Tropical Mango Pale Ale - St. John Brewers

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Tropical Mango Pale AleTropical Mango Pale Ale

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70
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54 Reviews
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Reviews: 54
Hads: 147
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 25.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Lothar666 on 06-29-2008

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Photo of cjgator3
2.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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. (757 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.67/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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. (880 characters)

Photo of jwc215
2.11/5  rDev -27.5%
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. (793 characters)

Photo of Lothar666
1.91/5  rDev -34.4%
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. (1,053 characters)

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Tropical Mango Pale Ale from St. John Brewers
70 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.