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Galactica - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

986 Ratings
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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 41
Gots: 94 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

jerefreakinmiah, May 22, 2013
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

DarthGuitarHero, May 22, 2013
Photo of Pookie
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Pookie, May 21, 2013
Photo of mpedara429
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

A: Pours out a burnished amber color with two fingers of off white head. Head dissolved quickly with thin lacing.

S: Huge piney and grapefruit smell. Some floral hops.

T: Very similar to the smell. Pine is a little more dank than the smell leads on.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: A pretty typical, slightly above average IPA. The smell was the most notable part, but I was hoping the piney taste wouldn't have been so dank.

mpedara429, May 21, 2013
Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

rab53, May 21, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.3%

kjkinsey, May 21, 2013
Photo of WeymouthMike
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

WeymouthMike, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

brycevolk, May 20, 2013
Photo of irish01980
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

irish01980, May 19, 2013
Photo of megamass
4/5  rDev +1.3%

megamass, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

vicsju1991, May 18, 2013
Photo of Horbar
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Horbar, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Phillyz, May 18, 2013
Photo of wyatt13
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

wyatt13, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Brianinthewbl, May 17, 2013
Photo of madtrixter787
4/5  rDev +1.3%

madtrixter787, May 17, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.99/5  rDev +1%

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

Finishing off my birthday dinner at Firkin with a bit of Galaxy-hopped stuff. Why not? It pours a mostly clear sunset amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises berry-laden greens, light caramel, and grapefruit zest. The taste brings in more of the same, with some flowers and a touch more fruit. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a pretty tasty Galaxy beast, one that somehow doesn't overdo things. Not bad.

TMoney2591, May 16, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

DerekMorgan, May 15, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured into a Founders snifter. Pours a bright copper/grapefruit red color, hazy, with a slightly off-white head, which dissipates relatively quickly, leaving white bubbles along the inside of glass, and some thick but spotty lacing.

In terms of smell, I get more of a malt backbone with hints of citrus and light hops. Not particularly overpowering, but nice and light. Would have expected more, but not disappointed.

Taste is similar but a bit better. The malt/citrus hops blend is more balanced in flavor profile, with a minimal grapefruit/lemon rind aftertaste.

This has a great feel to it; smooth up front but crisp and bitter on the end, refreshing and sort of resinous at the same time.

Overall, I find Galactica to be really unique compared to what I am used to. It's a good DIPA, and good be mistaken for a session beer, largely due to 8% ABV. I would have this again for sure. Cheers.

rodlavers, May 14, 2013
Photo of tweezer159
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

tweezer159, May 14, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Snagged a single for $3.50 at my local House of 1,000 beers. Into my imperial pint glass.

A - Solid 1/2 inch of sticky white foam atop of of a rather hazy amber brown color. Excellent lacing.
S - A very inviting array of tropical piney hops, mostly getting melon and citrus with an equal balanced of gram cracker malts.
T - A very balanced DIPA it never comes off as too hoppy or sweet just citrus and melon hop taste then crystal and cracker malts. No alcohol taste which is sweet too.
M - Drinks a touch light with a light to medium body. No ABV taste and finished with a bitter twang.

Overall yet another great DIPA right up there with Heady topper (but easier to find) and Hopslam (with a more session-able ABV. A very well crafted beer!

DrDemento456, May 14, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Citrus, tropical fruit, bubble gum, caramel, and bready malts.

Taste: Same as above with don't lemon flavor, and lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, lingering bitterness, and easy to drink.

Overall: Pretty solid American Double. Will look for more of this in the future.

Flounder57, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

PaulMc, May 12, 2013
Photo of cfrivera1
4.56/5  rDev +15.4%

Pours an attractive solid copper/amber color with not much carbonation but with definite lacing. Nice looking beer which makes me want to taste it.

Smells fresh, hoppy, somewhat piney – the smell makes me want to taste it.

Taste (finally!) Starts out sweet and malty with sharp flowery hop profile which reminds you this IS definitely an IPA. That’s followed by an interesting bitter aftertaste, but which does not linger. Yummy stuff. GREAT balance between sweet malt, and bitter hops. After just a few sips, that bitter aftertaste all but disappears!! All you taste are delicious sweet malt and equally delicious bitter hops – very nice. I could not really taste the alcohol, but after just 6 oz., I got this warming sensation and very satisfying buzz which reminded me of its 8% ABV…and made me smile. 

Mouthfeel: some creaminess, not much carbonation, feasting tastebuds…

Overall a VERY solid and tasty IPA, with an awesome sweet and malty profile. I am buying more…

cfrivera1, May 11, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%

Very aromatic. Hops have a tropical fruit aroma also dank, wet and oily. Smells really good.
Appearance leaves something to be desired. The beer has an amber color and is hazy. The head on my pour was small and fades quickly.
Taste on the other hand is quite good. Tropical fruits and perhaps some floral notes can be tasted. I also detect some Beligum styling also, perhaps the yeast plays a part here.
Smooth easy to drink with a semi bitter finish, but with a tad bit of cloying.
As mentioned this beer drinks incredible smooth and quite good.

micromaniac129, May 11, 2013
Galactica from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.