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:
1,618
Reviews:
248
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.69%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
352
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,618 |  Reviews: 248
Photo of swimmatt
4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
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 +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travelguy
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Raime
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iridius
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of PSanger
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

If I could say I'm not a fan in bigger font I would. Not good. Not a great taste and very filling. Don't recommend

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Photo of luke12345
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ksimons
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-color is an orange amber color with two fingers worth of white rocky head

S-aroma is of caramel malt and citrus

T-taste is similar to the smell with a caramel malt backbone, citrus, and mild to moderate pine bitterness

M-medium body and light to moderate carbonation

Overall an easy drinking IPA especially for the abv

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque, medium amber producing 3 fingers of eggshell white, foamy, somewhat lasting head that leaves a webby wash of lace. Aroma is rich & oaky, caramel malt with a roasted note that is cocoa like. The hops: floral, grapefruit & faint tropical fruit seem to take a backseat in the sweetness of the nose. Taste, initially, is what I would imagine a very hoppy brown ale would taste like. Rich & oaky with roast & caramel malt. Hoppiness predominates after the mid-sip. So malty that I would not call it balanced until the finish. Aftertaste is a balanced hoppy/malt bittersweet that gravitates toward unbalanced bitterness & slight astringency. Low alcohol presence in both nose & mouth. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, dry but sweet at the same time, with a drawing nature on the front half of the tongue.

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Photo of cyrushire
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.37/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Galactica from Clown Shoes
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,618 ratings.
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