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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,178 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,178
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 44
Gots: 155 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Neorebel on 04-17-2013

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3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Review adapted from notes taken a couple hours ago, on 8/5/13

Appearance: Somewhere between medium amber and copper, with some orange highlights - mostly clear, with some chill haze - nicely sized, eggshell white, creamy head - nice head retention

Smell: Juicy, herbal hops - loads of grapefruit, oily and pithy, with some flesh - some orange - some dank, wet, resinous pine - herbal and grassy notes - maltier than expected, with some caramel malts and caramelized grains - more cooked than average, some sweetness

Taste: Juicy, yet spicy fruit - interesting hop profile - grapefruit flesh, oil, and some pith - spicy and herbal, with some grassy notes - tropical and dank pine notes - caramel and cooked malts, more sweetness than I was looking for

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, nicely carbonated, a little oily in the finish

Overall: Very good, probably not the best beer in this galaxy

The hop profile is very interesting, and definitely showcases the galaxy hops. My issue here is with the malts, as I find them too sweet, too grainy, and too caramelized. Worth a try, but far from a showstopper in this brutally competitive category.

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3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
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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Galactica from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.