Miracle | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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).

Added by Dope on 04-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
296
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a good sessionable ipa, with some proceeds to charity. I can get behind that. it pours a crystal clear orange tinted golden color, radiant and attractive, with a little more than an inch of pure white fluff. the nose is the best part, citrusy as anything, not bitter at all, not super resinous, but fresh and clean, lemony. citra hops or similar was used here no doubt. the flavor though doesn't hold up the citrus nearly as well. its overcrowded by some pale malts and a faint sweetness. the hops do finish a little bitter, but its extremely mild. the feel is very light and the carbonation is good, which makes this a pretty nice easy drinking summer time ipa. my biggest critique of this one honestly has nothing to do with the beer itself. why package this in four packs? its a session beer, put it in an eight pack! 10 bucks for four of these is not worth it, but even a sixer would make this a beer worth filling the fridge with for the warmer months. refreshing a little different. I am a fan.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of oline73
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of womencantsail
2.89/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The pour is orange in color with a white head. Smells like candied oranges, sugar, and caramel. Not much else going on here. Super sweet flavor. Some tangerine, candied oranges, floral hops and a mild pine. Tons of sugar, caramel, and bread. This is just not good.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend borught a bottle to a neighborhood get together. The beer poured a clear orange color with white foamy head that laced. The smell had some biscuit and toffee malt, with some pine and a hint of citrus. The taste is very similar, with the pine and citrus notes being more prevalent from the hops. There is also some biscuit malt and a low amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall a very tasty beer.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear medium golden color with a decent white head that persists for a bit before leaving a fair amount of lace on the way down. Smells of earthy citrus hops with a solid bready caramel malt to back it up. Solid sweet sugary malt background never dissipates balancing the earthy citrus a bit too much. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Not a bad IPA, certainly nothing flawed here, but just a bit boring in today's market.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Miracle from Clown Shoes
3.64 out of 5 based on 296 ratings.
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