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
Ratings:
1,624
Reviews:
249
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
353
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,624 |  Reviews: 249
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of NationalEERS
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of derhardt
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of BruinsDude325
1.48/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Wasn't impressed at all. Almost no hop presence

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1.77/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I bought a bottle from a large store in RI with a long aisle of bottles that you could mix/match your own six pack. Picked out 6 bottles I had never seen before. Brought home, chilled and tried. I'm sorry, maybe I got a bad bottle, it looked okay, but it tasted like IPA mixed with grass clippings. Sorry, but it was totally horrible.

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of Tpitty23
2.16/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Too fruity. Strong pineapple taste

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Photo of Yanknonion
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of mmulebarn
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of Jimmys
2.41/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. bottled on 03/03/14.

A: pretty muddy, a lot of haze on a dark orange body. very frothy slightly off-white head. bubbly. good retention. lots of lacing. don't like this haze though...

S: bright and tropical. a little bit of coconut. not oxidation, but there is a soapy aroma in there. I take that back, this is oxidized. a cardboard blah flavor.

T: not very enjoyable on this front. that cardboard shit flavor becomes more and more prevalent as I keep drinking. grainy. unpleasant.

M: carb is a little low. medium bodied.

D: only a month old and it already turned to complete shit? that's a huge fucking pass from me. reminds me of a homebrew and I mean that in a bad way. really bad. step your shit up clown shoes.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.45/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

**
05/14/2015
Appearance is golden orange. Strong white head. Suspended globules. Aroma is lemon, orange, light pine. Taste is ash, pepper?, alka seltzer. Feel is a touch creamy, medium carbonation. Not great."
**

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of dmgallag
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Meh....hazy orange in color. Metallic nose with a little onion as well. Something just seems out of balance with this. It has a harsh mouthfeel and was not an easy drinker for me. The hop presence is there, but was too bitter and featured neither pine or citrus notes....just bitter. Probably won't go back to this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.53/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lucular
2.6/5  rDev -34%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Booze, booze, booze. A sweet, cloying, sickly mess. Some bitterness (it is a DIPA after all) but the booze is predominant. Shockingly so for a mere 8% abv.

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2.61/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
2.66/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Robjm1987
2.66/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The problem with this beer...it's more of a malt then an IPA. It poured and looked more malty then a pale ale.

Appearance: Nice dark, malty color. (My favorite part of the beer)
Smell: Apricot, figs.
Taste: Malty, hops are weak (to me, i love hoppy beer)
Mouthfeel: Filling
Overall: I would not order this IPA again.

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2.7/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of chadski
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,624 ratings.
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