rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
tap. golden orange with minimal head. looks like mango. smells like mango. tastes like mango. sweet and very fruity. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
On tap at Founders Brewery. Clear golden yellow with not much of a head. Aroma of fruit, mango and semi-sweet malt. Taste is sweet and a bit tart with mango, citrus, caramel and a hint of honey. njager246 (699) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Great aroma a fair amount of mango and pleanty of barrel, the taste here isvvery sweet, far to sweet for me... I would have been better just sticking the aroma, but if you like sweet you will love it chucklemation (1763) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
On tap at Founder’s. Orange, mango color. Has a sweet mango flavor that I enjoyed, though also some undertones of scotch. I’m surprised this is an IPA, as it doesn’t have the hops you expect from the style. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
founders main guy mango 6.3 amber orange clear body with medium head. aroma of overripe tropical fruit and cereal. flavor of artficial sweetener, mango puree, and some doughy bread. 646312
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
another recent taproom-only release from Founders.
The beer smells of carmelly middle malts, soft hops, and a very pungent sweet mango.
The beer pours a hazy gold with a bright, white head that stays with your brew all the way down.
The taste is decent. The hops aren’t nearly up to a well-rounded IPA par, and the beer ends up coming off more like an overhopped pale ale. There is a strong bitter hop presence that becomes cloying under the sweet boost the mango brings the middle malts.
The palate is actually quite pleasant, the beer goes down smoothly, but as I said, that intense beta acid from the hops ends up bugging your palate more than impressing it.
Overall, the beer is alright. It’s a solid pint, but I don’t find myself wanting more than one. The mango brings the sweetness of the brew up to a slightly oppressive level, while that intense beta acid bites away at the back of your palate.
Great on the bottom of Centennial IPA, but as a standalone, not horribly impressed. Tmoney99 (14973) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Draft sample. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet tropical fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bittersweet flavor with a moderate sweet finish of medium duration. This sweet beer met my expectations.
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Sample at Founders. This was a lot sweeter than I thought it would be. Sure it had some bitterness buried underneath, but mostly it was just a sweet stickiness going on. I don’t think I could have done a pint of this, but for those into sweeter stuff you might like it. Orange-golden appearance. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a rich glowing golden amber pour, a small light haze, with a frothy offwhite head atop. Dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are some good solid fruity essence, tropical fruit and mangos, gentle touches of pale malts, wheat, and gentle bready sweetness. A potent Mango essence is pleasant, albeit a bit of a one-trick pony. Initial is sweeter up front, tropical fruits, juicy fruit gum, mango. A gentle bready sweetness, pale malts, and some glowing earthiness. Sweeter vibrant, trailing off into the middle as it cleans up a bit. A big uppercut up front trails into more mellow sweet fruits, bread, pale malts, gentle dryness into the finish but it still lingers sweeter overall. An interesting and unique fruit beer, good flavors, and genuine, if a touch sweet for my palate. brew3crew (182) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Smells a little too simcoey to be called mango.taste follows
Now idea where the name mango comes from. Its s bit misleading