Galactica - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by Cobrito:
4.68/5 rDev +18.5%
Fairly dark amber, not much head, but nice webs of lacing formed along the side of the glass as I drank.
Love the aroma--a combination of bready and caramely malts are there, but the hops dominate the nose, as both dank vegetal (dried sage?) and unsweetened raisin fruitcake smells waft out of the glass. There is something vaguely Christmasy about this beer.
But not in a cloyingly sweet way. Thankfully, this is a hop-lovers delight, and very drinkable. Taste follows aroma pretty precisely. I find it to be on the border of IPA and DIPA, the 8% alcohol feels about right, and the flavors are well integrated into a delicious, balanced yet hop-forward taste. No doubt this beer is best when fresh.
Galactica is definitely on the oily side, but not to the point that it affects overall crispness or or gets too heavy.
I disagree with reviewers who see this as just another run-of-the-mill IPA. It has several unique aspects, including the integration of Galaxy hops into an interesting malt complex that does not overwhelm with sweetness or doughiness, and an intriguing mouthfeel. Galactica is a stellar new choice for lovers of hoppy beahs.
08-11-2013 05:48:48 | More by Cobrito
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
06-25-2013 21:44:17 | More by ExtraStout
3.58/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
01-30-2014 05:58:40 | More by Beaver13
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
11-23-2013 01:17:52 | More by aquazr1
Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.