Thursday, November 3, 2011

Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp

Tramp Stamp poured a semi-cloudy, copper color with a pen width, white head. The nose is big, with apricot and candied sugar lying on top of plenty of malt and light hop aromas. The body is malty and short up front with a touch of sweetness. A little hollow in the middle, it quickly turns to bone dry with plenty of hops. The finish is full of pine needles and a long, dry, lingering bitterness.

Overall, a very agressive IPA, especially for one that is modeled around the belgian-style. The whole mouthfeel is light and the finish is a hop monster. This is decent, and has some very nice parts, but it seems a little disjointed and could probably use a little aging to round itself out.    

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