The Whale Tickler Mango IPA
Spiteful Brewing

The Whale Tickler Mango IPAThe Whale Tickler Mango IPA
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Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,229
Ranked #5,838
4.13 | pDev: 7.99%
Nov 04, 2020
Sep 04, 2014
The Whale Tickler Mango IPAThe Whale Tickler Mango IPA
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3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Grizzbeer from Illinois

This beer looks fine to me. Nothing terribly special. You can really smell the mango, and sipping this smooth DIPA packs a fruity punch as well. I cant get over how smooth this goes down with how high the ABV is. Overall one I will definitely continue to grab from the store from time to time.

Nov 04, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on June 3, 2020.

Oct 19, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by stortore from Illinois

16 ounce can into a tulip snifter. Canned 4/21/20, had 6/15/20. Replaces rating only from 2014.

Pours a bright orange color, somewhat cloudy at the pour but fairly clear later, with a one and a half inch foamy head with great retention and a decent amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of mango, grapefruit, pineapple, light lemon, some malt, a sweet honey- like aroma, some pine as it warms. Flavors of mango, pineapple, some grapefruit, light lemon, malt, light pine, a little bit of a sweet note- sugary, but not as sweet as it smelled. Has a good amount of hop bitterness midway through the finish. Smooth, semi dry, a very good lighter body, well carbonated.

Really good, with lots of mango, lots of good citrus hops. The flavor is very good, but not quite as good as I remember it. But six years is a long time in the beer world, so I might be all wrong. Well executed and very enjoyable. Well worth a purchase when it comes around.

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Jun 25, 2020
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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Roguer from Connecticut

Very dark orange coppery body, slightly hazy and barely translucent. Very good head production and lacing; decent retention.

Sharp hoppy nose, with bright citrus hop tones, pineapple, papaya, honey, and of course mango.

Really tasty! Nicely balanced, with strong bitterness and restrained mango presence. It's juicy, but the mango complements the hops, instead of taking over as a sour fruited IPA. No hint of the sky high ABV.

Jun 05, 2020
4.3 by Chris7482 from Illinois on May 25, 2020
4.07 by BeerLover99 from Illinois on May 20, 2020
4 by dexterk1 from Illinois on May 18, 2020
3.78 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 06, 2016
3.41 by enelson from Illinois on Jul 02, 2016
4.13 by Inglewood from Illinois on Jun 06, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by mfnmbvp from Illinois

22 oz. bottle, handwritten Batch #409 on the label. Acquired a bottle of this stuff from the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours very juicy golden orange, literally looks like a glass of pulpy orange nectar. Finger of frothy wispy white head that dies out. Scattered spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is soft at times, but when given a nice swirl it conjures huge huge huge mouthwatering citrus smack: orange juice, pulp, citrus peel, lemon, grapefruit rind, juicy piney hops. Very nice, but it could stand to be a bit more in-your-face.

T - Very crisp & juicy; tons of huge juicy authentic mango puree goodness on this one. Zesty orange / lemon / tangerine, grapefruit, pine, pineapple. Major citrus bomb, for damn sure. Mango doesn't distinctly come to mind, but it's very juicy, citric, and tropical. Literally tastes like it had orange juice poured into it.

M - Feel is smooth & juicy, tart & citric, with crisp carbonation. Medium-bodied, supremely easy drinking for the high 9.20% abv.

Overall, an excellent DIPA from Spiteful; one of the best i've tried from these guys yet. Glad i was able to grab a bottle, very recommended.

Spiteful Brewing The Whale Tickler Mango IPA -----4/5.

May 22, 2016
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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by larryarms847 from Illinois

Pours a gorgeous and hazy sunburst orange with a half finger of off-white foam that dissipates quickly.

Pungent aroma of mango, melon, pineapple, and other tropical fruit notes. Lemony and orange citrusy notes are also apparent.

Flavor doesn't match aroma to the T, but still offers a pleasant juicy tropical fruit hop flavor.

Medium-bodied, low-medium carbonation, juicy tropical fruit.

Overall, if you have a chance to grab one of these do it. Needs some tweaks in the flavor department but is an absolutely solid, juicy DIPA.

May 20, 2016
4 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois on May 14, 2016
4.27 by novamat from Illinois on May 06, 2016
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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by FBarber from Illinois

(May 2016 release - on draught.)

Poured a hazy opaque mango orange color. Thin off-white head, bit it stuck around. Smell was mango forward with some undertones of grapefruits and citrus rind. Nice smell. Taste was a nice balance of showcasing the mango but not tasting like it was brewed with mango syrup. Not sweet at all. In fact, the beer borders on being very bitter, and perhaps a touch of sweetness could have balanced the bitterness out. Feel was spot on, smooth, drinkable (even taking the bitterness into account this beer is really drinkable) and very tasty.

Really nice offering from Spiteful. Could use a couple tweaks, but its still a nice beer.

May 05, 2016
4.06 by ultrasrs from Illinois on May 02, 2016
4.35 by gfunk1121 from Illinois on Jan 02, 2016
4.18 by thewimperoo from Illinois on Jun 24, 2015
4.25 by tmryan21 from Illinois on May 29, 2015
4.07 by CBucks12 from Illinois on May 14, 2015
3.69 by acurtis from New Jersey on May 07, 2015
4 by fthegiants from California on Apr 27, 2015
Photo of Nichols33
3.24/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Very average DIPA, nothing bad but nothing special

Apr 19, 2015
4.25 by TomO23 from Illinois on Apr 18, 2015
3.98 by mbmiche from Illinois on Apr 17, 2015
4.54 by pagriley from Illinois on Apr 14, 2015
4.15 by kodt from Illinois on Apr 14, 2015
4.25 by muskiesbadgersnbeer from Minnesota on Apr 12, 2015
4.09 by smutty33 from Connecticut on Apr 12, 2015
3.39 by HartsyThaiFood from Illinois on Apr 06, 2015
4.02 by brn9000 from Illinois on Apr 06, 2015
Photo of MasterSki
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by MasterSki from Canada (ON)

Bottle from Bottles & Cans. Served in a Duvel tulip.

A - Murky, turbid, mango juice body, topped by a generous off-white foam that settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and plenty of splotching lacing.

S - Mango, tropical fruits, hint of onion, zesty citrus, and a fairly understated crackery malt backdrop.

T - Similar taste, with a good deal of mango, passion fruit, juicy citrus, a hint of zest and herb, and a fairly neutral sugary malt backdrop. A bit understated and muddled compared to the aroma. Bitterness is moderate but doesn't get excessive, although there is a mild aspirin note after a while

M - Medium body, dry, with lots of lingering hop oils and resins. Not much alcohol presence. Pleasant, moderate carbonation level.

D - Wish the flavor matched the aroma, as I think it's really interesting. Flavor is a bit too bitter and lacking in 'pop'. Still, on the whole it is pretty enjoyable. Had no problem splitting a bottle with my roommate.

Apr 06, 2015
4 by Tanktizzo from Illinois on Apr 05, 2015
3.85 by lloydboss from Illinois on Apr 05, 2015
3.78 by Jaycase from Illinois on Apr 04, 2015
4.28 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Apr 04, 2015
4.45 by RMelyon from Illinois on Apr 04, 2015
4 by krome from Illinois on Apr 04, 2015
4 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Apr 04, 2015
4.25 by Kurmaraja from California on Apr 02, 2015
The Whale Tickler Mango IPA from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 88 ratings