Mango Ginger India Pale Ale | Boxcar Brewing Co.

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Mango Ginger India Pale AleMango Ginger India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Boxcar Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by justintcoons on 08-06-2012

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Photo of metter98
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that died down, leaving a large pillow of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of mangos are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a little stronger than the smell, having light flavors of mangos and ginger. No bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is perceptible.
O: This beer doesn't seem anything like an IPA as there is no detectable bitterness. It's more like a pale ale that has some flavors of mango and ginger added.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of philbe311
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A finger's worth of plush light khaki colored froth... Modest retention... Once receded there is a mostly full veil of lacing and a thin collar... The color is a vibrant mix of medium copper and caramel... A moderate bit of moderate paced carbonation rises throughout... The nose is rather pleasant and quite refreshing... True to its name this one is bursting at the seams with ripe mango and fresh ginger... The aroma is rounded out by assorted other tropical fruits and a faint cereal grain component... Lots of ginger on the palate... The mango and tropical fruit are largely missing on the palate... A slight sage like spice presence... A bit metallic and a bit soapy... The finish has some tart red grapefruit that lingers... The mouthfeel teeters between the full side of light bodied and the light side of medium bodied... Starts lush... The finish is dry and somewhat metallic... The appearance and aroma are pleasant enough, but the flavor profile and mouthfeel quickly take this one south... Average at best... An interesting idea that is a bit disjointed in terms of execution...

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%


(3.10) A: Good clarity with a pumpkin orange coloring. Frothy, dirty seashell white head of one inch shows a fair rate of visible carbonation and weak show of lacing. Visible carbonation is light and sporadic.

(3.10) S: Light mango, dried pineapple slices, wheat and dried grains. Quickly diminishing strength with a faint hint of semi-dry orange.

(3.25) T: Orange flavor, dry wheat, faint dry tropical fruit of mango with a light dry ginger spicing. Mundane.

(3.30) M: Decent crispness, spicy, medium body, dry ginger spicing leave on the tongue.

(3.20) Overall this was ok, fairly crisp, but fairly mundane when it comes to the flavor. The name sounds more enticing then the actual delivery. The mango fruit was mute, wish it was more lively, fresh, and wet , while the ginger spicing could of used more snap as it was subtle and dry. The can seemed to have a plastic sleeve on it. Not bad, just a bit meh and don't expect ipa hopping levels. My can was listed as 4.6% and as a pale ale, not ipa so not sure what is going on here.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

If someone handed me a glass of this beer I wouldThere think mango ginger. There's a touch of a fruitiness in the finish that could be described as mango. There is some ginger in the mouthfeel but not much in the way of ginger spiciness. Overall flavor is mild and easy going. Not really a beer for a devout ipa lover but a solid bit of brewing. I'd consider getting this again.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served light golden colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to give a nice level of lace.

Smell – The aroma is largely bready in nature with hints of tropical fruits of mango, a light orange citrus and some pineapple.

Taste –The taste begins with flavors of a bready malt mixed with a lighter fruit flavor of apricot. As the flavor advances mango and ginger flavors start entering the taste. The mango remains relatively light throughout the taste, but the ginger grows stronger as the taste advances further. In the end the mango comes to the tongue and along with the other flavors of the brew it leaves a slightly spiced and light fruity flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the thinner to average side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. Both fitting for the style and are good for the ginger spice and lighter fruit flavors of the brew.

Overall – A decent brew, but nothing all that exciting. It was worth a try, but not one I would likely go back to again and again as the flavors don’t meld together all that well in my opinion.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a bottle at Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with some light orange highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of tropical/mango, citrus/orange, and floral hops over a light amount of malts (caramel and wheat). There are light to moderate notes of ginger and black pepper.

T: Upfront there is a combination of light to moderate amounts of caramel malts and some wheat with light notes of ginger and black pepper. That is followed by some light notes of tropical/mango and citrus/floral/orange blossom hops. Light amounts of bitterness that fade rather quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall I wish both the mango and the ginger were more in the forefront of this beer, especially with the flavor aspects. It is a decent beer but I feel slightly mislead by the name - there are just very subtle notes of mango and light amounts of ginger. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is easy enough to drink, though I don't think I will be getting this one again.

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Photo of Jimbrewmore
4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer out of a bottle into pint glass,

The appearance is of a typical ipa, great flow of bubbles pours well with a good head.

Very suttle ginger and mango smell to it, and tastes almost exactly as it smells, not very bitter compared to some IPA's, the taste is great and very enjoyable and you could drink many of these because of the lightness and great flavor.

I enjoyed this very much, So much I purchased a whole case.

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Photo of tone77
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of mild ginger, just a touch of mango. Taste is also on the mild side, some hops but definiatly lacking in bitterness for and IPA. Some ginger is present, mango is MIA for the most part. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer but nothing special.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I purchased this for home consumption at The Fridge and having done my civic duty and voted, it is time for some beer.

My pour got me two fingers of fluffy eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Midas and Croesus were both licking their lips across from me. Nose was odd, definitely laden with the distinctive scent of a woman, I mean, mango, but I was unsure of how the hops were interacting with the fruit. You know how some people make the analogy with a taco? It really should be with mango - fleshy, deep pink, a pungent flavor, you may get the idea. Mango Wango Tango, man! Ted Nugent knows. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops were really overrun by the mango. I liked it, but I hope that they did not use a whole buncha rare and expensive hops to make this one. Finish was semi-dry between the hops and the mango, which I never thought of as a sweet fruit. Would I drink it again? Hell, yeah! Lay some mango on me, baby, and don't hold back!

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Photo of pvsob
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light golden color with a dense two-finger head. Head has great retention and leaves sticking lacing. Some chill haze present as well.

S- Mango, ginger, floral hops, citrus, black pepper, and just a hint of alcohol.

T- Fruitiness upfront mixed with some spiciness (ginger). A little pale malt flavor comes through about halfway and the finish has some more spiciness and just a little pine resin.

M- Light to medium with above average carbonation.

O- A middle of the road IPA that leans more toward the fruity side instead of bitter. This is only my second beer from Boxcar, but so far this is my favorite. A nice IPA that's worth a try. Cheers.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden straw color, moderate cap of soapy white froth and some lacing. Scent leads with ginger combined with tropical and citrus, as advertised, heavy does of sweetness hinted at. Moderate kick of ginger smoothed over by juicy tropical and citrus fruits, sugary sweetness and light caramel, faint herbal hops presence. Lighter side of medium, moderate carbonation. A pleasent surprise, undone a bit by the body.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Straw/gold with moderate carbonation and poor head retention.

Caramel, mango, ginger, lemongrass, tea

The ginger comes through nicely along with lighter notes of mango. Lemongrass and Earl Grey tea make an appearance as well as some very light caramel malts.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Very light and refreshing for 7%. Very mild and balanced for an IPA. Pairs well with the 100 degree Spring weather.

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Mango Ginger India Pale Ale from Boxcar Brewing Co.
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