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Mago Tago - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Mago Tago
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 95
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Progressively hopped with the all-mighty Simcoe. Conditioned on heaps of fresh mango.

(Beer added by: BARFLYB on 03-18-2013)
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Reviews by BarrytheBear:
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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome growler want hit by Al....man thank you so much! Growler opened within minutes of landing on my porch.

Pours a massive cloudy yellow with orange highlights. Loads of hop particulates float lazily throughout. Carbonation is thankfully solid after a week and the surface shows big soapy white bubbles.

Smell is of big sugary mangoes...nice and fleshy and ripe. Hops lay down an herbal and piney element along with some additional sweet fruits on the periphery.

Similar to the smell, the mango presence is large and in charge and shows sweet and sticky. The hops wrap themselves around and plant a tight bitter fang into the scrumptious fruit. Moderate pine bitterness tags along towards the finish and rides the coattails of the lingering mango sweetness.

Mouthfeel is supple and the carbonation helps keep the beer from becoming to sticky sweet on the tongue, though the residual sugary and plush flavors from the mango just stick to the palate and linger a good long while.

There is a dangerous element of desirability and crushability here that could do some damage to my afternoon and mental capacities. That said, I could see how some could say that a single glass would do the trick and the flavors could become cumbersome.

Tons of mango, tons of hops, tons of fun....thank you Al!

BarrytheBear, Mar 05, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale orange. Almost yellow. Medium white head. Leggy. Medium collar.

Smell - Lots of mango. Some citrus hops. Doughy pale malt. And diacetyl. Took a while for it to show itself, but as the beer warms, it's strong.

Taste - Mango flavor up front. Diacetyl immediately also. Citrus hops. Orange peel. Sweet pale malt. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweet. Medium low carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - Tastes great except for the diacetyl. Good while it was cold, but the diacetyl began to overwhelm.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Tired Hands Brewing Company is a small microbrew pub just outside of Philadelphia that was just rated as the #2 new brewery in the world by RateBeer.com. I had to check it out and give their lineup a try to see if it lived up to the hype. I was not disappointed! They don’t bottle and have little, if any distribution, so good luck getting your hands on some of this unless you get out to the pub. The beers were all well above average and the food, atmosphere and workers were great too. Check out their website, and I encourage a visit anytime you get out towards Philly.

www.tiredhands.com

This brew is an American IPA with mangos called Mago Tago, that was a brewpub only release, and it only lasted a couple of days. I just happened to stop in when it was available, and after trying it, I had to take some home! The brewer must be into obscure progressive rock, the name of this brew has to be an homage to the German rock group Can’s album Tago Mago. Here is my take on this glorious beer!

Apperance: It pours to a very cloudy, opaque straw yellow color with a bright white 1″ head, with tight bubbles that dropped down fairly quickly to about 1/4″ and stayed there through the rest of the beer, hanging on to the side of the glass, lacing like a quality Belgian Ale.

Aroma: It’s a full-on frontal assault with ripe mango and tropical hop aroma hitting hard in the beginning, some sweet candied orange, a slight alcohol warmth, a light breadiness and some sour notes that I can only attribute to the fruit or wheat used when brewing. It wasn’t off-putting at all, just minor background I picked up after swirling the beer a little.

Flavor:The sweet mango comes first again followed by a crisp tropical hop bite and a little sweet malt and wheat. A mild bitterness from the hops and low alcohol warmth hang on the back for just the right amount of time, creating a fantastic balanced finish. Finally, there is a pleasant tropical fruity tartness that stays on your tongue.

Mouthfeel: It has a very creamy mouthfeel from the wheat used in the brewing process, high carbonation and very dry finish. There is also a mild astringency caused by the fruit, but works perfectly with the medium body and dryness overall.

Overall: Tremendous balance in this brew, with the mango and tropical hops leading the way, the creamy texture and high carbonation brought it all together, toning down any bitterness and making this a special beer that I hope to see Tired Hands expand its production and maybe bottle for sale in the future. Think Zombie Dust or Alpha King by 3 Floyds Brewing Company with the perfect mix of mangos! Awesome Stuff!

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Mago Tago from Tired Hands Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.