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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 1,100
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 45
Gots: 123 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by BoardwalkBock:
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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass. I've had many Clown Shoes beers before, with Miracle IPA and the RIS being the top, but this was the first DIPA i've had from them.

A: Hazy, bright orange. Slight lacing around the edges.

S: Oddly, the first smell is a lemony-breading followed by some pine and grassy notes. Nice spearmint background in between the two dominant smells. That's a first.

T: Starts of sweet but quickly gives way to a dominant hop profile of tropical fruit (pineapple, maybe some star fruit), spearmint and pine. Ends with a very nice biscuit malt backbone.

M: Medium bodied. Bitterness is persistent throughout the entire thing but very nicely balanced with the hop and malt backbones.

O: Another very nice offering from Clown Shoes brewing. I've recently moved to New England and this brewery is more readily available up here which I am enjoying. This was the first beer I've had that is single-hopped galaxy. I really enjoyed experiencing all the nuances of this hop. The only other time I've been really impressed with a galaxy-hopped beer is Barrier Breweries Bittersweet Pale Ale from Oceanside, NY. Not the best DIPA i've had, not by far, but a nice offering and I will have again.

BoardwalkBock, Sep 13, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Pairs well with cannabis. Will get around to doing full review at some point but it's like whatever maan. Overall very good stuff. Had Galactica with Hoptinum and while I mean no disrespect I preferred the former ifi had to choose. I'm feeling strong 4.25 to light 4.5 on this one. in other words i agree with the B

LovingCup, Aug 25, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had 20 oz. of this bad boy on tap at The BBC in Norwood, MA. It's my first Clown Shoes experience and I liked it a lot.

First, it looked great. It was a nice amber color with a bit of a haze and very alive. The smell made me dive right in. Like all best from my favorites in one glass.

But when it comes down to it I'm a taste and mouth feel guy. I need my taste buds to do a dance when they are introduced to a new brew and I wasn't let down. The other thing that will drive me away from a brew is a watery mouth feel but this offering has nothing to fear.

I really enjoyed it and will be on the hunt for their other selections.

ExtraStout, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

OhioBobcat, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

tbryan5, Feb 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

wetwhale, Jun 24, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

sprestridge, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

MikeC144, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

freshflesh, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

warnerry, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

DWolf, Oct 31, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +12.7%

Jardbark, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a smallish off white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet nutty caramel malt (kind of imperial reddish), with some tropical fruit and resiny hops. It's a little subdued.

The flavor is sweet nutty malts with some ripe fruit and fresh resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, seems more like an OK "imperial red" type. Sweet nutty caramel malts with resiny hops and some fruit.

Beaver13, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

TTripp725, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

nstroup, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

bahamut6565, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

megamass, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Guinnsslvr, Aug 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

SuperbikeShaun, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mctizzz, Jun 25, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Imbibe. Pours an orange amber color with a short head that quickly dissipates into light lacing. The nose on this is nice, with lots of citrus influences. The taste has more malt influences leaning towards toffee and caramel with some bitterness at the end. A nice medium bodied beer that drinks easily and covers the alcohol content well.

aquazr1, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Chris_Panos, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

KolbMarley, Mar 26, 2014
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Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 1,100 ratings.