Dacrza (490) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE TASTED: October 31, 2013... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: Halloween beer drinking while listening to Bloom-Shipp on the radio... APPEARANCE: dark ruby-brown body; sparse, arching lacing spawned from two-finger off-white head... AROMA: sharp, highly citric hops--a bit of bubblegum and tangerine/mango--flavorful...PALATE: medium-to-full bodied mouthfeel that laces the tongue and warms the throat--full of fortitude...TASTE: fruity, zesty, teeth-rattling hops that coat and clot the mouth with pears, mangoes and apples...OVERALL: more spoils of fantasy sports from Ryan; besides bragging rights, I am treated to some of PA’s better micros, and though Conestoga is not a brewery I’ve sampled before, it will be one I seek bombers from in the future, considering the substantial quality of this fruit bomb of an IPA ...
Cybercat (3222) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a somewhat hazy chestnut with a fairly thick buff head. Hoppy aroma has a definite overtone of mango. Flavor has a hoppy, woody, bitter core and adds on mango plus a little malt and a hint of smoky caramel. Texture is fairly firm and fizzy, leaving a hoppy and wood-bitter finish with more than a trace of mango. Different, satisfying, tasty.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4831) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a dark caramel-orange color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that left exceptional lacing. The aroma was bitter and dryish with grapefruit and mango. The flavor was bitter and tangy grapefruit, mango, a dry middle then vague tropical fruit and a hint of toasted caramel. Long dry and bitter grapefruit and mango finish. Moderately full bodied. Ok.
thornecb (4309) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark bronze into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Caramel and toffee aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and mango upfront turning to mango before the lasting bitter pith finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3370) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Smiling Chameleon. Pours dark orange with an inch of white foam. Has a bit of fruit on the nose. The mango’s kind of faint on the tongue. Has some solid grapefruit and some nice bitterness on the finish. Solid IPA.
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber pour with a small off-white head. Bitter, hoppy, and a hint of mango aromas. Taste is very dry and I didn’t like it at first. After it warmed a bit, I think it softened some and it became more enjoyable. Not my favorite, but very solid.
bierkitty (156) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber: A thick creamy head stuck around with nice lacing. The cloudy copper color was much darker than I expected. The flavor was fruity, but a little too sweet and thick. The finish was bitter, but a bit too harsh. It fell a little short in almost every aspect. I had high expectations only to be disappointed.
jkwood04 (3789) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy, deep amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of mangos, some light floral and lightly citrusy hops, and a lot of caramel and pale malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. The malts sort of dominate this beer, and that’s not good for a mango IPA.
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Mango, Grapefruit
Appearance: Amber/Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Mango, Grapefruit, Mild Piney
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying
vtafro (2990) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber with tan head. Light citrus and some sweet vanilla and malt tones. Flavor is vanilla with some more subtle citrus hops.
drfabulous (3844) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Greg. Big malty IPA. Lots of caramel. Some tropic fruit in taste and finish.