Fusion XXXI: Mozango | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Summer

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Added by ovaltine on 07-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,037
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
131
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale orange body, minimal head. Nose is strong mango, with additional fruity hop highlights. Flavor is rich fruit and moderate malt notes, brisk feel. Delicious.

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Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RobTheKnob
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vidisad
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a 20 oz serving with lunch on 10-20-18 at Mellow Mushroom for $7.50.

Beer was served light orange with a very nice white head with the initial serving.

Nose was mango city, very nice.

Taste was mango forward, almost a tad too much. Malt backbone is sturdy. Finish was a light touch of prickliness.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a solid IPA!

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Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle in Melbourne Florida.
Pours with an amber body that has excellent clarity and a good white head.
This is quite fruity with more of a generic tropical fruit nature than one that is specifically mango. The hops component is not entirely harmonious with mangoes, being slightly dank and bit piney. Still, this is certainly a good, bold IPA.

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

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - blond with clarity, 1 finger of head and some lacing

S - Citrus, tangerines, and more citrus. Orange pulp

T - Like the aroma - citrus x10, orange and tangerine pulp. Very tasty. ABV is hidden

F - Medium body and well carbonated

O - Another excellent ale from Lagunitas. Well cone

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Photo of BKotch
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of depechemode1983
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a clear pale gold color. The head is off-white and somewhat foamy. Retention is ok and leaves rings of lacing.

Very aromatic. Lots of sweet tropical fruit in the nose. Mango is prominent. I love it when its as advertised. Also smells a bit earthy. Its pretty dank.

Tons of sweet mango. Its very juicy. Other fruits you get are sweet pineapple, peaches, and orange. Its bitter but definitely not as in your face as most double IPAs. Oh and it still has that dank quality.

Mouthfeel is smooth, soft and with light to medium carbonation. Feels good to me.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWizard
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mozango by Lagunitas. Label quips it as a "Mosaic-Hopped Ale Brewed With Mango Juice". To be up front, in the past I have not been a fan of single-hopped Mosaic beers, but this is Lagunitas we're talking about here. Surely they know how to handle it. Label also indicates this is a limited release, and has some cryptic prose on the side-label.

This beer is remarkably clear, and pours with a decent-size but airy head that breaks down rather quickly. Seriously, it's remarkably clear. Maybe I've just been drinking a lot of NEIPA lately, but it's like looking into a polished crystal shard of light amber. The nose is somewhere between tropical fruit and skunky, which I believe is the Mosaic element that I don't like, but here it's almost so on the cusp of going either way I think I can actually get into this. Smells sweet, but the taste and mouthfeel is quite dry. What you're left with is a nearly-light mouthfeel, nice fruit profile, and light bitterness. It almost drinks like a lager.

Overall I think they did a really nice job with this, and would recommend trying this limited release. I'm sure it will sell out quickly.

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Photo of Psquared93
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Brewing Company "Mozango"
1 PINT 6 FLUID Oz brown glass bottle, coded "234 8 3 3123 000"

Notes via stream of consciousness: Wow, I can see my fingerprints through the glass! This might be the clearest Lagunitas beer I've ever had. The body is a yellow gold with some orange patches beneath a creamy head of bright white. The aroma is full on mango. There's a little malt there, and something that I quite make out but I assume is hops. I guess it's close to piney, oh, and maybe a little berry-ish, so it must be the Mosaic hops. It's bright and fresh and welcoming. Is this a summer beer? Because it probably should be. On to the flavor... mango as expected, and again, there's some additional hoppiness to it but it's not much. The malt is sweetish and basic, not even bready really, but more like sweet dough. Light. The fruit is the star of the show. A firm bitterness balances it properly, it's not "sweet", and it finishes dry and fruity, and slightly herbal. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp-then-smooth. It's an interesting beer but at the same time it's a bit of a one-trick-pony. As I've said about many other beers, however, at least it's a pretty good trick! Looking back, the head retention was pretty good and it left some very nice lacing behind. I enjoyed it and I'd be willing to drink more but I think a nice summer day would be a better opportunity for that than the chilly, rainy day that I'm looking at right now.
Review# 6,285
~ post script: I see that this is a summer beer. Without clear freshness dating I'd never know that though.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured fresh on draft at Loosa Brews, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Pours straw yellow, translucent and with a frothy head of white foam that leaves some pretty even lace around the whole glass as it settles.

Overripe mango and dank, floral, citrusy hops on the nose. The mango juice comes out strong, but the lighy bitter citrus and underlying hop presence really gives this a balanced nose that doesn’t overwhelm with tropical fruit.

Damn, this is tasty. Drinks like a solid NE-style IPA, but with a nice subtle hop bite that leaves a lingering piney, grapefruity finish. Well balanced,

The feel on this beer is crisp, slightly sticky, and with a refreshing light finish. Even has a good subtle warmth on it as it goes down.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2018-10-09
22oz bottle served in a nonic pint. Neck of the bottle says 261 18 (I think), which I guess would be 17 September. My wife brought it back from California.

Pours clear brassy amber with a medium head and a loot of carbonation. Smell is dark and mango juicy.

Taste is similar. Ripe mangos. Pine bitterness. A little booze.

Mouthfeel is dry and nice. Overall, good beer.

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Photo of djrn2
3.21/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Fusion XXXI: Mozango from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 131 ratings