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Mago Tago - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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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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Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Thorpe429, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a cloudy yellowish orange color with a thin white head on top. Good sticky lacing but not much retention. The smell of the beer is hoppy, subtle sweetness and citrusy. The taste is sweet and fruity with a pungent bitterness I the finish. The wheat softens the mouthfeel of this beer while the hops dry it out. The carbonation is good. Overall it's a very good beer, well balanced and very refreshing.

Knapp85, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Kegatron, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the brewpub served in an 8 oz stemmed glass chilled.

The color is very hazed golden with orange hues when held to thelight with thick frothy head, the beer is almost green hued becuase of the high hop dosage and suspended hop particulate - fresh! The smell is like fresh squeezed citrus infused with the sweet tropical juicy mango aroma and some strong hop odors which are both floral and have the simcoe stamp on them. The feel is great - excellent blend of hops and mango tangy & juicy texture with moderate bitterness and medium carbonation with light astringency and only gets grassy as it finished with low alcohol in the feel.

The taste of this Mango Imperial IPA is great it walks the fruit and Hoppy ale line with more hops than mango in the taste however the mango provides a nice fruit accent. The Simcoe is high in the taste with mild astringent element with a slight mango flavor to soften with a bitter jab in the dry fruity finish. Overall I really loved this enough to share a growler with my wife and friends the next day - plenty of hops yet a mango twist -well done Tired Hands!

Slatetank, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had: growler from TH

Poured a sample into a Left Hand mini snifter...not sure why. Opaque peach-yellow color, like grapefruit juice, with a thin, foamy white cap of head; nice lacing. Aroma is simply mango-laden, with notes of citrus zest, hop bitterness. Fruity mango goodness in the taste, but it doesn't come through as good as it does in the nose; an obvious hop bitterness comes in shortly after, leaving no doubt that this is an IPA; there's also a slight underlying grassy touch. A well-rounded IPA overall, with any sweetness coming from the fruit, and the malts being almost undetectable. It's not a fruit juice, it's an IPA. Light-medium body, crisp, dry, easily drinkable. Very nice overall. Would make a great summer brew.

Rifugium, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From 03/24/13 notes. Had a 16 oz. pour of this at the brewpub in Ardmore, PA and liked it so much I got a growler of it as well.

a - Pours a murky, pale orange-yellow color with two fingers of fluffy white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fresh juicy mangos, citrus hops, pine hops, lemon zest, floral hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts, earthy notes, hay, and grass. The nose on this one is fantastic; tons of fresh mangos and tropical fruits, and tons of hops as well. Really great nose.

t - Tastes of fresh mangos again, tropical fruits, citrus hops, lemon, pine hops, fruity malts, yeast, spice, pepper, hay, grass, eathy notes. Mango isn't quite as strong as it was in the nose, but a ton of hops again and it is great.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. As with every other Tired Hands beer I've had so far, the body is super smooth and creamy. No bitterness; awesome mouthfeel.

o - Overall I thought this was a fantastic DIPA. This is the best Tired Hands beer I've had so far out of the 6 or 7 I've tried, and one of the best East Coast DIPA's I've had. Tons of fresh mangos and hops to it, and easy to drink. Loved it and look forward to having it again.

mdfb79, Mar 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

yourefragile, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of orangesol
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at the pub.

A - Pours super hazy golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky rings of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of strong Simcoe hops, bit of pine resin, lots of mango pulp and pale malts and grain.

T - Starts off with a beautiful mix of mango juice and sticky Simcoe hops slowly being joined by the pine sap, pale malt and chewy wheat. Finish is a little chewy with a good amount of fruity bitterness, lingering long after the finish.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Fruity, resinous feel with a bit of grain backing it up. No booze is present.

O - This has always been one of their best beers and this batch is no different, it just has never been as good as everyone makes it seem. Worth seeking out but let's not go overboard.

orangesol, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of stakem
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
Photo of BARFLYB
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at The Brew Cafe in Ardmore.

Mago Tago looks like juice, not the normal golden colored IPA, Tago has depth and a solid orange slightly bronze body. A firm head that is creamy and off white and clings very nice. The scent is Mango rich, some hop backing, orange and really no malt to speak of, guessing the mango addition phased that out. Not picking up any of that 7% in the nose. Taste is clean, rich and ripe with mango flavor, hop essence and not a lot of intrusion. The feel comes off really smooth, does not scorch the tounge with bitterness or over carbonation, goes down like juice. If this was a bit lower in ABV I could take down quite a bit of this stuff. Going to have to get this again before it kicks.

BARFLYB, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Gonzoillini, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ShanePB, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.25/5  rDev -26.8%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -32.4%

chippo33, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Lare453
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Lare453, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Gobzilla, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of IPAchris
5/5  rDev +12.6%

IPAchris, Apr 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ColForbinBC, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

tom10101, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Florida9
3.81/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale, pastel, yellow. Incredibly cloudy to the point of being opaque. Forms a modest fizzy white head. Light lacing. Smell is pleasant: lots of biscuit malt and lots of "dry" citrus hops with mango to a lesser extent. Also citrus, mango, and tropical fruit, but very light, crisp, and almost lemony. Taste is very crisp and dry. Citrus, grapefruit, grapefruit zest. Very light on body. Very dry.
Overall a bit disappointing. Was expecting a lot more mango out of this one, but its very dry and quite crisp as if all of the sugars had been fermented out of it. Nicely hopped and a decent beer, but was expecting more complexity with a beer that was more fruit forward. In the end, there were three of us drinking a growler and after a glass each, we all just moved on to another beer.

Florida9, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.75/5  rDev +7%

ShemRahBoo, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of AlexFields
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful cloudy apricot yellow, solid frothy white head.

Nose is loaded with sweet tropical fruit, pineapples and mangos, some dank hop character, mild bitterness.

Taste is very sweet and fruity, mangos of course, some honey, some floral notes, mild bitterness, fantastic.

Mouthfeel is very slick and juice like, good carbonation too though, very drinkable.

Excellent! Almost as good as The Light That Spills...

9.1/10

AlexFields, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

millerbuffoon, Mar 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Hanzo, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev -9.9%

mdillon86, Mar 26, 2013
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Mago Tago from Tired Hands Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.