jcartamdg (1418) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a really hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma of fruity tropical hops and a ton of mango. Taste follows, fruity and juicy. This is almost unbelievable. Crisp and refreshing. Pretty amazing
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Phillies08Champs (618) - 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 Jean’s 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!
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 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.
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!
PhillyCraft (2571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at TH with Alan, pours cloudy yellow golden with creamy full head and amazing lacing. Aromas and flavor are beautiful mango, melons, citrus fuel, grass, tang, and light malts. Smooth as shit on the palate with a light bitter finish. Medium body. One of the best TH i have tried lately.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of Ken! Pours a bright, murky cloudy whitish orange body with nice white lacing. Aroma is fresh mango, stems, almost a touch vegetable, and fresh bright citrus hops. Mouthfeel is soft and sessionable with wonderful notes of mango, citrus fruits, and light floral notes. The fruity mango flavor is perfectly balanced by the citric hop. One of the best Tired Hands beers I’ve tried.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks, Moll. Served in Tired Hands stemware. Nose has really nicer go and fruitiness. Some pine along with tropical and citrus hops. Medium body; great bitterness. An excellent fruited IPA.
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.
ReggieDunlap (2766) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy/murky pale yellow with a medium white head...nice lacing. Aroma has lots of tropical notes...definite mango, some passionfruit...hints of orange and pineapple. Flavor is mango forward with notes of grapefruit, rind and grass creeping in. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a rindy/grapefruit dry finish.
Reynolds314 (1874) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great IPA here. Aroma is mango, citrus rind, peaches, fresh cut grass, and biscuits. Taste is tons of grapefruit rind and a bit of bitterness. Mango is actually very subtle in the taste but still there. Lightly sweet and quite bitter. Great stuff.
czar (3235) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler from tom10101, many thanks! cloudy pale yellow with a small white head, some retention and lacing. mango upfront (surprise!), tropical and citrus fruitiness, touch of grass and pine, nice clean pale malts, but almost cloying remaining sugars. average to soft carbonation, light to medium body, very juicy, and sweet, but nice tropical finish. nice offering!