Fusion XXXI: Mozango | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.05/5
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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...

Added by ovaltine on 07-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,472
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
178
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of CanConPhilly
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
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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Photo of Johncnh
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMc8ride
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tryandrun4c0ver
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
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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Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harrnj
3.36/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
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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Photo of drh88
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
4.17/5  rDev +3%
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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Photo of GClarkage
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ravisingh
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Photo of Zenboy99
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leefx
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

289 8

Nice crystal clear light lacing

Mango forward nose

Tropical taste mosaic hop shines

Nice beer overall

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Photo of Commandophile
2.39/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

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Fusion XXXI: Mozango from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 178 ratings