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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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very good

1,002 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 1,002
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 41
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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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%

12oz bottle. One of the simpler and more tasteful labels from this brewer's marketing minds that I've yet seen.

This beer pours a rather hazy, dark bruised apricot amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat bubbly beige head, which leaves layered ice cream cake lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of fairly sweet bready caramel malt, hard toffee, mildly dank (thanks for that!) pine resin and edgy leafy bitters, spearmint, a muddled juicy citrus rind fruitiness, and further perfumed floral hops. The taste is gritty, grainy caramel malt, dry butterscotch, a bit of white chalk, pine needles and that sticky stuff you get all over you when you handle them, still indistinct citrus pith, an emerging tropical fruit essence, ethereal field honey, and a mere suggestion of alcohol warming.

The carbonation is present and duly accounted for, but hardly overwrought, the body a stocky medium weight, and perhaps a bit slick in its otherwise holding-pattern form of smoothness. It finishes still more sweet than bitter, but tasty and hoppy all around, so who's counting?

A generally agreeable and well-constructed American DIPA, with a little help from the bounty of the south seas, but that's a-ok with me. Well balanced, with a saucily (erp!) integrated 16-proof booze quotient, and I'm starting to think that I should have procured a few more of these for this Labour Day of ours!

biboergosum, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Pairs well with cannabis. Will get around to doing full review at some point but it's like whatever maan. Overall very good stuff. Had Galactica with Hoptinum and while I mean no disrespect I preferred the former ifi had to choose. I'm feeling strong 4.25 to light 4.5 on this one. in other words i agree with the B

LovingCup, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.76/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

stomioka, Aug 23, 2014
Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 1,002 ratings.