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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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very good

1,133 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 41
Gots: 134 | 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 MistahBeah:
Photo of MistahBeah
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden honey-colored amber. Somewhat cloudy. About a finger's worth of frothy off-white head. Mild retention ending in swirling patterns and a thin rim. Very little visible carbonation and not much lacing

Aroma: Bright tropical and orchard fruits. I smell apples and some pears as well as lemon, grapefruit, mango, and faint oranges. For malts I smell sweet toffee and grainy bready notes. There's a little pineapple in there for good measure

Taste: Big and juicy. A lot of the aromas show up in the flavor profile but a bittering citrus/grapefruit takes over and lingers. Sweet to start and the sweetness never really goes away, it just takes a backseat to the juicy hops

Mouthfeel: Juicy, medium bodied. Rather coating

Overall: Pretty damn good overall. Clown Shoes does it again. While I prefer their stouts I would recommend their IPAs to first-timers and die-hards alike. Well played

More User Reviews:
Photo of LovingCup
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

Photo of ExtraStout
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.