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Triple Mango IPA - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Triple Mango IPA
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 32
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Scratch #58 is collaboration between Tröegs brewers along with Troy Gadbury and Brad Moyer, winners of a homebrew contest sponsored by Al’s of Hampden. This Triple Mango IPA is bold, brazen and over-the-top. Unfiltered and highly-carbonated (for killer hop burps), Scratch 58 measures in at 125 IBU’s and 10.8% ABV. With a spicy mango nose and an intense overripe grapefruit flavor, we recommend this beer as the grand finale to your day as it overwhelms even the most-hoppy beers.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 02-25-2012)
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Photo of Thorpe429
3.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler courtesy of yourefragile. Served in a Troegs tulip.

Pours a very hazy golden-orange color with a short white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries a good dose of mango and some faint tropical and citrus hops. The flavor is a bit odd. There's mango and hops, but an add sweetness and bitterness pervades the brew, and not in a good and hoppy sort of way. Medium body with a lot of extra depth. Not crisp and dry, as a hoppy beer should be. Just okay.

Thorpe429, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Knapp85, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Slatetank, May 30, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
2.8/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Growler shared by Michael, thanks. Beer is orange and hazy with a thin off whtie head of small bubbles, some lacing, low carbonation, low retention.

Aroma is diacetyl and butter, some mango and mild hops, not appealing.

Gross, beer is creamy and sweet with fruit, mild bitterness on the backend but the flavors are dominated by this oxidized earthy buttery mess. Not a repeat.

drabmuh, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap the other day at the Troegs brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a very, very cloudy amber color with a finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass with a small layer in the middle.

Smell: Light and sweet malt with some citrus hops and mango. I'm picking up more malt than I would have guessed, but it all works quite nicely.

Taste: Light and sweet up front with citrus peel hop bitterness building towards the finish. The finish is quite bitter with a strong presence from the mango. I would have liked the bitterness to be a bit smoother and less grating.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a hint of chalkiness. The carbonation is smooth and tingly with a dry finish.

Overall: The mango mixed very well with the rest of the flavors. This isn't a perfect beer, but I enjoyed it. I know the style is harsh, but this one could have backed off just a tad and it wouldn't have hurt anything.

oline73, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Scratch Beer #98 (so I guess that makes this the second Mango IPA batch of the Scratch series).

Poured an opaque peach-amber color with an eggshell head that retained well. Juicy mango aroma, citrus, biscuity malt sweetness. Flavors of mango pulp, rind, citrus pith, lasting hop bitterness (not too intense), biscuity pale malts; there was a bit of solvent-like alcohol in the distance, but nothing really offensive, and for a 10+% ABV beer, it was no big deal. Medium body, chewy, but still refreshing and enjoyable.

Rifugium, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/09/12 notes. Growler shared by yourefragile; thanks Michael. Poured into a Portsmouth tulip.

a - Pours a murky bright orange color with one inch of white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, mango, tropical fruit, pine hops, and fruity malts. Not a ton of tropical fruity but it is there, pretty nice.

t - Tastes of pine hops, citrus hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts, pineapple, mango. Taste is lightly bitter...less tropical fruit then the nose.

m - Moderate carbonation and medium body. Some bitterness in the taste.

o - Overall a decent DIPA from Troegs. High alcohol which you can tell, and some tropical fruit though it isn't too strong. Worth checking out.

mdfb79, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

oriolesfan4, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

InspectorBob, May 19, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft in a tulip at Troegs.

Pours an opaque, dark mango orange, cream sickle color with a wispy dark cream head. Fades to a thin ring of bubbles with some clear legs. Citra like hops and mango fruit on the nose with no trace of alcohol or malt. Some lingering pine in the finish, but tropical fruitiness dominates the nose. Flavor is a sweet and fruity blend of mango, vanilla, pineapple and grapefruit with a mild alcohol warming finish and resiny bitter hops Thick, chewy body with smooth and light carbonation. Not particularly easy drinking or balanced but the mango adds a nice smoothness to this otherwise pummeling DIPA.

yourefragile, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of orangesol
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the brewery and at Al's of Hampden. This one is tap only.

A - Pours cloudy mango orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down the glass. Goes nearly flat about halfway through the glass, on both occasions.

S - Smells of dulled mango pulp and a surprising amount of caramel sweetness initially. As it warms the citric hops come through more and more but so does the booze, nearly overpowering everything else.

T - Starts off with a quick citric hop kick quickly giving way to a mix of caramel sweetness, mango pulp and plenty of booze. The alcohol only grows stronger as it sits in the glass. I don't get as much mango as I was expecting either. Finish is bitter with a substantial alcohol burn, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium to light body and plenty of flavor and moderately low carbonation. Slick, hoppy feel growing a little sweet as it warms up. The booze is very strong throughout.

O - This one was decent. First time I had it at the brewery it was not very good, tried it again at Al's and it was a little better. Updated my scores accordingly. With a few tweaks I think this beer could be amazing, its just not there yet...

orangesol, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in the Troegs tasting room, served in a snifter. The brew appears a very clouded amber to brown. Very muddy, it looks almost like fresh cider. A tan cap fades fairly fast leaving a webby pattern of lace. A swirl revives a few bubbles.

The smell is juicy with a combination of the mango and hops. Lots of fruity accent with a solid inclusion of alcohol. A bit of citrus character and earthy notes bring out a bit of catty quality. A toasty grain character evolves with a hint of accenting sweetness as the brew warms up.

The taste is toasty with grain and fruity with mango. Hops are present with a contrasting catty and herbal flavor. This brew is quite pitted and pulpy with a lasting oily rind bitterness. The bitterness is very bold with a grassy and dank aftertaste. As the brew warms up, the alcohol gets fusel in nature.

This is a full bodied brew with moderate carbonation. A bold sipper and worth a try but I had a hard time with this about half way through. It becomes quite taxing on the palate. The fruit to rind and oily bitterness coupled with the bold alcohol makes this one a little rough going down as it warms up. I tip my hat to Brad, Troy, Troegs and Al for seeing this contest go full circle. I had the pleasure of trying all 3 iterations of this brew and the original homebrew one was my favorite followed by Troegs and Al's. All 3 are from the same recipe and drastically different and unique in their own way.

stakem, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. The winner of Al's of Hampden's homebrew competition - a triple mango IPA weighing in over 10%.

A: The DIPA is hazy, a pulpy-looking orange-brown amalgum of color blanketed by a white head. Mild lacing followed the recession of the head. Opaque, obviously, in a pulpy state.

S: Fortified, the nose is heavy. Nondescript hoppiness at first, too damned cold coming off the draught. As time passes, the hoppiness coalesces into a bitter citric dose, strands of alcohol running alongside it. The mangos add further citrus, sweeter and fuller, although they need some time to come through. The heat is difficult to ignore.

T: Leafy hops are immediately present, a wall of citrus bitterness with a fair share of alcoholic heat. The citrus has grapefruit and orange, complimenting the late-to-arrive mango sweetness. The near-fusel booziness gets in the way every now and then, hot and heavy. The leafy hops become stronger with the addition of the alcohol, the bitterness formidable. Mangos are a welcome addition, lush tropical sweetness against the nite of the hops.

M: Over 10%? Approached with caution, the ale's bitterness fits in well with the plentiful mango. The nose brings the fruit out best but the flavor is big and sippable.

akorsak, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer appears very hazy and orange colored with a quarter inch of sticky off white head. The aroma is quite nice - easily the best aspect of the beer. Tropical fruits, hops, light pine. The taste doesn't live up to the promise of the scent, but still, this is a good beer. A lot of bitterness in the finish with some dryness. Hard to believe this is nearly 11% abv. Overall, a solid IPA. I would have this again.

Huhzubendah, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev -3.6%

BillRoth, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

DrBier, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Duff27, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

IPAchris, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to robieobie1 for this awesome extra, sounds delicious. It plumps out of the bottle looking thick, cloudy, almost-syrupy even, mango-colored (go figure) and pretty much as opaque as it gets. It looks much more like full-on mango juice than actual beer. The soapy white head is barely noticed as it fades within seconds. I actually kind of dig the look, but by "beer" standards, it could use a little work.

Grassy mangoes come to mind as I lean in for a whiff. Juicy-ass mangoes with a light brushing of grassy hops. Very sweet, very thick, and very juicy with even a touch of tartness in the back end. So not only does it look like mango juice, it smells like it, too. Pungent mangoes and grassy hops - that'll do! Some light alcohol becomes noticeable with warmth - not surprising, given the ABV.

Wow, what a huge mouth feel! Heavy, thick, and sticky as they come - chalk up another check mark in the "mango juice" column! At this point, I'm beginning to wonder if this is beer, or just alcoholic mango juice! The mango flavors are so fresh and pure; sweet, succulent mangoes crowd each and every sip, accompanied by a warming alcoholic presence. Don't let the relatively light color of the beer fool you - it's huge.

Big-time sweet mangoes, almost to a certain degree of tartness, finish things out and leave your mouth feeling like you just chugged a gallon of mango juice. Aside from some light grass here, or faint bready malt there, this beer is nothing but mango, mango, mango - all day, in your face. It's a big goddamn beer, and I challenge anybody who thinks fruity beers are weak to try and chug this shit. It's cumbersome when gulped, but damn good to sip in small doses.

Thanks again to robieobie1 for this one. It didn't quite turn out like I expected, though it was a pretty good evening sipper either way. Like an adults only version of Minute Maid's mango juice; have a glass of this before supper and you'll off to bed in no time. A sweet and savory motherfucker, no doubt, but not in your typical "big-sweet-beer" kind of way.

tectactoe, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of FosterJM
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1198th Review on BA
Growler to Bruery Tulip

Thanks to TroyG2352

App- A darker side of orange mixed in with some yellows and golds. Had a nice fluffy white head and didnt leave a lot of cling.

Smell- Big aromatics on this one. Big citrus notes with some bitter and a lot of Mango's behind it. Had a soft earthy note as well.

Taste- It had faded a bit and I expected that going from keg to growler and then across the US but still had a pretty good layer of flavor. The citrus comes in 1st with some good malty backbone and then a medium bitter. The ABV is hidden pretty well on this one.

Mouth- A full medium body with a medium high carbonation. Left some residual fruit and hoppy & malt flavors.

Drink- Pretty tasty of a beer. Slightly faded but still good none the less. I liked it but just like Arck angel a bit more.

FosterJM, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

eawolff99, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Reagan1984
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Reagan1984, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours like a bellini. Peach juice. So opaque its ridiculous. Nearly zero head. I know this one is going to be a wacky one.

S-Mango and peach notes are so deep and concentrated. This just smells bitter. Booze pops up a bit. Pine sap too. Grapefruit juice of course.

T-Tastes like Sunny D made a DIPA. Mango/peach/grapefruit juice from a fruit juicer. Spiteful bitterness. Booze too. Very bold in all directions of flavor.

M-Soft carbonation. Screaming bitterness. Grapefruit gravy.

O/D-I can see why this beer would be polarizing. I absolutely loved it. Just a sticky blast of hop juice. It was easily the most eye opening brew of ACBF for me. Very cool. This batch was labeled 12% ABV.

VelvetExtract, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -3.6%

BMart, Apr 09, 2014
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Triple Mango IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.