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Miracle - Clown Shoes

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284 Ratings
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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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Photo of ISmith87
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%

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 +8.5%

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 16, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%

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 -1.4%

TTripp725, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of mikefour77
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

mikefour77, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Beerlover
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Beerlover, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of tmhoye
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

tmhoye, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ali1987, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%

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 25, 2013
Photo of Jsher
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Jsher, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of bccrosley
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

bccrosley, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +12.7%

micromaniac129, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of buzzy
3/5  rDev -15.5%

buzzy, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BeerHunter76, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of JohnyFriday
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

JohnyFriday, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Brendog9
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Brendog9, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of jryanj927
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jryanj927, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

oriolesfan4, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of King_KongDCO93
3/5  rDev -15.5%

King_KongDCO93, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Dbrag
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Dbrag, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Sparty55
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Sparty55, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of instinct2
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

instinct2, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%

On tap at the Oak Cafe. It pours a golden, overcast color with some tangerine edges; translucent, yet pretty damn murky. Not much of a head at all, rather, it's just a thin, swampy film that barely stretches across the top of the beer, with a slightly thicker collar that outlines the circumference of the beer.

The aroma is laden with primarily two things: (1) pines, and (2) orange, orange, orange. Heavy orange and various citrus peels with a collision of pines, hop oils, and plenty of leaves. It could stand to be a bit stronger, but there's a pretty good balance of leafy and fruity. Nothing amazing, just good ol' balance here.

A mild bitterness wafts in with the first sip, backed by a super strong orange character; so strong that it even is a bit juicy and sweet. I'd be surprised to find that all of this orange flavor is solely from hops - orange adjunct perhaps? Oily, slightly resinous hops combat the fruit, creating that nice bittersweet balance that was on the nose. Faint pale malt in the finish; oily and crisp on the mouth with heavy carbonation.

Definitely not a bad beer, just nothing that puts it up and over the edge, either. The orange flavor is far too strong and juicy to be from hops alone, so my guess is that this has some kind of orange addition to give it that extra burst. Something that can easily be put back, and I'd smash it if offered one; the problem is that I couldn't see myself ever buying or ordering it again.

tectactoe, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Whiskeydeez, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of mrebeka
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

mrebeka, Aug 01, 2013
Miracle from Clown Shoes
81 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.