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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 zookerman182:
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zookerman182

Alabama

3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is orange with one finger head.
Aroma is malt malt malt, bread and malt not appealing whatsoever.
Flavor is pine needles and malt with some apricot. Bready and not what I like in an ipa
Mouthfeel is not that good.
Won't buy this again, I'm sorry I wasted my time with it

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 01:55:24 | More by zookerman182
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SmashPants

Australia

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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-20-2014 21:09:17 | More by Sean66
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2014 17:58:10 | More by smcolw
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Minnesota

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Pennsylvania

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Ohio

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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.

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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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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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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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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.

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.