Sunday, March 31, 2013

I'm gonna get to the bottom of this Belgian style IPA concept if I have to drink each and every one of them in the process. Saturday night I had Tramp Stamp, a Belgian IPA by Clown Shoes, and I did enjoy it. The emphasis in this one is on Belgian more than on IPA, but it is pretty tasty. Tramp Stamp pours a hazy amber/orange with a lot of foamy, long-lasting head. The aroma is fruity and malty and rich. There is a big citrus and caramel mingling that I pick up on in my favorite Belgian tripels. The flavor is good, if understated. The malty and fruity notes in the aroma aren’t as strong on the tongue as I’d expected, but the finish is very hoppy and has a little burn, so the IPA assertion is justified. I liked this and may buy it again to see if I like it even more the second time.