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Mango Ginger India Pale Ale - Boxcar Brewing Co.

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Mango Ginger India Pale AleMango Ginger India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boxcar Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: justintcoons on 08-06-2012

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3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a bottle at Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with some light orange highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of tropical/mango, citrus/orange, and floral hops over a light amount of malts (caramel and wheat). There are light to moderate notes of ginger and black pepper.

T: Upfront there is a combination of light to moderate amounts of caramel malts and some wheat with light notes of ginger and black pepper. That is followed by some light notes of tropical/mango and citrus/floral/orange blossom hops. Light amounts of bitterness that fade rather quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall I wish both the mango and the ginger were more in the forefront of this beer, especially with the flavor aspects. It is a decent beer but I feel slightly mislead by the name - there are just very subtle notes of mango and light amounts of ginger. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is easy enough to drink, though I don't think I will be getting this one again.

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3.92/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I purchased this for home consumption at The Fridge and having done my civic duty and voted, it is time for some beer.

My pour got me two fingers of fluffy eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Midas and Croesus were both licking their lips across from me. Nose was odd, definitely laden with the distinctive scent of a woman, I mean, mango, but I was unsure of how the hops were interacting with the fruit. You know how some people make the analogy with a taco? It really should be with mango - fleshy, deep pink, a pungent flavor, you may get the idea. Mango Wango Tango, man! Ted Nugent knows. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops were really overrun by the mango. I liked it, but I hope that they did not use a whole buncha rare and expensive hops to make this one. Finish was semi-dry between the hops and the mango, which I never thought of as a sweet fruit. Would I drink it again? Hell, yeah! Lay some mango on me, baby, and don't hold back!

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.2/5  rDev -3.6%


(3.10) A: Good clarity with a pumpkin orange coloring. Frothy, dirty seashell white head of one inch shows a fair rate of visible carbonation and weak show of lacing. Visible carbonation is light and sporadic.

(3.10) S: Light mango, dried pineapple slices, wheat and dried grains. Quickly diminishing strength with a faint hint of semi-dry orange.

(3.25) T: Orange flavor, dry wheat, faint dry tropical fruit of mango with a light dry ginger spicing. Mundane.

(3.30) M: Decent crispness, spicy, medium body, dry ginger spicing leave on the tongue.

(3.20) Overall this was ok, fairly crisp, but fairly mundane when it comes to the flavor. The name sounds more enticing then the actual delivery. The mango fruit was mute, wish it was more lively, fresh, and wet , while the ginger spicing could of used more snap as it was subtle and dry. The can seemed to have a plastic sleeve on it. Not bad, just a bit meh and don't expect ipa hopping levels. My can was listed as 4.6% and as a pale ale, not ipa so not sure what is going on here.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of mild ginger, just a touch of mango. Taste is also on the mild side, some hops but definiatly lacking in bitterness for and IPA. Some ginger is present, mango is MIA for the most part. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer but nothing special.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden straw color, moderate cap of soapy white froth and some lacing. Scent leads with ginger combined with tropical and citrus, as advertised, heavy does of sweetness hinted at. Moderate kick of ginger smoothed over by juicy tropical and citrus fruits, sugary sweetness and light caramel, faint herbal hops presence. Lighter side of medium, moderate carbonation. A pleasent surprise, undone a bit by the body.

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3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served light golden colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to give a nice level of lace.

Smell – The aroma is largely bready in nature with hints of tropical fruits of mango, a light orange citrus and some pineapple.

Taste –The taste begins with flavors of a bready malt mixed with a lighter fruit flavor of apricot. As the flavor advances mango and ginger flavors start entering the taste. The mango remains relatively light throughout the taste, but the ginger grows stronger as the taste advances further. In the end the mango comes to the tongue and along with the other flavors of the brew it leaves a slightly spiced and light fruity flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the thinner to average side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. Both fitting for the style and are good for the ginger spice and lighter fruit flavors of the brew.

Overall – A decent brew, but nothing all that exciting. It was worth a try, but not one I would likely go back to again and again as the flavors don’t meld together all that well in my opinion.

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3.82/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Straw/gold with moderate carbonation and poor head retention.

Caramel, mango, ginger, lemongrass, tea

The ginger comes through nicely along with lighter notes of mango. Lemongrass and Earl Grey tea make an appearance as well as some very light caramel malts.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Very light and refreshing for 7%. Very mild and balanced for an IPA. Pairs well with the 100 degree Spring weather.

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Mango Ginger India Pale Ale from Boxcar Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.