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:
297
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of cbutova
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into an Ipswich pint glass with a dark amber body. Light tan head forms atop the beer with a two finger size and good retention. Huge thick lace ring at the top with smaller patches down the whole glass.

S- Definitely comes off as a more "East Coast" (don't kill me BAs) IPA here. More bready, caramel malt, nutty than the pine and lemon zest citrus hops it contains.

T- Yeast bread forward with caramel, toffee, biscuit and nutty malts up front. Hops round it out and add some balance with of pine, earthy, herbal and floral notes.

MF- Fairly creamy light-end body with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a light bitterness for modern IPAs.

Malt and yeast carry this with just enough hops to round it all out. Doesn't have the big fruit and citrus presence that most modern IPAs strive for but still drinks nicely and refreshes.

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Photo of DonFrap
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: peach/orange, finger tan/white head, fine lacing

S: light pine, biscuit malt, lemon grass

T: biscuit malt, pine, mild bitter grassy finish

M: med body, slight oily mouth

O: Solid IPA and good start for a newbie, nearly
sessionable for a hophead.

SOLID, NOT MUST HAVE!

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Photo of blmar311
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Rizalini
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into my Stone tulip....

A - Pours a crystal clear golden orangecolor, with a foamy 1 finger off-white head. Really nice lacing left behind on this one.

S - Bready with notes of citrus.

T/M - The flavor notes are very plain and mild for me. Its very malt forward, and not as hop forward as I prefer an IPA to be. Light mouthfeel, good carbonation.

O - This drinks more like a regular pale ale for me. It just falls short to be called an IPA for me.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Mora2000
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear orange color with a large, fluffy white head. The aroma has some biscuit and toffee malt, with some pine and a little bit of resin thrown in. The flavor is very similar, with the pine mixing very well with the juicy orange citrus notes from the hops. There is also some biscuit malt and a low amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, pours copper-amber with a foamy ivory colored head that holds good retention and leaves good lacing on the glass. Aromas are bready malt, caramel, citric grapefruity hops. Tastes are bold and juicy with a solid bready, caramely malt backbone that is balanced with juicy grapefruit, and piny hops. Mouth-feel is medium bodied, creamy, and goes down too well. Overall, nice American IPA, that is actually quite sessionable.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of GuidedByBill
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a hazy marmalade color. Head is medium sized and frothy. Head retains quite well. Head also leaves consistent rings of lacing.

S-Dank and juicy. Has an almost hempy aroma. Also, there is a ton of juicy citrus hops. Light pine and grassy as well. Nice hop profile. Malt backing helps to balance the nose a tad but this one is all about the hops (as it should be).

T-The flavor stresses a bright and juicy citrus theme. Tastes like clementine flesh. Very lively and bright. Not very intense, but the flavor is nice and it goes down very easily. Finishes a bit grassy and the malt is smooth.

M-Light and easy to imbibe. Mellow carbonation. Crisp, especially for the style.

O/D-A light, refreshing IPA not as intense as I usually want from the style. A nice, little and local IPA. Missing that "oomph" that the true studs of the style have. Good but not great.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of tedho21
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of WanderingFool
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Miracle pours a clear light amber/yellow with a small frothy white head on top. A few spots and lines of lace remain as the foam fades away.

The aroma is light with orange and lemon citrus notes. A touch of light fruit aroma is also present.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is watery and soft on the palate with moderate carbonation. The flavor is a nice balance between caramel malt, hints of light fruit (mango?), and orange and lemon citrus. It finishes dry with lingering caramel and citrus notes.

This is a very easy drinking, well balanced beer. More of a pale ale than an IPA.

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Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of YouSkeete
4.47/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mildly cloudy dark amber with a short off white head. Really great aroma filled with apples, peaches, pine, floral hops, herbs, citrus and malt. Smooth hops, peaches and creamy malts on the first sip. Nice floral body with simple flavors of molasses and malt and citrus fruits with a bitter, smoky espresso-like finish. Sticky, bitter mouthfeel with a medium sized body with moderate carbonation.

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

Bottled sometime in April 2012, according to bottle. Reviewed 6 May 2012.

Amber color, pretty clear. Decent head. Carbonation visible.

Nice citrus and tropical fruits on the nose, lightly sweet and with light cracker-type malt as backing.

Flavor is relatively light but hop-forward--pine and lemon-y citrus notes. Some tropical notes. Light malt backbone. Nice and non-overwhelming hop flavor.

Medium mouthfeel, adequate carbonation.

This is a really good session IPA--light and tasty and drinkable. Seems like it'd be a better pick for a six-pack than a bomber, though I must note it was a decently priced one.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Whole Foods in a pint glass. Glad to see yet another IPA in my area.

A- Miracle looks the part, a nice mix of deep yellow with some bronze mixed within. A nice frothy 1 inch head that comes and goes, nothing a few swirls cant fix. Not much lacing.

S- Not a overly hoppy IPA, I really had to get my nose in there to smell out the goodness, but it is there. I can smell the west coast influence with a big bouquet of citrus and floral hops giving off some of the usual fruits plus some pine with a malt base.

T- Is a very simple and straight forward IPA. It does not bombard your senses with IPA flavor, it just sort of rolls on and off the tounge rather quickly leaving me to really try to pick up the taste. What I get is grapefruit slight mango plus some pine resin towards the back finishing off with some sweet malts to cover all the bases.

M&D- The feel was fine on this, I would say a small step below medium bodied with light but ample carbonation. There is some bitterness in the middle but it's rather light. The malts do a good job of washing the ipa tastes away leaving little in the dept. of lingering flavors. I had a pint of this stuff and could of went for more. A nice simple ipa that does not stray much. I still won't pick it up in a bottle though.

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Photo of AJD1201
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of let8it8grow
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of BilbosNuts
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to baconsausage for including this as an extra in a trade.

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark amber/copper color with a rocky, one finger white head that sticks around for quite some time. It appears to have a high amount of carbonation with numerous bubble streams rising vigorously to the top.

S: This has a wonderful hop profile. It has big citrus (orange and lemon) and tropical fruit (pineapple and mango) aromas. A touch of piney hops finishes it off.

T: The taste is much more piney than the aroma led me to believe. The tropical fruits have essentially disappeared and have been replaced with the piney hops. A touch a caramel malts are noticeable, and provide a nice malty backbone.

M: Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. It has a very resiny feel to it. The bitter bite in the finish is very light.

O: This was my first beer I've had from Clown Shoes and now I want more. It wasn't the best IPA I've had, but it was damn good. I look forward to trying more from them.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
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 ncworster
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Miracle from Clown Shoes
3.64 out of 5 based on 297 ratings.
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