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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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88
very good

1,202 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,202
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 45
Gots: 164 | 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 bschmidt_37
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ssoulf
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Pours a light golden copper color with a two finger head which quickly resolves within minutes.

The aroma: grapefruit, very strong citrus, a hint of earthiness.

The beer is very carbonated: I can feel a bitterness on the back of my tongue.

Taste: excellent- smooth citrus a hint of orange, and bitter.

As the beer warms up it has a big bitter hoppy finish.

Excellent beer and similar to a West Coast DIPA. Best to start colder and note the taste difference as it warms up.
There is more fruit at colder temps and more hoppiness at warmer temps.

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Galactica from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 1,202 ratings.