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Galactica | Clown Shoes

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3.93/5
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1,658 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#5,719
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
1,658
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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63
Gots:
365
Trade:
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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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Photo of beaulabauve
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a semi-hazy amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Slight messy lace. The aroma had some piney/resin bitterness playing with some sweet biscuits/somewhat like breadiness. The flavor leaned into the malts with a sweet glance to pummel the hop tones down a little bit. Still, a nicely blended aftertaste running into the finish. The feel was about medium bodied with a decent sipping quality as the ABV felt appropriate. Carbonation felt fine. Overall, another one of those beers that I would say is an "old school DIPA." I’d have again for me, but can understand why a ton of hopheads aren’t going to like this.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a completely opaque orange with a fine white head. Smells of citrus, lots of hops, and sweet malts. Tastes of bitter floral hops, citrus zest, malt, and some fruits. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall this is a pretty great and original IPA.

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Photo of GravityKills
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chossboss
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hogrider
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrumpy
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Galactica from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,658 ratings
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