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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,044 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,044
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 44
Gots: 108 | 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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3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Copper/amber tan with a creamy 1/2 inch head, nice lacing.

Smell - Nice mix of piney hops, sweet caramel and toffee and various citric fruits. Nice amount of malts and added sugars add some more sweet aroma. Rounded out by more fruits like grapefruits and oranges.

Taste - First sip is really sweet, lots of honey, oranges, caramel malts, lemon peel and citric fruits. Has a roasty malt flavor that comes in near the finish. Has some alcohol warmth also.

Mouthfeel - The tongue gets most of the hops along with some malts. Now the palate gets a lot of fruits, roasty malts and a lot of sugars. The aftertaste comes up a little malty with some dry hop resin.

Overall - This isn't bad but a rather odd flavored beer. The balance rather sucks, its starts as a hopped up beer but gets muddled down from the malts. In the end, you get a off balance flavor that's slightly alcohol infused. Not bad, not something id seek out.

wvsabbath, Oct 20, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance semi-clouded caramel copper body with a big khaki head, mellows quick. Fine lacing around the edges of the chalice. Aroma grapefruit, passion fruit, tropical notes with sticky resinous hops bound together, I'm liking the smell so far. Sugar coated hops aka man candy in a glass, either way that's a bad innuendo but relevant to the beer I'm drinking right now. This is a kick ass DIPA brewed with galaxy hops portraying a female heroine wearing clown shoes and using a hop gauntlet named Galactica. Something out of a hophead's wet dream comic book, either way the beer is legit. Flavors have those same tropical fruits colliding on the palate with a layer of alcohol a bit uncomfortable to classify this is a standard IPA, it's definitely a double IPA at 8% with a bit of heat. Great complexity, hops bring the earthy, citric, and tropical fruits enough malts to sweeten it up and balance out this beauty. The mouthfeel is actually quite smooth other than the touch of hops brought onto the palate. Overall, I'm glad I finally found some Clown Shoes to try on, a perfect fit for someone like myself.

WVbeergeek, Oct 20, 2013
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Galactica from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 1,044 ratings.