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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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88
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1,169 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 42
Gots: 153 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Neorebel on 04-17-2013

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Photo of Justinbshelton
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TylerTheTerrible
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluehende
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this beer. Very malty with a lot of caramel notes. The hops were enough to shine through. This beer would not be for everyone with a sweetness to it that I liked.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into a tulip, bottled on 10/28/14. Dark copper color with nice head on the beer. Subtle 8% abv, great hoppy bitterness.

Photo of jrborchert74
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geocool
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SithPagan
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On par as one of my favorite IPAs

Photo of jason3125
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoCambria
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leaddog
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours an amber with three fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - citrus, piney, and leafy hops, grapefruit peel, hint of pine resin, tropical fruits (passion fruit, pineapple, mango), bready caramel malts, and hint of toffee sweetness.

Taste - The citrus, piney, and leafy hops start this off. The grapefruit peel and hint of pine resin come in next with a hint of the tropical fruits followed by the bready caramel malts and hint of toffee sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness along with the toffee sweetness.

Overall - A well crafted DIPA. This may not be "hops" to the extreme but is definitely an enjoyable brew. The malts and hops are balanced in this one. I could easily have another but alas one 12oz bottle is all she wrote.

Photo of tedvr
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a little orange tint with a white head. Smells of citrus, mild grapefruit. Taste has a malt background with a citrus finish. Clean mouthfeel with a nice finish. Mild IPA with a malt background.

Photo of Zonian1
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WunderLlama
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into snifter

Hazy copper, tiny dense layer of white foam

Nice aroma of pine , grassy malt

Hops on the tip of the tongue, pine hop in the middle. Lingering bitterness on the tongue.

Low sudsing , taste of alcohol.

Good beer

Photo of nelsonracite
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wardnemisis
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of booga73
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freshcarl
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too malty. Not enough hops. Just like their space cake double ipa. Sweet but too malty

Photo of einman
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopnado
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvanWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kelsietate
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rothobinide
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.