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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
68
poor

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 24.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. John Brewers visit their website
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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2.44/5  rDev -15%

getkrunkhoe, Sep 02, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

malfunxion, Jul 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -30.3%

BuckTuckian, Jul 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -30.3%

mtrabold, Jul 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -30.3%

Maguerodz, Jul 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

dmorgan310, Jul 08, 2014
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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.

Brenden, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

Jedimindtrik, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

jkball01, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

FickleBeast, May 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

pearljam118, May 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

djrn2, May 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -30.3%

Hobbit, Apr 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

avschmitt, Apr 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

pascilla, Apr 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

meehandennis, Mar 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

gonzo000, Feb 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

bwarren82, Feb 07, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

jammalamma, Jan 30, 2014
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2.04/5  rDev -28.9%

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.

Act25, Dec 30, 2013
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1.83/5  rDev -36.2%

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.

Omnium, Nov 28, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

Bix, Nov 08, 2013
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Tropical Mango Pale Ale from St. John Brewers
68 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.