mshieldsm (2) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 18, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light, refreshing, highly fruity, distinct mango flavor, smooth finish, relatively sweet, recommend cold
beermeashiner (9) - USA - OCT 26, 2007 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
From the bottle on my honeymoon: hint of mango? Pretty much all I could taste was the mango. If they are the only two options, go for the Blackbeard.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 15, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
This a very pourly brewed pale ale. It has a very fast dissapearing head and a cloudy pale orange, amber color to it. It has a very floral and fruity smell with mild hops. As you drink it you expect something very complex yet you are sadly mistaken. It is very fruity with apricot and mango. The palate fades rather quickly leaving a nasty fruit flavor there.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from BevMo. Aroma is like a skunked lager somewhat masked by fruitiness. Somewhat refreshing when consumed really cold. Somewhat grainy and bitter with fairly strong fruit character.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Spirits Red Bank. OK I knew this one was gonna suck going in but I bought it thinking I was at least going to get a rating for a VIrgin Island beer, WRONG. Now that I look at the label clsoely I see it is contract brewed and I just wasted two bucks and part of my palate on this monstrosity. Poured a very thin flat looking golden/orange with the worlds fastest disappearing head. Aroma was of apricot, label claims itís mango but I didnít get that, and maybe a malt grain or two. Flavor is far worse then the aroma leads you to believe and is so bad it seems like a combination between club soda, light beer and apricot flavoring. This one is a total DRAINPOUR and I canít believe I put this in my mouth. Mind you know I have eaten quite a few insects on dares in the past and would look forward to the pleasant taste of a squished caterpillar then sip this abomination again.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Name: St. John Brewers, Virgin Islands Pale Ale
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall
pale yellow, wispy white head, streaks of lace, sweet mango aroma, lots of mango flavor, light balancing hops, fruit juice cocktail for sitting on the beach in the islands
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
nipsy3 (11) - Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft poured by Cheech himself in the Tap Room. Thin head, nice refreshing aroma of mango and a little malt. Taste is slightly hoppy, much more than other caribbean brands which have none. The flavor is a little more fruity than I like, mostly mango, but its a good solid beer. Mind you, this is a caribbean style beer, brewed for the caribbean and its the best that Iíve had from that area. I understand what these guys were thinking when they started brewing, because THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THERE TO DRINK. Someone else commented that it wasnít brewed in the caribbean. It was contract brewed by shipyard brewing in Maine, because itís impossible to mass produce anything on St. John.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Okay. This beer is brewed with mangoes. It is evident in the aroma, which smells of mangoes and apricots. The flavor is even more dominated by mango even though it says it only has a little. I donít like mangoes at all, so this was almost undrinkable for me. Terrible.
Rballs01 (277) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Surprisingly refreshing with a tropical kick. Poured light amber with a small head. I was not aware of the mango infusion until after the first sip. I was a delicious surprise. A choice beer for the summer and a sure crowd pleaser.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours light golden/copper with a foamy white head. Strong, sweet, and fruity, almost couch syrupy aroma of mango and apricot. Not much going on the flavor but some watered down tropical fruit juice, like a diluted jolly rancher. Palate is equally as watery with no real finish. Nothing but watery fruit flavored candy going on here, very disappointing.