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:
1,613
Reviews:
246
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
351
For Trade:
2
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Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hogrider
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrumpy
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber color, hazy, with a beige head. Excellent retention, and left streak lacing. The aroma was oranges and butterscotch, stone and tropical fruit. There is a nice sweetness from caramel malt. Well balanced, as there is also some grapefruit and spruce hops bitterness as well. I let this beer sit about 15 minutes before I drank it. The flavors really come to life as the beer warms up a bit. I would definitely drink this one again.

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Photo of NWHopinator
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Colin32
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bones10
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Cloudy, amber, malt balanced IPA. A roundness/balance to the malt and hops. The Good Hop, March 2017.

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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 RichieRich1812
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottsoileau
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seanecy
3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Cloudy gold with one finger of bone color head. Head lasts about ten minutes leaving some rings of lace on the glass.
Smell is funky with some bread crust malt aroma.
Taste is slightly dank hops with a large malt body.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and bitter.
Overall a decent IPA. Unreadable bottle date.

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Photo of swimmatt
4.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Nice deep amber color. Half finger of head

S: Nice, bitter smell and a little bit of citrus

T: Great bitter taste. Also get the citrus that you smell on the nose.

F: Very nice feel. Great balance. You would never think this is a 8% APV beer. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a fantastic beer. It's better than I thought it would be. I would certainly buy this again. Got a single bottle, but will go for a six pack next time.

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Photo of duvel1979
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a light amber with a big fluffy head.

Aroma is earthy lemon with a strong honey like note at the end from the malt.

Taste is a lot more expressive than the aroma. Deeply herbal bitter with a light lemon note and a sweet malt note at the end.

Delicious beer.

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Photo of pscorman
4.77/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Galactica from Clown Shoes
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,613 ratings.
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