted grain malt and a soapy Belgian yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (orange) and a mild fruity ester.

The taste was mildly bitter-sweet with a hint of caramel and a light fruitiness early on, becoming a tad hoppier and a bit yeasty with a slight citrus peel presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted a good long time following the swallow, with a mild fruity bitterness that was left to linger for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body and dry in texture with an almost medium carbonation.

Overall a very well balanced brew with a decent hoppiness, which was offset slightly by the mild sweetness and funky Belgian yeast...

Sampled: 8/27/2012