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Tropical Mango Pale Ale - St. John Brewers

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Tropical Mango Pale AleTropical Mango Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
69
poor

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 23.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lothar666 on 06-29-2008)
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redneckchugger

Florida

1.05/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured into a water goblet, pale fizzy
Nose of mango kool aid. completely artificial.
Taste is the same, artificial and cloyingly sweet. It doesn't even have any beer taste at all. This has more in common with a sparks that anything else It's fizzy, over carbonated , and a just plain awful beer. Avoid this beer at all costs

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2009 23:02:02 | More by redneckchugger
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Suds

Pennsylvania

1.2/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

So, I'm always up for trying a new beer. Luckily, I didn't have high expectations for this one. It's a pale copper color with a touch of haze and not much of a head. The aroma is strange...lots of mango, a little grass, some grain. The smells don't work well together, and are not appealing. The taste, though, is worse....artificial fruit flavors (not good), a little sourness, no malt...bitterness at the finish. A bit metallic. Spritzy mouthfeel. This one is a sink-pour.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 19:05:59 | More by Suds
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Bix

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -56.9%

11-08-2013 02:13:34 | More by Bix
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jammalamma

New Hampshire

1.25/5  rDev -56.9%

01-30-2014 22:28:38 | More by jammalamma
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crusian

Oregon

1.3/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Bottle in Puerto rico.
You know... I am not really going to give this the respect of a full review like I usually do.
This "beer" is chock full of artificial mango flavor. It deserves the Fs it is getting, including mine. Way too sweet, tastes like a handful of mango jolly ranchers were tossed in.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 13:05:24 | More by crusian
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CampusCrew

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

appearance: looked liek a normal pale ale but with quickly diaspating head

smell: some nice tropical fruit aroma

taste: I got this for freee to sample, and it was a drain pour after the first couple of ounces. Over fruited and tastes liek somehting a macro would make

mouthfeel: kight bodied

drinkability: could not mask the flavor

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 22:09:42 | More by CampusCrew
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skriv

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -39.7%

04-08-2013 00:37:26 | More by skriv
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kristiekatk

Massachusetts

1.78/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

With a lively appearance and a quickly fading head, this beer resembles ginger-ale more than anything. It has a saccharin-sweet juicy bubblegum aroma, blended with kiwis and mangos. Even if the scent did carry over into the flavor, I don’t think I would be too pumped. There is no hop profile. Very dry and bitter; thin and with a metallic, astringent aftertaste. It’s more like a bland mango-flavored sparkling water than a beer. You’ll be torn between chugging 18 of them without batting an eye or pouring it down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 03:44:08 | More by kristiekatk
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

1.8/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle (best by 5/11) poured into a SA pint glass

A: Pours golden light yellow-amber, clear, half inch bubbly white head that quickly disappears.

S: Somewhat strange sweet fruit with maybe a hint of mango, a little perfumey. Smells a bit like rum cake, but very artificial. Strange and sweet.

T: Strange fruit flavors that are overly vegetative. Mainly imagine it as slight artificial mango and tropical fruit boiled with vegetables. Very buttery and cloyingly sweet, but almost in an adjunct kind of way. Not very pleasant to me.

M: Medium carbonation, medium to light body, and unpleasant finish (buttery, raw vegetable, etc).

D: I only got maybe a dozen sips in before I had to dump it. Unpleasant taste and aftertaste, I see no reason to continue drink this when I've got much better beer around.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 19:37:47 | More by Satchboogie
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

1.83/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Bottle > Mason Pint

A - Clear light gold in color with a thin layer or fizzy white head.
S - Fruit cocktail and clorox
T - Soapy bitter weird artificial fruit flavor. Atrocious.
M - Dry and acrid.
O - This is garbage and should be drain-poured at every given occasion.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 02:34:55 | More by Omnium
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Lothar666

Rhode Island

1.9/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A- Poured a very light amber body with very little head.

S- Very little in the nose, but there is a faint trace of tropical fruit undertones.

T- Very little, unfortunately. Reminds me of one of those watered down fruit flavored drinks that they sell in milk jugs at the supermarket for 99 cents, just with a tiny bit of graininess to it. There is some mango in the background but no malt or hop character to speak of.

M- This is like drinking beer flavored water, as in watered down to the point where this would have been a drain pour if not for beer etiquette. Sorry, but I have to say stay away from this one folks.

D- This brew barely qualifies as beer. Though the ultra light body makes it easy to down six of these in a sitting, the complete lack of flavor and character is such that I could not imagine anyone wanting to do so. Note that this is not due to any prejudice against the style of the brew; there are many fruit/vegetable beers that are very impressive and which I will return to faithfully. This is just not one of them.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2008 00:30:46 | More by Lothar666
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Hobbit

Oregon

2/5  rDev -31%

04-22-2014 03:26:58 | More by Hobbit
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -31%

11-24-2011 19:45:32 | More by nmann08
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sblank

Florida

2/5  rDev -31%

07-22-2013 23:02:47 | More by sblank
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Overlord

California

2/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was in the mood for some mango beer by the pool. So excited for this. Now I have five more bottles to try to get through. SCREEEE!

Pours a clear orange-ish color. Surprising lack of head. Maybe an inch.

Actually smells okay! Kind of a mango overload, as there is nothing else, but it smells like mango. Albeit, a kind of fake, overly mango-y mango.

TAste is horrid. Artificial, chemical-ly, just completely "fake." I couldn't really taste anything else about it. Just a complete mess. Really has no relation to beer.

thin and watery doesn't help matters.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2010 17:40:54 | More by Overlord
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Maguerodz

Puerto Rico

2/5  rDev -31%

07-09-2014 01:29:09 | More by Maguerodz
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rab53

Washington

2/5  rDev -31%

12-09-2011 04:12:12 | More by rab53
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Act25

New Jersey

2.04/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First off I am an avid coffee drinker, but I never like flavored coffee. Thus far, as a novice craft beer drinker, I have never liked a sweet fruit flavored beer. This beer is no exception, almost a drain pour. I'm struggling through it but need a chocolate cheese cake or whipped cream cake to cut it.

As benchmark, I am tasting this vs TERRAPIN TREE HUGGER ALE.

A: Fine yellow, mango flesh color, but head deflates under all that fruit juice (no surprise) 2.5
S: Smell artificial, with nothing left to the underlying beer at all. The worst of bathroom fresheners / cleaning agents. 1.5
T: Not as bad as the smell but below average. Starts as the faux mango smell, a bit of beer flesh, and then the finish might as well be mango soda. 2.25
M: Thin, flat, teeth on edge 2
O: Skip this. 2 (Poor, as it pour this on your compost or flowers - dilute it first)

Gets the honor of my lowest rated beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 01:42:45 | More by Act25
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.15/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Best by Jan. 09 notched on label.

Pours dark golden with a thin white head that immediately becomes a quickly vanishing patch. No lacing sticks.

The smell is perfumy, in a cheap ladies' perfume way. There is an artificial mango essence aroma, but in a scented candle-like way.

The taste is artificial-ish mango with perfume. A hint of Ringwood yeast is there, something beer-ish/grainy going on, besides - but not much. Alittle bit of Lightly salted butter is there. Sweetish, fizzy finish. The taste is better than aroma, but still is not good, and doesn't save this one.

The body is fizzy and light, with a waxy aftertaste.

I can't even see this being a "chick drink". Too perfumy, with too many other detractors. The artificial mango just adds to the mess. Not enjoyable or refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 13:53:29 | More by jwc215
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

04-09-2012 12:15:50 | More by justintcoons
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kb2250

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

04-06-2012 12:41:03 | More by kb2250
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TheDeuce

New York

2.4/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Virgin Islands Mango Ale....had this at St. John's in the Virgin Islands.

Appearance-light orange color, fizzy head, disspitates quickly.

Smell-fruity sweetness, fusel alcohol, some more synthetic fruit whisps.

Taste/Mouthfeel-more of a soda type taste, fruity and light, not a lot of alcohol, odd pairing of flavors, it's not really even necessarily bad but just doesn't really go and isn't enjoyable.

Drinkability-the fruit flavors are interesting for a hot day, and I'm sure some people find this refreshing, for me it didn't really work.

Overall-I respect the brewer for trying something different and I wanted to like this, but the flavors don't really work, the beer feels a little synthetic and I just didn't really enjoy it. However, I've been told this beer is the company's flagship so apparantly some people enjoy it and maybe you will too, I just didn't.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 21:10:14 | More by TheDeuce
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at Brickwall Tavern, Asbury Park, NJ

Strange brew to see on tap here, but whatever. Clear golden-yellow pour with a thin, wispy, white head, that left a few speckles on the glass. Aroma of mango candy and papaya, overly ripe/sweet. One-dimensional, not that I really expected much else. Taste was similarly full of mango and other vague tropical fruits, though quite artificial and syrupy as opposed to fresh and authentic. Yeah, this is one for the college biddies. Body was light, mouthfeel was syrupy, aftertaste was stale. Meh.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2013 03:42:49 | More by Rifugium
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Naugros

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Wha'gwan?This beer appears to be getting a bad rap, mon! Let's see what us fols in da shanty town think, jah? It looks pretty righteous...all clear with da dancing, lively up bubbles (like three little birds) and some of dat foam on top dat gets up and stands up, ja know? It smells like mango, mon, but not fresh from the tree. It smells like da little mango soaps all you touristas get in your fancy, schmancy casino hotels. You know, da ones we island folk can't gamble in. It also tastes of dat same soap, but in liquid form. It might be 96 degrees in da shade here, mon, but I dunno if it's hot 'nuff for me to continue to drink dis. Dere be no redemption song here. Go ahead woman and cry.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 16:43:34 | More by Naugros
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freditoj

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-20-2013 01:54:11 | More by freditoj
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Tropical Mango Pale Ale from St. John Brewers
69 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.