Galactica | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A balance of clean malt flavor and bitter hoppy notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine. Dry hopped with Galaxy hops.

Added by Neorebel on 04-17-2013

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#12,240
Reviews:
269
Ratings:
1,710
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JKG
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil9250
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GTC138
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This neat looking can contains a double IPA known as Galactica. The Galactica is 8% abv with 86 IBUs as well. The Galactica has a slightly pine, grapefruit body. With a nice copper color, this brew is not overly complex, but loaded with bite and alcohol. Despite its awesome can I would say that this brew is rather generic.

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Photo of Bluescooter
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Handz
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium golden amber color. Hop forward and hop finish, pure hops throughout. Strong pine bitterness on the finish. Polarizing DIP, but excellent for the hop fanatics.

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Photo of Korymiller
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caroscal
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirGunther
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good double but old style malty! My personal preference is more hop forward with piney and citrus, or a NE style.

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Photo of tdm168
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of depechemode1983
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber. Head is off-white with excellent retention. Lacing is minimal but there.
The nose is fruity upfront. You get pineapple, orange and a piney bitterness. Standard but very good.
The taste has a caramel malt sweetness to it right out the gate, but then immediately hits you with a pine bitterness. The taste is a bit one dimensional compared to the nose but not bad.
The mouthfeel if full bodied with light carbonation. Wouldn't mind some more bubbles.

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Photo of EMV
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly hazy golden amber pour. 2 fingers of fluffy foamy white head. Great retention and sticky lacing.

S: Piney hops and citrus.

T/F: Sweet toasted malts... gives way to a nice bitter hop presence. Nix mix of pine and citrus... not a juice bomb, more of a classic DIPA. Resinous and sticky. Medium bodied.

O: An outstanding DIPA. Well made, great flavor, and dangerously drinkable at 8% ABV.

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Photo of Heymecalvy
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of omahawk
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice amber color with very nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice subdued piney and hoppy hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice balance of piney and hoppy flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer with a lot of character and a slight bitterness
O-A well made well balanced beer

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Photo of AndrewK76
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I’m not concerned with catigorizing good beer. Is this a IIPA, I would think so. To the more important point, this is a tastey beer for those of us who enjoy taste and quality.

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,710 ratings