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Miracle - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our boy, Miracle Mike, represents the good we hope to do with the Clown Shoes Minor Miracle Fund. A percentage of profits from this juicy, sessionable IPA will be used to help real people (and maybe a puppy or two).

(Beer added by: Dope on 04-04-2012)
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Photo of BenjieK
4.73/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled April 2012

A: Brownish amber, big white head, geat lace. Looks awesome!

S: Tripical Fruits and some bready malts, smells really good too.

T: Juicy! Bitter enough to be an IPA, abrely, with grapefruit and citrus on a light malt body.

M: Medium, smooth, good carbonation.

O: Very easy drinking and flavorful, reminds me of some of the hoppy low abv beers from the midwest, liek daisy cutter and gumball head. So, basically, it is Awesome!!

BenjieK, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

tedho21, May 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

AJD1201, May 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Ray7233, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Wizzman, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

ncworster, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of angusblackheart
4.48/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle was super fresh, April 2012.

Clown Shoes continues to release cool new beers, i am having trouble keeping up.

This one is a blanced IPA, small head but plenty of lace, clean, juicy hops, decent amount of malt for the ABV.

As usual, I am impressed by these guys!

angusblackheart, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of YouSkeete
4.48/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mildly cloudy dark amber with a short off white head. Really great aroma filled with apples, peaches, pine, floral hops, herbs, citrus and malt. Smooth hops, peaches and creamy malts on the first sip. Nice floral body with simple flavors of molasses and malt and citrus fruits with a bitter, smoky espresso-like finish. Sticky, bitter mouthfeel with a medium sized body with moderate carbonation.

YouSkeete, May 10, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.45/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 4/25/2012 at British Beer Company, in Walpole, MA served in a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a dark golden brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma is a nice blend of fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering grassy hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a strong citrus and caramel sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to pound down for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, May 03, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The golden amber body was clear, with large head and below average lacing. The smell was pine and grapefruit from the American hops. The taste was very citric, with grapefruit, tangerine, and lime, and some pith like bitterness. The malt was evident in some candy like sweetness. The finish was mineral laced and dry. Mouthfeel was spot on for the style, balanced between sticky and slippery. Another quality offering from Clown Shoes.

rajendra82, Jul 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

let8it8grow, May 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

JamnesCameron, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

GuidedByBill, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

NumberNone, Aug 16, 2012
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Dogzbone, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

bdn8183, Oct 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

zekeman17, Jul 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

drinkAK, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Texasfan549, May 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Nichols33, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Rekrule, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clown Shoes Miracle has a very thick, fluffy, slightly off-white head, a significantly hazy, somewhat bubbly, orange appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of strong grapefruit and bread, and the flavor is of fruity, grapefruit hops, sweet bread, caramel, and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium and viscuous. Clown Shoes Miracle finishes dry and even crisp to some extent. This really is a session IPA. Overall, this is a most excellent beer, and I strongly recommend you giving it a try! RJT

RonaldTheriot, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle, just released a few days ago.

A: A surprisingly dark amber/reddish pour. Almost ruby red. Mostly clear. Large fluffy white head atop it. Head retention is great and lacing is thick all over the glass.

S: Wonderful sweet grapefruit and some orange. Tropical fruit like pineapple and tangerines. Nice caramel malt backing it up. Enjoyable but not super strong like some IPAs.

T: As in the nose, nice tropical fruit and citrus flavors. A bit of a bitter bite up front but very well balanced. Simple yet tasty.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and very drinkable.

O: Wow, great IPA from Clown Shoes. I liked Supa Hero a lot but it was definitely a big hop bomb. This is smooth, slick, and very drinkable. Balance is great, not too sweet and not overpoweringly hoppy. "Sessionable" for sure, as the bottle states.

Dope, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of BilbosNuts
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to baconsausage for including this as an extra in a trade.

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark amber/copper color with a rocky, one finger white head that sticks around for quite some time. It appears to have a high amount of carbonation with numerous bubble streams rising vigorously to the top.

S: This has a wonderful hop profile. It has big citrus (orange and lemon) and tropical fruit (pineapple and mango) aromas. A touch of piney hops finishes it off.

T: The taste is much more piney than the aroma led me to believe. The tropical fruits have essentially disappeared and have been replaced with the piney hops. A touch a caramel malts are noticeable, and provide a nice malty backbone.

M: Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. It has a very resiny feel to it. The bitter bite in the finish is very light.

O: This was my first beer I've had from Clown Shoes and now I want more. It wasn't the best IPA I've had, but it was damn good. I look forward to trying more from them.

BilbosNuts, May 05, 2012
Photo of Durge
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty clear copper-amber color with a decent off-white head and plenty of lacing. The aroma includes floral and leafy grapefruit hops wonderfully blended with orange toffee edges. Real scrumptious for the hop head! The flavor brings harsh citrus grass hops and biscuit caramel. Simple but undeniably good. This IPA is medium-light bodied with a very crispy feel and full, but tasteful carbonation. A swell IPA that brings pretty heavy hitting, dry bitterness that should please most hop heads.

Durge, Oct 23, 2012
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Miracle from Clown Shoes
81 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.