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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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very good

1,142 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 41
Gots: 136 | 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.