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Miracle - Clown Shoes

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287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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

GuidedByBill, May 13, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

VelvetExtract, May 13, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

tedho21, May 12, 2012
Photo of WanderingFool
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

WanderingFool, May 12, 2012
Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Lawnboy33, May 10, 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 musicforairports
4/5  rDev +13%
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.

musicforairports, May 07, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

AJD1201, May 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

let8it8grow, May 06, 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 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
Photo of ncworster
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

ncworster, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

codon2004, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of rusty3335
4/5  rDev +13%

rusty3335, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BeerNDoggerel, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint. Bottled in April 2012.

A - Pours an amber color with a bubbly white one finger head that dies to a thin film. Good lacing.

S - Bready malt, grapefruit, earthiness, minimal hop aroma. Smells more like an amber than an IPA, especially considering how fresh it is.

T - Caramel and biscuit malts on the forefront. Some citrus and herbal hops on the finish as well as a nice tropical fruit presence. Flavor is not strong, but it is very drinkable.

M - Light and refreshing with medium carbonation.

O - I am not familiar with many of the Clown Shoes beers, but this one had just come in at my local store, and was recommended by the worker. It doesn't have the full flavor and hoppy bitterness I like in my IPA's, but it is extremely drinkable. I am assuming they made this as a sessionable beer with some flavor, and if so, they succeeded. I could drink several of these an would recommend it if you are looking for a session beer with good flavor and a modest hop bite.

NoLeafClover44, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +13%

whatname, Apr 21, 2012
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
Photo of match1112
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first time i have seen this beer so i picked up a bomber to try. bottled april of 2012, so really fresh. body is a reddish brown with a fingers worth of tan head that settles rather quickly. nose is mainly malts of the bready caramel and cracker kind. some citrus and pine are detectable. taste is really sweet and malty as well. some juicy citrus hops are there to pack a punch. mouthfeel is decently carbonated and a slight oily feel with a touch of dryness on the finish. overall i really like this beer, but i feel its mislabeled as an ipa, feel like it should be a red. anyway real tasty and worth the try.

match1112, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev +4%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

millerbuffoon, Apr 20, 2012
Miracle from Clown Shoes
81 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.