Maui Mango
Shipyard Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #99
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
84
Ranked #21,133
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 22.84%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
17
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Shipyard Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
  5
SCORE
84
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Photo of tone77
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1 inch head and some floaties. Smell is strong of sweet mango. Taste is mango, tea, a good bit of sweetness, highly refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer that I would like to drink again during the summer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shipyard Brewing Co. "Maui Mango"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "DEC1217 1200" and sampled on 1 May 2018
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So this is a beer brewed with tea? Yerba Mate and Maui Mango Herbal Tea. Sounds interesting. The label also reads "Ale with natural flavors" so are they in addition to the tea, or what's already in the tea? I also see that this is Shipyard's "classic wheat ale". Hmmm. It looks like a wheat beer, cloudy and golden beneath a full head of bright white. The mango is quite bright in the nose and I'll assume that the "natural flavors" are responsible for that. On to the flavor... ... wow, it's really sweet and loaded with mango flavor. There's some tea there as well but it doesn't stand out clearly on its own. I'm wondering now, why even add the tea? If you want to make a really sweet mango beer you don't need it for that. Or is the tea a selling point? Or am I just not seeing the tea completely? It is there, it's making a contribution, but I don't know how valuable that is overall. I guess I'd have to taste it without the tea and see how it was, maybe the tea is actually adding balance. I'm also getting a note of coconut in both the aroma and the flavor now; I guess that's the "Maui" part of it. I like it. It's very tropical and refreshing, but at the same time I personally find it a little sweet. It's medium bodied with a bit of a sugary feel, and fairly crisp. I'm not finding any real bitterness, maybe 10 to 15 IBUs, but who knows, with all of that sweetness it could actually be higher, and there is some mild acidity that helps to balance it as well. Overall it's not bad, but again, I have to ask, why even bother with the tea? Perfect for outdoor events in warm weather.
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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hazy gold color. Almost no head at all.
Sweet fruit aroma, some tea.
Mango taste tea.
Very sweet. Too sweet for me. I'm going to drink this, then foist the rest off on my wife.

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Photo of superspak
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/26/2017. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big juicy mangoes, melon, pineapple, orange, strawberry, citrus peel, hibiscus tea, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, flowers, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruits, tea, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy mangoes, melon, pineapple, orange, strawberry, citrus peel, hibiscus tea, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, flowers, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very mild herbal/floral/grassy bitterness and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy mangoes, melon, pineapple, orange, strawberry, citrus peel, hibiscus tea, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, flowers, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruits, tea, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/tartness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/tangy mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is an excellent fruited American pale wheat ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruits, tea, and pale/wheat malt notes; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the very mildly tart/bitter finish. This is huge on juicy tropical/citrus fruits, with balanced flowers/tea and pale/wheat malts. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Loved this one, definitely exceeded my expectations.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Shipyard's Maui Mango last week for $1.79 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for something on the lighter side today and I'm interested to see how this one will turn out, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a nice orange color that took on a little bit of golden orange hue when held to the light and it had almost three fingers worth of fluffy and slightly fizzy white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with a big mango aroma that imparts a big and juicy authentic mango juice like aroma that go right into the tea which is on the milder side and it imparts some light earthy tea aroma. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast which leads into the malts which are pretty light and impart some pale malt, grainy, light wheat and light bready aromas with some sweet malts in the background. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, but I wish the malt base stuck out a little more.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but much more balanced and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the mango being the first to show up and it imparts pretty much all the same aspects that it did in the aroma, but it's less juicy and a little lighter this time and it goes right into the tea which imparts the same earthy tea aspects that it did in the aroma, but this time it shows up just a little more. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast which leads into the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma with a little more wheat this time and it's stronger than it was in the aroma which gives it better balance. On the finish there's pretty much not bitterness with some sweetness taking it's place and just a slight bit of tartness and it had a mango, tea and light wheat like aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, the flavors work well together, but I wish the mango tastes more like how it was in the aroma.

M- Smooth, pretty refreshing, a little creamy, crisp, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and I thought it was a pretty solid example of the style, I thought the flavors worked well together and it would make for a nice beer to enjoy in the summer. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a few of these, especially when it's warm out. What I like the most about this beer is how well all the flavors work together, nothing clashes. What I like the least about this beer is that the mango isn't a little more like it was in the taste. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but I wouldn't turn one down and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a like mango tea beer. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think it has the potential to be better with just a little more work on the taste. It's not a favorite beer from this beer, it's a solid example of the style and I liked this one a little more than the Fireberry version. Nice job guys, this is a solid tea beer, keep it up.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
2.93/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Amber colored with a light haze. Head sputters out quickly. No lacing.

S: Very sweet and juicy on the nose, like a store bought mango juice blend. Faint whiffs of tea underneath. Grassy with a faint bitterness.

T: Tea strikes first in taste, with leafy and maybe some light tobacco-like flavors. Mango juice quickly rises up to meet it. The yerba mate adds a touch of bitterness, but the mango juice eventually buries it. Wheat based body brings bready flavors. Little to no hop contribution, unless it is masked by the tea.

M: Medium-light body. Slight malt body and a mild slickness. Carbonation is fine and ample, but rather gentle.

O: While the tea actually offers a bit of bitterness and contrast to the sweetness, the beer still finishes firmly in sweet and juicy territory. There's little in the way of balance or complexity. It's like an adult version on Juicy Juice, if that appeals to you at all.

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Photo of Try-em-all
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is a good one not overpowering like some of them are nice poor with a one-and-a-half fingerhead dissipate slowly but last just enough mango not overpowering just enough of a flavor to let you know you've got something different here smooth going down drinking a Frosted Mug cloudy to clear make sure you enjoy on a nice hot day it's perfect.

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Maui Mango from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 17 ratings