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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

694 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 694
Reviews: 135
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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Reviews by kjlcm:
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kjlcm

New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was not overwhelmed by this beer to say the least. It looked nice and smelled nice but that is where it ended for me. I had high expectations but it was certainly a more floral type fruity DIPA. Not enough hop profile for me. This was a midweek afternoon beer for me which is a nice mellow sipping type serving. I I kept trying to appreciate throughout the entire beer but in the end it did not work for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 02:17:02 | More by kjlcm
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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: a standard 355mL brown bottle with a decent craft label.

Appearance: pours a vibrant, hazy orange-amber colour with plenty of fine carbonation visible. A one-finger white head drops quickly to a thick cap with decent lacing.

Aroma: a big note of sweet malt and hops - toffee, citrus fruits and some stone fruits. Refreshing.

Taste: plenty of grapefruit and peach up front with caramel / toffee malts behind. Very refreshing - a great IPA. Not much evidence of the high ABV either.

Aftertaste: more hop bitterness on the finish, which is nice.

Mouth feel: crisp in feel with a moderate body. Plenty of carbonation - a great sessional beer.

Overall: a fantastic example of the American IPA style - complex yet well structured, with multiple hop and malt characteristics. My only (slight) concern is the complete lack of alcohol flavour / fug for such a high ABV - this beer is very easy to put back, and that could be disasterous on one's viscera, and wallet.

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04-21-2014 10:26:32 | More by SmashPants
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Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very nice bar pour head. Requires two visits to the tap--served with a single finger of foam. The beer deep orange amber with a haze.

Strong spruce and grapefruit rind aroma. It's also a bit floral. Overall, this overwhelmed any malt nose there might be.

Better presence of the malt in the initial taste, but it's rather nondescript--just neutral pale malt. The tell of the tale is the hop, a strongly peppery with a bit of astringent bite. Long lasting aftertaste. Good body with an elevated carbonation.

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New Jersey

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Massachusetts

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Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

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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

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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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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

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Massachusetts

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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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.

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
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