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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

869 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 31
Gots: 57 | 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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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-02-2014 23:31:02 | More by jpd7374
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a orangish gold with decent head and lace patches and ring that stick to glass as I drink. Aroma is strongly hopped with piney and citric notes dominating and touches of caramel and bread malt. Fuller bodied with a decent malt backbone, the bitter hops (that are both slightly oily and sticky) are the star of this beer. Easy to drink, crips and dry finish, not complex but the hops are a treat and a touch of sweetness never hurt anyone. Pretty good hop forward beer that was enjoyable to relax with.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 18:46:48 | More by clayrock81
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bdelonj13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-01-2014 03:00:08 | More by bdelonj13
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-27-2014 03:33:56 | More by Chevelle66
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mkel0365

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-25-2014 04:58:59 | More by mkel0365
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BMos

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.1%

02-25-2014 00:02:58 | More by BMos
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Dracarys

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-24-2014 14:58:28 | More by Dracarys
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-24-2014 00:37:47 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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imhoudinibitch

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-23-2014 18:11:44 | More by imhoudinibitch
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dazedandconfused

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-22-2014 23:39:53 | More by dazedandconfused
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Vanz

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-22-2014 08:45:34 | More by Vanz
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clogger3030

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-19-2014 16:50:20 | More by clogger3030
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anaids

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-19-2014 14:25:56 | More by anaids
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

4.98/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 01:37:35 | More by Oidmoe
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clown Shoes Galactica has a thin, off-white head, a hazy, bubbly, orange appearance, and a lacing sheen left behind. The aroma is the stereotypical (and, played-out) hop resin/oil/grape fruit rind smell that many parties are becoming so weary of, and the flavor is also the expected, run-of-the-mill grapefruit, white bread, and underwhelming bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, and slick, and Clown Shoes Galactica finishes mostly dry, easy drinking, and not terribly bitter. Alcohol is not detected with this one. Overall, it’s certainly worth trying, but don’t except anything new or exciting.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 14:14:09 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-16-2014 22:57:37 | More by Thedaver4220
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-16-2014 22:12:00 | More by AnitaBrewski
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TheFizzinator

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at a local brewpub it has a delicious looking color only to be backed up by the awesome citrus smell. I love hop forward beers so this seemed right up my alley. Until I took a sip, the malt backbone is overpowering the hops to my palate. Making this a really sweet almost caramel malt beer. Not a bad thing, but the nose threw me for a loop.

Overall this was an enjoyable drink, just not balanced enough for my liking. But if you're looking for a beer with a nice heavy and sweet maltiness to it, look no further.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2014 18:28:19 | More by TheFizzinator
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ChrisMyles

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-16-2014 15:06:24 | More by ChrisMyles
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -24.1%

02-15-2014 02:38:14 | More by aasher
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-13-2014 03:06:40 | More by ejimhof
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-13-2014 01:15:11 | More by ssimpson89
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-13-2014 01:14:38 | More by tbryan5
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-12-2014 03:44:45 | More by MarkJBurch
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, chill-hazed amber/gold in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Big whiff of piney, citrussy hops.
Taste-Full-on piney, citrus Galaxy hops, subtle malt backbone just barely provides balance. Great hop flavor throughout.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 22:19:11 | More by hosehead83
Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 869 ratings.