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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,013 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 43
Gots: 101 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Ville, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

johnnye1981, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DrStiffington, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Gobzilla, Mar 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

xk6m6m5x, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Brinks, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Celtics17
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Instead of this being a hop bomb, this is a malt bomb. I get some apricot in this one, very dank. I like this IPA, but the malt is a bit much for my liking. Trying to get past the malt is hard. I want more hops, but I didn't come through.

Wouldn't pick this one up again.

Celtics17, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

rickrem, Mar 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

ImFlyerThanYou, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours hazy dark orange, with a two inch sticky white head, that leaves loads of lacing.

Smell is tangerine, pine, grapefruit, earthy hops, and pineapple.

Taste follows the nose very well, very tropical and some nice bitter grapefruit in the finish. Really balanced well.

Body is medium, plenty of life, a little dry, and drinks very easy!

This is a very good beer and also a excellent price.

SawDog505, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

thegerm87, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Burkbom23, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

HuskyinPDX, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

shoretaxi, Mar 07, 2014
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4.81/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Stella goblet. Bottled on 1/22/14 and drunk on 3/5/14.

A- pours an amber orange color with a white frothy head. Extravagant lacing all around the glass as I sip and a thin filmy head that stays on too of the beer.

S- smells of crystal malt and perhaps carapils. Galaxy hops are a strong presence but a heavy malt base is what makes this brew smell delicious! 8% abv? I can't tell. Nicely done.

T- tastes of bready malts and earthy hops with a slightly bitter, citrus flavor on the finish. A whole lot of flavor packed into this brew, it begins as a sweet succulent malty delight and finishes like a bitter ex girlfriend with a bite of dirty hops. Surprisingly the abv is not present whatsoever!

M- quite prickly on the tongue at first but then finishes off very slick. Leaves the tongue with a dryness for a few minutes, however leaving me salivating after those few minutes. Very drinkable for an 8% abv

O- a well done brew. Very earthy with a drinkable character despite the higher abv. Much unlike other IPAs, this is not ridiculously over hopped nor is it too "hot" in flavor. Overall a delicious brew!

Budinetz, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JohnnyNicks, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jpd7374, Mar 02, 2014
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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.

clayrock81, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

bdelonj13, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Chevelle66, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

mkel0365, Feb 25, 2014
Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.