Galactica | Clown Shoes

GalacticaGalactica
BA SCORE
79.2%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 1,648 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:
#5,421
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
1,648
Liked:
1,306
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
10.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
361
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,648 |  Reviews: 255
Photo of BeerNW
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeff412pgh
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ghrymm
3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

To sweet for me and to malty . Just not my style of an IPA

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Photo of grover37
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Heavy caramel, sweet. Exactly what i dont like in an IPA.

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

Photo of IrishBarrister
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajb3333
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of username
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 05/11/2015

Looks amazing. Very nice amber color with a tinge of red-orange. Nice and frothy, rocky head albeit a bit loose - not a dense foam. Laces.

Botanical fruity citrus. Lemon and orange peels. Sweet smelling, rather pleasant. Hops in the background.

Taste; here comes the hop bitterness primarily. Like a total reversal of the smell. The hops shine through while a almost tangerine-sweet aftertaste lingers.

Feel is substantial, feels right for the percentage.

Really good, really enjoyed this.

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Photo of butters_mcgee
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stickydankhop
2.8/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too bitter in my opinion

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Photo of Hopglow
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid IPA. Tropical notes, piney hoppy punch.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPDOG
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of life_of_agony
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vermilcj
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

More malt than hops, this IPA has a distinctly sweeter and more malty taste than I was expecting. The aroma is very telling as is mostly malt with heavy notes of bread and slight caramel. It's a good beer regardless but it doesn't have the fruit and citrus notes that I look forward to in an IPA.

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

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

Dank, citrusy and piney, this beer smacks all the right buttons.

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Photo of dredmahawkus
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its a little malty hoppy bombastic.....no fruit notes in the hops....but still I have had worse! Had it on tap with lunch.
I was with a friend that hates fruity IPA and prefers the malty hoppy IPA....so I thought this would be right up his alley.....but his opinion was pretty much the same as mine....very drinkable but ehhh

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

Photo of Dilbert65
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jshusc
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scarter55
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not sure how old this was, as there was no date on the bottle. Best thing about this was the appearance, which was a dark copper. Malty, slightly funky nose and it was, as they say, a malty mess with a fairly bitter/harsh finish. Pairs well with a hearty meal. Not sure I would try this again unless I was certain it was fresh.

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

Galactica from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 79.2% out of 100 with 1,648 ratings
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