The Astounding She Monster Mango IPA - Spring House Brewing Company
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3.86/5 rDev +0.8%
Obtained through a trade with Afroman, thanks duder! Pours a dark orange-amber with a frothy off-white head.
Smells of fermented fruit, with slight whiffs of cantaloupe, accompanied by a nice hoppy bitterness.
I was hoping for more cantaloupe here, but the taste of the fermentation came through stronger than any scent of fresh cantaloupe could balance so I was a little let down, but still tasty don't get me wrong!
Felt like a mouthful of cantaloupe that has been sitting at 80 degrees under a mattress in a jar would taste like after 2 months, not that great, but the flavor character makes up for it.
Overall a mediocre IPA, but very glad to get a chance to try it. I'll have to travel east sometime and make a stop at the brewery to taste it fresh as I'm sure that could have something to do with it.
06-09-2014 23:57:19 | More by larryarms847
3.48/5 rDev -9.1%
Served on tap. Has a dark amberish color with a 1 inch head. Smell is kind of mild, hops, touch of mango. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, light bitterness, slight sweetness, really not getting much in the way of mango. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
06-01-2014 14:46:38 | More by tone77
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
Bomber > Tulip Glass
A - Hazy dark red, burgundy color with one finger of foamy off white head, no lacing.
S - The aroma flourishes once this thing warms up, lots of ripe mango, some toasted bread, a little hint of alcohol, some really herbal traces in it too.
T - Again the mango flavor shines once it reaches lukewarm temperatures, but while initially there, it gets buried under this massive malt attack. Almost nutty, its kind of a roasted malt, but unfortunately it doesnt let the mango be the star for more than the initial taste. Some earthy hop bites do stand up to the malt, but nothing significant.
M - Very chewy in texture, leaves the palate on the bitter dry side.
O - Spring house can have a real winner, if they change around the hops, and do an overhaul on the malt. If anything I'd actually call this an Imperial Red Ale. The color is wrong, and for the most part the malt dominates the hops. Though I was glad to have gotten this beer.
05-18-2014 05:34:25 | More by Omnium
The Astounding She Monster Mango IPA from Spring House Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.