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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Galactica, a hop staff wielding heroine, patrols in karate kick mode through the heavens. Her mission: cosmic combat to promote good beer. Dry hopped with Galaxy hops, a clean malt backbone enhances the dank and luscious IPA flavors.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Copper pour with a 1 finger, yellow beige head. Aroma is sweet citrus and caramelized tropical fruit salad right up front, booze, biscuit, caramel and a sort of sharp fruity cheese note that I can’t really put my finger on, like cheddar and tart berry puree or something. Flavor is sweet caramel, pale malt, sweet berry, melon and tropical fruit, tart and bitter citrus, hot booziness, and a weird, every fruit and vegetable in the fridge put in a blender then cooked into soup taste to the finish. Medium body, syrupy, almost sticky feel throughout and medium, but sharp carbonation. It’s a bit of an overly boozy, syrupy mess, but it is pretty enjoyable overall. However, at $13/4pk it’s definitely a poor value. Maybe $7/6pk MIGHT warrant more than one purchase.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3786) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
amber color Hugely hoppy heady nose. Like sticking your nose into a fresh bag of hops. The mouth is very heady, strong, full bodied, like chewy on a hop cone, but decent enough baclbone to balance things out. Über hoppy and lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1935) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2015
Still love me some Galaxy hops and Clown Shoes finally comes through in a big way for me. Great flavor consistency and pour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2850) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 9/29/14. Pours a thick well retained, ivory head, with heavy lacing, over a hazy amber (SRM 10) body....nose is tropical fruits, with peach, passion fruit, hints of pine, base cereal malts, balance to the hops......taste is slightly sweet, with light floral honey motes, tropical fruits with citrus, passion fruit, finishing with a moderate hop bitterness, balance to the hops.....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds light creaminess. This is a nicely balanced, but slightly hop dominated IPA. The Galaxy adds a different set of aromas and flavors from the more typically hopped IPA with much lower bitterness. BJCP 9/3/14/4/7

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hil411 (5) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Ok beer not hoppy enough. Doesn't taste like a double IPA. Typical of clown shoes. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ninecats (245) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Bottle at Butlers, Uddevalla. Clear deep orange, big fluffy white head with yellow nuances, lots of sticky lacings, nice. Aroma is juicy fruity with a bitter side to it, lots of resin, oranges, slight honey. Taste starts quite big malty fruity, with resins, citrus, slight sweet touch before a real bitterness kicks in, lastung until the end which also finishes dry with zest. Medium body, medium carbo, sticky texture. Solid, I’d like to try this fresh on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1329) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Old rating. Pretty strong IPA. Darker orange. Big citrus punch. Solid caramel malt body that was balanced well with the fruity sweetness and bitterness. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2250) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2015
Cloudy orange with a medium off white head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, marmelade and hops. Full body with a nice balanced finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (697) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
(Bottle sample @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Mar 21 2015) Pours clear deep amber with a small white head lingering with lace. Aroma mostly of orange zest, grassy, a little tropical hop resin, sweet caramel malt. Flavour has a lot of caramel and honey sweetness, orange, a bit of resin, bitterness building to moderate levels in the finish, citrus pith and grass, some grain. A little sticky in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, average carb. Didn’t feel that fresh, too malty and sweet, ended up being one note. OK, probably a bit better fresh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nsanders (656) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap at Longfellow Grill. Dark orange with a creamy off-white head. Grapefruit, white grapes, a little musty, and fresh cut grass. Tastes bitter and with a grassy aftertaste. Body is medium with a foamy feel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsmanigold (67) - - FEB 28, 2015
A citrus aroma comes from the glass. Taste: citrus fruity flavor, hoppy malty flavor on the back end. Simply wonderful.


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