Fusion XXXI: Mozango
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
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Ranked #5,314
4.06 | pDev: 9.61%
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Fusion XXXI: MozangoFusion XXXI: Mozango
Notes: A Mosaic-hopped Ale Brewed With Mango Juice

The flesh is weak, but the spirit is willing. So, what's at the heart of it? Is it the patient and diligent servant or the committed messenger, through their many routes and vessels? The salient soldier, slinging suds on the front lines daily, or the very brewers themselves? The answer is... we can't tell you here. From seed to sprout to fruit, and back to seed, we're all tangled on the same vine. And while fruit is momentary, the roots hold on for another season. It's all just a matter of perspective...
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3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle of Lagunitas's Mozango, a mosaic-hopped ale brewed with mango juice. Limited release. Beer is crystal clear, brassy yellow in color, forms little head, but forms a load of sweet mango flesh aroma in my nostrils. Flavor is more mango mixed with pine-y hops. There's ample carbonation and a dry finish which counteracts any concern that this could have been a sweet or NE-IPA style mango IPA. Solidly in between fruit beer and IIPA, but probably a better example of the former than the latter.

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hreb from Washington, Apr 06, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a misty, golden amber with a large, soapy head. nose; white bread, lettuce, old mango, & light citrus hops. taste; light bready malt, salad greens, citrus rind, light mango, light onion, & light citrus hops. medium carbonation & light mouthfeel. pleasant nose, but a rather anemic palette. most beers that prominently feature mosaic hops end up this way for me - a vegetable or onion tasting beer that just doesn’t grab me. :(

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jopezu from Georgia, Dec 08, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice IPA! Lots of citrus, berry, and of course, mango in the aroma. Flavor is full of juicy mango, with a grapefruit /mandarin/orange zest finish. Feel is sticky and silky, and quite nice.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Semi hazy with a medium bubbles.

Appearance: Semi hazy gold with medium to full bubbles.

Smell: light citrus scent.

Taste: sweet mango and citrus. Malty and smooth hops which are a floral explosion.

Mouth: sticky beer consisting a bit dry.

Overall: Good brew. Wouldn't let it go, not expsensive and slot for your money. Always in a glass, Salud!

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BlurryVisi0n from New York, Apr 20, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. No dating information found, other than '2018 ONEHITTER SERIES'.
Clear, gold colored body. One finger of bubbly white head, which settles back to islands, but the ring is fed by rising bubbles. Leaves behind some small spots and curls of lacing.
Lots of mango in the aroma, along with some piney dankness.
Taste is fruity, piney, and dank, with lots of mango. Minor bitterness but overall quite sweet.
Medium mouth feel, with some hop bite. Very good carbonation.
Refreshing ale with a full on mango component for smell and taste. A little dry.

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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fruity, hoppy and a lot of mango!
Clear yellow with a three finger high, white head.
Fresh and fruity. Medium bitterness. Great taste and easy drinking.

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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As far as fruity IPAs goes this one actually brings a wallop of fruity taste with every sip as opposed to only a faint sense of fruitiness a lot of other fruit-infused IPAs have to offer.

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jauntypallor from New York, Jan 19, 2019
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3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a single-serve bottle into a tulip

Pours a relatively-nondescript clear gold, although with a nice two-finger head.

The initial aroma is dank and piney, but the honey and mango sweetness quickly shines through.

The flavor is an interesting mix of dank hops and a wide variety of fruit flavors--mango, apricot, ruby red grapefruit, and pineapple--with a white pepper finish. The flavors are pleasing, but they almost seem to be "competing" or clashing with each other, rather than complimenting.

The mouthfeel is excellent. Medium bodied but crisp.

Overall, a tasty brew.

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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota, Jan 19, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Copper with a hint of haze, loads of champagne carbonation and a finger of yellowish head.

Smells of mangos all the way. Like mango juice.

Tastes of fruity mangos, but is dry with green leaf, and phenols.

Medium, sticky body with a dry, moderate finish, and moderate carbonation.

I got this in Sacramento, and I am drinking it in Redding, Jan 5th, 2018. Very well done, fruity brew.

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patre_tim from Thailand, Jan 06, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Body is shining gold, with more of an orange hue, almost like Iron Bru; fluffy white head fades out quick to a sliver; crystal clear.
Fresh mango and peach aroma, apricot, luscious and sweet; sunny
Mango, orange is distinct and bright, but almost a sense of being artificial, like a soda; almost no malt; bitter hops kick in quick to balance fruit, and this flavour has great length, dry and clean in its hoppiness; medium/light body and carbonation, refreshing & balanced, crisp & buttery feel.

Well balanced and great flavour, bright and fruity; definitely worth a try, if not ground-breaking.

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BGDrock from Ontario (Canada), Jan 02, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has abundant mango hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice mango flavor
M-A light bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A nice easy drinking IIPA

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VABA from Virginia, Dec 30, 2018
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3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz undated bottle.

Clear gold with an average head and retention. Light mango with garlic in the nose. Dank and fruity. Medium bodied with a thinnish mouthfeel. Artificial mango flavor with light malt and a touch of bitterness. Finishes like a cheap, watered-down juice box.

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brewandbbq from New Hampshire, Dec 24, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A bit disappointing. Clear golden color in a Spiegalau glass. Mango, earthy aroma. Carbonated, and hoppy.
Mango, earthy taste. I don’t like the concept. There should be more depth to the beer. I’ve had better beer from the brewery.

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brureview from Massachusetts, Dec 21, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - 2-finger offwhite head atop a translucent orange body.

S - strong mango, brown sugar, citrus.

T - lots of sweet mango, with a sour finish. Moderate bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-light body with average carb.

O - smells great, but the taste is a muddled combo of mango, hops, and sweeter malt.

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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania, Dec 15, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz pint glass.

Look: pours a translucent, rusty gold color with thin lace at the top.

Smell: Tons of mango and citrus with a bit of malt.

Taste: Big punch of citrus and mango up front immediately followed by a strong, bitter hop taste that lingers in the finish.

Feel: Bitter and rough on the palate in the best sense, characteristic of hoppy, high ABV beers.

Overall: Another solid brew from Lagunitas. Comparable in experience to their born yesterday release, with an added bonus for fans of juicy/citrus beers.

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3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft at WOB-Fayetteville, poured typical hue for a IIPA but had a slight haze. initial smell was all mango, as was taste...too much mango IMHO. There was slight hop-resin in the aftertaste, but again, too much mango sweetness for me. Not horrible, much better than the failed watermelon IPA's, but not my thing.

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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina, Dec 11, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Lagunitas Mason Jar

A: Pours crystal clear deep golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Tropical fruit, plenty of mango, some citrus, floral notes, biscuity malt, and caramel honey sweetness.

T: Mango comes out right off the bat, mosaic hops bring some citrus, lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine, floral notes, and a little bubble gum, rounded out with biscuity malt, and and caramel honey sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Really enjoying this one. Solid balance between fruit and hops. Sorry Tony, your "Eat the fruit, smoke the herb, drink the beer, and do not mix." rule seems to have been thrown out the window, but with great results.

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RyanK252 from California, Dec 06, 2018
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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Came in a pint glass with a pale golden color leaving behind little lacing. The smell is hoppy and floral. The taste is a pleasing mix of stone fruit and citrus. The mouthfeel is slightly fizzy. Nice dipa.

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ravisingh from Connecticut, Dec 02, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Mango DIPA ever.
Had on tap at Rattle N Hum West NYC (East is closing - sad)
a) CLEAR - no fruit pulp, lovely extra vibrant color, mid-head.
s) A treat - it's beer not fruit juice, but the vibrant, big mango pops through.
t) Perfect. is it beer, tea, juice, or brandy?
f) Oily, resinous, satisfying.
o) Must try 24.

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Act25 from New Jersey, Nov 27, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

There's a bottling code on the neck but I'm not gonna waste my time trying to decode it. Maybe it was bottled on 08/29/18?

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and gold in color. Off-white, near two-finger width head that hangs for a bit before receding to a thin, broken layer of suds with a fair ring around the edge of the glass. Good amount of lacing with thick webbing found decorating much of the glass.

Smell - Straight up mango juice with a hint of pineapple.

Taste - Follows the nose. Prominent mango juice. Hint of pineapple. Earthen bitterness riding beneath. Not much else.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with low, tingly carbonation. Not much to the body as it thins out quickly.

Overall - Odd brew. Lots of natural mango juice, but I'm not huge on mango. Then there's some earthy bitterness that makes it taste like you're drinking dirty mango juice. Meh.

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TheSixthRing from California, Nov 17, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: bright yellow with a good head.
Smell: like a ripe mango, with citrusy and piney nuances.
Taste: A lot of mango taste upfront, then reinforced by hoppiness.

Excellent beer!

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sokol_1993 from California, Nov 15, 2018
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light yellow-gold body with decent head and lace sheath. Mango aroma is mild with more of a light and airy hopped up aroma. Mild beer, mild mango sweetness along with other fruits so its light and pleasant, the hop bit is minimal but adds a much needed touch of balance and crispness on finish; really enjoyable and not cloying but attuned to both the sweet aspects and hops.

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clayrock81 from Florida, Nov 13, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fun summer dipa, with tons of mango playing among the hops in the taste. Smell was more hop centric with accenting mango. Not a lot of complexity, but easy drinking and crisp. Tons of the core flavors bursting onto the palate. Mango and hops, this is what this beer is, no frills or distractions, all other elements support and bring the hops and mango out more.

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REVZEB from Illinois, Nov 12, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Had this on-tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, poured into a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a mostly clear consistency. There was an inch of bright white, foamy, long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of hops, tropical and citrus fruits, malt, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish), lots of tropical fruit (mango, in particular), light caramel, a decent shot of hops (not overdone), and some citrus (lemon). A sweet and vibrant flavor. This definitely a fruit-centric IPA, with the mango making quite an impression. It's not a juice bomb, but it's the star.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: A solidly likable IPA. Drinkable.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, Nov 10, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of mango, citrus, grapefruit and caramel. Lots of mango flavor with grapefruit, orange and sweet caramel. Nice bitter bite.

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zeff80 from Missouri, Nov 07, 2018
Fusion XXXI: Mozango from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 230 ratings