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The Astounding She-Monster Mango I.P.A. | Spring House Brewing Company

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The Astounding She-Monster Mango I.P.A.The Astounding She-Monster Mango I.P.A.
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3.79/5
Very Good
368 Ratings
The Astounding She-Monster Mango I.P.A.The Astounding She-Monster Mango I.P.A.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our juiciest beer features ripe mango and tropical hop aroma on the nose followed by a mild bitterness from the Citra and Falconer's Flight hops and some alcohol warmth to balance out the sweetness of the fresh mango.

Added by Kegatron on 03-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,137
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
368
pDev:
12.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
59
Trade:
1
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Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-canned 11.09.16 to spiegelau ipa glass 07.09.17. brewed with mango.

A: Pale orange has a generally good clarity and steady stream of bubbly micro-effervesce rising in straight lines, like oil beads on a string. A huge soapy capping is bone white, and provides a generous coverage of lace in the form of long eye lashes on the glass.

S: Mangoes come through nicely mixing with some grapefruit juice. Wet and tart, some melon-cantaloup breakfast fruitiness with a light to medium sense. Short lasting duration.

T: Flavor was toasty citrus and grapefruit peel. Dry grains, almost powerdry dust, coats the tongue with toasted bread with a medium intensity of dry citrus hops. Things up with some wet and juicy lemony zing, mangoes, and some dry lemon finish along with powdery malt and grains.

M: Lively carbonation, soft and creamy malt body, bittering with some alkaline and flowery coating on the tongue.

O: A decent ipa, nothing out of the ordinary, but still warrants a good rating with respectable hop dimension and toasted dry malt body.

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Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicagoish
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ddunaway937
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beeryand
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmg480
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeWard
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Wooden Keg in Minersville, PA

looks pretty good in a pint glass. clear pale yellow with a good white head.

aroma is solidly of mango.

tastes of mango, but hop bite is mild. also a little on the watery side, but very drinkable.

mouth is between thin and medium'

overall, a very drinkable beer, just comes off as a little light for a 7.0abv ipa.

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Photo of M_C304
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can packaged on 6/29/16 into a standard tumbler. This beer poured orange in color with a thick off-white head. The aroma was rich with malt and tropical fruit. Not an overly complex nose. The tropical fruit, specifically mango, was the star of the show when it came to taste. The malt washed over the tongue followed by the familiar taste of mangos and then finally the bitterness of the hops. The mouthfeel is right about medium. I'm enjoying this beer for sure.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjbrandt18
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDL1911
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eden
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Prefer to not drink again

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Photo of YetiMaas
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrokenEdge
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first beer from this local brewery, picked up a single can and based on the strength of this one, a visit to the brewery might be in order. Body is amber orange in color, slightly hazy but still very bright. Fluffy white head that dissipates down to some rockiness and eventually a thick layer of foam. Lots of big, thick lacing on this one. Smell is pretty much just mango juice, a little one dimensional imo and frankly not too interesting. Smells tasty though. Taste has a little more going on. Initially, I get more resinous pine and a hint of unripe mango. Interestingly, as the beer warms, the mango flavor "ripens" and gets more sweet. Kinda cool. The underlying pine stickiness remains though, and all throughout there's a cracker/bread malty sweetness. Feel is very dry between the resin and slightly bitter mango flavors, feels sticky on the tongue and bitter on the finish. If you're looking for a tropical mango bomb, this beer isn't it. But I enjoy more resinous type flavors in my IPA so I appreciate that aspect of the beer, and overall found it refreshing and delicious.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmartin75
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 368 ratings
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