Galactica - Clown Shoes
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4.98/5 rDev +26.1%
I felt compelled to write this review after the rating for Galactica seems to hover below 90 and in my humble opinion it does not do this beer justice.
Appearance is not a factor for me, so I'll skip right to the smell. Deliciously hoppy. Love Galaxy hops. Tropical fruit - mango, guava, perhaps a bit of peach in the background. Pine notes and a hint of resin.
The taste follows the bouquet quite well and leaves nothing to desire.
Mouthfeel is full and extremely satisfying.
Overall this has become my go-to double IPA as it is (thankfully) readily available from my local liquor store. The guys at Clown Shoes have knocked this one out of the park with an incredible balance that makes the beer oh so drinkable while hiding the alcohol really well. I would have it every day if my wife would only let me :)
The only thing I have noticed on this one is that the taste does fade a bit the older the beer gets (a true statement for most IPAs). If you can find it, make sure you stay within 8 weeks of the bottling date to get the most out of the experience.
02-19-2014 01:37:35 | More by Oidmoe
4.85/5 rDev +22.8%
This beer pours a clear amber body with a small offwhite head.
Nose is insane. Holy shit! Is the phrase most offen spoken upon first smell. Huge citric fresh hops and clean fresh grain. Right up there with the best DIPA.
Taste is medium bodied. Smooth caramel malt follow by huge citric and floral and resin hop flavor and bitterness. Just lush flavor from start to finish. Huge and in charge nd well balanced in every sip. Ends with a lingering resin hop. Nice.!!
How is this beer getting such low reviews? This beer is like a clear clone of Heady Topper. Absolutely spectacular beer. A big hop heads wet dream.
10-05-2013 17:55:18 | More by taez555
4.81/5 rDev +21.8%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Stella goblet. Bottled on 1/22/14 and drunk on 3/5/14.
A- pours an amber orange color with a white frothy head. Extravagant lacing all around the glass as I sip and a thin filmy head that stays on too of the beer.
S- smells of crystal malt and perhaps carapils. Galaxy hops are a strong presence but a heavy malt base is what makes this brew smell delicious! 8% abv? I can't tell. Nicely done.
T- tastes of bready malts and earthy hops with a slightly bitter, citrus flavor on the finish. A whole lot of flavor packed into this brew, it begins as a sweet succulent malty delight and finishes like a bitter ex girlfriend with a bite of dirty hops. Surprisingly the abv is not present whatsoever!
M- quite prickly on the tongue at first but then finishes off very slick. Leaves the tongue with a dryness for a few minutes, however leaving me salivating after those few minutes. Very drinkable for an 8% abv
O- a well done brew. Very earthy with a drinkable character despite the higher abv. Much unlike other IPAs, this is not ridiculously over hopped nor is it too "hot" in flavor. Overall a delicious brew!
03-05-2014 08:38:35 | More by Budinetz
Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 938 ratings.