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Miracle - Clown Shoes

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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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 mbs11


3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-06-2012 12:35:43 | More by mbs11
Photo of Mikecap


3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-05-2012 15:11:19 | More by Mikecap
Photo of atr2605

New York

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a golden orange color with a white fluffy head with good retention
S-citrus, pine, and a bit of a yeasty smell that fades as it sits
T-Lots of pine up front that is followed by the citrus, malt provides a decent backbone to support the large amount of bitterness.
M-medium-light bodied
O-pretty solid ipa. At times is almost out of balance and seems as if it needs a touch more of malt, but I think it hangs in there. I would get it again

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 22:16:51 | More by atr2605
Photo of bmwats


3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium golden hue. Heavy carbonation clings to the sides of the glass, and effervescence continues to rise throughout. Pours about a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Craters slowly and unevenly, leaving sticky residue in its wake. Slight spider web lacing.

S: Pine and a little Italian spice, not much else.

T: Really hoppy, with a very subtly sweet butterscotch or something....very light and very indistinct, but definitely there.

M: Feels a little shallow in the body; but light, crisp, and full flavored. Bitter hop bite clings to the palette throughout, but subsides just long enough for that sweetness to poke through for just a second, between the initial shock and dry, bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy....the bitterness will dictate it.

Atmosphere is good. Nice appearance, great head, and some slight lacing. Nose is simple, but characteristic of the style...hops. Really hoppy with a subtle sweet note. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 05:54:24 | More by bmwats
Photo of XicanoBeerRun


3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I appreciate that this is a lower ABV IPA.

Poured a beautiful golden color with a quarter inch light copper head. I could hear the bubbles receding and it sounded like rice crispies. Smelled sweet like nectar, apple, and slight malt. I hate to use this phrase, but here it goes. The brew had a solid malt backbone. It was biscuity, slightly metallic and faintly bitter, but in a deliberate rather than offensive way. Carbonation rolls around the mouth with a dry finish. Bottled in April and it seems to have lost some of the hops. I prefer a piny or citrusy hops, which this did not have. This was a good brew, but not what I prefer in an IPA.

Nonetheless, I’ll have another.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 15:50:24 | More by XicanoBeerRun
Photo of xxcarpxx


3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-02-2012 03:08:25 | More by xxcarpxx
Photo of acevenom


3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head and plenty of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom and side of the glass. The head leaves some lacing behind. I pick up grapefruit from the hop aroma. I pick up some of the piney hop aroma as well. There are some malts in the smell as well. There are bready malts and citrus hops in the taste. I can pick up some the pine as well. It's a pretty straightforward IPA. The body is light with adequate carbonation. The finish is dry. The drinkability is very high. This is a very good beer. This is a very sessionable IPA that doesn't quite get into the excellent territory, but still manages to be a solid beer. Perhaps a fresher bottle would change my point of view.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 22:45:45 | More by acevenom
Photo of Kromes


3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear gold color with a thick white head that laces the glass.

S: Sweet toasted malt and citrus hop with a touch of pine.

T: Initial taste is of toasted grain the hops really fall out of the flavor in the finish where a bit of citrus hop shows up. A touch too sweet for me. Much more hop aroma than flavor.

M: Light in body and a bit watery feeling. Low carbonation. A touch of bitterness in the finish.

O: A little bit better than average overall. Flavors are OK, aroma is good.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 21:44:45 | More by Kromes
Photo of jenray


2/5  rDev -43.8%

07-25-2012 03:42:43 | More by jenray
Photo of gvacca

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-23-2012 18:46:19 | More by gvacca
Photo of raythealeman


3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-18-2012 23:02:22 | More by raythealeman
Photo of justinlaz


3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-18-2012 03:28:51 | More by justinlaz
Photo of VikeMan


4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-16-2012 17:34:19 | More by VikeMan
Photo of twiggamortis420


3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber bottled 4/2012 pours a hazed, dark gold color with a fluffy cap of white head. Nice retention and lacing.

Hops have more of a Euro leafy/herbal smell to them and the malt backbone is grainy and sweet.

Taste is surprisingly (for Clown Shoes) light on the hops and is really grainy and malty. There is a freshly crushed grain/toast flavor that is real nice, but I am not getting a whole lot of bitterness or hop flavor. Pretty good beer, although it is not all that good of an IPA. I would think pale ale would fit better stylistically. I would say this is one of the weaker offerings from CS that I have had to date. I am becoming increasingly annoyed at not having anything in six-pack format, this one would be a perfect candidate.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 00:25:22 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on July 14, 2012 at the Southern New Hampshire Brewers Festival. The pour is golden yellow with a full off-white head and good clarity for an IPA. The aromas are of pine and floral with bread and malts balancing it out. The body is light to medium. The taste begins sweet then momentarily becomes very hoppy and bitter. This is a nice IPA and is recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2012 13:37:21 | More by puboflyons
Photo of philbe311


3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Voluminous head of delicate and fluffy light tan colored head comprised of big chunky bubbles with a bit of a batter-like top... The color is a deep, darker than expected, copperish amber... Moderate to quick paced micro-bubbled carbonation...

S - The nose delicate and a bit understated, but still quite pleasant... Hops lead the charge in the form of citrus and floral... Lemon zest... A slight spicy component sits atop a malty cracker base...

T - Malt to start in the form of biscuits and cracker... Next is a subtle hop bite... Lemon is a dominant player throughout... A hint of caramel sweetness... Some subtle spice and peppery notes... A slightly metallic character lingers...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Light and airy... Smooth... Sleek... Goes down real nice... Light carbonation... A slight bitterness lingers...

D - Insanely quaffable... A very nice American IPA that will never be accused of being a "hop bomb..." However, subtleties win the day and this one brings lots of charm and character... A very nice beer and pleasant introduction to Clown Shoes...

Serving type: growler

07-14-2012 01:58:13 | More by philbe311
Photo of babbules


3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22-oz. bottle into a weisen glass. I was pretty happy with the smell and nice white head, it was a bit downhill from there. I found the maltiness mild, but nice. The real disappointment came from the hops, or lack thereof. I expect more from an IPA. Nonetheless, there was a good bit of citrus and a slight floral finish. Overall, a decent beer, but nothing to brag about. Based on color, taste, and smell, it was kinda like a hoppier version of Blue Moon.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 16:20:07 | More by babbules
Photo of rajendra82


4.38/5  rDev +23%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 04:41:42 | More by rajendra82
Photo of PissWarmChango


4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-06-2012 19:32:22 | More by PissWarmChango
Photo of SenorHops

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-05-2012 13:32:35 | More by SenorHops
Photo of shand


3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

This beer pours out a slightly hazy orange color with a large head. The aroma is a balanced amount of piney and hops and caramel malts. It smells a touch oxidised, which is strange, since it was bottled a mere two months ago. The taste is a mix of a citrus hop, a touch of pine, and a solid amount of caramel malts. Again, I'm getting just a hint of oxidation going on here, which is a bit concerning. The mouthfeel is light and mildly carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, it's a solid beer that is already going downhill after a couple of months. Shame.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 00:39:18 | More by shand
Photo of TexasMartin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-03-2012 02:52:49 | More by TexasMartin
Photo of zekeman17


4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

06-30-2012 23:50:10 | More by zekeman17
Photo of avisong


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-30-2012 02:48:07 | More by avisong
Photo of ms11781


3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-30-2012 02:34:59 | More by ms11781
Miracle from Clown Shoes
81 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.