Tramp Stamp is a Belgian-style IPA from Clown Shoes which brews out of Ipswich Massachusetts. In recent months I started noticing bottles from Clown Shoes on the shelves of the shops I frequent. Clown Shoes is not an expensive beer and having a variety available is a good thing as I’ve now had about four or five different beers from them and I don’t have a bad thing to say about what I’ve tasted. Sometime last year I reviewed Hoppy Feet 1.5, a Double Black IPA I got in a trade and was released to commemorate their One Year Anniversary. I gave Hoppy Feet 1.5, Five out of Five Beer Caps as I really loved the beer; check out the post here. I think of Clown Shoes as a fun brewery especially with the clever names they come up for their beers like Muffin Top, Chocolate Sombrero, and Tramp Stamp.
The aroma of this beer is a mix of orange peel and ripe peaches, very summerlike and refreshing and with the biscuit and yeast funk present, it stays true to it’s Belgian roots. Much of what is in the aroma can be tasted, like the orange peel and peaches with a hop bitterness up front and just enough malt to round the sip. This beer is really delicious, it has the body of a wheat ale and is extremely refreshing. Tramp Stamp has a bubbly tangy mouthfeel from the carbonation and you’ll get a smooth bitter finish after it washes down. I enjoyed drinking this beer and it’s too bad it comes in a four pack instead of six. These cute four packs really drive me nuts and it’s become a standard of so many breweries; just make a six pack and make me pay for six bottles, cut the cute packaging. I know I can’t be the only one who’s had this thought right?
Tramp Stamp is good, refreshing, and has great flavors, I recommend you pick some up before you head out back to start grilling this weekend. Three out of Five Beer Caps for the Tramp!
Throw one back for me ~ cheers!