Mago Tago | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
tiredhands.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Progressively hopped with the all-mighty Simcoe. Conditioned on heaps of fresh mango.

Added by BARFLYB on 03-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#796
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
266
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
9
Trade:
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Photo of mattmarch
1.84/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
2.02/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of erjaq
2.15/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of bobv
2.64/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Duncian
2.79/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
3/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jhfinn
3.16/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.28/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale orange. Almost yellow. Medium white head. Leggy. Medium collar.

Smell - Lots of mango. Some citrus hops. Doughy pale malt. And diacetyl. Took a while for it to show itself, but as the beer warms, it's strong.

Taste - Mango flavor up front. Diacetyl immediately also. Citrus hops. Orange peel. Sweet pale malt. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweet. Medium low carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - Tastes great except for the diacetyl. Good while it was cold, but the diacetyl began to overwhelm.

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Photo of acurtis
3.31/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of agreenman19
3.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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?!

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.48/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.49/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a 16oz can purchased at today's release at Fermentaria. Pours a dense, opaque yellow and looks, well, like a glass of mango juice. Delightful fruit-driven nose, but a very bitter finish which detracts from an otherwise pleasant brew. Perhaps too high an ABV for this style? Under-ripe mangoes used? Too hyper-fresh in terms of hops? Maybe this will mellow with some age. Possibly also just a poor batch.

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Photo of Phurley2
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liquorpig
3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudzud
3.64/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of tvghost
3.67/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aquabears
3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hannydawg
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Mpontiakos
3.77/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 hope head that enjoys mango should love this beer. I would have enjoyed it even more if it was sweeter and less bitter.

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Photo of Florida9
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale, pastel, yellow. Incredibly cloudy to the point of being opaque. Forms a modest fizzy white head. Light lacing. Smell is pleasant: lots of biscuit malt and lots of "dry" citrus hops with mango to a lesser extent. Also citrus, mango, and tropical fruit, but very light, crisp, and almost lemony. Taste is very crisp and dry. Citrus, grapefruit, grapefruit zest. Very light on body. Very dry.
Overall a bit disappointing. Was expecting a lot more mango out of this one, but its very dry and quite crisp as if all of the sugars had been fermented out of it. Nicely hopped and a decent beer, but was expecting more complexity with a beer that was more fruit forward. In the end, there were three of us drinking a growler and after a glass each, we all just moved on to another beer.

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Mago Tago from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 266 ratings
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