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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

987 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 987
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 41
Gots: 94 | 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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Reviews by acevenom:
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4.68/5  rDev +18.5%

Poured into a shaker pint glass. The beer pours hazy amber with a thin, quickly dissipating white head and lots of visible tiny rising bubbles. If you like galaxy hops, you can smell them prominently in the aroma. There are nice aromas of citrus and passionfruit as well as some of the toffee sweetness you'd expect from a DIPA. The flavor is much maltier than you would expect. The citrus and passionfruit are there in the flavor along with the strong malt backbone with some nice sweetness. The body is full with moderate carbonation. This is a sipping beer, but a pleasant one. This is an excellent beer.

acevenom, Jul 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
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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.

ExtraStout, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

OhioBobcat, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

tbryan5, Feb 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

wetwhale, Jun 24, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

sprestridge, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

MikeC144, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

warnerry, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DWolf, Oct 31, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +12.4%

Jardbark, Aug 21, 2014
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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.

Beaver13, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

TTripp725, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

nstroup, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

megamass, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Guinnsslvr, Aug 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

SuperbikeShaun, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

mctizzz, Jun 25, 2013
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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.

aquazr1, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Chris_Panos, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

KolbMarley, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ryancl, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

standardcherry, Feb 06, 2014
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Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.