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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

683 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%


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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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-12-2013 22:54:01 | More by Tucquan
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Pennsylvania

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04-18-2014 02:03:01 | More by Mikus
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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04-17-2014 18:09:34 | More by ummswimmin
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TTAmod

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle made on 3/17/14...so pretty much a month old. This beer was poured into a normal pint glass.

A: Pour hazy, dark orange. There is a lot of yeast sediment present and a high amount of carbonation. Head is thick, tan, and long-lasting. Not great looking, but pretty decent.

S: Smell is very dank and tropical. Lots of herbal/weed type smell with a nice dose of orange and grapefruit. Love the Galaxy hop smell profile.

T: Dankness continues into the taste....one of the more danker beers I've had in awhile. Very herbal. However, there is a nice dose of tropical notes as well some earthy, zesty notes, too. There's a lot of depth here. One of the things I love about Galaxy hops is the amount of depth that the taste has. No bitterness at all. A bit of lemon rind and alcohol on the back end.

M: While it looks overcarbonated, it's pretty much carbonated perfectly. Fairly light body and easy to drink.

O: Pretty good double IPA. The Galaxy hop profile is always nice and complex. Clown Shoes IPAs are generally hit or miss, but I'd say this one is worth a try, especially at a $8/4 pack price point.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 02:09:38 | More by TTAmod
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. bottled on 03/03/14.

A: pretty muddy, a lot of haze on a dark orange body. very frothy slightly off-white head. bubbly. good retention. lots of lacing. don't like this haze though...

S: bright and tropical. a little bit of coconut. not oxidation, but there is a soapy aroma in there. I take that back, this is oxidized. a cardboard blah flavor.

T: not very enjoyable on this front. that cardboard shit flavor becomes more and more prevalent as I keep drinking. grainy. unpleasant.

M: carb is a little low. medium bodied.

D: only a month old and it already turned to complete shit? that's a huge fucking pass from me. reminds me of a homebrew and I mean that in a bad way. really bad. step your shit up clown shoes.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 02:08:05 | More by Jimmys
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-16-2014 00:55:02 | More by Lukass
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sommersb

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 04-14-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received from a friend

Appearance is a cloudy and dark copper-colored beer. The head, off-white and tall, shows excellent retention and a pretty good tracing of lace.

Aromas are mostly of hops -- big citrus hoppy smells with tropical fruit notes like pineapple that also lend a little sweetness.

Taste is rich and hoppy. Bitterness is fairly strong, but there is a current of caramel malts to act as a counter-balance. I also can feel some alcohol warming.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy. The beer finishes with a semi-dry aftertaste of pine and citrus hops, leaving you with a memory of spicy hops.

My first beer from Clown Shoes and I liked it. I like Galaxy hops and this is a good vehicle for them.

Shout out to Craig for grabbing this one for me!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 03:19:49 | More by sommersb
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-15-2014 01:55:17 | More by ccurrid
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Rob_Z

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Robjm1987

Connecticut

2.61/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The problem with this beer...it's more of a malt then an IPA. It poured and looked more malty then a pale ale.

Appearance: Nice dark, malty color. (My favorite part of the beer)
Smell: Apricot, figs.
Taste: Malty, hops are weak (to me, i love hoppy beer)
Mouthfeel: Filling
Overall: I would not order this IPA again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2014 14:20:09 | More by Robjm1987
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ttylicki

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Ohio

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Wisconsin

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New York

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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2/5  rDev -49.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Ego

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

eyes...
nice glowing orange color, sticky white foam cap that bows in the middle, lots of clarity so you can watch the game of bubbles battling in the brew, lacing is superb, a great looking brew

nose...
stinky weed hops, the hops are strong with this one, absolutely delicious hop aroma, damn fresh green goodness is gronking my schnozz, beyond the lovely hop aroma there is a lemony effervescence to balance things out, the guiding light to the heavens is the hops and man does
this bring it correct

taste etc...
carbonation is pretty subtle, mildly prickly, medium of the road bitterness with an interesting almost orange note (but not citric/acidic), the hops are not as aggressive as they are in the nose, if they were this would be a home run, that said this is a solid double to the gap (hey,
baseball season just started cut me some damn slack), this certainly is an easy drinker, the ABV is well hidden and sneaks up on you (even with those big doofy shoes), this really has some heft to it which is definitely the malt carrying the load with the hops holding up the canopy (and a subtle lemon finish)

verdict?
this beer is a bit of a quandary, but one I don't mind finding myself in, while I don't love it, I love lots of parts of it, overall this is a really enjoyable beer, and it definitely is not just another IPA in the crowd, it stands on its own for sure, which is a good thing, definitely worth checking out, glad this brewery's wares are locally available now

Serving type: growler

04-09-2014 04:43:08 | More by Ego
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Galactica from Clown Shoes
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