420 Strain Mango Kush Wheat Ale
SweetWater Brewing Company

420 Strain Mango Kush Wheat Ale420 Strain Mango Kush Wheat Ale
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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #48
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,482
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 10.65%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
146
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SweetWater Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
420 Strain Mango Kush Wheat Ale420 Strain Mango Kush Wheat Ale
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Reviews by rajendra82:
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rajendra82 from Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body was clear, pale, and golden, and the head was one finger thick. The smell was melon, lemon, and green unripe mango. The taste is where a mango is most clearly evoked, as I got it right at the start of the sip. There was a touch of sweetness mid palette, and the finish was herbal and bitter. The beer was light in feel, and managed to be refreshing without feeling watery. Not too shabby.

Jul 05, 2020
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robebo44 from Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 24, 2019
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markallmon from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 13, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A little enlightenment, thanks to this this one. I grew up at 420 W Walnut St in Lancaster, PA. Back then, 4-20 had not entered the cultural vocabulary, but since my mother still owns the family home, I usually try to have a small celebration there each year. Smoke? Not since I developed adult-onset asthma in my 40s! It usually includes a Lagunitas Waldos Special Ale, but this year (2019), it fell on a Saturday & I was out-of-town. Eating edibles. Yum! As to "Kush", it is from the Hindu for "Killer" as in "Hindu Kush", a term for the mountains of Afghanistan that took the lives of many trying to cross over them.

From the Bottle: "A second sticky hit from 420 Strain, an American Wheat packed with herbal, juicy mango notes and a distinctive dank nose. Strain specific terpenes and natural hemp-type flavors complement the hop and malt bill, delivering a euphoric ale with that fresh olfactory bonus rip."; "A strange new strain indeed"; "Don't float the mainstream".

I noticed some light lees on the punt prior to Pop!ping the cap, but I like a Krystalweiss, so I decided to go with an initial slow, gentle, C-Line pour, followed by a later lees-only pour. I was only about halfway into it when the foaming created three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, foamy, bone-white head with excellent retention, giving me time to regroup as it fell, leaving great lacing in its wake. Color was solid Gold (SRM = 5), causing The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Mammon & Midas to take a break from watching the 2019 NHL playovs in my living room & come charging into the kitchen for a taste, Sheesh. Nose was well done, with both an obvious mango and (ahem) kush presence. Mouthfeel was thin & watery. Okay, I get that it was a specialized Wheat Ale, but this lacked body & any kind of worthy mouthfeel. The taste was eye-opening with an initial tropical fruitiness followed by an extreme dankness, bordering on skunk. Wow! They really toed the line in/with this one. A bit more skunky & I would have been put off. The mango infusion was definitely helping. Finish was semi-dry to dry & actually highly refreshing,
And now, for the lees pour: The inclusion of the lees only produced a slightly-greater haziness. The nose remained about the same, maybe a bit more pronounced in terms of the mango, but not by much. Mouthfeel was slightly fuller, enough to be noticeable, at least. The taste was more towards mango, but is that the point? Hmm. Finish had a more kush-forward flavor.
Which is your bag, man? Fruit? Kush? This beer kind of forces you to make a decision.

May 03, 2019
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jmasher85 from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Holy shitsnacks, that's skunky! Seriously, pop that bottle top and everyone in the room will think you just exhaled a bowl. As strong as the aroma is, the flavor is unexpectedly gentler. not really getting any mango or we ill characteristics in here, although I'm sure I'd miss them if they were gone. Overall, super enjoyable if just for the aroma, but not quite the flavor bomb of New Belgium's Hemperor.

Apr 25, 2019
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babaracas from Florida

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mostly clear gold, lots of floaties, thin soapy white head. Smell: super weedy upfront, grassy and a bit catty, lemon, mango. Taste: mango...candy like, clementine, grassy, wheat cracker. Light-medium body, finishes a bit chalky.

Apr 09, 2020
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JoeDonahue from Georgia

4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 26, 2019
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Hellpop65 from Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 13, 2019
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gamblebc from Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 28, 2019
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oct 13, 2019
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a clear golden color with a nice white head that reduces and leaves lacing as you drink it. In the nose, a bit of skunk and fruit notes - mango? In the mouth, pleasantly dank and slightly sweet.

May 07, 2020
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Zylod from West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 13, 2019
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appears Golden yellow with a nice foamy white head that lasts and nice lacing.
Smells initially dank but fades into a much less dank, and sweeter fruity smell.
Taste wheaty, fruity, sweet.
Mouth feel is medium+ with nice carbonation.
Overall, a nice wheat I definitely want to have again.

Feb 09, 2020
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent and bright bronze with a thumb+ of fluffy pearl colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Catty/dank

T: Catty/weedy with dryness, a little sweet orange and general grassyness up front. Dryness, grassyness & weedyness dominate as this warms, maybe, just a little sweetness. Finishes dry with cattyness & a whisper of mango/orange sweetness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation

Drinks easy enough, was hoping for more mango

Feb 06, 2020
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Mojopin88 from Mississippi

4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 25, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured a clear, golden orange color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled dank and resiny with hints of sweet mango. Very dank tasting with mango and very little wheat. Had my burps tasting like weed all night.

Apr 25, 2019
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Fr33man from Maryland

3.11/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 16, 2019
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 03, 2019
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SmokySignals from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 14, 2019
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morebeergood from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 22, 2019
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ThatSweetJazz from Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Jul 06, 2019
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Griffith from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 15, 2019
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Keith27614 from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 19, 2020
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 17, 2019
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Smells like straight-up burning pot. My immediate thought was that there must be hemp in this, but the bottle clearly states that there is none. I'm curious as to how they achieved such an aroma without it. Anyway, it's got some particulates floating about, but is generally pretty clear. Taste follows that dank nose, but there is a nice mango burst on the back end and it doesn't taste artificial. Bonus points for that. Third sip made me burp and it tasted like I had just taken a mondo bong rip. This isn't a bad beer at all, but the reefer taste gets a little overwhelming about half way through and it becomes something of a chore to finish. Your mileage will vary depending on how much (or little) you enjoy marijuana.

Apr 22, 2019
420 Strain Mango Kush Wheat Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 146 ratings