Mango Guppy
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,135
Ranked #11,168
4 | pDev: 7.25%
Dec 10, 2021
Aug 06, 2016
Very Good
Mango GuppyMango Guppy
Notes: Session IPA Brewed w/Honey & Mango Puree 4.6%ABV
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Ratings by kevanb:
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16oz draft poured at Local Option into a shaker pint. Enjoyed on 8.21.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a pale golden color, lightly hazy with a foamy white head, about a finger and a half high with good retention and lace. The aroma is nice, light mango fruit, very citrusy with tropical fruit forward hops and some biscuity pale grain lingers. Pretty simple session IPA, refreshing and inviting. The flavors echo the nose, lightly fruity hops, tropical with some mango puree, citrus peel and pale grain, soft and bready. The mouthfeel is nice, lighter body, gentle but lively, active carbonation and a dry finish.

Verdict: A nice Session IPA from Pipeworks, not really a ton of mango going on, but it's bright, tropical and refreshing. I might take a few other Session IPAs over this one, especially at the price point, but this was a solid offering.
Sep 24, 2016
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Rated: 3.66 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 10, 2021
Rated: 3.27 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Jul 23, 2020
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
32 ounce crowler in a chilled nonic pint glass.

Yellow golden color with a 2-plus F white cap. Nice retention and heavy ring lacing. It has the "come drink me" look.

Grainy to start. It takes a minute or two, then the mango is there. Sweet and lemony.

Mango, light caramel, lemony citrus, light grain.

Light body, easy drinking. Dry with a hop bite. Clean finish.

One leads to another type beer, ideal for a warm day, afternoon, or evening.
May 31, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

May 18, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

May 05, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by Toynk from Illinois

Apr 27, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by meatyard from Florida

Apr 06, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by JALIEN from Illinois

Feb 21, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Feb 13, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by Benish from Utah

Feb 01, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, long-lasting head of foam. It smelled of mango, orange peel and floral notes. Sweet mango and caramel with a hint of citric bite.
Jan 30, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by eppie82 from Illinois

Dec 25, 2018
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to sblickem for sending this one as part of the 2017 PGA Championship BIF box. Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a J. Wakefield O.G. teku glass.

A: Light gold and somewhat hazy. Good visible carbonation, and a finger's worth of white head with very good retention.

S: Tropical fruits, melon; citrus rind, a bit lemony. Cracker malts with a mild husk character to the grain. Not huge, but decent for a “Session IPA”.

T: Melons and tropical fruit - mango and pineapple. Then lemon citrus and and dank hops. The palest of cracker malts add a mild sweetness. A somewhat surprising amount of bitterness in the hang for a Session IPA - melon and citrus mostly.

M: A light body, though probably about average for style. Minimal alcohol presence and a good amount of carbonation sensation.

O: Not bad. It's not my favorite hop profile, and is borderline watery but I suppose acceptable for a Session IPA. There are better APAs in cans, but this isn’t something I’d turn my nose up at. Decent anyway.
Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by virinow from New York

May 29, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 25, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by Egotist from Illinois

May 08, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by Spluger from Massachusetts

May 06, 2018
Rated: 4 by sweemzander from Illinois

Feb 02, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jcb7472 from Florida

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Verasong from Illinois

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 4.63 by CervezaNY from New York

Nov 26, 2017
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Sample canned on 7/31/17, making it nearly four months old. Poured cold from pint can into a glass goblet. Hazy, slightly pale yellow in color, with a tentative pour yielding a one-finger white head that left some decent lacing as it settled. Big aromas and flavors of tropical fruit juice, with pine and citrus zest in the background. There is also a definite vegetal note reminiscent of celery. Despite the good malt structure and honey sweetness, the mouthfeel is medium light and the finish is quite dry. The vegetal notes begin to fade as the beer warms up and the tropical fruit notes become more prominent. Pretty good beer overall, but for my tastes this would be much better as a food beer rather than as a stand-alone sipper.
Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 4.79 by Maudrey from New Hampshire

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by Bloodsnot77 from New Hampshire

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Oct 23, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by mitch3114 from New York

Oct 04, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by malfunxion from New York

Oct 03, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Sep 26, 2017
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
No date on can. Pours a rather clear golden color with a fluffy head of 1 finger, that recedes and leaves very thick cottage cheese-like lacing on the sides.

Lots of dirty, stinky fruit aromas, with a good dose of arm pit/feet. Hints of mango, guava, and passion fruit. It's strong but not particularly desirable.

The flavor is there, though. Very tart and juicy mango, hints of red grapefruit, slight orange pith, and a bready finish. I get suggestions of honey, but not really a flavor. Largely fruity overall. The only knock i have against it is that it explodes into water somewhat towards the end.

Feel is crisp and clean, and it's a good deal watery, but still manages to surface some hop resins like desperate buoys floating through the lake of electricity.

Overall, this is a very good session IPA. I'd guess from the way the flavor peeks through and how it kind of drifts away, is that it started as an Imperial IPA and was diluted at pitching time a good bit to bring the ABV down. It drinks like a session, but it sure doesn't taste like one.
Sep 21, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by BAsbill from California

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by broadway848 from New York

Sep 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Sep 15, 2017
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
L: Hazy golden color, two finger white head, messy lacing, medium carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, mango, hops.

T: Watery, hint of tropical fruits, hops, slightly bitter.

F: Very light bodied, watery.

O: Drinkable but nothing I want to have again.
Sep 14, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Mattymystique from Massachusetts

Sep 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden pour. Tall frothy light tan head. Decent retention and spotty bits of lacing.

S: Definitely got some mango in there. Very light citrus and tropical fruit in general. Sweet; can really smell that honey.

T: Yup, more of the same. Tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. Citrusy grapefruit. Maybe some passion fruit? Touch of honey but I'm honestly not sure if my brain is telling me there's honey because I know there's supposed to be honey? Very very very VERY light cracker malt. Crisp finish with hints of mango and tropical fruits.

M: Somewhat thin and watery feel. Crisp finish.

O: Not bad. Suffers the same fate of most session IPAs. Sounds like a great idea but then you just end up with a somewhat "meh" beer. It's good but it's nothing special.
Sep 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Bdubz94 from Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can dated 7/31/17 so about 5 weeks on it.

Pours a slightly cloudy light amber color with a one finger head that sticks around for a bit.

Smells very fruity: lots of mango, pineapple and citrus. Very tropical with minimal hop tones.

Taste is light and fruity. Not overly bitter but some hops are present. Very sweet overall, can't really isolate honey but it probably adds to the sweetness.

Feel is medium body and well carbonated. Juicy and extremely drinkable.

Overall a great pale ale. Will definitely look for more beer from Pipeworks in the future.
Sep 07, 2017
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