Clown Shoes Brewery, Ipswich, MA
Clown Shoes’ Galactica IPA is a hazy amber color. It has a hoppy nose, but it is not a very strong smell. It smells more of citrus than of pine. The taste is very malty with a bit of bitterness. The tastes are very complementary and this also does not taste like an 8% brew. It goes down very smooth. It has a touch of fruit to it, but it is mostly malt. There is a bit of an astringent aftertaste, like tannic tea.
Large Marge got this in a 4 pk for Mardi Gras this year – it is a very good beer, but not for drinking all day at Mardi Gras at that 8%. No wonder parts of the parades were fuzzy…
This is our favorite from the extensive Clown Shoes collection.
Would we have it again? Yes
Would we get a 4 pk? Yes