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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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 (2270) - 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 canít 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. Itís a bit of an overly boozy, syrupy mess, but it is pretty enjoyable overall. However, at $13/4pk itís definitely a poor value. Maybe $7/6pk MIGHT warrant more than one purchase.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (1457) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 26, 2016
Light amber copper colour with an off white fine poring head. Aromas of bread, hay, dank grass, pine and some tropical fruit develops. Fine carbonation, slick, full bodied. Light caramel-toast sweetness up front surpassed by bold resinous hop bitterness. Lasting finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9465) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at The Blind Tiger, Shrewsbury, Friday 26th August 2016 Clear gold with a nice sparkle and a nice white head. Fruity nose, juicy in the mouth, a much more swiggable beer than my Clown Shoes Galactica. Tropical in mouth and on the nose. Really nice. A8 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Keg at Whole Foods Charlottesville, 3/6/16. Clear golden, thin foamy off-white head. Aroma of herbal, melon, citrus hops. The taste is tropical fruit, citrus, mint, melon. Medium bodied

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (346) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle - Pours a medium amber, creamy head, good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine. Big hops flavor (citrus, pine)... honestly like any other good quality IPA Iíve ever tasted, no different. Good and tasty, I liked it. But nothing outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (775) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Whole Market Aroma: caramel, floral Appearance: light amber with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9940) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Decent IPA - not terribly fresh or old. Moderate bitterness. Spicy earthy and grapefruit forward nose and flavor. Good enough, but doesnít stand out in a crowd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingaugusta (224) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Pours hazy gold with a quick white head. Nose is citrus and ffloral with a decent amount of sweetness. Flavor moves from spiced tangerine to a slightly herbal and fairly bitter hop driven backside. Carbonation plays more here than most IPAs. The finish is surprisingly fast and a little sticky. Decent but not necessarily remarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xhophead (17) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Amber pour, slight head that disappeared quickly, lots of lacing, average, but well balanced taste. Good, not terribly memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (1568) - HONG KONG - JUL 30, 2016


355 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Translucent amber colour with a thin ring of dirt like yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Full Ale malt, with pretty muted light passions fruits, citrus peels, strong resins, light pine, floral, honey, molasses, yeast and light grass.

Taste: Strong sweet full Ale malt, with strong grapefruits, caramel, floral, strong syrup, pine, strong resins, spices, dry biscuits, yeast, strong lime, very strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Full body. Oily and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Rich Ale maltyness in a sluggish background. Strong grapefruit essence sets the tone with caramel, floral very strong resins, pine and spice. Sweetness is quite syrupy and cloying. Strong lime to round. Boring.

Hoppiness: Light passions fruits, citrus peels, strong resins, light pine, floral, honey and light grass in nose. Strong grapefruits, floral, pine, strong resins, spices, strong lime and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, very high astringent sweet bitter finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Oily and very bitter to mouth.

Comments: After the excellent Hoppy Feet Black IPA, this one starts well with good looks, but then disappoints with underwhelming fruit aroma, sluggish body, syrupy sweetness, monotone hoppiness and bitterness couldnít harmonize the taste. Drinkable whammy but refined it is not.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (626) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Pours a hazy deep medium amber with an off white head. Sweet syrupy candy corn aroma. Fairly thick body with some lacing and sediment. Smooth and syrupy with a semi sweet malty taste. Not much of a hop bite. Full mouth feel with lingering flavors. Smooth finish. Very similar taste to other Clown Shoes IPAs and Barley Wine. Pretty enjoyable.


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