Galactica - Clown Shoes
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3.75/5 rDev -5.1%
A - Required a vigorous pour to pull out thin bubbly head. Body is somewhat murky light amber. Nice retention though, and good lacing.
S - Citrus hops, lots of lemon, slight malt
T - Really nice rounded flavors. Dry citrus hop upfront, somewhat floral. Moves to caramel with some spiciness. After taste transitions into a cloying sweetness.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sticky and finishes slightly syrupy.
O - Really enjoyable but I don't really dig the back half of the drink. Both the syrupy mouth feel and cloying sweetness in the end are strangely unappealing compared to the freshness of the first half. I've never had an observation like that before, so I could potentially have gotten a bad beer.
08-18-2014 23:51:52 | More by JAFoley
3.7/5 rDev -6.3%
Full discloser, this beer is dated 2/11/14 and I'm drinking it on 8/11/14. My brother picked it up at a little bottle shop that may not have much turnover.
12 oz bottle poured into snifter
A- Redish/ copper with very little head
S- Fruity hops... sweet tropical-DIPA smell. Smells like it may be a bit malty too.
T- Yep, sweet malts on front and back. A bit of bitter hops in the middle. On the maltier spectrum.. but being old maybe the hops faded?
M- Standard IPA/DIPA mouth feel. A bit sticky in a good way.
O- Kind of average. Nothing outstanding, but not bad my any means. I would try again fresh.
08-11-2014 16:59:02 | More by PBRmeasap1980
4.06/5 rDev +2.8%
Pours a dark amber-orange color. Lots of sediment, causing the color of the beer to appear gradient like. Decent sized light brown head. Leaves a little bit of lacing.
Aroma is bursting with citrus and floral hops. A good deal of pine. Some lightly roasted malts. A tiny bit of alcohol in the nose.
Taste leads with some citrus, followed by sweet caramel malts and some pine resin. Overall pretty malt heavy. One of the less hoppy DIPA you'll find, but still tasty.
Medium mouthfeel. A little thick. Easy to down one but I don't know how many more than that I could have.
Overall, a solid DIPA. I would recommend it to newcomers to the style. Nothing too crazy tastewise, but it gives you an idea of what to expect from the style.
08-09-2014 03:26:26 | More by majorbase2
Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.