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Miracle - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
81
good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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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Ratings: 284 | Reviews: 85 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -43.7%

t0rin0, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -15.5%

nmann08, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Texasfan549, May 29, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

kjkinsey, May 12, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The pour is orange in color with a white head. Smells like candied oranges, sugar, and caramel. Not much else going on here. Super sweet flavor. Some tangerine, candied oranges, floral hops and a mild pine. Tons of sugar, caramel, and bread. This is just not good.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very large head which has incredible retention on a copper with golden hues body. Aroma of breads, club soda, caramel malts, grapefruit and biscuit. Flavors is also very bready with more of a pale malt base and hop flavors that are earthy with hints of citrus but the hops seemed washed out and understated. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. It's Drinkable but boring.

kylehay2004, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

zeff80, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
2/5  rDev -43.7%

JAHMUR, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
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
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer looks great. The nose is nice too. Tastes pretty good with a thick hop presence that leans towards the east coast style side. Pine is quite prevalent. Resin is there also. Smooth and rounded flavor profile. Feel is pretty nice. As I alluded to, this is very much an east coast kind of ipa. Rustic and earthy and not carrying the vibrance of west coast types. I like this one.

RblWthACoz, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a good sessionable ipa, with some proceeds to charity. I can get behind that. it pours a crystal clear orange tinted golden color, radiant and attractive, with a little more than an inch of pure white fluff. the nose is the best part, citrusy as anything, not bitter at all, not super resinous, but fresh and clean, lemony. citra hops or similar was used here no doubt. the flavor though doesn't hold up the citrus nearly as well. its overcrowded by some pale malts and a faint sweetness. the hops do finish a little bitter, but its extremely mild. the feel is very light and the carbonation is good, which makes this a pretty nice easy drinking summer time ipa. my biggest critique of this one honestly has nothing to do with the beer itself. why package this in four packs? its a session beer, put it in an eight pack! 10 bucks for four of these is not worth it, but even a sixer would make this a beer worth filling the fridge with for the warmer months. refreshing a little different. I am a fan.

StonedTrippin, May 24, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a decent fluffy 1 finger creamy white head that fades at a med pace with nice lacing, a slight hazy and chill hazy, creamy copper cranberry juice like color.

Nose has a bit of fruity hops, hint fluffy hops, some grassy herbal hop aromas, light sweet reddish malts, almost candy like and a hint of candy citrus hop aroma.

Taste starts bitter, earthy light grassy and some herbal hop flavors. Then light fruity, barely any fruit or citrus, mostly just earthy bittering hops. Some juicy sweet reddish malts, again with an herbal slight grassy hop and light oily hop feel and flavor. Finish is fairly bitter, earthy herbal hops lingering, light oily feel, slightly dry but fairly sweet still, hint of copper malts all linger.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall meh, not their best beer, nice hops and decent bitterness that isn't too bitter, but the hops are much more english style with a bit of american that doesn't quite float my boat.

jlindros, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head that leaves a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Sweet, toasted malt with some citrus peel hops in the mix too.

Taste: More malt that I would have expected going in. Citrus peel hops are there, but the bready, toasty malt is making its presence known. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light, fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: More malt forward than I expected. This beer is just alright, and I don't think I would have it again given all the options on the market.

oline73, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear orange color with a large, fluffy white head. The aroma has some biscuit and toffee malt, with some pine and a little bit of resin thrown in. The flavor is very similar, with the pine mixing very well with the juicy orange citrus notes from the hops. There is also some biscuit malt and a low amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 20, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

MarkyMOD, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

oriolesfan4, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a one finger white foam head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. The glass is left coated with streaks of soapy lacing.

Slightly earthy, floral hop aroma with a nice balance of resinous pine needle and sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes. Hints of grapefruit and orange zest as well as some caramel malt and biscuit.

Fuller bodied than expected with a strong dry, bitter hop presence that lingers throughout into a very dry finish. Dank and sticky with a prominent soily/pine needle flavor. There is some subtle sweetness but not nearly enough for my liking. The citrus/tropical fruit presence that I found in the nose is very faint. The dry bitterness pretty much overpowers the other hop flavors. Strong malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit. Not a bad beer just a bit one dimensional in the hop department and too malt forward for my preference.

corby112, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a reddish hued deep caramel body with a sea of microbubbles pushing up a beige cream head.

S- The aroma of resin piny hops is full but a bit one dimensional. It fades a bit as the beer opens up.

T- The woody green hops turn spicy in the finish with very little bitterness lingering in the dry finish. As the beer opens the bitterness grows but never to strong.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight scrubbing fizz that enhances the hops a bit and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer is a bit dry and has a fizz that starts to overpower the flavor. There is some nice hop flavors but a bit one dimensional and the malt is pretty hidden.

rhoadsrage, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

ejimhof, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Whole Foods in a pint glass. Glad to see yet another IPA in my area.

A- Miracle looks the part, a nice mix of deep yellow with some bronze mixed within. A nice frothy 1 inch head that comes and goes, nothing a few swirls cant fix. Not much lacing.

S- Not a overly hoppy IPA, I really had to get my nose in there to smell out the goodness, but it is there. I can smell the west coast influence with a big bouquet of citrus and floral hops giving off some of the usual fruits plus some pine with a malt base.

T- Is a very simple and straight forward IPA. It does not bombard your senses with IPA flavor, it just sort of rolls on and off the tounge rather quickly leaving me to really try to pick up the taste. What I get is grapefruit slight mango plus some pine resin towards the back finishing off with some sweet malts to cover all the bases.

M&D- The feel was fine on this, I would say a small step below medium bodied with light but ample carbonation. There is some bitterness in the middle but it's rather light. The malts do a good job of washing the ipa tastes away leaving little in the dept. of lingering flavors. I had a pint of this stuff and could of went for more. A nice simple ipa that does not stray much. I still won't pick it up in a bottle though.

BARFLYB, May 07, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown with an impressive creamy foam topping. Plenty of lacing down the pint. Aroma of caramel and citrus hops. In the taste, citrus, mild licorice and herb. Citrusy and piney all day, some caramel and gingerbread like malt. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall, this was a nice IPA. Too bad it's retired.

Stinkypuss, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

brandoman63, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -15.5%

rab53, Apr 14, 2012
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Miracle from Clown Shoes
81 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.