thome50 (751) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to Jason on the other site. Pours a glowing, hazy, floatie filled gold with very minimal white head. Looks awesome in the glass. Aroma is mild with tropical notes but not overwhelming mango. Grass, some wet hay and some slight hop presence. Taste is more muted fruit with a nice IPA hoppiness. The mango works better as the beer warms and overall the earthiness of the mango comes through. Almost more of a meaty mango taste than the traditional sugary citrus approach we are used to with the fruit. Overall, a very nicely done beer but Iíd put this more on the IPA side than on the Fruit beer side. Not sure I would have known that there was actual mango in this if I didnít read about it first.
mathieuc (691) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by tom10101, thanks again for all the good beer! Pours a cloudy orange with an OK white head that leaves some lacings. Aroma is fully tropical, like a good fruit salad. It is also quite piny, overall one of the best IIPA aroma I have yet to smell (but I might be overenthusiast, just got back my nose from the cold). Taste is too sweet and malty, I just hope it was more like the nose. Flavors of mangoes are to be found but it is not upfront at all. Overall a good 2xIPA, not a great one.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
not a fruit beer. split with james and his friends in NYC. pours a hazy golden with lots of head. awesome aroma gives citrus, mango, and floral hop aromas. taste is strikingly dry, no sticky hop linger. very refreshing, very earthy.
Phillies08Champs (620) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drafts at THBC. Pours a cloudy wheat color with nice creamy foam consistent with many of Jeanís beers. nose is bright citrus hops with notes of of fruit cocktail. first sip is beautiful balance of malt, citrusy hops, juicy fruit, stone fruits, fruit cocktail. finish is moderate lime bitterness and under ripe mango. another grand slam with this beer!
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 Growler shared by tom10101. thanks a lot! Pours a cloudy yellow with small head a little lacing. Aroma has lots of mango, pineapple, grassy hops, grapefruits. Taste is full of hops, mangos, grapefruits rines. There is a little sugar that makes it a little less drinkable. Still a very good beer.
lachrymalisis (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
citrus, earthy pine, dank grassy peaches and tropical fruit. medium bitter, mid-light mouth. huge aroma, phenomenal.
toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 64oz growler. S: Starts off with light mango but proceeds on having a heavy pineapple smell on the mix with biscuit malt, hay and grass. P: Hazy yellow with a nice inch white head that settles, tons of floaties towards the end of the growler. T: Well, the mangoes are there but are not very well presented, you get some earthy bittering hops, wheat, hay, rye bread, sugar and dry citrus. It ends with a touch of alchol. M: Pretty much medium/light all the way around. O: Seems to be a mediocre ipa to me, possibly better of the tap then a 8 day old grolwer.
Beergelden (4) - - MAR 31, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tired Hands Brewing Company is a small microbrew pub just outside of Philadelphia that was just rated as the #2 new brewery in the world by RateBeer.com. I had to check it out and give their lineup a try to see if it lived up to the hype. I was not disappointed! They donít bottle and have little, if any distribution, so good luck getting your hands on some of this unless you get out to the pub. The beers were all well above average and the food, atmosphere and workers were great too. Check out their website, and I encourage a visit anytime you get out towards Philly.
This brew is an American IPA with mangos called Mago Tago, that was a brewpub only release, and it only lasted a couple of days. I just happened to stop in when it was available, and after trying it, I had to take some home! The brewer must be into obscure progressive rock, the name of this brew has to be an homage to the German rock group Canís album Tago Mago. Here is my take on this glorious beer!
Apperance: It pours to a very cloudy, opaque straw yellow color with a bright white 1″ head, with tight bubbles that dropped down fairly quickly to about 1/4″ and stayed there through the rest of the beer, hanging on to the side of the glass, lacing like a quality Belgian Ale.
Aroma: Itís a full-on frontal assault with ripe mango and tropical hop aroma hitting hard in the beginning, some sweet candied orange, a slight alcohol warmth, a light breadiness and some sour notes that I can only attribute to the fruit or wheat used when brewing. It wasnít off-putting at all, just minor background I picked up after swirling the beer a little.
Flavor:The sweet mango comes first again followed by a crisp tropical hop bite and a little sweet malt and wheat. A mild bitterness from the hops and low alcohol warmth hang on the back for just the right amount of time, creating a fantastic balanced finish. Finally, there is a pleasant tropical fruity tartness that stays on your tongue.
Mouthfeel: It has a very creamy mouthfeel from the wheat used in the brewing process, high carbonation and very dry finish. There is also a mild astringency caused by the fruit, but works perfectly with the medium body and dryness overall.
Overall: Tremendous balance in this brew, with the mango and tropical hops leading the way, the creamy texture and high carbonation brought it all together, toning down any bitterness and making this a special beer that I hope to see Tired Hands expand its production and maybe bottle for sale in the future. Think Zombie Dust or Alpha King by 3 Floyds Brewing Company with the perfect mix of mangos! Awesome Stuff!