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Tired Hands MagoTago
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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MagoTago is back ON TAP today! Progressively hopped with the all-mighty Simcoe. Conditioned on heaps of fresh mango. It’s a beautiful day for a beautiful beer.


Beergelden's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergelden (4) - - MAR 31, 2013
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 don’t 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. www.tiredhands.com 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 Can’s 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: It’s 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 wasn’t 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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeLuke23 (51) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Growler pour. It appeared that there was some fruit/yeast/hops had settled in the bottom of the growler. First pour was no where the same as the last pour. First pour had some butterscotch and fresh hops in the flavor and aroma. The mango became more prevalent as the bottom of the growler was reached. Pretty cool experience. good beer, I would rather just drink this on tap at Tired Hands.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Growler. Pours cloudy grapefruit gold. White head. Nose and taste of mango, tropical fruit, orange peel, light resin and light malt. Lighter medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Growler, poured a hazy apricot, no head, fine bubbles Smell and taste of mango, hops, stone fruit. Ridiculously crushable

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Draft. Golden hazy pour white head. Mango, citrus and clean grassy hop flavors. Mango and citrus hop aromas come through on the nose.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2356) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours beautifully thick like a mango juice in Costa Rica with a decent creamy white head. Gentle mango in the nose, then refreshing citrus and orange to accompany it nicely. There are big mango and juicy citrus Simcoe hop notes on a zesty full body. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, tropical fruits, mango, toast, and citrus. Taste of citrus, mango, tropical fruits, and lighter bitterness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Poured from a 32 oz. growler, big thanks to Galen and Abi for bringing this back! Cloudy peach colored pour with a pretty white frothy head. Nose and flavor packs gorgeous mango flavor, peach, apricot, soft citric bitterness, hints of earthy yeast and fruit skin tang. Clean, not astringent even slightly. Absolutely lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
Growler. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Big fruity hops, especially in the nose, lighter piney and floral notes. Light wheaty malty base, and more fruity sweetness in the finish, with medium bitterness in the finish as well. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lachrymalisis (380) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 citrus, earthy pine, dank grassy peaches and tropical fruit. medium bitter, mid-light mouth. huge aroma, phenomenal.


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