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.
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
Ratings:
366
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
59
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 366 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of pkalix
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickfl
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide
2.94/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dogleg
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muchos
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Golden-orange. Frothy heads reduces to patches in 3 minutes. Looks a-ok.
S - Big ripe (over-ripe?) mango, syrupy sweetness, clean citrus in there as well. Big aroma, pungent, interesting.
T - Bitter melon, big mango without being too sweet, pine mingled with caramel. Fruity. Bitter pine dominates the aftertaste.
F - Medium body, good carbonation.
O - The mango is happening, but it's not sweet. Big aroma and flavor, kinda funky but I would have it again. Cheers!

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Photo of Damian74
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of N8dogg44
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
1.75/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Myotus
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured gently at 47°F from a 12oz can (canned on 10Feb16) into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Consumed on 26Mar16.
LOOK: Pours with three fingers worth of dense, white foam. At 35 seconds, the foam becomes rocky and poruous. Within 2 and a half minutes, the head has receded to a fingers worth, leaving behind a moderate amount of very thick lacing. Honey orange in color with a high amount of cloudiness. There is a large quantity of both small and medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and both thick and very thick.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of mango, peach, papaya, and apricot nearly suffocate the mild aromas piney hops and white bread, but I love it.
TASTE: Strong piney hop flavors surprisingly are the first that dance upon my tongue. I was not expecting this given the smell. Strong mango, peach, apricot, papaya and bitter hop flavors immediately roll out. Lastly, mild white bread flavors enter and bring a malt balance to the hop explosion as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Somewhere between medium-bodied and full-bodied. Carbonation levels are moderate. Goes down somewhat smooth and creamy. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness.
NOTE: I'm somewhat disappointed that the fruit flavors aren't as prevalant as they are in the smell. I'm also very disappointed that this has so much bitterness.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great mango IPA the smell is more pronounced than the taste but it is still very well integrated for an IPA. Worth the price for a 3 dollar can which I am glad Spring house is doing since bombers were 8-9 dollars each. Give it a try!

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OGShotzy
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmos27
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runondirt
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Spring House B.C. just recently began CANning this cute little monster & when I had an extra CAN or two of something else in trade, this was offered in return!

From the CAN: "Ale Brewed With Mango". A Rexam CAN, no less!

I Crack!ed her open and turned her upside down for the Glug. Lots of wailing & screaming aCANpanied by the rising of three fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with good retention. Once she settled down, I had enough sticky lacing to hold me over until my next beerthday. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9), suggesting that her lair may not have its own filtration system. It pains me to report this, but I have been working with Doctor Who & Torchwood in an effort to deflect their attention away from me. You see, repeated forays into the CANned Minhas world have turned me into The Cyberleader, but I only change form when drinking a Minhas Craft Brewery beer so that I am undetectable in the interim. I am strengthening my guise by reporting all other monsters as I come in CANtact with them. A final shake of the CAN released a load of lees that had been in hiding. I would suggest that if clarity is your goal, deCANt this Monster slowly. Nose smelled heavily of mango, like She was wearing it as perfume. Mmmm. Astounding! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, but prickly with a good bit of carbonation and a tad of fusel alcohol warmth on the tongue. She was clearly not going to be CANsumed without putting up a modicum of resistance. It is of no matter to me. She will be CANverted like so many others! Her finish was smooth, bitter as befits those who resist, but satisfying. I will be gathering these Monsters as quickly & as copiously as I CAN, lest any escape!

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Murky dark orange color. Two fingers of frothy beige-ish head. Retention is about average and one finger of spotty lacing is left.

3.75 S: Lots of mango and cantaloupe to start. Papaya underneath. The hops also give a pleasant sugariness. Bready malts and yeast. Mainly clean, but a bit of a vegetal component in there as well. Still, overall it's pretty good.

3.75 T: Mild-moderate bitterness. Again sugary hops and plenty of mango, papaya, and cantaloupe. I'm not picking up the off-flavors in the taste, so good there. Booze is well hidden and malts are bready and biscuity.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Active spritziness to it with a mild creaminess.

3.75 D: Pretty good beer, but it seems pretty hard to not make a good beer with citra.

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The Astounding She-Monster Mango I.P.A. from Spring House Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 366 ratings.
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