Galactica | Clown Shoes

GalacticaGalactica
BA SCORE
79.2%
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3.93 w/ 1,644 Ratings
GalacticaGalactica
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Neorebel on 04-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,357
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
1,644
Liked:
1,302
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
10.69%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
360
Trade:
2
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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

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

Photo of jakecattleco
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of babaracas
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear (mostly, lots of very fine sediment is in suspension) copper with two fingers of creamy off-white head, settles slowly with thick rings trailing partway down the glass. Smell: dried grass, pine, whole grapefruit, background stone fruit sweetness. Taste: background is lightly toasted grain and steely caramel. Marjoram, candied grapefruit rind, mildly astringent pine upfront. A little overripe cantaloupe as it opens up. Finishes sticky with resin and grapefruit lingering. Just shy of full bodied, with a velvety feel. Canned 7/14. I assumed it would be galaxy heavy based on the name, but it's just not coming through. This is way too herbal / grassy / piney, rather than the galaxy sweet spot of tropical / citrus / melon. One of those "can't go wrong" hops that apparently can go wrong. Still, this is a decent throwback east coast DIPA.

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

Canned 7/14/17... features Galaxy hops - if you hadn't inferred as such from the name... Clear medium amber beer with a tall head of ivory foam that left nice lace sheeting behind... Aromas of passion fruit and citrus... On the sip, those fruity elements get a glaze of resin and pine, bringing the sugars and bitters into a nice balance... Medium-light, smooth and shellacky; mild carbonation, moderate bitterness... Good stuff...

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

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

Photo of Blackrobe
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXMRTN
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffmck09
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having a couple of 12oz bottles out in The 'Zebo on a lovely summers day....

My recently empty tulip now holds a caramel colored adult beverage. Carbo is fine, slow and scattered, and the head is a quite thin layer of fine, beige foam. Most of the topping resides around the edges, with some wisps of lace here and there. Has a bit of caramel in the aroma, mixing with some dank hoppage. Body is a good medium, and it passes fairly smoothly on the tongue.

Caramel is killing it here... Look, aroma, and now in the flavor, where it leads off, along with some toasty action. That is balanced by an interesting mix of hop notes... there's some citrus and rindy, pithy qualities and then some dank, earthy lupulins. The caramel is what actually lingers on the palate in the finish. A tasty and interesting brew.... Prosit!

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

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 79.2% out of 100 with 1,644 ratings
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