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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
88
very good

883 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 883
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 32
Gots: 59 | 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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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-02-2013 06:50:14 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Pours a 1+ finger foamy white head. Dark amber hue. Settles slowly. Leaves a hefty blanket, and a ring of foam around the rim. Spotty but persistent lacing.

S: Sourdough, honey, orange citrus.

T: Dry hop. Wood chips prominent.

D: Full and hearty body, dry finish.

M: Sipping experience. The hop will dictate it.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Nice head, persistent lacing. Nose is doughy and citrusy. Crisp hop, woody character. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 03:47:56 | More by bmwats
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy light copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight tropical flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice citrus forward hop presence in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2013 03:31:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Sparty55

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-02-2013 03:27:42 | More by Sparty55
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

08-01-2013 20:25:22 | More by ste5venla
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-01-2013 03:05:33 | More by Oakenator
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-30-2013 02:50:48 | More by Cynic-ale
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-29-2013 21:49:32 | More by DrunkinYogi
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drop6301

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-29-2013 06:32:37 | More by drop6301
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beersvh23

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-29-2013 03:28:38 | More by beersvh23
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-28-2013 22:02:02 | More by OKCNittany
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a light amber/orange-gold, 1 finger of sudsy head, medium lacing.
S - Nice grape aroma, a little dankness, and is followed by this odd acrid soapy smell.
T - And unfortunately that soapy smell is in the taste, and its this weird combination of some halfway decent flavors from those galaxy hops, but then goes to this abrasive bitterness and a little boozy. Way too much resinous hop flavors that are too un-tasteful.
M - Grossly bitter and abrasive then leaves this oily coating on your mouth.
O - Idk how this passes for a good display of galaxy hops, the good qualities here are ruined by an overwhelming oily resinous hop profile that i have no clue where it comes from. Its unfortunate. Bad waste of good hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 23:44:54 | More by Omnium
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass. The beer pours hazy amber with a thin, quickly dissipating white head and lots of visible tiny rising bubbles. If you like galaxy hops, you can smell them prominently in the aroma. There are nice aromas of citrus and passionfruit as well as some of the toffee sweetness you'd expect from a DIPA. The flavor is much maltier than you would expect. The citrus and passionfruit are there in the flavor along with the strong malt backbone with some nice sweetness. The body is full with moderate carbonation. This is a sipping beer, but a pleasant one. This is an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 23:41:31 | More by acevenom
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-27-2013 22:29:49 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-21-2013 03:10:22 | More by nickfl
Galactica from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 883 ratings.