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American IPA
4.01 | pDev: 7.73%
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: IPA brewed with marshmallows, graham crackers, salt and lactose sugar with mangos and vanilla added - Mango S'mores.
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Photo of DrDemento456
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Guess they need to bring this out of retirement because it's still brewed and I found a can at Vintage Estate. Standard IPA fanfare cloudy light yellow orange color with a 1/2 inch of froth. Smells sweet bright mango papaya like hops not getting much gram cracker. Taste is pretty good mostly sweet IPA you do get the mango which is a win but not much vanilla or gram crackers. Body is great light to medium easy to crush.

Overall interesting IPA well worth trying if you see it but not worth seeking out if you really need it.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very cloudy straw, lemon juice colour, with lots of white floating particles.

Smells of mango, pineapple and dank, green leaf.

Tastes of pineapple, mango slushy, with a white grapefruit pith finish. Slightly sweet, with a citrus oil bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Redding where I am drinking it, April 30th, 2019. Interesting brew with a flavour that grows on you with each sip.

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Photo of teromous
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't see a date on the can.

Appearance: The beer is opaque with a light yellow color similar to a key-lime pie. The head starts out thick and frothy then settles to a short frothy mass with a webbing of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: It has a soft aroma of mango. At times it smells a bit like a peach.

Taste: There is a very nice flavor of pineapple and mango with an undertone of grapefruit. It's a very fruity beer with a nice pronounced set of flavors.

Mouthfeel: It is smooth with a traditional New England IPA character. It is clean tasting with low bitterness and it is very easy to drink. It is a very pleasant and enjoyable beer.

Overall: The can has a laundry list of ingredients on the back: "INDIA PALE ALE BREWED WITH MARSHMALLOWS, GRAHAM CRACKERS, SALT AND LACTOSE SUGAR WITH MANGO AND VANILLA ADDED." Most of these flavors don't make it into this beer. I'm very disappointed that there are no marshmallow, graham cracker, or vanilla flavors to the beer. It's a fantastic tasting beer but I would not recommend buying it for what is advertised. As a standard New England IPA it's very good. Overall I would recommend buying it and I would drink it again, but not under the pretense that it has all of these non-existent flavors or aromas.

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Photo of BeanBump
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

What a weird but tasty beer. Its a mango/s'mores IPA. I got pretty much zero s'mores taste out of this sucker but it does end up being a very, very smooth mango IPA with just a hint of bread on the backend. Interesting and fun. I oicked up a can at my local bottleshop for $4 and I think I'd buy another one if they have it when i go back. Not too shabby.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I find this beer to be a bit Andy Warhol, you know? There are strokes of genius, and also strokes of maybe this is just a 7th grader that got high and threw some paint on a canvas. I don’t know, but like a Halle Berry love scene, it’s at least intriguing! This one is kind of a bipolar beer; it’s sweet, it’s sticky, it’s dank... what the hell is it? So like how many licks it takes to get to the center of the tootsie pop, Raul May never know.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy light gold with a decent amount of sediment floating around. White head, considerable lacing. Aroma is definitely orange, mango - tiny hints of vanilla give the impression of a creamsicle. The taste starts to hover the line of hazy IPAs in my opinion. It is is definitely very orange juicy with just enough bitterness. Wish I could taste some more aspect of the graham crackers though. Feel is soft with medium-high carbonation. Overall, it's definitely a tasty beer. Not sure how I feel about the 6.99 price tag per can though.

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Photo of russpowell
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed gold with 2 fingers of pearl colored head, loads of floaties. Good lacing & head retention

S: Huge tropical fruit presence

T: Tons of mango, some dryness, a little grapefruit & orange as well up front. Plenty of grapefruit as as this warms, some orange juice as well. Finishes with plenty of juicyness, slight dryness; lovely sweet & slightly tart orange

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation, nice balance

Very drinkable, very juicy

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color and it almost seems to glow. There's a fingernail of bright white on top. Heavy sediment is present. The aroma is dominated by mango. I'm tasting predominantly mango, but there's also some vanilla and lemony hops. The mouth is dry and crisp with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

If there is anything better than The CANQuest (tm), it is the English language & all of its permutations! I have been reading since the tender age of 2 y/o & while grammar & linguistics are not my fave, I am fluent in both. This beer's name is an interjection! like "Wow!" or Hey!" Isn't that cool?!? Ah, go Shploing!! yerself, ya jagov!

From the CAN: "India Pale Ale brewed with marshmallows, graham crackers, salt and lactose sugar with mango and vanilla added".

I Crack!ed open the CAN after a nice nap in which I dreamt of electric sheep down by still waters. NO, I am NOT an android! CAN an android drink as much beer as I do & live? Wait. I strike the question so that I CAN CANduct a slow, gentle Glug to demonstrate that I have empathy. That only works towards living things? Oh. Well, I will stroke this small, furry animal called a "cat" which I have given the name "Simcoe" due to her dirty business, which must be cleaned up, smelling like a variety of hops. Did you know that "Crack!" & "Glug" are examples of onomatopoeia? Each is a word that mimics a sound. My machinations resulted in the formation of just less than two fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention. I was pleased with the sticky lacing that remained in its wake. Simcoe the Kitty agreed as she began to lick some of it off of the glass. Bad kitty! I took an ocular measurement of the beer's color since I am forbidden from touching laboratory instruments as that might be an indicator of AI, I mean, they don't want me to break anything. I measured it as Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with a gentle haze that could be clarified easily with the addition of ... I mean, it was oh, so slightly hazy. Nose smelled strongly of the fruit commonly identified as mango & which was recently mentioned in the local newspaper. I also noted the sweetish presence of vanilla as well as a generalized & therefore undefinable sweetness. Hmm. My database indicates that the AIPA style should be more bitter, both on the nose and on the taste receptors on one's tongue. Mouthfeel registered as full, rather thick & creamy, big for this particular style. My taste receptors noted that it was much less sweet than it had been registered through the nose. It had a pronounced fruitiness, like the aforementioned mango, as well as a generalized sweetness. It CAN partially be attributed to vanilla, but this is an imprecise reading and should be noted as such. Finish wavered between semi-sweet & semi-dry. My unbiased sensors say the latter while the more human programming, I mean, my gut feeling says the former. It was an interesting drink, but it fell outside of the established parameters for the style. This critique shall now be submitted for my overlords to review & disseminate as they see fit.

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Photo of dertyd
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a murky light yellow color with tons of sediment and 1 finger of white head-------------- the aromas are of mango, vanilla, pineapple and orange--------------- the flavors are of mangos for days followed by orange, vanilla, grapefruit and a light astringincy, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with almost no bitterness------------ overall this beer was nice I would of gave it a higher score if it Wasent for all the sediment, with a shit load of weird ingredients I didn't know what to expect but it all came together nicely ---

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Photo of Suds
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a very cloudy, almost milky, colored brew...from a twelve ounce can. Slim head. The aroma is floral, soft, and with lots of tropical fruit. The taste is balanced...just a little sweetness, fruit, and some bitterness...dries out at the finish. Medium-full in body. Very good.

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Photo of BergBeer
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: Hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. No activity visible.

Smell: Clean and fruity. Mango, pineapple, papaya, orange sherbet, and just a hint of creamy vanilla on the finish. No hops.

Taste: Candied mango and tangerine pop on the attack. This fades quickly to e a body of orange-mango sherbert, lychee candies, bitter floral hops, a strange creamy vanilla note that intertwines with more mango, and a water cracker malt. The finish holds a hint of those flavored orange marshmallows and a weird drying briny salt note.

Feel: Thin edging on watery. Good carbonation. Medium-light bitterness. No alcohol. Weird super dry finish that is actually kind of abrasive.

Overall: Misses the advertised target. It is far from tasting like mango s’mores. In reality it is an mediocre fruit forward IPA with a super dry finish. I can’t help but be let down. I was expecting something insane but instead it is average at best and poorly executed at its worst.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Pours a hazy yellowish orange with an inch of head. Good amount of lacing. Fruity and sweet aroma of mango, vanilla and marshmallow. Hints of citrus as well. The taste is mango, pineapple and tangerine with some vanilla and light graham crackers. Very creamsicle-y tasting. Malty, bready finish with more mango and orange. Pretty weird combo of flavors but it works well. Medium body with a mild alcohol presence. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Hazed-out, milky yellow. Looks exactly like orange juice.

Mango, orange cream, tangerine, papaya, and pineapple.

Intense mango juice along with orange cream, tangerine, pineapple, and papaya. Dried earthy dankness adds some bitterness.

Medium-plus bodied, silky, smooth, and juicy with a light bitterness.

I love this a lot.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


A: Hop aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, vanilla, with a light malt sweetness.

A: Deep orange color with a golden hue, hazy, with a rocky white head that quickly recedes into the glass.

T: Hops of tropical fruit, give way to moderate vanilla, citrus, light sweetness, faint but noticeable marshmallows and a very mild hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and smooth, creamy mouth-feel.

O: Tasty; the beer has a very interesting hop profile that somehow works well with the marshmallow notes, oddly drinkable!

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Photo of JD5055
3.05/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nice pale golden color, Mango pineapple, piney aroma. first notice tropical fruit hop notes on the front end. i get areal salty bitter taste on the backend i dont enjoy. Wish I didn't get talked into trying a four pack.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a clear golden color with a two finger head that doesn't leave lacing. Pine and citrus hops with some raw white sugar in the nose. Taste has two distinct stages- the first two thirds of the beer is a straight American IPA with resin and citrus hops while the second stage is an almost boozey sweetness where the graham cracker and salt have their moment. Medium carbonation and medium body with a slightly sticky finish. The salt cleans up the finish.
I got the beer because of the s'mores ingredients and grim curiosity. The s'mores come through more as it warms, but it's something you have to look for. The finish on it is odd, even given the ingredients. I finished the can and could've drank another one, so it's a drinkable gimmick/oddity that just doesn't fully gel into one beer.

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Photo of digboy
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, pale orange-gold color with a half-finger bubbly head that settles quickly to a film

Aroma is oddly enticing with a mango/pineapple sweet fruit punch up front. I can maybe pull out a graham or sugary note if I try but it is not obvious.

Taste is also very fruity up front with the mango popping out atop an overly sweet base. Very low bitterness and maltiness - this is all added flavor over a light beer.

Malt is very thin, making for a crisp feel but there is a slight stickiness to it on the lips.

Well, I can say I tried it. Odd experiment that I think is packing too much sweetness into it. I guess that's what they were going for but my tastes are too refined for this apparently. It reminds me of a beer version of the old 2-liter Sun Country Coolers, lol. Gave you stomach cramps if you drank too much.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a bright yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Sparse lacing.

S: An enticing aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, hops, light malt, vanilla, and a sugary quality.

T: Tasted of a tinge of vanilla, lots of tropical fruit (mango, in particular), a lot of hops, citrus (lemon), light lactose notes, a hint of the advertised marshmallows, and a little malt. Didn't get much of the graham crackers. Definitely one of the more interesting IPA flavors I've tried recently. It doesn't quite live up to its promise of s'mores, but it is light, sweet and effervescent.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Of course, this beer seems like it's a crazy experiment - and it is, but it's still pretty tasty. Drinkable.

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Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of mango, citrus, hints of vanilla. Taste is mango, grapefruit, a touch of pineapple and vanilla. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an innovative and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sweet neon can picked up at Syosset Beer and Soda.

-Pale yellow poured into a 9 oz tulip, wife gets the rest in the can, with a good one and a half fingers of solid white bubbly. Laces nicely.
-Nose explodes with mango fruitiness and not much else.
-Tastes of mango, stone fruit masks the hoppy bitterness of this IPA well. Knowing there is lactose in here from reading the can i'd say one could pick out the casual sweetness which does compliment the fruit well. The flavor profile is true to a delicious fresh cream ale in my book. Trying real hard to pick up any remnants of cracker or salt or mallow... I can't but it isn't a bad thing.
-Mouthfeel, is light small bubble carbonation, lactose smoothness, very delicate on the tongue.

-Overall an absolutely dangerous ale. Delicious and light I could drink a gallon of the stuff.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy, still yellow with a finger of white foam. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is mostly mango, with a hint of lactose at the back. Flavor profile is mango from the get-go, with additional notes of graham cracker, and lactose sprinkled within, but the story of the beer is mango. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a crisp, border-line filling feel. Overall, a beer with a refreshing presence, and a large dose of mango.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very lightly hazy blonde color with a bubbly popcorn colored head of 1 finger. Lots of effervescent bubbles rising to the top.

Off the bat on the nose I'm getting lemon rinds, mango, grapefruit, and sweet cereal milk. Agitation brings forward sour milk and lactic acid. Don't agitate it, and the nose will set just fine.

Flavor brings a formidable bitterness to start, in the form of grapefruit and lemon rinds, biscuit, and herbal hop. On the back side there's a creamy vanilla-graham cracker thing that seems to fight against the first half, but isn't so bad after you get used to it. It's like a pear-pineapple gummy bear thing.

Feel is thinner than I'd like, with a light body and some almost painful carbonation. Semi-chalky finish.

Overall, this isn't a bad beer, but it's not a great one either. Would I revisit? Possibly, but there's so many great IPA's in the world that this one kind of yells "hey, look at me!" and everyone looks, and then goes back to what they're doing.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Comes in a hazy, almost opaque yellow with an enormous soapy white head, that takes forever to die down. Gobs of lacing are left behind.
Smells like orange peel and lemon zest, with some pineapple and mango. Very citrusy, zesty, and lightly tropical, yet crisply so; with a cracker malt backbone, and faint hints of creamy sweetness from the lactose and vanilla.
Lots of mango, apricot, pineapple, and white peach upront, along with tangerine essence; the citrus zest is pushed more toward the back, but a smooth level of orange and grapefruit peel lingers throughout. Creamy with hints of lactose and vanilla, a cracker malt backbone, just a hint of saltiness, and a crisp, dry finish with lingering hop flavors of orange peel, mango, and white peach, with more orange pith.
The mouthfeel is medium, but well-rounded with medium carbonation, moderately creamy, and feels filling in the mouth.
A really weird, dare I say gimmicky beer, but it tastes great. Super juicy and tropical, with loads of complex notes.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Batch OP5-17.
Crystal clear, golden color body, white head upon pouring settles to interrupted cap, minimal lacing.
Tropical mango, pineapple aroma dominates, some graham cracker, minor vanilla.
I don't get the marshmallows in the taste, but it is tangy sweet. Mango taste, salt, and vanilla.
Rather thin mouth feel, very clean.
A combo of flavors that does not really taste like a s'mores, but does have a tropical, sweet taste. Rather unique.

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