Mango Mama | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States
townhallbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by feloniousmonk on 09-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
280
Reviews:
114
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
12.41%
 
 
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198
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5
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One hit is on appearance - as those kind of standards go. Very murky and muddy looking. First pour no head and second pour had a loose head that disappeared quickly. So get the hard hit part out of the way first.
Aroma is fantastic. Great combo of mango, other fruit, mostly citrus, but not exclusively and great citrus hops.
Very complex flavors. Grassy, bitter, mango, grapefruit, sweet fruit. Strong home grown/fresh hop characteristics. Pushes excess of hop flavors (like a DIPA), but doesn't cross the line to distaste.
Heavy malt feel (interesting with minimal malt flavors). A touch of slickness makes an enjoyable feel.
Yummy! Very easy to drink more than one, even with all the bitterness - it just wasn't an issue.
Mango fades as warms and the grapefruit flavors with tartness and fruitiness increase.
Growler shared among three. Thanks to Chuck for sharing.

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4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to MBrausen for sending this one down for myself and caSSino to tick (well me to tick...). First beer I've had since my accident on 11/11/11! Reviewed live. Served from growler into a NoDa Brewing snifter. Pours hazy bright orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma is comprised of sweet malt, mango, pine, caramel, fruit hop, and pine hop. The flavor is of sweet malt, mango, pine, caramel, fruit, fruit hop, and pine hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This was a great way to start back drinking. The mango is definitely present and makes a nice balanced flavor with the hops. An easy drinker that I suggest all beer lovers try to get on their palate.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap 10/25 and 10/26 at Town Hall.

Appearance was pretty unusual for an IPA - cloudy orange/brown, similar to orange juice mixed with berry juice. Almost no head on either glass I had.

Mango smell jumped out at me before I touched the glass. With some effort, I could pick out some citrus in the aroma, but the big fruity smell overpowers just about everything else.

Flavor starts out heavy on the sweet mango. There's also plenty of citrus, especially tangerine. Bitterness picks up over the course of the beer and then the fruit seems to attenuate the hops to result that the finish is moderate in length, and unusually clean with just a little fruit.

Mouthfeel is a little heavy, but should be expected considering a significant amount of fruit was used in the beer. Carbonation is light enough to suit thicker body.

Overall, I thought this was a pretty fine beer. Would have rated it a bit higher, but got a touch of "plastic" in the flavor both days I had this. Not sure what I was tasting, but I suspect I may not have had the best version of this beer. Love the combination and will look for again.

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look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64oz growler straight from the brewery, graciously shared by Davolebomb

served in standard pint glasses

A - pours with a thin wisp of loose, fluffy light orange tinted foam. blink and its gone. the beer is very muddy and cloudy, burnt orange in color. pretty unique looking though not quite appealing.

S - sweet and ripe, freshly pureed mangos. balanced a bit by bright wet piney hops with a slightly floral twinge.

T - slightly tart and sweet mangos and oranges sits atop slightly bready, crunchy malt bed. assertive piney hops with flashes of earth and grass. picking up some lemon peel as it settles, along with a delicate booziness.

M - medium bodied with tight and crispy, yet moderate carbonation. slightly dry, chewy, and sweet in the finish, with some lingering hops and a subtle alcohol burn.

D - wonderful balance and hands down the best execution of fruit meets hops that I have ever had. i prefer the un-mango version of this slightly more (also graciously shared by Dave).

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Deuane for sharing this growler on 11/2/10, and for Uncle Jedi for producing said growler for Deuane!

A - Poured a cloudy, almost murky pumpkin orange liquid with two fingers of bubbly froth on top that reduced to a thin, swirly patch and produced no lacing, unfortunately.

S - Mmmmm... you can smell that mango from a mile away! There is also an unusual spicy, almost peppery tinge to the aroma reminiscent of spicy pear, perhaps. Interesting.

T - Initial flavor is juicy and fruity but with a spicy bite akin to pear or apple, but also very citrus-esque. Hop character is quite leafy and spicy, but hints of clove and perhaps coriander are also evident. Somewhat odd but awesome nevertheless!

M - Medium bodied with a pleasant wash of carbonation, which provides an effervescent mouthfeel with a light oily texture. Finishes with moderate hop bitterness and a hint of bristle on the palate.

D - This was much spicier than I remember from my sample at Great Taste of the Midwest '09. Still, this is a deliciously fruity IPA with perfect hop bitterness and tangy mango goodness. Yum!

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Mango Mama from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.27 out of 5 based on 280 ratings.
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