Tropical Mango Pale Ale | St. John Brewers

Tropical Mango Pale AleTropical Mango Pale Ale
BA SCORE
8.7%
Liked This Beer
2.92 w/ 172 ratings
Tropical Mango Pale AleTropical Mango Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. John Brewers
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
stjohnbrewers.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lothar666 on 06-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,277
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
172
Liked:
15
Avg:
2.92/5
pDev:
22.26%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of redneckchugger
1.05/5  rDev -64%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured into a water goblet, pale fizzy
Nose of mango kool aid. completely artificial.
Taste is the same, artificial and cloyingly sweet. It doesn't even have any beer taste at all. This has more in common with a sparks that anything else It's fizzy, over carbonated , and a just plain awful beer. Avoid this beer at all costs

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Photo of Suds
1.23/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

So, I'm always up for trying a new beer. Luckily, I didn't have high expectations for this one. It's a pale copper color with a touch of haze and not much of a head. The aroma is strange...lots of mango, a little grass, some grain. The smells don't work well together, and are not appealing. The taste, though, is worse....artificial fruit flavors (not good), a little sourness, no malt...bitterness at the finish. A bit metallic. Spritzy mouthfeel. This one is a sink-pour.

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Photo of Bix
1.25/5  rDev -57.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -57.2%

Photo of crusian
1.32/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Bottle in Puerto rico.
You know... I am not really going to give this the respect of a full review like I usually do.
This "beer" is chock full of artificial mango flavor. It deserves the Fs it is getting, including mine. Way too sweet, tastes like a handful of mango jolly ranchers were tossed in.

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Photo of Antc2382
1.4/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Soterios
1.5/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of Fettpopps
1.5/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of skriv
1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of Satchboogie
1.83/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle (best by 5/11) poured into a SA pint glass

A: Pours golden light yellow-amber, clear, half inch bubbly white head that quickly disappears.

S: Somewhat strange sweet fruit with maybe a hint of mango, a little perfumey. Smells a bit like rum cake, but very artificial. Strange and sweet.

T: Strange fruit flavors that are overly vegetative. Mainly imagine it as slight artificial mango and tropical fruit boiled with vegetables. Very buttery and cloyingly sweet, but almost in an adjunct kind of way. Not very pleasant to me.

M: Medium carbonation, medium to light body, and unpleasant finish (buttery, raw vegetable, etc).

D: I only got maybe a dozen sips in before I had to dump it. Unpleasant taste and aftertaste, I see no reason to continue drink this when I've got much better beer around.

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Photo of CampusCrew
1.87/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

appearance: looked liek a normal pale ale but with quickly diaspating head

smell: some nice tropical fruit aroma

taste: I got this for freee to sample, and it was a drain pour after the first couple of ounces. Over fruited and tastes liek somehting a macro would make

mouthfeel: kight bodied

drinkability: could not mask the flavor

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Photo of Omnium
1.87/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Bottle > Mason Pint

A - Clear light gold in color with a thin layer or fizzy white head.
S - Fruit cocktail and clorox
T - Soapy bitter weird artificial fruit flavor. Atrocious.
M - Dry and acrid.
O - This is garbage and should be drain-poured at every given occasion.

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Photo of kristiekatk
1.9/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

With a lively appearance and a quickly fading head, this beer resembles ginger-ale more than anything. It has a saccharin-sweet juicy bubblegum aroma, blended with kiwis and mangos. Even if the scent did carry over into the flavor, I don’t think I would be too pumped. There is no hop profile. Very dry and bitter; thin and with a metallic, astringent aftertaste. It’s more like a bland mango-flavored sparkling water than a beer. You’ll be torn between chugging 18 of them without batting an eye or pouring it down the drain.

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Photo of Lothar666
1.91/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A- Poured a very light amber body with very little head.

S- Very little in the nose, but there is a faint trace of tropical fruit undertones.

T- Very little, unfortunately. Reminds me of one of those watered down fruit flavored drinks that they sell in milk jugs at the supermarket for 99 cents, just with a tiny bit of graininess to it. There is some mango in the background but no malt or hop character to speak of.

M- This is like drinking beer flavored water, as in watered down to the point where this would have been a drain pour if not for beer etiquette. Sorry, but I have to say stay away from this one folks.

D- This brew barely qualifies as beer. Though the ultra light body makes it easy to down six of these in a sitting, the complete lack of flavor and character is such that I could not imagine anyone wanting to do so. Note that this is not due to any prejudice against the style of the brew; there are many fruit/vegetable beers that are very impressive and which I will return to faithfully. This is just not one of them.

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Photo of sirhc3034
1.96/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of Hobbit
2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of sblank
2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of rab53
2/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Act25
2.01/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First off I am an avid coffee drinker, but I never like flavored coffee. Thus far, as a novice craft beer drinker, I have never liked a sweet fruit flavored beer. This beer is no exception, almost a drain pour. I'm struggling through it but need a chocolate cheese cake or whipped cream cake to cut it.

As benchmark, I am tasting this vs TERRAPIN TREE HUGGER ALE.

A: Fine yellow, mango flesh color, but head deflates under all that fruit juice (no surprise) 2.5
S: Smell artificial, with nothing left to the underlying beer at all. The worst of bathroom fresheners / cleaning agents. 1.5
T: Not as bad as the smell but below average. Starts as the faux mango smell, a bit of beer flesh, and then the finish might as well be mango soda. 2.25
M: Thin, flat, teeth on edge 2
O: Skip this. 2 (Poor, as it pour this on your compost or flowers - dilute it first)

Gets the honor of my lowest rated beer.

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Photo of Overlord
2.07/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was in the mood for some mango beer by the pool. So excited for this. Now I have five more bottles to try to get through. SCREEEE!

Pours a clear orange-ish color. Surprising lack of head. Maybe an inch.

Actually smells okay! Kind of a mango overload, as there is nothing else, but it smells like mango. Albeit, a kind of fake, overly mango-y mango.

TAste is horrid. Artificial, chemical-ly, just completely "fake." I couldn't really taste anything else about it. Just a complete mess. Really has no relation to beer.

thin and watery doesn't help matters.

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Photo of jwc215
2.11/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Best by Jan. 09 notched on label.

Pours dark golden with a thin white head that immediately becomes a quickly vanishing patch. No lacing sticks.

The smell is perfumy, in a cheap ladies' perfume way. There is an artificial mango essence aroma, but in a scented candle-like way.

The taste is artificial-ish mango with perfume. A hint of Ringwood yeast is there, something beer-ish/grainy going on, besides - but not much. Alittle bit of Lightly salted butter is there. Sweetish, fizzy finish. The taste is better than aroma, but still is not good, and doesn't save this one.

The body is fizzy and light, with a waxy aftertaste.

I can't even see this being a "chick drink". Too perfumy, with too many other detractors. The artificial mango just adds to the mess. Not enjoyable or refreshing.

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Beer rating: 8.7% out of 100 with 172 ratings
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