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The Astounding She Monster Mango IPA - Spring House Brewing Company

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The Astounding She Monster Mango IPAThe Astounding She Monster Mango IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our juiciest beer features ripe mango and tropical hop aroma on the nose followed by a mild bitterness from the Citra and Falconer's Flight hops and some alcohol warmth to balance out the sweetness of the fresh mango.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 03-28-2011)
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-13-2013 01:55:19 | More by Bluescooter
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-07-2013 19:36:19 | More by Phillyz
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pwoody11

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

07-07-2013 12:03:24 | More by pwoody11
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 02:51:05 | More by RonfromJersey
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HoppyKilaMonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-05-2013 17:59:35 | More by HoppyKilaMonster
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-04-2013 00:03:12 | More by PatGreer
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ghengisflan

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 23:28:18 | More by ghengisflan
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-03-2013 04:47:03 | More by IPAIsaac
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mrandypandy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-28-2013 12:34:59 | More by mrandypandy
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rdoggg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-26-2013 22:09:08 | More by rdoggg
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-25-2013 14:46:13 | More by reizorc
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2013 11:54:14 | More by xnicknj
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

06-24-2013 20:32:35 | More by TTripp725
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-24-2013 12:26:58 | More by waddellc2
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drebrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-23-2013 19:44:00 | More by drebrew
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-22-2013 23:41:37 | More by rydev24
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-22-2013 15:15:49 | More by mwz5021
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-22-2013 05:19:06 | More by Jason1337
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-20-2013 23:55:57 | More by Hophead717
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-18-2013 00:58:31 | More by virinow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This poured out as a nice clear amber color with a cream colored head on top. The retention on this one was pretty solid as well as the lacing. The smell of the beer was moderately hoppy with a big sweetness on the nose... I wasn't able to pick up on much Mango. Not sure why? The taste is malty with a very subtle fruitiness to it with the hops following up in the finish. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Overall I feel this one could have used more of the fruit in it but maybe I just needed to try it as my first beer of the night also. Either way it's a pretty good brew and odds are I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 03:53:19 | More by Knapp85
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-10-2013 11:53:55 | More by bigfnjoe
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-06-2013 14:37:55 | More by PHBoiler
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber.
I poured this into a glass, it has a deep orange color body with a nice white head that retains it self for a while. The smell has a light citrus aroma with a hop smell also coming through. The taste has a sweetness up front, then the hop hits the back of the tongue. The hoppy ness of this beer is like a pale ale, but very tasty. I don't get alot of mango but the sweetness is there.
It has a great mouthfeel, leaves a nice after taste on the tongue. Overall a really good ipa.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 01:22:56 | More by chefhatt
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a snifter

Appearance- The beer is served a deep golden honey color with a small just off white head. The head has a good level of retention slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is bready and hoppy. The hop is mainly of a citrus nature with grapefruit and lemon, but has other smells of a earthy hop as well. Mixed with the hop and the bread are some notes of tropical fruits (tangerine, mango and papaya) giving it a nice sweet and hoppy aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet fruit flavor of tangerine, mango and papaya with some caramel sweetness as well. At the start the tangerine dominates the sweeter fruit flavors, but this changes more toward the end. Upfront there is also a bit of breadiness that fades as the flavor advances, with a hop flavor of a citrus grapefruit upfront as well. At the start the hop is more on the mild side, but this changes more toward the middle and the end of the taste as the grapefruit hop intensifies in nature and is joined by a bit of an earthy smell. The earthy and grapefruit hop make a nice combo that at the end come with the mango sweetness now overtaking the tangerine. At the finish the total combination of transitions results in a rather bitter hoppy but fruity flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that was very average. It is quite nice for the style as it nicely complemented both the fruit and hop flavors of the brew.

Overall- A rather tasty IPA overall with a good fruitiness but a nice bitterness as well. Well worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 21:46:43 | More by Darkmagus82
The Astounding She Monster Mango IPA from Spring House Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.