MagoTago
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #369
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,315
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 10.44%
Ratings:
275
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 09, 2021
Added:
Mar 18, 2013
Wants:
  138
Gots:
  11
SCORE
95
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Notes: Progressively hopped with the all-mighty Simcoe. Conditioned on heaps of fresh mango.
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4.25 by BarrelAgedG from California on May 09, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Pablo35 from Pennsylvania

A truly tasty juice bomber... another well done by Tired Hands!

Feb 09, 2020
 
4.31 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Dec 19, 2019
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Deep gold, almost orange color, substantial mouthfeel. On first sips, the mango flavor comes on strong. But then, Simcoe bite blends beautifully with tropical fruit, for an enjoyable if not complex New England style IPA. Tired Hands manages to keep the mango sweetness subliminal, but toward the end of the glass, the most brief sweetness becomes prominent, and magically disappears. Beautifully crafted!

Oct 20, 2019
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3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Canned 9/28/16; drank 10/13/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull yellow/orange appearance.

Nice off-white head; decent lace.

Mango, vanilla, banana & apple notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mango & banana flavors up front; dry, bitter orange rind notes on the finish.

This smelled good but was WAY too bitter to enjoy.

May 06, 2019
 
4.25 by RollTide7 from New Jersey on Sep 09, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Griffin2 from Virginia

Had this beer on draft at the Brew Cafe.
L - Pours a hazy orange color with a fluffy white head.
S - Smells of mango.
T - Tastes of mango, pineapple and lime.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Very enjoyable mango IPA.

Jun 10, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

This is a very nice and hoppy IPA with just about enough fruitiness to make it complex and refreshing. Smooth mouthfeel and a nice and long bitterness.

Jun 10, 2018
 
4.1 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Mar 29, 2018
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3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Enjoyed at the 2016 Copenhagen Beer Festival in Boston, MA. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a hazy golden hue with a thin white head that faded somewhat quickly to leave a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of muted hops, super super faint tropical notes and surprisingly light mango. Thought this would be far more assertive than it actually was.

T - Taste unfortunately is similar to the nose. The hops are solid enough albeit light. Little bit of generic tropical fruit, mango notes themselves are actually rather faint.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, alcohol hidden well, slightly creamy.

O - Overall this was a somewhat disappointing beer. Really expected a much more aggressive beer here and this was not it.

Serving Type: On Tap

Sep 20, 2017
 
4.24 by MeganandDana from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2017
 
4 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Mar 06, 2017
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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Kadonny from Pennsylvania

Poured from tap at the Brew Cafe into a pint glass.

L: A hazy light to medium golden color with a huge white head and huge glass lacing. Not super cloudy which sort of suprised me.

S: Tropical fruits and mango just come wafting out. Not picking up any sweetness on the nose.

T: Wow, loads of mango, guava, pineapple, tropical fruits along with some lemon and lime. Ever so slight candied sweetness that mixes with the huge fruit flavors. Finish is creamy smooth with a little bitterness. Dry finish as the fruit flavors linger. Nice.

F: Creamy, nice carbonation, no alcohol and a medium overall feel.

O: I heard the cans of this were not great, but on draft yersterday it was spectacular. I bought a growler so I'll revisit it in a few days but I expect to get the same opinion. Great beer.

Mar 06, 2017
 
3.79 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Mar 05, 2017
 
4.6 by malfunxion from New York on Feb 09, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by aquabears from Connecticut

SUPER cloudy and golden/straw color, peachy whit head. Smell is mango and maybe a hint of pineapple, definitely ripe fruit. Sharp bubble up front followed by a smooth, creamy, luxurious texture. Taste is mango and juicy, a little bubblegum on the back, some rind bitterness. The bitterness gets sharper as you work your way through, it started out tasting better than it does at the end.

Jan 10, 2017
 
4.07 by warlock_with_a_backpack from Wisconsin on Nov 28, 2016
 
2.02 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2016
 
2.64 by bobv from Vermont on Nov 26, 2016
 
3 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania on Nov 20, 2016
 
4.35 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Nov 17, 2016
 
4.34 by kjkinsey from Texas on Nov 17, 2016
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Nov 17, 2016
 
4 by Masters from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2016
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3.4/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by agreenman19 from Connecticut

L - oh man, all I did was crack the can it it looks like liquid mangos. Can't wait to pour... wtf this is the yellowist I've ever seen beer! It looks like straight puréed mangos! Incredible! An absolute brick of solid milky hazy yellow. Sticky lacing dissipates quickly but desperately grabs at the sides of the glass.

S - what's the smell? Could it be...? Mangos, you say? Well I never! Sweet and earthy mangos. Syrupy watermelon almost like Tired Hands's milkshake. Bubblegum and sugar. Cotton candy.

T - juicy punch up front but it's fleeting. Creamy mango and orange with a hint of grassy pineapple. But then that all goes away. I'm honestly not sure what happened to this beer. All those delectable sweet flavors and it comes crashing down spectacularly into a rindy bitter mess. Acidic and downright abrasive. Violent, even. Dries out the back of my throat and leaves a grainy mealy bitter sensation like I just got finished chewing on raw spinach. If crabgrass could possibly be unripe it would taste like this beer. What happened. It's almost not even a flavor. Just a sensation. A very bitter sensation. I've chewed on lemon rinds that taste like mango candy compared to this. Wow. Novocaine city.

F - relatively smooth and creamy but I'm quickly distractes by the astringency. Not sure how to rate this category because I think it's good, but the aggressive twang is so up in my face that I can't properly analyze the feel.

O - the beer looks goddamn amazing. Smells like a dream. But the taste. Dear god the taste! What happened?!

Nov 11, 2016
 
2.15 by erjaq from California on Nov 08, 2016
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1.84/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
by mattmarch from Tennessee

Pours a very cloudy yellow. Grapefruit Mango juice. Minimal head and lacing.
Smell was pleasant enough I guess, lot of bitterness like grapefruit juice.
Tasted awful, astringent highly bitter green pine sap, very green fruit perhaps. Hardly and fruit or sweet mango to be found. Also left a wonderful numb feeling on my tongue like I just left the dentist.

Nov 07, 2016
 
2.79 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Oct 31, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LAp from Ohio

16oz can poured into a teku glass. Pours a smoothie-like yellow-orange. Nose is strongly mango, with a faint underripe mango, almost chemical, background on the nose. The palate is at first, somewhat Julius-like: lots of tropical fruit (predominantly mango) resting in a smoothie-like mouthfeel. The backend of the palate (for this batch particularly) has been causing controversy, with this release having been dubbed "MagoTagoGate". There's a strong, chemical burn, like a way-underripe mango on steroids. This Campden-tablet like flavor mars what would otherwise be an extraordinary beer. So much so, in fact, that Tired Hands offered a refund on this batch (the cost of the can + 50c). Given that, and given that Paperhouse - the release of MagoTago aimed at correcting this - was a homerun, I don't feel I can adequately review this beer based on having tried an off iteration. As such, I will be reviewing this similarly to Paperhouse, to be more consistent with the flavor that has represented the majority of this beer's existence.

Oct 30, 2016
 
4.04 by Cath from New York on Oct 28, 2016
 
4.41 by JoeMans from New York on Oct 26, 2016
 
3.98 by 2beerdogs from California on Oct 25, 2016
 
4.23 by aasher from Indiana on Oct 22, 2016
 
3.16 by Jhfinn from New York on Oct 14, 2016
 
3.31 by acurtis from New Jersey on Oct 14, 2016
 
4.38 by StoutSnob40 from California on Oct 13, 2016
 
3.88 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Oct 11, 2016
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3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Ri0 from Wisconsin

Poured 16 oz can into snifter. Looks like a glass of pulp-less OJ with a 1.5 white head. Thin collar and small beads of lacing. Aroma is very mango with some grapefruit and citrus notes. The flavor is good mango and some grapefruit. It kinds loses me on the finish with very green bitter hops and pine sap (classic Simco). Feel is medium with good carbonation and a dry finish. A true hop head that enjoys mango should love this beer. I would have enjoyed it even more if it was sweeter and less bitter.

Oct 11, 2016
 
4.46 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Oct 02, 2016
 
4.83 by Bvac21 from Connecticut on Oct 02, 2016
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 275 ratings