Double Milkshake IPA - Mango
Tired Hands Brewing Company

Double Milkshake IPA - MangoDouble Milkshake IPA - Mango
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Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 13.25%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
51
From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
97
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 51
Photo of Myotus
4.8/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured at 50°F from a pint can (canned on 13Jul16) into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Consumed on 02Aug16.
SMELL: A preposterous amount of mango aromas are supported by strong aromas of peaches, papayas, and apricots. Mild scents of white bread, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, vanilla, and cream along with subtle pine and black pepper aromas supply a perfect balance.
5 out of 5
TASTE: An extreme gush of mangos immediately envelopes the taste buds. Strong flavors of peaches, apricots, and papayas expand the gargantuan fruitiness while mild flavors of white bread offer a balancing malt presence. The fruity profile continues to expand as strong flavors of orange, tangerine, and grapefruit flood the palate and mild flavors of black pepper, vanilla, and cream add a very unique aspect to this style. Mild flavors of pine and hints of bitterness bring further balance to the beer as all prior flavors persist, except for cream and black pepper, which both grow slightly stronger.
4.75 out of 5
NOTE: I have never had a beer with such an outrageous perception of mango in it. Not only was this the most mango forward brew that I have enjoyed, but there was a perfect balance from the malt, bitterness, lactose, and vanilla that ensured this simply was not a mango nuke to the palate. The sole characteristic of this beer that hindered it from being perfect to me was the black pepper. The amounts found in the smell were wonderful, but they dominated a bit too much in the taste.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a viscous mango color with a little head but decent lacing, super hazy. Aromas of hop soaked over ripe juicy mango. Notes of sweet mango pulp all over, prickly tropical hops, dank and some underripe stone fruits. Medium toward full body, creamy, prickly bite, little dry on the finish, great linger and no hint at the abv. This is stunning, simply stunning that's all I can say.

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Photo of Rizzy17
4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served out of a can into a wine tasting glass.

A: A deep, dark, almost opaque orange. Thin white head that lingers. Thick and juicy looking.
S: So much mango fruitiness on the nose.
T: Mangoes abound with a sharp bitter bite on the finish.
F: Full bodied that sits in the mouth really well.
O: So delicious and juicy. Not even super reminiscent of a milkshake but just an awesome juicy IPA.

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Photo of Bsquirrelbrewer
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. The look is an opaque slightly darker yellow or gold, almost like a mix of mango and apricot juice. Vanilla dances in with the fruit on the aroma. The taste is strong, with fruit, booze, and floral hops harmonizing in a delicious balance. The mango and vanilla are prevalent, and the high abv and hops keep the sweetness in check. The mouthfeel is full bodies and creamy (or that could just be confirmation bias because of the "milkshake" name). A fantastic beer and my favorite of Tired Hands milkshake IPAs to date.

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Photo of rudzud
4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice super milkshake orange hue with a fat head that fades to leave nice lacing and wisps.

S - Aromas of light mango, faint citrus, the mosaic is starting to really shine through. Very little lactose sugars.

T - Taste is nicely creamy, good lactose and vanilla, excellent. Good nice light tropical notes. Really solid with a light mango flavour, too light honestly.

M - Mouthfeel is creamy, nicely lactose heavy.

O - Overall this is a very solid lactose forward beer. Very well done!

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
4.22/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a nice fluffy foamy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, murky milkshake thick tangerine orange color.

Nose big citrus tropical fruits, mango mostly green mango skin, plenty of rind, citrus tangerine, maybe some mild pine sap and onion thing, musty resin.

Taste brings plenty of vanilla lactose cream, creamy mango fluff, juicy mango, plenty of rind, some Nice mango and citrus tropical fruits, vanilla mango rind and orange cream thing, but still doesn't pop a much as the last one I had, fair to higher bitterness. Finish is sticky sweet, candy, rind, spicy hop lingering.

Mouth is creamy rich, no booze, lighter carb.

Overall Mixed, mango was good but not popping as well, vanilla lactose was better flavor wise but less nose.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Robust hazy golden and honeycomb hues with a frothy white head and insane lacing
S: Loads of french vanilla bean ice cream and freshly cut ripe mangoes
T: An orchestrated symphony of flavors. The initial rush is tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, and tangerines that is swiftly met by wave after wave of creamy vanilla and cake frosting. The sweet finish lingers on the tongue, but then a subtle jab of bitter hops reminds you that you're drinking an IPA and not an actual milkshake
F: Signature creamy and thick mouthfeel that TH has perfected in its milkshake series
O: For me this surpassed the Calamansi and Peach milkshakes (my two favorites so far). The flavors here just flat out work and combine effortlessly to recreate a decadent dessert in beer form. I can appreciate that this style of IPA may not be for everyone, but in the IPA zeigeist of the moment that applauds juicy IPAs this milkshake offshoot is carving out an incredibly tasty niche. To that end, Mango Double reigns king in my perspective - seek this one out and you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of Beer4B
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Incredible nose, all mango and hops. It really drinks like a milkshake in consistency. It overtakes your mouth with fruit juice and is really unique with how strongly the mango juice is.
As it warmed the booz came through a good bit but it was otherwise dangerous shake juice if that's what you're into!

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Photo of Sinhoptra
4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: pourd into a snifter cloudy with golden fög slight foam sits as it settles.
S: whiffs of of sticky mango reeked as i gave the milkshake a swirl in my snifter.
T:all mango and sweet up front ,
With a pinch of hop n spice at the end.
F: creamy and smooth nothing like anything I've ever had.
O: hands down this is probably the best IPA I've ever had!

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Photo of avas
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 7/14. Consumed 7/21.

A: Thick, heavy, and viscous, like a melted mango creamsicle. Minimal head formation. Straight up haze doesn't allow even the slightest bit of light through.

S: Aroma immediately pops out of the glass with tons of vanilla and mango. Like sticking your nose into a tub of mango + vanilla bean ice cream. Hints of citrus—orange, grapefruit, tangerine— and sweet bready malt come out more as it warms, but are definitely overshadowed by the aromas of the non-hop additions. Overall, the nose on this is as pungent as they come.

T: Whoa. Sweet, sticky mango coats the mouth up front. Rich vanilla bean closely follows along with some contributions from the hops (orange zest from the Citra and an earthy, floral grassiness courtesy of the Mosaic). The finish is really interesting, as the ultra sweet, candy-like flavors completely succumb to a surprisingly enjoyable combination of creamy milkiness (from the lactose, I presume), dank bitterness, spicy green mango, and grassy berries. Super unconventional, but it works damn well.

M: Ultra creamy… As the name suggests, it’s dense and chewy. The addition of oats and lactose truly give it the mouthfeel of a melted milkshake. Light carbonation, medium+ bitterness, yet highly drinkable. Hard to believe this thing is nearly 10%… Feels like 7-8%. Insane.

O: Okay, so this may not be for everyone, but it certainly epitomizes the ‘juice bomb’ term that seems to be thrown around every which way nowadays. It’s one of the most unique beers I’ve ever tried; they really pull off the combination of lactose, vanilla, mango, and intense dry hopping. I personally prefer more of the yeasty, bready backbone vs. the milky lactose backbone that they're experimenting with in the Milkshake series, but mad respect to TH and Omni for inventing such a crazy interesting style. Basically, this is a dessert in the form of a ~10% beer, and I'm super thankful that I had the chance to try it.

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Double Milkshake IPA - Mango from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 51 ratings