PorterPounder (6535) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2009
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Jacksonville, Fl. - Total Wines - 12 oz bottle. Pours a glinty medium to dark golden with a tight white head. Aroma of mangoes - slightly natural smelling. Flavor initially has the same mango twist to it but then it turns twangy and metallic. Steely, artificial mouthfeel. Had a choice of three of these VI brews to buy a six of - why did I pick this one!?
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted during the Nor Cal Beer Geek Tasting on 3/11/2009. This fruit beer poured a pale orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized head. The aroma is mango, fruity and sweet, touch of butterscotch. A medium to light bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet with a lot of ‘mango’, peach and apricot flavors. The hops are kind of citrusy. Guess this could work as a summer beer, the hop and fruit kind of clash together, but it’s a taste I can live with. I am more surprised it’s a Shipyard beer that does not reek of butterscotch and under-attenuated malts. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is fruity sweet.
dnstone (2398) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great ale for a hot day. Was pleasantly surprised by the subtle mango flavor, not realizing it was a "mango" beer before tasting. If you like Magic Hat #9 you will like this better. If you dont like #9, I still think you should give it a try.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale orange with a white head. Aroma is mango and hops. Flavor is mango, hops, malt and watery. Nice touch of bitterness in and mango in the finish. Refreshing and interesting beer
WVHouseofBeer (947) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong candy aroma and taste of mango with the flavor not being as strong as the aroma. Not much taste of hops or malt or anything except the fruit. Not a very good beer. LC
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Nose is fruity citrus and bready malt. Same in the flavor with ta thin mouthfeel.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, Zeke’s. Hazy amber with scant white head. Candy aroma is actually more like random Tropical Fruit Flavor than straight-ahead mango. The sweet mango flavor is summarily assaulted by the hops. Or is it the reverse? Regardless, a train wreck has occurred. These flavors do not belong together. A clash of flavors, a cacophony.
501brewery (4) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I checked out "The Tap Room" and sampled both the Summer Ale and the Tropical Mango... both shared a crisp taste from beginning to end. However, I must say that the Tropical Mango really grew on me--I ended up having it with almost every meal, as it was available at all the good restaurants I ate at while in St John. I brought a case back with me on the airplane to JFK and waited at the bottom of the baggage ramp to catch it as onlookers laughed and enjoyed the moment. My friends love it. Now I’m trying to figure out how to get more. Its got a good body, a great aftertaste, and its the most refreshing beer I’ve ever had.
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy dull amber. Smells like mango extract candy. Tastes bad - the bitterness of the pale ale base really clashes with that mango syrup. Jeez - that does not work at all.
Junaos (1) - USA - MAR 22, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is definitely the best beer I’ve ever tried. A very smooth flavor, with strong undertones of mango, and a not-so-hopyy finish. 5 stars all the way.