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St. John Brewers - The Tap Room
Brewed at Shipyard Brewing Company

Style: Fruit Beer
Cruz Bay, St. John, United States Virgin Islands
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The inspiration for Virgin Islands Pale Ale came when the beer’s creators, Kevin Chipman and Chirag ’Cheech’ Vyas, began home brewing on the island of St. John. Unsatisfied with the choices of mass produced, bland, watered down beer, the two set out to brew ales that had smoother flavors and a distinct hop finish. After brewing several batches of quality American and European style beers they developed a recipe that captured the essence and taste of the Caribbean. The finished brew, a light ale with a subtle exotic fruit nose and mild hop finish, is the ideal flavor for our tropical climate. Virgin Islands Pale Ale was born. Having created a perfect island ale recipe, the two would like to share their new brew with the Virgin Islands and its visitors. Whether you are enjoying a sunset, celebrating an island happy hour, or having a relaxing dinner, Virgin Islands Pale Ale is the refreshing beer to enjoy any moment.

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3.4
SpringsLicker (3641) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2011
The head is mostly a thin scum over this orange bodied brew. Pleasant mango aroma. Very fruity. The mango and the hops don’t mix well in my opinion. Either this needs to leave out the mango and go Pale Ale or lower the hopping rate and make it a fantastic fruit beer. Subsequent swallows result in the hops being less noticeable. Amply carbonated.

1.7
drowland (8764) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2011
1/31/11. 12oz bottle. Clear dark golden apple juice-like pour with a small off-white head that fizzles away fast. Huge fake tropical fruit aroma that straight up reminds me of shampoo. Sweet generic tropical flavor that is overwhelmingly sweet and fake, again reminding me of shampoo, only with a slightly malty bitter kick to boot. I suppose if you like sweet mango beers this would be fine, but otherwise it’s atrocious.

2.9
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2011
LOL at the last posters date rape thing--this is a chic beer (chic that doesnt like craft beer) . The flavor was too artificial for me--almost like a wine cooler. Still though one must consider where this beer is consumed (West Indie tropics)--so props for this style. medium syrup mango taste, no malt or hop back bone to be found. Smelled nice I guess

3.4
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pale caramel golden color, whitish cover. Aroma is mango, tropical fruit mix, sweet malt. Taste is more tropical fruits, mango, some grapefruit hoppiness and light fruit and caramel. Date rape central right here.

2.7
Tmoney99 (14497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Draft. Poured clear copper color and an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate sweet fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet fruit flavor with a medium sweet citrus finish of moderate duration. Refreshing fruit beer.

2.9
spyque911 (3) - Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2010 does not count
A very nice mango aroma. When poured had a nice golden color with a white head that didnt last all that long. Mango up front with a slight hop finish. Not a lot in the way of flavor. Would be a nice beer on a hot day. Would drink again.

2.7
jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Clear pale amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light bodied. Light mango and hop nose. Flavor is tart mango with some hops. $2.00 for a 12oz bottle from Barb’s Beer Emporium Concord, NH.

3
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée dans un dépanneur d’Old Orchard Beach, ME. Arôme: Odeur de mangues et de pêches. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Gôut de mangues et de pêches avec une pointe d’agrumes. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de pêches en arrière goût. (Rating #3225)

2.5
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2010
12 oz. this beer actually suprised me. refreshing mango pale ale. I went into this with a bad attitude and came out a believer. A drinkable refreshing pale ale.

3.1
Travlr (24909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2010
33 cl bottle. Hazy golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh fruit. Taste is very malty, with slightly sour mange entering at the middle. Finish is a bit sour and a bit bitter. Hi carbonation. Full body. Not bad.


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