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
Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, hazy orangey-amber with a nice solid cap of creamy light-tan head. The head holds up well and leaves nice small sticky lacing. The aroma is a nice blend of caramel malt sweetness and floral, citrus, and tropical fruit hops. The taste is much the same and is quite tasty. The body has a nice unctuous feel to it, a little thick, mostly smooth with just a little tingle of carbonation.

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Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stucat
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slipperysoup
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Roberto11232
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Silverandblack5
4.79/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avisong
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of russpowell
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent amber/cooper with 2 fingers of pearl white head. Hazes a little, stellar lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness, faint citrus notes, expected more nose

T: Breadyness, a touch of pine, more pineapple, plus just a little woody hops up front. More breadyness, pineapple, dryness & woody hops as this warms, some mango. Finishes a little dry with woody hops, breadyness, a little pear, & mango

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, nice balance

Drinks very easy, not as good as the draft version, but well worth buying

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.66/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loved this beer from start to finish . Good job guys

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

Photo of vfgccp
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shauun176
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeancarlos_reynoso
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NathanR
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Excellent reddish-orange color with a creamy top when poured correctly (use a snifter). Reminded me of oranges and citrus with a splash of brandy.

Excellent!

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Photo of djcreepshow
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

3.75 A: Murky copper color. Two fingers of beige frothy/creamy head. Retention is about average and a good finger of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Nose screams of peach and tropical fruits, specifically mango and orange with a touch of pineapple underneath. Formidable bready yeastiness. This may be the first CS IPA that isn't overtly sugary. Instead, it's rather balanced despite the strong fruity hoppiness. Caramel with a moderate neutral maltiness.

3.5 T: Taste is similar to nose. Lots of bready yeast, fruity hops per above, and a balancing caramel maltiness. Mild-moderate bitterness with the end result being mildly sweet. Booze is well hidden with just the slightest warming finish.

3.75 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy that offsets the heaviness on the tongue that the yeast delivers. Very smooth and easily quaffable.

3.75 D: This is a good, well balanced brew. No real faults. Enjoyable by all who can take the heavy yeastiness that all CS brews seem to have.

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Photo of CMIKEHUNT
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No clowning around here. .
Nice floral aroma citrus notes. Really nice overall ipa . Bitter but not really. .great feel great taste. Hoppy smell taste like an ipa should.
Should be considered a world class.

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Photo of nuebs
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FadetoBock
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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