Miracle - Clown Shoes
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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.
09-09-2013 22:54:30 | More by beerthulhu
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.
08-25-2013 23:09:09 | More by kylehay2004
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.
08-06-2013 11:18:48 | More by tectactoe
3.79/5 rDev +6.8%
Slight haze to this amber brew. Nice attractive head builds and slowly settles to a thick, pillow type cap. Quite a bit of sticky lacing is left down the glass.
Aroma is a combination of bready malt and fruity hops. Not the most powerful aromatics but has some nice subtleties.
Nice balance of flavors. Clown Shoes is not trying to blast anyone's taste buds off with this IPA, but giving a well rounded beer. Slightly sweet malt, fruity esters, and bitter citrus hops.
Light bodied IPA. Good carbonation.
Overall I enjoyed this offering from Clown Shoes. A little expensive for what one gets, but still worth a try.
08-01-2013 21:58:52 | More by morimech
2.78/5 rDev -21.7%
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper amber with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is tropical fruits and resiny hops and some sweet biscuit malt.
The flavor is sweet biscuity toffee malts with a little tropical fruit and a decent amount of bitterness but not a lot of flavor from the hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an OK IPA.
08-01-2013 20:53:10 | More by Beaver13
Miracle from Clown Shoes
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