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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

926 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 35
Gots: 70 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 926 | Reviews: 155 | Display Reviews Only:
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vonnerbeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-08-2014 19:43:40 | More by vonnerbeer
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stewart124

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -3%

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a fluffy off white head. Beautiful lacing.

A big dose of citrus and pine in the nose.

Medium and smooth mouthfeel. Big bitterness throughout. More pine and slight vanilla coming through. Some pineapple esters with a very dry finish. Just a touch of hot alcohol as this warms. Decent amount of light bready characters that blend well with the hop bitterness.

Nice beer. Solid DIPA on the lower end of the abv for the style but still holds up. Nothing really wrong but it doesn't blow me away. Maybe a little harsh from some hot alcohol notes and this causes a white pepper character to come put. Coupled with the pine this all adds up to a bit much.

Lingering pine and dryness on the palate.

08-06-2014 00:56:51 | More by stewart124
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bif_fat_sellout


4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-05-2014 15:58:38 | More by bif_fat_sellout
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hoppyhour

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-05-2014 03:00:20 | More by hoppyhour
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-04-2014 19:54:02 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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jaredkc889

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-03-2014 19:58:13 | More by jaredkc889
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Antg8989

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%

One of the better IPA's out there. Unfortunately, not many of these (or any Clown Shoes) around me in New Jersey. The first thing I noticed was the smell - sort of a sweet organic scent on top of the "IPA" smell. Looks to me like there is some sediment turning with the carbonation. Middle of the road in terms of lightness and darkness for color. Taste and aftertaste are relatively similar. Definitely a good beer, and one that I can have at least 3 of before getting tired of. Will buy again.

08-03-2014 19:43:48 | More by Antg8989
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-03-2014 02:45:01 | More by n00blar
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MykeJ

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-03-2014 02:19:39 | More by MykeJ
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sw000p

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-03-2014 00:30:51 | More by sw000p
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Whyt4243


4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-02-2014 22:31:04 | More by Whyt4243
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kushlash23

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-02-2014 19:10:56 | More by kushlash23
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JohnWolfe62

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

08-02-2014 18:56:10 | More by JohnWolfe62
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Fish_beer_fun

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-01-2014 18:40:46 | More by Fish_beer_fun
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Him1226


4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

08-01-2014 16:36:36 | More by Him1226
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-31-2014 04:57:47 | More by JakeBarnett
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%

A: poured into a tulip to a deep and hazed orange with a finger of dense off white head that leaves good lacing but lacks retention
S: smells of orange marmalade , tropical fruit, and some caramel
T: taste is citrus, pineapple, a little caramel sweetness at times and the swallow is dank and resinous pine and citrus
M: This beer sits on the heavier side of medium with soft carbonation and a refreshing oily hop finish
O: This beer has good hop flavors and the slightest bit of malt balance to try and bring things back in line. It's well made and tastes great. It's sure to please a hop head but the brash finish makes it a little too harsh for people not into the style.

07-31-2014 02:25:43 | More by SHODriver
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TheOldMachines

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-29-2014 22:18:42 | More by TheOldMachines
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D-town_brews420

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-28-2014 14:57:17 | More by D-town_brews420
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mgl1566

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-28-2014 00:50:24 | More by mgl1566
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alexsergio

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-27-2014 20:02:51 | More by alexsergio
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HopSavant

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-27-2014 13:07:12 | More by HopSavant
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-26-2014 23:57:15 | More by kell50
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +4.8%

Dateless 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Dark copper color with a frothy and moderately retentive beige head that leaves a huge, solid sheet of lacing.

Massively juicy aroma. Tropical and citrus fruits. Peach and passion fruit aromas indicate the heavy use of Galaxy hops in here. Caramel notes show with lightly bready and toffee aromas. No noticeable alcohol aromas.

Flavor is surprisingly sweet, between the caramel/toffee and slightly honey-like flavors. Nonetheless, it is definitely still a hop-forward beer. Only a slight touch of bitterness, but tons of big, fruity, southern hemisphere hops, particularly what tastes like candied peaches (which seems like a wonderful idea for a dessert). Dry and relatively (for a DIPA) balanced finish. Only the slightest alcoholic taste.

Medium-heavy bodied with good carbonation. Just a little chewy, but not sticky. A small amount of alcohol warmth.

Overall, this is a little fruitier than I generally prefer in a DIPA, but it is very pleasant. The tropical fruitiness from the Galaxy hops combine with the malts to give it a bit of a sweet, but definitely not cloying flavor. Relatively balanced and it deceptively hides its ABV.

07-26-2014 18:53:04 | More by Phocion
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zsalk

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-26-2014 05:07:50 | More by zsalk
Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.