Tropical Mango Pale Ale - St. John Brewers
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2.7/5 rDev -5.9%
Single bottle from the Shipyard brewery in Portland.
Poured into a sampler glass. Pale golden-peach, with a half inch of froth that settles into a thick ring. Slight haze to it.
Nose is certainly fruity - puzzy peaches and mango candy. Not much else, but what is there is pleasant enough.
Tastes much as I had expected, which is pretty much a one-sided artificial mango and peach concoction with that tinny finish I notice in many a light fruit beer. A bit of citrus in there I suppose.
Thin, decent carbonation, a bit oily.
Nice nose, but taste was just not there. Not a brew I would visit again.
11-20-2012 02:42:33 | More by JohnnyBarman
2.78/5 rDev -3.1%
This beer pours a very clear, light amber with an off white, fluffy head. Head deflates a little faster than average.
Very fruity smell. Has no smell typical of any beer. Smells like pure mango nectar.
Very light in flavor. Slightly hoppy with a very faint aftertaste of mango. Slightly bitter.
Very smooth, light boddied beer. Nicely balanced carbonation.
Although it is a decent beer it isn't really near my favorite type of beer. I can't be certain that I would have another and I don't think I'd recommend it to others.
07-26-2009 02:42:04 | More by Gunnz
3.38/5 rDev +17.8%
Writing another review for a beer I've already reviewed, but has since been deleted.
St. John's mango pale ale pours out a yellow and orange liquid with plenty of clarity. It has a thin white head no bigger than 3/8" on it. The aroma is nice if you like mango. Its plenty sweet, but kicks down the requisite amount of tropical fruit you are hopefully looking for if you decided to buy a beer with mango in it. It really has lots of mango in the aroma, sometimes coming off as mixed with perfume, but thats because perfume has alcohol in it!
Taste is a very mild and thin malt body, AAL levels of hopping and carbonation, and lots of that mango stuff. Its all mango ok? There's nothing else going on. I would love to try a version of this that is massively hopped.
If you loathe or love this beer, it all centers around how much you love or hate mango I would guess. I really like it. But after 12oz, I didn't want another. Too much sweetness to be a repeat drink in the same day. But it goes great around the pool for 12oz with.
04-22-2013 20:46:37 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.94/5 rDev +2.4%
There's lots of bubbly carbonation in a head that is continually being built up but never holding itself completely. It forms a ring with some thin foam in the middle and drops spotting.
The aroma isn't bad. I'd like more hops, but the mango does well. There's a bit of saccharine sweetness that stops just short of being too much. Some grassy bitterness is light, but comes through. Malts take a back seat, which improves what it would be otherwise due to lower hops presence.
The combination of mango and hops turns toward sourness, which in turn is strange when combines with sugared fruits. Meh. That it needs a stronger hops presence is obvious.
The body teeters on the line between light and medium. There's a crispness that would be more refreshing if it wasn't sticky. Carbonation saves the day, but just.
07-07-2014 21:23:19 | More by Brenden
2.55/5 rDev -11.1%
"Borrowed" this bottle from the in-laws fridge, hadn't seen it in the market yet which is odd for me, they bought it at Whole Foods. The bottle says it brewed by Shipyard for St Johns, that's promising.
Pours a muddled orangish-amber with a small white head. The nose is very familiar... I can't place it. It may be similar to Pyramid Apricot or just a generic sweet fruity beer smell.
Odd flavor... the smell is sweet the taste is not... flat and dry, very crisp... none of the piney sweetness that I love about mangos. In fact, no Mango at all. A bit of a letdown.
You can tell this started life as a decent pale ale.
To be fair I am not a fan of fruit beers, generally dislike them.
06-11-2009 05:54:04 | More by beerbrains
2.91/5 rDev +1.4%
Rising carbonation bubbles in a light yellow body, lots of lace. Very artificial aroma. Artificial tasting bubble gum candy. Beer at the pool in place of a soft drink. Smooth mouthfeel but marginally drinkable. Too sweet, where's the hops.Thanks for sharing Josh.
03-08-2013 13:03:26 | More by Sammy
3.75/5 rDev +30.7%
I could be mistaken as I've never had them all side by side, but if my memory serves me right, this is the fruitiest of the St. John Brewer's ales. The aroma of mango and papaya is strong, and they're even brighter in the flavor! I don't remember that being the case with their other beers.
It's sweet, and just lightly tangy... citrusy I guess. And that's needed for balance as it's not very bitter. Nor do I find any yeast character, which I did in the others. I'm sure it's there, of course, but it's masked. And unless those are hops contributing to the citrusy character (which would probably be a waste of money and materials), there's no hop character. It borders on "malternative" or "cooler" status. However, with that said, I should also state that it is a fairly tasty concoction! Not thinking of it as a beer, at a party in the summer, or out on a boat, I think I could probably go for a few of these. (How to score this thing... ?)
03-04-2009 23:47:19 | More by NeroFiddled
2.88/5 rDev +0.3%
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
A- Pours a solid golden amber color with a nice off-white head that provides a good amount of lacing and retention. The appearance is definitely the highlight of the beer.
S- There is definitely a lot of mango in the aroma, with possibly a hint of wheat. It is pretty sweet and fruity, but not bad.
T- There definitely tastes like there is some wheat in the flavor along with other slightly fruity flavors (I am assuming this is the mango flavors). Not horrible, but it could be better.
M- Pretty solid mouthfeel with a nice creaminess to it and a decent amount of carbonation.
D- Okay beer, but nothing I would want to drink again. It would be okay down in the islands I suppose, but I will pass the next time I see it.
08-31-2008 21:42:23 | More by cjgator3
3.05/5 rDev +6.3%
Pours a golden color with an orange tint. No lasting head and the carbonation jumps like a soda.
The smell is closer to mango nectar than beer, though there is a little beer peeking through. Sweet, almost sickeningly so, but I like the smell of mango nectar.
The taste is a little odd. Very little mango compared to the nose, but the base beer is pretty good. Would have liked mango in there.
Mouthfeel is pretty good, though soft drink-like. There is succifient body, but it still has a carbonation issue.
In the end it's still pretty drinkable. It's light and refreshing, no flaws insurmountable in this brew.
09-20-2009 01:55:48 | More by RomaniIteDomum
2.83/5 rDev -1.4%
Served on tap at the World of Beer near Tampa Palms FL.
Pours clear golden yellow, completely see through. Thin. Wisps of white foam.
Smell is powerful mango. Fruit bursts forth.
Taste is light - watery, with an overload of fruit. Sickly sweet.
Light; easy to drink in one sense. But very sweet. A taster size is good enough.
03-09-2011 02:04:48 | More by KTCamm
4.5/5 rDev +56.8%
Clear Orange hue with a finger of bright white head. Huge tropical mango nose, smells ripe. Some other tropical fruits present as well possibly from the hops.
Brisk and medium body which holds up extremely well to the carbonation. Sweet biscuit up front rolls into sweet tropical fruit, most noticeably mango. Crisp and clean bitterness cut the sweetness for one of the most refreshing beers I've ever had, I could easily suck these down all summer long.
Awesome taste and drinkability. I feel this beer gets negative scores because it's labeled as a "fruit" Beer but it's much more of a pale ale with the pleasant small addition of mango than it is a mango beer spritzer. I really think it should be categorized as an American Pale as that's what I judged it against.
06-12-2012 02:24:15 | More by jtierney89
3.7/5 rDev +28.9%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong on mango's, considerable sweetness. Taste is also of mango's, not as sweet as the smell, a bit of hop presence. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall a different and good quality beer.
09-26-2010 13:39:17 | More by tone77
3.65/5 rDev +27.2%
A: Poured a crystal clear pale orange with a huge foamy ivory colored head that was rocky. Almost no carbonation presence was detected while the head retained nicely eventually settling to a thin, sudsy layering.
S: The nose was very aromatic and full of fresh fruitiness of mangos, kiwi and was very sweet and juice like bearing some apricots and oranges as well. Could smell this all day.
T: The initial flavor was sweet and very fruity with mangos, kiwi along with some melons. There was some sweet sugary peaches as well while the overall flavor was very crisp, and juice-like with a little spiciness found in the finish.
M: thin, juice-like full of mangos and oranges and almost no carbonation to be found.
D: Per local area not bad. Fruity, crisp, sweet and would definitely beat the heat on the beaches of the virgin islands. I would buy a case for the summer time.
07-16-2008 22:40:35 | More by beerthulhu
4.13/5 rDev +43.9%
St. John Tropical Mango Ale is a nice fruit ale with a strong mango flavour. Maybe it's the salty air, but I like it!
A: Yellow colour and an excellent 5 mm head that lasts really well. 4.5
S: Nie mango-y aroma. Yum. 4.5
T: Nice mild grainy base with farily strong mango flavours over the top. The finish is clean with some slight bitterness. 4
08-26-2013 00:07:54 | More by vandemonian
2.74/5 rDev -4.5%
A: The beer is clear yellow in color (with some orange hues) and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of mangos are present in the nose along with hints of grassy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell in that it has some mango flavors but these immediately clash with the hops, which lend grassy flavors and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The smell of this beer seemed promising but the flavors in the taste clashed almost like when you brush your teeth and then drink orange juice immediately afterwards. The taste could definitely use a better balance.
06-10-2013 02:02:18 | More by metter98
Tropical Mango Pale Ale from St. John Brewers
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