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Miracle - Clown Shoes

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293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
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 AOShabaz
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

AOShabaz, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of xmorgan
4/5  rDev +13%

xmorgan, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of jjd315
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

jjd315, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of AlCzerik
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This had to be an old beer or one that had gone bad because I like everything else that Clown Shoes does so I had high expectations for this beer and it just didnt live up.

I will remain loyal to the brand and may even try this again in the future. But this was overally carbonated and just all around bad.

AlCzerik, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kmos27, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of BigMike
3/5  rDev -15.3%

BigMike, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Giggy, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

bcsbeer, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -15.3%

nmann08, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Nice clear golden/copper/amber color with a grainy thick of bubbles on top that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell - Damn, dirty hops, some pine needles in there, but also dirt. Maybe some citrus and bready malts but that's a stretch.

Taste - Dirty hops, like an amateur homebrewed IPA. Tastes like they just threw everything they had into primary and expected liquid gold. Instead they got liquid dirt.

Mouthfeel - Gritty, grainy mouth feel. Alc covered. Aftertaste is undefined bitterness. I've done better with my homebrews (and I'm not good).

Overall - I wouldn't buy it again. Most homemade IPAs I've tried have been similar in caliber to this. Plus for the price it's completely out of line.

ISmith87, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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 beerthulhu
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Dense cadmium orange has a rush of effervesce with a 3+ inch cornsilk, mushroom capping that retained nicely for several minutes with only minor decay. Heavy chunky lace deposits cling to the vessel with about 50% coverage.

S: soft, dry toasted malt, flowery orange, soft citrus peel with a trail of pilsner grains. Strength is light per style.

T: Flavor was sweet initially, toasted malt with a fresh citrusy-orange hopping. Floral lemon, semi-dry crystal malt finish. Fresh grapefruit hints, spicy with a touch of tropical fruit.

M: softly carbonated with a quiet demeanor, lighter end of medium body with a smooth texture, somewhat buttery, with a dry lemon toasted finish.

O: Overall a fairly easy session style ipa, decent lingering hoppiness, the body is light, though feels like it thins out a bit off the tongue. final verdict is okay.

beerthulhu, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of TTripp725
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

TTripp725, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of mikefour77
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

mikefour77, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

Beerlover, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of tmhoye
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

tmhoye, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ali1987, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
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 Jsher
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Jsher, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

bccrosley, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

micromaniac129, Aug 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

buzzy, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BeerHunter76, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

JohnyFriday, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Brendog9, Aug 11, 2013
Miracle from Clown Shoes
81 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.