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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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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

beast464, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

josephwa, Jul 15, 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 philbe311
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Missed out on a case given how quickly it sold out, but thanks to a friend I got my hand on the bottle...

A - Just the slightest of fizzy off-white bone colored head that dissipates very quickly... The limited retention gives way to an ultra thin slightly scattered veil of lacing with a thin collar... The color is that of a deep rich ripened peach... A distinctive and unexpected haziness lingers throughout... Only a limited bit of light leaks in around the edges of the glass... 100% still with no discernible carbonation... Looks thick and chewy... The appearance has an overall "homebrew" quality about it...

S - A sweet fruity mix of mango, tangerine and peach is first the greet the senses... There is a slight layer of rather pedestrian hoppiness... Perhaps even an unexpected crisp wheat component... Overall, this aroma is much sweeter and much less hoppy than I would have expected...

T - Boom - The hops that were oddly missing on the nose are blistering the tongue from first sip... They are an overly assertive mix of pine and earthiness... The sweet fruity goodness alluded to by the nose takes a distant backseat - there is just the slightest presence at the start... There is a bit of an alcohol induced burn on the finish...

M - Full bodied... Thick, chewy and even teetering on sludgy... An unexpected carbonated bite... The finish is equal parts dry and chalky... Definitely a bit rough around the edges...

D - To be honest, I had rather high expectations for this one but it served to be a bit of a let down... I'm quite happy I tried, but I'm not sure this is something I would indulge in on a regular basis... An over the top hop bomb with no balance that lacks in terms of overall depth and complexity...

philbe311, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Atthedrivein
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ST- growler poured into a tulip

A- poured a cloudy deep orange with a lot of haze, no light got through this one!

S- Can definitely smell the mango, I said it smelt tropical. Can definitely smell how sweet this is going to taste.

T- Wow, sweetness is full force as it hits, equal to the force of fruitiness. After the rest of my senses come to, i can taste the alcohol backbone to this brew.

M- This beer leaves a thick heavy feeling. My mouth feels sticky.

O- I had heard about this brew for awhile and I had to grab it when I visited Hershey. I am real glad I did. It definitely has its ups and downs but I enjoyed every sip I took. I didn't like the sticky feeling I got between sips. But really enjoyed the flavor smell and complexity(even if I couldn't figure out all of its depth!) if this were bottled I would enjoy buying it here and there. If you can, grab it.

Atthedrivein, Jul 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Amalak, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

DrinkSlurm, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

phishphorce, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of haazer
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Very opaque, cloudy apricot/peach looking brew. Very cloudy, bit of white head. Does look like Heady Topper a bit. Good sign!

S - Bitter bitter hop aroma. A bit of mango fruitiness, but not much. A bit piney and earthy presence.

T - Intense bitter hop bite up front. A bit spicy but it blends well with the bitterness. The mango flavor is on the backend of this, which adds a pleasant layer of sweetness. This thing is a true "palate wrecker". Surprisingly this ends on the bready side, somehow.

M - Medium to full bodies with a mid level of carbonation. There's heat in here from the booze no doubt. My teeth feel caked in lupulins. I mean this is intense.

O - Probably the most bitter beer I've ever had. One of for sure. If they kicked the IBU's down a little you could probably taste the mango more. In its current state it probably doesn't matter how much mango is here. An experience for sure.

haazer, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Holmes698, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

oriolesfan4, Jul 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

PsilohsaiBiN, Jul 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

IPAchris, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

PatGreer, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
3.03/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at the Troegs Tasing Room

A - Pours an opaque tan/orange color with an very thin layer of white creamy foam. In all actuality, it looks more like mango juice than beer, a homebrew that took forever to chill with no clarifiers, or a darker wheat beer with all the sediment roused.

S - Gets better with the aroma: heavy mango aroma, peaches, light citrus with light bready malt.

T - Follows the nose with heavy, pithy mango and citrus, light peaches, grapefruit rinds, and caramel biscuity/bready malt, and ends with a spicy, peppery, and assertive tropical bitterness the lingers. There's also a phenolic presence that's just enough to be annoying.

M - Very thick and full bodied with creamy, gentle carbonation. The intense spiciness creates a sensation of more carbonation than what is actually present.

O - Really intense spicy bitter finish which is awesome but I'm on the fence with this beer. The appearance is definitely unique and Heady Topper's evil ugly step sibling was just released from the closet. Love the super spicy bitterness, on the fence with the mango, and totally turned off by the appearance. The booze level will certainly be a draw, the Scratch series is a great experimental line of beers with winners and losers
and a fist pump for us locals to be lucky enough to try these (and to Troegs for releasing these to the public) - IMO, this one should stay a scratch beer.

jzeilinger, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of DocJ007
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Served in a tulip

Appearance: Orange in color with hazy opaqueness similar to a wheat beer. 1 inch of white foam with good lacing.

Smell: Tropical fruit, grapefruit, mangos, and a honey sweetness. Really impressive nose.

Taste: Palate wrecking bitterness upfront, strong mango presence, syrupy sweetness, and lots of booze. Everything about this screams big flavors.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and medium body. More syrupy than a double IPA but it works well with the beer.

Overall: This is an extreme beer for sure. Loads of sweetness, bitterness, and booze. Fans of triple IPA's such as DFH 120 minute should definitely seek this out.

DocJ007, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

wyatt13, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

spw109, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Jslay013, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

chefduff2, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-very hazy orange amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-mango, pine, citrus, bitter

T-grapefruit, pine, nice bready malt backbone, subdued mango, big hoppy bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate to high carbonation, crisp and a little boozy

O-this was good and probably my favorite of this more limited style, but I thought that the delicate flavors of the mango were fighting a little with the big hops

MDDMD, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jwat, Jun 08, 2013
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
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

TroyG2352, Jun 08, 2013
Triple Mango IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.