Galactica | Clown Shoes

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3.92/5
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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

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Added by Neorebel on 04-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,227
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
1,692
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AquaLer
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Can from Whole Foods P Street. Medium/dark golden with small, but dense head. Aroma is mild, citrus, hops, malts. Taste is more citrus, slightly tangy, getting dry towards the finish. Does not come across as imperial, its pretty damn smooth, I was even surprised to see it was 8% ABV. Easy drinker.

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2.82/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I feel compelled to comment about Clown Shoes Beer (CSB), Ipswich, MA.

While I appreciate their effort, CSB does not have have the chops to compete long term. Galactica is simply not a good DIPA. It is headache inducing. CSB is more concerned with over production/distribution and not quality. Sorry.

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

Photo of Miketess32
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bdabeer
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

She's no...she's, shes, shes alright. GOBBA!

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16 fl oz can nabbed at a Total Wine & More in Austin, TX for $3.79 USD. Green with comic-like label art.

"Double IPA." "India pale ale." 8% ABV.

Bitter, sticky, resinous, piney, rindy. Imbalanced; too bitter. Unpleasant and unrefreshing. Alcohol warmth is evident.

Hop profile is uninteresting and the hop flavours get drowned out by aggressive bitterness. Malt backbone drifts towards English IPA territory, hitting on caramalt and biscuit if not toffee; this would be far better with all pale malt. I suspect some crystal was used. Malts seem mismatched to the hops.

Mouthfeel is dragging, scraping, rough, and somewhat stale...did I get an old can?

Tastes like a homebrew imperial English IPA. Not a beer I'd buy again at its unreasonably high price. A poor expression of a style oversaturated with myriad superior offerings...I'm surprised this even made it past QC.

High D+ (2.50) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,692 ratings