Galactica

American Double IPA Clown Shoes Beer

3.5

Galactica is an American Double IPA brewed by Clown Shoes Beer

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Galactica is an American Double IPA brewed by Clown Shoes Beer, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a can.

Appearance

The ale pours a mostly clear copper and is topped by a towering stack of rocky, cream-colored foam. The head shows excellent retention, leaving behind chunks of lace that collapse to a soapy collar.

Aroma

The aroma is piney and floral with hints of tropical fruit and booze.

Flavor

The palate begins with a taste of biscuit and transitions to a bite of light but indeterminate citrus. A bigger bite of piney hops is mellowed by sweet pineapple and caramel. Mild herbal hops linger on the tongue. As the beer warms a strong taste of alcohol asserts itself.

Mouthfeel

A relatively smooth feel has a medium body and moderate carbonation. The finish is dry with a warming alcohol sensation.

Overall

Galactica has a nice balance of hops, fruit, and caramel, but gets a little boozy as the beer warms. Otherwise, this brew makes for a nice Double IPA.

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About the American Double IPA

Also known as an Imperial IPA, the American Double IPA is a stronger and higher hopped version of the American IPA. The style originated in the 1990s when craft breweries wanted to provide a more intense offering to hopheads. The DIPA has more hop bitterness than Strong Ales and Barleywines but has less alcohol.