Galactica - Clown Shoes

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1,146 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,146
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 40
Gots: 138 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of acevenom
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of AnalogErik
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of MrDave
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Wendigo
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of morimech
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Galactica from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.