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Mago Tago - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 105
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 stakem:
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4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2-liter growler into a matching Tired hands oversized wine glass. Cheers and thanks go to Eagles22 for sharing this one with me. The brew pours a clouded golden yellow color with a frothy white head. Some sudsy lace clings to the glass.

The aroma of this brew is fruity as all hell. It displays an awesome quality of tropical notes. Hints of grass, herbs, rindy components and even a mild fruity alcohol to floral component thrown in for good measure. I know this brew was aged over mangos but it doesnt really come forward all that much like a fruit beer, the hops are the star of the nose and enjoyably so.

The flavor is herbal and grassy. Some tropical fruit feel with a rindy bitterness. A soft amount of wheat inclusion and mild grainy sweetness provides a nice backbone for the hops to really springboard off. Plenty of lingering bitterness almost reminescent of grapefruit or orange juice that includes the pith.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall a fantastic brew that was a pleasure to drink. I am appreciative of the share and could have effortlessly tanked the 2-liters myself. I dont want to sound too much like a dick but...in a sea of over-hyped and less than thrilling offerings that I got to try from this brewery, this beer is fucking legit. Not only was the brew awesome but the growler was appropriately filled/carbonated for once!!!

stakem, Apr 04, 2013
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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
98 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.