Miracle | Clown Shoes

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3.54 w/ 296 ratings

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of steve8robin
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Ray7233
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of ejw127
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 8.20.12.

A - Pours a cloudy, light orange with a two inch off-white head that slowly fades.

S - Some light citrus and heavy, bready malts.

T - Bready and subtle grass.

D - Solid carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Malt forward, grasy taste, pretty muted all-around.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a hazy gold color with a medium-sized white head. There was a tiny bit of lace.

Mostly citrus aroma, some pine. A good amount of sweet malt.

Lots of grapefruit. Lots. A little resiny pine. Some biscuit.

Astringent, hoppy.

Nice enough.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +4%
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 coldriver
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours a cloudy medium amber with tightly bubbled head and good lacing. Aroma of resinous grapefruit, lemon, and grassy hops. Taste is juicy citrus and piney hops, with apricot, seems a bit out of balance with insufficient malt backbone for the bitterness. Thin dry mouthfeel with almost no lingering aftertaste on the front of the tongue and very bitter on the back of the tongue - kind of an odd effect. Overall I like the hop profile here, but the taste and mouthfeel don't quite live up to the appearance and aroma.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poured out a nice burnt orange color and is very hazy filled with carbonation and topped off with a semi thick head. There’s some good lacing going on too. The smell is very hoppy, spice, grapefruit and orange zest all fill your nose. The hops are well presented in this beer, but not over powering (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). It’s pleasant to drink, you can taste the sweetness with an underlying tone of bitterness, it’s really great tasting but I can’t quite identify any specific flavors(spices, hops, floral notes). It has a medium mouthfeel, the aftertaste is pretty much the same with the exception of a slight alcohol flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of womencantsail
2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of atr2605
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a golden orange color with a white fluffy head with good retention
S-citrus, pine, and a bit of a yeasty smell that fades as it sits
T-Lots of pine up front that is followed by the citrus, malt provides a decent backbone to support the large amount of bitterness.
M-medium-light bodied
O-pretty solid ipa. At times is almost out of balance and seems as if it needs a touch more of malt, but I think it hangs in there. I would get it again

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Photo of bmwats
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium golden hue. Heavy carbonation clings to the sides of the glass, and effervescence continues to rise throughout. Pours about a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Craters slowly and unevenly, leaving sticky residue in its wake. Slight spider web lacing.

S: Pine and a little Italian spice, not much else.

T: Really hoppy, with a very subtly sweet butterscotch or something....very light and very indistinct, but definitely there.

M: Feels a little shallow in the body; but light, crisp, and full flavored. Bitter hop bite clings to the palette throughout, but subsides just long enough for that sweetness to poke through for just a second, between the initial shock and dry, bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy....the bitterness will dictate it.

Atmosphere is good. Nice appearance, great head, and some slight lacing. Nose is simple, but characteristic of the style...hops. Really hoppy with a subtle sweet note. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I appreciate that this is a lower ABV IPA.

Poured a beautiful golden color with a quarter inch light copper head. I could hear the bubbles receding and it sounded like rice crispies. Smelled sweet like nectar, apple, and slight malt. I hate to use this phrase, but here it goes. The brew had a solid malt backbone. It was biscuity, slightly metallic and faintly bitter, but in a deliberate rather than offensive way. Carbonation rolls around the mouth with a dry finish. Bottled in April and it seems to have lost some of the hops. I prefer a piny or citrusy hops, which this did not have. This was a good brew, but not what I prefer in an IPA.

Nonetheless, I’ll have another.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of acevenom
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head and plenty of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom and side of the glass. The head leaves some lacing behind. I pick up grapefruit from the hop aroma. I pick up some of the piney hop aroma as well. There are some malts in the smell as well. There are bready malts and citrus hops in the taste. I can pick up some the pine as well. It's a pretty straightforward IPA. The body is light with adequate carbonation. The finish is dry. The drinkability is very high. This is a very good beer. This is a very sessionable IPA that doesn't quite get into the excellent territory, but still manages to be a solid beer. Perhaps a fresher bottle would change my point of view.

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Miracle from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 40.9% out of 100 with 296 ratings
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