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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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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-27-2013 19:11:45 | More by Shawnspl
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Cali_Vic

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-27-2013 07:18:56 | More by Cali_Vic
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-26-2013 04:22:27 | More by MN_Beerticker
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-26-2013 02:57:35 | More by MaseFace
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-25-2013 14:30:31 | More by AnalogErik
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-24-2013 02:52:24 | More by sparx1100
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MrDave

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

07-23-2013 19:13:07 | More by MrDave
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-22-2013 14:40:17 | More by jjd315
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litheum94

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-22-2013 14:26:09 | More by litheum94
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-21-2013 21:32:16 | More by kew
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-21-2013 03:10:22 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-21-2013 03:07:45 | More by Lovely85
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MasterCraft

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-21-2013 01:49:16 | More by MasterCraft
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-21-2013 00:41:15 | More by jhlosito75
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-20-2013 01:47:33 | More by BColton1
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-19-2013 13:32:03 | More by cdwil
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-19-2013 01:58:20 | More by Casey3236
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Wendigo

Minnesota

3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle, bottled on 04/12/13 so a little more than 2 months old

A: Light copper/reddish color with a half inch off white head with very little lacing

S: Some citrus and floral notes but also some caramel malt on the nose as well

T: Slight citrus hop quality but more caramel malt flavor than anything else, it may be from it not being very young. Hop flavors seem to have faded. A very slight piney and dank aftertaste.

M: Definitely not heavy, medium bodied. A mild alcohol warmth. Dry.

O: I gave this beer a 3.5 because the hop aroma and flavor was not there, as stated earlier probably from the age of the beer; Too much caramel and not enough hops to my liking for a double.Overall not a bad imperial IPA though.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 00:38:48 | More by Wendigo
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-17-2013 21:59:55 | More by Gagnonsux
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morimech

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale copper color that appears to have some haze. One finger of head that settles to a thin cap. Plenty of lacing is left down the glass.

Smells resinous and dank. The Galaxy hops shine through the malt. Hints of tropical fruit and citrus.

Tastes just like the aroma would lead you to believe. Dank hops with more subtle tropical fruit notes. Enough malt sweetness and caramel flavor to balance out the bitterness which makes this beer quite palatable and easy to drink.

Feels quite full in body with a mellow carbonation. Feels creamy and rich. Nice compliment to the flavors.

Does a nice job of showcasing Galaxy hops. Not a complete hop bomb as there is enough malt, although not balancing the bitterness, but enough to ease the hop attack.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 22:05:16 | More by morimech
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-15-2013 02:39:50 | More by st9647v3
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George1799

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +26.6%

07-14-2013 19:22:36 | More by George1799
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billnet

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-13-2013 19:36:30 | More by billnet
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle courtesy of Kyle...thanks! No dating detected, not unlike my early formative years.

Pours a ruddy dark orange with tinges of red and some sparse whisps of white float atop.

Smell is rather muted, but clean with a healthy caramel malt and some apple? Touch of peach as well, but my snout is working overtime to grab the goods here.

Clean and nicely executed. Malts and hops go fiercely at one another. Not that Anderson Silva taking a flop bullshit...seriously, what he hell was that? Zing of peach supported by a firm and supple malt bill. Tingling and lasting bitterness holds strong and lingers. There's nothing overly bruising or brawny here, but there's a balance that is appreciated. Best of all, the overdone sweet syrupy DIPA monster is told to hit the fucking highway. Hopefully to find a cave to dwell with Albi, only to be found by the badly burned Albanian boy. In the Marmalade Forest...

Medium bodied, aptly carbonated, and with only a hint of burn, this is a nicely executed...if not anything spectacular...beer. Thanks again Kyle.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 02:07:30 | More by BarrytheBear
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Man, been wanting to try this beer for years...for what ever reason it just popped up at Olive Tree Market here in Ocean Beach - instantly hyped obviously, so I picked up a single 12oz for $2.99 and poured it into an Odell's branded stemmed tulip glass.

Pours a clean rusted copper hue with a fat white head that lingers a while leaving massive amounts of lacing that coat my glass from start to finish. Upon pouring this beer, i'll be honest - the smell instantly made me chalk this brew up as another, and no offense intended to my East Coast brethren, an East Coast style malt bomb IPA...anyways, a lot of caramel malt up front, raw cookie dough, citrusy hop aroma and herbal tea. Flavor is definitely more East Coast than West, but not in a bad way - I actually really like the perfect balance of malt and hop bitterness...and I would even say that the hop wins out in the long run with an intense bitterness that lingers well pass the malt back on this one - absolutely delicious and extremely well balanced - tropical fruit and black tea are in the mix as well. The mouthfeel is perfect for the style - medium bodied, lightly carbonated, smooth drinking with a dry finish...lingering bitterness from the hops stick around for a while.

Very much diggin this one - good job fellas!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 01:11:07 | More by DeanMoriarty
Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 869 ratings.