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Miracle - Clown Shoes

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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-26-2012 17:26:05 | More by DreaminBeer
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New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

06-25-2012 16:37:51 | More by Mudawg
Photo of rhoadsrage


3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 13:31:33 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into my Devil's Backbone glass. It poured orange amber in color with a thick, foamy, sticky head to it. It left some great lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The first thing I notice in the aroma is actually the big bready, biscuity malt profile. I do get the hops coming through and adding some zesty, slightly resiny, citrus rind flavors. The hops are a little more reserved then I prefer for the style, but the flavors are pretty good and also well balanced.

The taste also shows a lot of bready, slightly grainy malts to it. The hops contribute more of a zesty, moderately bitter, citrus rind flavor. Orange peel is one of the things that keeps coming to mind as I drink it.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall, I thought the hops were a little overshadowed by the bready malts for an IPA. It did have some really nice flavors to it, and managed to balance them well. In my opinion, I think they really should have labeled this an APA. I really like it as an APA, I just don't think it really fits what I'm looking for in an IPA. Ignoring labels and styles, it was a pretty good beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 22:44:10 | More by billab914
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-22-2012 19:59:08 | More by Pamola
Photo of cbutova


3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into an Ipswich pint glass with a dark amber body. Light tan head forms atop the beer with a two finger size and good retention. Huge thick lace ring at the top with smaller patches down the whole glass.

S- Definitely comes off as a more "East Coast" (don't kill me BAs) IPA here. More bready, caramel malt, nutty than the pine and lemon zest citrus hops it contains.

T- Yeast bread forward with caramel, toffee, biscuit and nutty malts up front. Hops round it out and add some balance with of pine, earthy, herbal and floral notes.

MF- Fairly creamy light-end body with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a light bitterness for modern IPAs.

Malt and yeast carry this with just enough hops to round it all out. Doesn't have the big fruit and citrus presence that most modern IPAs strive for but still drinks nicely and refreshes.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 02:18:47 | More by cbutova
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-20-2012 01:56:24 | More by DonFrap
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-15-2012 03:12:54 | More by THECPJ
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-15-2012 02:00:14 | More by Hanzo
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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: peach/orange, finger tan/white head, fine lacing

S: light pine, biscuit malt, lemon grass

T: biscuit malt, pine, mild bitter grassy finish

M: med body, slight oily mouth

O: Solid IPA and good start for a newbie, nearly
sessionable for a hophead.


Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 15:58:55 | More by BeerLover99
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-13-2012 04:08:04 | More by blmar311
Photo of Rizalini


3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into my Stone tulip....

A - Pours a crystal clear golden orangecolor, with a foamy 1 finger off-white head. Really nice lacing left behind on this one.

S - Bready with notes of citrus.

T/M - The flavor notes are very plain and mild for me. Its very malt forward, and not as hop forward as I prefer an IPA to be. Light mouthfeel, good carbonation.

O - This drinks more like a regular pale ale for me. It just falls short to be called an IPA for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 04:11:24 | More by Rizalini
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

05-29-2012 15:15:53 | More by Texasfan549
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3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 04:04:22 | More by Mora2000
Photo of barnzy78


4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, pours copper-amber with a foamy ivory colored head that holds good retention and leaves good lacing on the glass. Aromas are bready malt, caramel, citric grapefruity hops. Tastes are bold and juicy with a solid bready, caramely malt backbone that is balanced with juicy grapefruit, and piny hops. Mouth-feel is medium bodied, creamy, and goes down too well. Overall, nice American IPA, that is actually quite sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 12:40:06 | More by barnzy78
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

05-19-2012 01:51:58 | More by JamnesCameron
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

05-13-2012 03:03:03 | More by GuidedByBill
Photo of VelvetExtract


4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy marmalade color. Head is medium sized and frothy. Head retains quite well. Head also leaves consistent rings of lacing.

S-Dank and juicy. Has an almost hempy aroma. Also, there is a ton of juicy citrus hops. Light pine and grassy as well. Nice hop profile. Malt backing helps to balance the nose a tad but this one is all about the hops (as it should be).

T-The flavor stresses a bright and juicy citrus theme. Tastes like clementine flesh. Very lively and bright. Not very intense, but the flavor is nice and it goes down very easily. Finishes a bit grassy and the malt is smooth.

M-Light and easy to imbibe. Mellow carbonation. Crisp, especially for the style.

O/D-A light, refreshing IPA not as intense as I usually want from the style. A nice, little and local IPA. Missing that "oomph" that the true studs of the style have. Good but not great.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 23:39:48 | More by VelvetExtract
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-12-2012 21:58:26 | More by kjkinsey
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

05-12-2012 11:50:36 | More by tedho21
Photo of WanderingFool


3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Miracle pours a clear light amber/yellow with a small frothy white head on top. A few spots and lines of lace remain as the foam fades away.

The aroma is light with orange and lemon citrus notes. A touch of light fruit aroma is also present.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is watery and soft on the palate with moderate carbonation. The flavor is a nice balance between caramel malt, hints of light fruit (mango?), and orange and lemon citrus. It finishes dry with lingering caramel and citrus notes.

This is a very easy drinking, well balanced beer. More of a pale ale than an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2012 23:24:36 | More by WanderingFool
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-10-2012 19:45:06 | More by Lawnboy33
Photo of YouSkeete


4.48/5  rDev +25.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 01:03:49 | More by YouSkeete
Photo of musicforairports

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled sometime in April 2012, according to bottle. Reviewed 6 May 2012.

Amber color, pretty clear. Decent head. Carbonation visible.

Nice citrus and tropical fruits on the nose, lightly sweet and with light cracker-type malt as backing.

Flavor is relatively light but hop-forward--pine and lemon-y citrus notes. Some tropical notes. Light malt backbone. Nice and non-overwhelming hop flavor.

Medium mouthfeel, adequate carbonation.

This is a really good session IPA--light and tasty and drinkable. Seems like it'd be a better pick for a six-pack than a bomber, though I must note it was a decently priced one.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 03:24:04 | More by musicforairports
Photo of BARFLYB


3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2012 03:09:21 | More by BARFLYB
Miracle from Clown Shoes
81 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.