Coconut Mango Masala Mama IPA | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mothman on 10-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by joshuaseresse:
Photo of joshuaseresse
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap today while picking up some growlers. 10oz pour:

A - Pours a murky orange, burnt caramel and slight brownish color. Cannot see through the glass. No head or lacing at all. Reminds me of the new mango mama batch that just came out and available in grolwers.

S - Coconut and loads of citrus notes, mainly papayas and mangos - of course - and pineapple and a malty character.

T - Mixture of three hour tour and mango mama minus the chocolate. Flavors of citrus, mangos, papayas and aprocats and coconut. Pretty tasty.

M - Watery with only a bit of carbonation. Refreshing but the only reason why I'm giving it a 4 is because it was satisfying after spending an hour in traffic to go 15 miles.

D - Pretty easy to drink. As with both the mango mama and the three hour tour, I believe that if I drank too much of this it would give me gut rot. I only had 10oz and was pretty happy. It seems that with the recent release of mango mama the batch suffers in the appearance and taste, but this combination only really suffered in the appearance. Pretty good and worth a shot. I'm glad I got to try this.

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Photo of FreshmanPour77
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of herman77
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my bro for sharing this. I guess it never even made it on tap at Town Hall.

A: slightly hazy golden orange. Minimal head since this growler has been sitting in opened for a bit.

S: Toasted coconut right away with some sugary mango and a bit of citrus hops. Smells really different, but really good.

T: Pretty much like mango mama with a really nice toasted coconut flavor. The coconut flavor is the same you would find in three hour tour. The taste is really odd and strange at first, but you get used to it pretty quick.

M: Medium to lower body, lighter carbonation.

O: Good drinkability. Very odd, but really unique and tasty.

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Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of mothman
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at ABR. I didn't know what to name it, but I talked to Mike and he said this was Masala Mama with mangoes and coconuts. He got the idea from a customer that wanted coconuts in the mango mama.

Pours a light layer of khaki head. Color is a hazed rustic orange.

Aroma: Mangoes and coconut. Big surprise. It is fairly earthy and sweet. It has a bit of caramel malt to balance it out. Pretty nice. A lot like mango mama.

Taste: Very sweet. The coconuts add so much sweetness to this beer. The mangoes help out, but this is much more sweet than mango mama. Grassy hops here, fairly earthy. Has some other citrus fruits. Also has some caramel malts balancing it out.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and bitter with cloying sweetness. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry.

Overall, it is decent, but not as good as masala. This is more of a desert ipa. It is good, just a bit slow drinking. I enjoyed it, but this is a beer that has its time and place. I would love to see this beer around TH in the summer.

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Photo of kbutler1
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Autumn Brew Review. Pours amurky orange amber color with a slight white head. The aroma is coconut followed by the sweet mango fruit notes. Medium mouthfeel. This reminds me exactly of sweet mango sticky rice you get at thai restaurants. Sweet up front with the mango with a great underlying coconut taste. Really good but could get a little sweet. Minimal hops presence. As a fruit beer this is awesome but as an IPA this would be just too sweet and not hoppy enough.

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Photo of zhanson88
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer comes out a dark, hazy orangish copper color with absolutely no head. Interesting, I don't know what to make of it. It certainly deviates a lot from the standard IPA look.

Smell: I get a lot of mango and coconut, with maybe a touch of hops. It is certainly still seems unique.

Taste: Up front, there is a lot of mango and coconut. On the back end I do finally get some slight piney hops. This beer is definitely unique with a very refreshing taste. Just don't be expecting a real traditional IPA.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Light to medium bodied with very little carbonation. Very drinkable and tasty overall. Just not awesome by the normal measurables for an IPA. I do give Town Hall an "A" for creativity though.

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Photo of pirmannt1
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the pub Tuesday night. Like a riddle wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a vest, it is the mango-infused version of Town Hall's famous Masala Mama IPA, aka Mango Mama, then stuffed,( or is smothered) with/in coconut.

Clouded orange appearance, little head on it.

Aroma: all coconut, fruit below, very little Masala in the Mama.

Taste: It all comes together, coconut, mango, then hops, but they are nowhere near as strong as in the earlier versions. Plenty of hoppitude lost after the coconut comes down. If you don't like coconut, you have no need to come near this one. If you love hops and are indifferent to coconut, still stay clear. The bitterness is gone in this one, masked by the other flavors.
Full-bodied, full-flavored, but not much more than a novelty beer. Can't see ever having more than one.

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Coconut Mango Masala Mama IPA from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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