The Astounding She Monster Mango IPA - Spring House Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
On tap at Tj's in Paoli.
Golden amber in color with excellent, bright white lacing and decent head retention.
Aroma is a tad faint for what I was expecting, but more of the mango shows up after it warms a little bit.
Taste is very enjoyable. Not a mango punch in the face, but a very solid addition/complement to the style. Spring House has a darker, more malty IPA and this was no exception, but the fruit added a little more sweetness, which I enjoyed because it helped cut down on the bitterness.
Finished very clean. Carbonation spot on and no detection of the alcohol. Very easy drinking here once your palate gets used to the minor sweet aspect of this one.
Very solid execution from Spring House. Looking forward to the day they kick this up a notch.
07-21-2013 22:54:54 | More by warriorsoul
3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
I have no idea what the rest of these reviewers are smoking...this beer drew my attention thanks to the mango ingredient. I hate fruit in my beer, but I LOVE mangoes. I did not even hesitate. The first tip to my lips made me say wow! It is a full bodied IPA with a powerfully not too sweet flavor of mango. The front end flavor has the tropical body with the back end ending in a familiar bitterness of my IPA that I love to drink. Granted you will only need two of these during a sitting, it will be full of flavor. Thanks Spring House for a great idea. I plan to clone this beer but taper back the IBU's to make it more drinkable as soft ale.
07-20-2013 01:55:47 | More by Rbmqryche
3.56/5 rDev -7%
A-dark amber with a non existent head, just white around the edge
S-faint scent of aged grains and spices. has a fruityness that could pass for some mango, but it's not very apparent.'
T-comes in with a mild flavor of grains and hops and maybe some mango, if that's what you tell me it is. it definitely does have a sticky bitterness to it that sticks to your tongue for awhile. it's a mellow flavor that doesn't really leave an impression, but also has no negative flavors to it.
M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish
O-this is a really average IPA. i bought it because I thought the idea of a mango IPA sounded interesting. it's definitely a fun beer to drink and the bomber won't go to waste, but there isn't anything here that makes me suggest anyone else to buy it nor would i buy it again.
07-17-2013 05:09:03 | More by AdamBear
3.13/5 rDev -18.3%
$7.75 bomber from Abe's.
Bright amber body with slight chill haze. Plentiful carbonation streams. Three fingers of billowing off-white foam.
Big mango aroma. Comes across as fresh fruit rather than juice.
Extra sweet beginning. Could use a little depth. Plenty of juicy fruit, but the mango seems to be sitting on top of he beer rather than integrated into the beer. Not much bitterness to balance all the fruit.
Mouthfeel is on the wimpy side for an IPA.
Interesting idea, but comes off as just ok at best.
07-07-2013 02:51:05 | More by RonfromJersey
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
Appearance: The beer is dark, dirty, cloudy. I LOVE it, no unnecessary filtering or clarifying, the beer is perfectly imperfect.
Smell: Mangoes. Mangoes. Mangoes.
Taste: Starts with a mango kick in the mouth. Finishes hoppy. It's kind of weird when the two powers combine into mangohop. It kind of works, kind of. But I keep drinking for the mango front and hoppy finish.
Mouthfeel: Not to heavy, not too thin, just right.
Overalll: Am interesting summer beer. Could not drink more than one every so often, but a neat beer to try once.
07-03-2013 23:28:18 | More by ghengisflan
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
on tap at the Taproom in Lancaster - served in imperial pint
Fully clouded ruby red grapefruit-orange pour with a one-finger topping of creamy white head. Fades out into some rings of patchy lacing on the glass.
A tropical wave of mangos, pineapples and grapefruits. Hoppy and fruity with soft sweetness and a soft malt presence. Light alcohol glow as well.
Fruity and bitter right up front with plenty of tropical tones and juicy hops. Cornucopia of mango, pineapple and grapefruit with pithy citrus. Milder malt backbone with toasted grain and soft sweetness. Finishes hoppy and juicy on the tongue.
Medium body, well carbonated, bitter and fairly aggressive on the palate. Really pleasant and impressive tropical fruit-forward IPA - I could have had another but there were too many other beers I wanted to try here.
06-25-2013 11:54:14 | More by xnicknj
The Astounding She Monster Mango IPA from Spring House Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.