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Galactica | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Neorebel on 04-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,719
Reviews:
257
Ratings:
1,656
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
365
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,656 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of RobTheKnob
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch canned 2017-09-26. Pours a bit of an orange-brown, with plenty of head in proportion to the aggressiveness of the pour. Lots of malty cracker and grass, contrasting with pineapple juice and bitter hops. The pineapple is strongest on the nose but loses out on the palate. Mildly resinous, with a non-distinctive finish.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep gold almost amber in color with a rich head and thick lacing. The nose is sort of light, hops, citrus, malt and floral tones. Taste is very good, nice bitter hops followed by some sweet floral/malt notes with a semi dry finish. This one comes in at 8% but very drinkable. Slight dry mouthfeel with a mild bitterness, overall a very nice DIPA.

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Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can

Pours with a light haze, medium almond, lasting khaki cap and leaves spotty and ringed lace all over the glass

Resin saturated hop nose, with grapefruit abounding.

Nose closely follows through onto the palate, resinous hops, plenty of biting grapefruit, oranges, mellow malt undercoating...big, brash and bold DIPA,,,can mentions "no pretension" and that rings true here...solid DIPA...nice night capper

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Photo of RDW
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eammon1920
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pprichar
3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mamaraza
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Urs
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuhndog
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pint can dated 8/16/17, the beer is a rich copper color, a bit murky (but not "milkshake murky), and a full tan head. The nose is immediately caramalt - HEAVY caramalt - with an almost tea-like quality sneaking in, and a spicy, piney hop character.

The taste is led by the caramalt, but there's a significant piney, fruity hop presence that sets up camp on the back of the palate.

This is an old school DIPA, and it's very well executed, IMHO.

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Photo of BigD805
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RRB328
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewandbbq
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 7/27/17.

Pours clear copper with a minimal head, retention, or lacing. Aromatics lead off with earthy pine with grapefruit. Some faint wet paper and malt follow through. Medium bodied and a bit sticky. West-coast styling on the palate. Pine with grapefruit with some sweet malt to balance. Finishes bitter with some wet cardboard.

Tastes pretty old-school and getting stale as well.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UWDAWG
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a IPA glass.
Look- copper, opaque, nice lacing, good head retention.
Smell- citrusy, slightly malty.
Taste- sharp citrus taste up front and a little weak on the finish, so a little unbalanced, slightly boozy.
Feel- nice consistency.
Overall- solid beer, but a touch to malty in my opinion.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of augustwest
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,656 ratings
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