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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

920 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 920
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 35
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Neorebel on 04-17-2013)
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-20-2014 00:49:41 | More by glazeman
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%

08-19-2014 09:19:27 | More by Celtics76
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JAFoley

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

A - Required a vigorous pour to pull out thin bubbly head. Body is somewhat murky light amber. Nice retention though, and good lacing.

S - Citrus hops, lots of lemon, slight malt

T - Really nice rounded flavors. Dry citrus hop upfront, somewhat floral. Moves to caramel with some spiciness. After taste transitions into a cloying sweetness.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sticky and finishes slightly syrupy.

O - Really enjoyable but I don't really dig the back half of the drink. Both the syrupy mouth feel and cloying sweetness in the end are strangely unappealing compared to the freshness of the first half. I've never had an observation like that before, so I could potentially have gotten a bad beer.

08-18-2014 23:51:52 | More by JAFoley
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

08-18-2014 17:56:51 | More by GameOfBeers
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

08-17-2014 21:04:58 | More by SavvyStudent
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JRoPA

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-17-2014 03:31:34 | More by JRoPA
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-17-2014 02:04:44 | More by rxthree
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bschinelli

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%

08-16-2014 22:47:15 | More by bschinelli
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Jaulizia


4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-16-2014 01:07:20 | More by Jaulizia
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WCW

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-16-2014 01:05:08 | More by WCW
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warpig372

Indiana

4.76/5  rDev +20.5%

08-15-2014 19:00:55 | More by warpig372
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Punisher

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-14-2014 02:10:02 | More by Punisher
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -24.1%

08-12-2014 06:42:41 | More by drewone
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

Full discloser, this beer is dated 2/11/14 and I'm drinking it on 8/11/14. My brother picked it up at a little bottle shop that may not have much turnover.
12 oz bottle poured into snifter

A- Redish/ copper with very little head
S- Fruity hops... sweet tropical-DIPA smell. Smells like it may be a bit malty too.
T- Yep, sweet malts on front and back. A bit of bitter hops in the middle. On the maltier spectrum.. but being old maybe the hops faded?
M- Standard IPA/DIPA mouth feel. A bit sticky in a good way.

O- Kind of average. Nothing outstanding, but not bad my any means. I would try again fresh.

08-11-2014 16:59:02 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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TechBrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-11-2014 15:48:39 | More by TechBrew
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shortbus126

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-10-2014 21:21:47 | More by shortbus126
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wstitzel

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-09-2014 23:23:21 | More by wstitzel
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a dark amber-orange color. Lots of sediment, causing the color of the beer to appear gradient like. Decent sized light brown head. Leaves a little bit of lacing.

Aroma is bursting with citrus and floral hops. A good deal of pine. Some lightly roasted malts. A tiny bit of alcohol in the nose.

Taste leads with some citrus, followed by sweet caramel malts and some pine resin. Overall pretty malt heavy. One of the less hoppy DIPA you'll find, but still tasty.

Medium mouthfeel. A little thick. Easy to down one but I don't know how many more than that I could have.

Overall, a solid DIPA. I would recommend it to newcomers to the style. Nothing too crazy tastewise, but it gives you an idea of what to expect from the style.

08-09-2014 03:26:26 | More by majorbase2
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-09-2014 01:56:40 | More by nstroup
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vonnerbeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-08-2014 19:43:40 | More by vonnerbeer
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stewart124

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -3%

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a fluffy off white head. Beautiful lacing.

A big dose of citrus and pine in the nose.

Medium and smooth mouthfeel. Big bitterness throughout. More pine and slight vanilla coming through. Some pineapple esters with a very dry finish. Just a touch of hot alcohol as this warms. Decent amount of light bready characters that blend well with the hop bitterness.

Nice beer. Solid DIPA on the lower end of the abv for the style but still holds up. Nothing really wrong but it doesn't blow me away. Maybe a little harsh from some hot alcohol notes and this causes a white pepper character to come put. Coupled with the pine this all adds up to a bit much.

Lingering pine and dryness on the palate.

08-06-2014 00:56:51 | More by stewart124
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-05-2014 15:58:38 | More by bif_fat_sellout
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hoppyhour

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-05-2014 03:00:20 | More by hoppyhour
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-04-2014 19:54:02 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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jaredkc889

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-03-2014 19:58:13 | More by jaredkc889
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Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 920 ratings.