Drink Date: 11/11/2010
Review Date: 11/14/2010
Grade: A (4.3 out of 5)
Beerface: No 🙂
Thanks to cope0021 for a growler of this beauty! Drank it over the course of a day or two, although I probably could have finished it in the first few hours.
It’s a beer first rather than say, a juice drink, but the sharp hops are still cut slightly by the mango. Not overwhelming, but present to prevent too much bitterness. The appearance is almost muddy, with a deep orange murkiness and a finger of head. Nice lacing sustains throughout. The smell is primarily of mangoes, and some pine and other citrus. Taste is actually hop forward, but as you swallow the mango coats the mouth and sticks. So the first sip is the hoppiest, and the rest build the mango.
Besides the great taste, it has a solid carbonation and a medium body, but eventually the mango overwhelms – almost to the point where you don’t want to repeat it too quickly. That’s about the only knock on drinkability. This one is high up there on the charts.
Plus I’m sure there’s some vitamin C in it for your … health.