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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
88
very good

883 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 883
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 32
Gots: 59 | 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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Dateless 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Dark copper color with a frothy and moderately retentive beige head that leaves a huge, solid sheet of lacing.

Massively juicy aroma. Tropical and citrus fruits. Peach and passion fruit aromas indicate the heavy use of Galaxy hops in here. Caramel notes show with lightly bready and toffee aromas. No noticeable alcohol aromas.

Flavor is surprisingly sweet, between the caramel/toffee and slightly honey-like flavors. Nonetheless, it is definitely still a hop-forward beer. Only a slight touch of bitterness, but tons of big, fruity, southern hemisphere hops, particularly what tastes like candied peaches (which seems like a wonderful idea for a dessert). Dry and relatively (for a DIPA) balanced finish. Only the slightest alcoholic taste.

Medium-heavy bodied with good carbonation. Just a little chewy, but not sticky. A small amount of alcohol warmth.

Overall, this is a little fruitier than I generally prefer in a DIPA, but it is very pleasant. The tropical fruitiness from the Galaxy hops combine with the malts to give it a bit of a sweet, but definitely not cloying flavor. Relatively balanced and it deceptively hides its ABV.

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From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 25, 2014.

The pour is amber-copper with a lingering, silk of-white head Some lacing. Sedimentary bits floating about.

The aroma is very pungent and strong with caramel and butterscotch malts and earthy, resiny, floral hops pounding my senses.

Medium body with a slick, chewy texture.

Then there are those barley malts again jumping into the flavor with the earthy bitterness falling in right behind and coating my tongue with a lingering finish. 8% but no alcohol burn.

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 883 ratings.