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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

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 24.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Lothar666 on 06-29-2008)
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Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +57.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.78/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed at the brewery tap room on st john island.

A: two finger head with decent retention and lacing on a slightly hazy crimson body.

S: nice mango sweetness with mild hops and malts but the mango dominates.

T: nice mango and hops mix with a mild hop bitterness. The play between bitter and sweet is interesting.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: the mango is a little strong for me. The base beer seems to be obscured too much. Great island pale ale though.

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of mountdew1
2.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a slightyl orangey amber, with a very thin head. A few streams of carbonation from the bottom kept it from completely disappearing. Aroma was pretty dead on. Mostly smelled mango, fairly ripe at that. Small hint of grain at times, but barely noticeable. Taste was offputting. Started off wheaty, but then shifted to a watery fruity flavor. Mango/melon. Neither flavor was particularly strong or good. Weird in the mouth. Thin, and seemed overly carbonated, the bubbles kept tingling on my tongue. Maybe a good summer lawnmower beer, but just came off as weird.

Photo of yankeefan287
3/5  rDev +4.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

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2/5  rDev -30.1%

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2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of kristiekatk
1.78/5  rDev -37.8%
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.

Photo of crusian
1.3/5  rDev -54.5%
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.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a light amber color. A tiny bit of debris floats around the beer. A subtle head forms. Leaves some lacing too.

S-Pretty firm on the mango. Not getting too much else behind the mango aroma. A bit of hops, which are fruity, and some sweet maltiness. But this one is about the mango.

T-Just like the nose. The mango is the big ticket. Only a tiny amount of bitterness. Quite one sided, but if you like mangoes then drink it. They did succeed at what they set out to accomplish, so cheers to that.

M-Quite bubbly and light. Not too dry, but the mango taste does last on the palate for a while.

O/D-Eh, only had a single and that was enough. Interesting beer but it reminds me of a Magic Hat #9. Both have a specific fruit they highlight, and both are quite mediocre beers. But hey, give it a shot.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Surly shaker pint glass.

Thanks to Naugros for this bottle!

The fourth entry in SwillFest 2011. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises mango, pineapple, coconut, passion fruit, kiwi, and fake strawberry. Not bad in the nose. The taste, though... Lemme put it to you this way: It's like they decided to manufacture a line of flavored rubber bands for children (why not, right?), made this one mango-flavored, then let it sit out for a while, allowing the flavor to diminish with respect to the rubber. Then they made a beer with this flavor. That's what it tastes like. The body is fairly light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a frustrating beer that lures you in with a pleasant aroma and then cuts you down with its flavor and feel.

Photo of Vdubb86
2.93/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip

Swillfest offering no. 3

This looks a light golden. The aromatics are surprisingly MANGO. but then I taste it and it's more like NO! You cannot have-a the Mango. The flavor is highly of vinyl and makes me wonder of how this particular beer is brewed. I do not find the taste pleasing in the slightest way shape or form. My suggestion to consuming this beer would be to pour it in a glass, enjoy the aroma and pour it out. save yourself the trouble.

Photo of claspada
3.43/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aromas begin with full, fresh fruitiness including (and predominantly) mangos with some lesser tropical kiwi and oranges. Some lemony and pineapple which could be hops or fruit, does it matter.
The initial tastes begin quire sweet and very fruity with mangos and the above citrus flavors mixed in as well. There is a nice initial citrus bitterness as well (once again hops or fruit? It is not discernable). As it warms you get a little more metallic bitterness/spiciness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is thin; quite juice-like. Moderate carbonation with a full finish of mangos and oranges adding to the semi-dry finish.
Overall this is a decent take on a fruit beer; definitely in the higher echelon for the style, but I honestly enjoyed this a lot more a couple years ago before my palate really understood good balance and flavors in beer. I can enjoy one or two of these on a hot beach weekend (like I just did this past weekend) but I am not in love with this like I thought I was.

Tropical Mango Pale Ale from St. John Brewers
68 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.