Mago Tago | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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

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Reviews:
30
Ratings:
231
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
20.18%
 
 
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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. Pours an extremely hazy...well... mango color. Bright white and fluffy heady after the initial pour. Leaves decent lacing throughout the tasting,subtle globs of goodness. But damn this is some hazy stuff.

Smell is mostly of sweet sugar and a nice touch of mango. Aroma hops are very bright and green here. Beautiful piney and fruity notes with a touch of lemon zest.

Taste is bitter right from the get go. So much it attacks the tongue immediately and leaves a heavy hop linger. Mango follows that up with a sweet sugary kiss on the finish.

Mouth is medium bodied, good carbonation. Good balance not to syrupy and not to watery just about perefect. Slight buttery slickness film left in the mouth.

I was a little hesitant on a fruity IPA but overall a solid offering from tired hands. A delicious hoppy and fruity mango ipa combo. Very sneaky ABV as well. It simply does not taste like a 7.8% beer.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had: growler from TH

Poured a sample into a Left Hand mini snifter...not sure why. Opaque peach-yellow color, like grapefruit juice, with a thin, foamy white cap of head; nice lacing. Aroma is simply mango-laden, with notes of citrus zest, hop bitterness. Fruity mango goodness in the taste, but it doesn't come through as good as it does in the nose; an obvious hop bitterness comes in shortly after, leaving no doubt that this is an IPA; there's also a slight underlying grassy touch. A well-rounded IPA overall, with any sweetness coming from the fruit, and the malts being almost undetectable. It's not a fruit juice, it's an IPA. Light-medium body, crisp, dry, easily drinkable. Very nice overall. Would make a great summer brew.

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Photo of acolby
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is delicious, the mango is there, but it doesn't overpower anything. Still some solid grassy hop flavor as well is a lighter citrus like lemon showing up.

a: hazy, can't see through this glass. its a light straw yellow, not that golden color you normally attribute to an IPA. solid lacing and a fading head that remains in small amounts the whole way.

s: mango, lemon, grassy, little sweetness. great nose on this beer.

t: like the smell, this beer is a not so bitter ipa lending some sweetness from the mango that pairs well with the hops. no malt. not that i notice at all.

m: carbonation matches the head, pretty low but it really does remind you of a juice with the taste.

o: i loved this...enough to fill three growlers. enjoying one now. not the most hoppy ipa ever, but its a very well executed idea. the mango and the mango flavor profile hops did well together.

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Photo of GeoffreyM
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is my first review, so I wanted to make it a special one. I think this is my favorite Tired Hands beer. It was absolutely delicious. Had on tap at the Brewery in an 8 oz pour.

A: It looks like a faded orange juice. You can't see through it at all. A light head with nice lacing and a little bit of retention.

S: Mango, a little bit of lemon zest, sweetness, and a little bit of hops. The mango smell is the main scent you get. It really smells fantastic. I spent about 30 seconds just sniffing it before I had my first sip.

T: The taste is like the smell. The first thing I tasted was fresh mango flavor, followed by the IPA . There isn't all that much bitterness, but you can tell you're drinking an IPA. Overall, this beer just tastes delicious.

M: Not overly carbonated. Smooth without any kind of burn. I don't get any of the 7.8% in this.

O: My favorite Tired Hands beer. I was lucky enough to get a growler of this and it didn't last more than a day. Its a shame I'll probably never get to have it again. I almost wish this came out in the summer, so I could drink this out on the porch.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at The Brew Cafe in Ardmore.

Mago Tago looks like juice, not the normal golden colored IPA, Tago has depth and a solid orange slightly bronze body. A firm head that is creamy and off white and clings very nice. The scent is Mango rich, some hop backing, orange and really no malt to speak of, guessing the mango addition phased that out. Not picking up any of that 7% in the nose. Taste is clean, rich and ripe with mango flavor, hop essence and not a lot of intrusion. The feel comes off really smooth, does not scorch the tounge with bitterness or over carbonation, goes down like juice. If this was a bit lower in ABV I could take down quite a bit of this stuff. Going to have to get this again before it kicks.

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Mago Tago from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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