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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

922 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 922
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 35
Gots: 68 | 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 lochef81:
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lochef81

Michigan

3.99/5  rDev +1%

My second experience with Clown Shoes and thus far I am definitely a fan. I almost opted out of this one based upon some of the other reviews but I'm so glad I picked it up anyhow. This ale pours a deep copper color with a slight white head that quickly gives way to a gentle off white lacing. The nose is all hops. Pine and grapefruit and a little grass intermingle beautifully to create a fresh bitter wonderland. The taste further accentuates the aroma, bringing all the beauty of the fresh hop flavors with a roasted malty sweet flavor that balances the beer perfectly. I almost think they could have brewed to a bit higher of an abv and still pulled off a very successful beer. This is an ipa I will return to again and often. Pick up a bottle and you wont regret it. P.s. extra kudos for the bitching 80s cargo van side style graphics.

01-26-2014 05:11:01 | More by lochef81
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

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.

06-25-2013 21:44:17 | More by ExtraStout
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-05-2013 00:33:04 | More by OhioBobcat
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-13-2014 01:14:38 | More by tbryan5
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wetwhale

New York

5/5  rDev +26.6%

06-24-2013 18:22:24 | More by wetwhale
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

08-18-2014 17:56:51 | More by GameOfBeers
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sprestridge

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-02-2013 01:53:12 | More by sprestridge
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-19-2014 23:05:18 | More by MikeC144
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-22-2013 23:38:20 | More by warnerry
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-31-2013 23:52:44 | More by DWolf
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Beaver13

Colorado

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.

01-30-2014 05:58:40 | More by Beaver13
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-12-2013 20:51:21 | More by TTripp725
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Shagator

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-02-2014 03:47:23 | More by Shagator
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-09-2014 01:56:40 | More by nstroup
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-18-2013 04:29:20 | More by megamass
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-08-2013 02:29:44 | More by Guinnsslvr
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-22-2013 01:56:19 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-25-2013 13:37:57 | More by mctizzz
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aquazr1

California

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.

11-23-2013 01:17:52 | More by aquazr1
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

06-27-2014 17:33:41 | More by Chris_Panos
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-26-2014 14:37:39 | More by KolbMarley
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-30-2013 15:42:21 | More by ryancl
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-28-2014 00:29:39 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-06-2014 00:01:56 | More by standardcherry
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-13-2014 00:32:05 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.