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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

944 Ratings
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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 38
Gots: 76 | 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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guityler83

Wisconsin

3.44/5  rDev -12.9%

A: Standard pint class, it poured a finger of off white head made of tiny bubbles with great retention. Coating the sides of the glass as it fell into the liquid. The beer is a copper color, nearly crystal clear, with a constant stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom.

S: Big bold dank pine resin and a toasty bready malt aroma.

T: Strong bitterness on the first sip with the same dank pine hop profile as in the aroma. The bitterness dominates most of the palette, however there is some biscuity, raiseny malt flavors coming through at the end. Neutral fermentation profile.

M: Moderate amount of body and carbonation is middle of the road. A slight alcohol warming sensation as it goes down and a sticky mouth sensation on the tounge.

O: I think the bottle I had was slightly old, so this might not have been the best example of it, but it seemed a bit lacking. It was in the barley wine range given the amount of malt character that was coming through in a slightly sweeter way. Meh.

01-20-2014 00:57:25 | More by guityler83
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lockewoodfin

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-18-2014 20:32:39 | More by lockewoodfin
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.26/5  rDev -17.5%

Clown Shoes Galactica
12oz bottle into a pint glass
no born on date

A: Pours a caramel color, nearly opaque, with just under 2 fingers width of tan colored head. Head has excellent retention and leaves tons of segmental lacing.

S: Aroma is citrus hops and sweet malts. Not a lot going on here, a rather unremarkable nose.

T: Sweet malts, piney bitterness, citrus rind, grassy. Pretty high degree of bitterness, but not my favorite hop profile.

M/D: Full bodied, appropriate carbonation, very smooth for the style, ABV well masked, its quite filling, drinkability is average.

O: Meh, pretty disappointed in this one. Im a big fan of Clown Shoes line of imperial stouts but this DIPA did not do it for me. It doesnt seem to be the freshest bottle, that may be contributing (although I cant tell for sure cause they dont goddamn bottle date, come on Clown Shoes). Either way, not something Id likely purchase again.

01-18-2014 01:27:35 | More by zac16125
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Paincane

Georgia

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%

A: Hazy copper body with tan head.
S: Citrus, toffee and grapefruit notes on aromas. T: Delicious grapefruit, citrus flavors with hefty malt backbone.
M: Medium bodied, smooth, and dry finish. It hides ABV well.
O: Very nice Imperial IPA that is quite tasty and enjoyable.

01-17-2014 19:28:02 | More by Paincane
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-17-2014 04:25:52 | More by Bilco
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greymalkin

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-16-2014 04:44:10 | More by greymalkin
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adamette

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured from the growler that my wife bought me for Christmas (yup, I said Christmas!) from Ray's in Kent. Of course I want to thank my wife for the first beer that she has purchased me! Poured into my Voodoo Brewery pint glass.

A Light copper translucent body under a medium light brown head that sticks around for about 90 seconds. There was a "ppsst" upon opening the growler so I am pretty sure that it stayed well over the past few weeks in my fridge. 3.5

S Hop centric smell with some sweet malt. Pretty good smell. 4.0

T As suggested by smell, hops are up front but there is a pleasant sweet malt presence as well. The sweetness of of a citrus variety and balances nicely with the moderately high hop profile. This is a very good DIPA. 4.0

M Moderate to high feel, raised up by the hops and the malt. Appropriate to the style. Not too surprising here. 3.0

D/O Drinkability is improved by this balanced DIPA with some bitter hops but also sweet, citrusy malt. I found myself reaching for repeated sips. Overall quite good I think. 4.0

01-15-2014 04:16:29 | More by adamette
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DudMan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.1%

01-12-2014 19:32:04 | More by DudMan
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SupaCelt

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%

This beer pours a dusky caramel colour with a decent fat finger of head and moderate carbonation that dances in a lively fashion from a longitude of springs. Surprisingly low clarity is the only detractors.

The nose is rife with caramel maltiness with the hop notes ping ponging through the sweetness. Galaxy dry hopping is evident, yet far from enveloping. Mildly grapefruit like but mostly malt to this reviewer.

The taste is again deeply malty but juicy and citrus laden which cuts the sweetness and makes this beer complex. There is a soft dryness that follows the swallow but it is very drinkable and creates the desire for another mouthful.

The mouthful is medium in body with the significant carbonation serving to lighten a stomp into more of a dance across the palate.

Overall, a decent beer. No overly amazing and notable aspects just good clean, yet heavily dusky, drinking. Worth a glass in any case.

01-12-2014 18:23:11 | More by SupaCelt
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Catlin

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-12-2014 14:25:30 | More by Catlin
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-12-2014 03:19:44 | More by KevinDanger23
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.1%

01-12-2014 02:27:36 | More by Lanstrum
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-11-2014 08:12:48 | More by jnardone235
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hockeypuck

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-11-2014 03:45:57 | More by hockeypuck
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Poiman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-10-2014 22:37:23 | More by Poiman
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-10-2014 14:16:52 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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JayQue

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%

Good DIPA. Nice and bitter but with some balancing malt too. Pours a hazy reddish copper color. It takes a hard pour to get a medium size antique white head, but it stays for a while after you force it. Good thick bands of lacing on the glass.

Good aroma of mostly citrus hops....some grapefruit and tangerine or orange. Taste starts out with citrus hops but there is a bit of oily piney host too. Come caramel hops add balance

Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter with some sweet caramel malts for balance. A little oiliness with the piney hops. All blended together nicely. No alcohol burn or harshness.

A nice DIPA with some bitterness for a hophead and enough balance for everyone else.

01-10-2014 02:06:11 | More by JayQue
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-09-2014 21:39:28 | More by Griffith
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SixPints

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-09-2014 13:25:24 | More by SixPints
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-08-2014 08:24:17 | More by davegray
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Emnmarko

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-07-2014 15:19:06 | More by Emnmarko
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

01-07-2014 01:25:26 | More by fullmoonbeer
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JGLittle

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-06-2014 19:59:19 | More by JGLittle
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-06-2014 19:58:42 | More by fellowrs
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kguard

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-06-2014 19:56:35 | More by kguard
Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.