Here Comes Mango IPA
Belching Beaver Brewery

Here Comes Mango IPAHere Comes Mango IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,594
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #25,947
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 8.16%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
61
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Belching Beaver Brewery
 
California, United States
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Very Good
Here Comes Mango IPAHere Comes Mango IPA
Notes: This is a delicious and fruity IPA without the punch to the face. The Amarillo and Simcoe hops complement natural mango flavor for a juicy, tropical, well-balanced beer. Originally made for Sublime Alehouse's 4th Anniversary.

IBU: 55
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 61 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a yellow color ale with a nice large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh juicy mango notes with some citrusy floral hops notes also perceptible. Taste is a nice mix for juicy mango juice notes with some citrusy floral hops notes with light tropical notes also discernible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Loved the fact that mango are really coming through in this one.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Single 12 oz can - not clearly dated. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow/straw colour with 1 and 1/2 fingers bubbly, foamy head.
Smells of grainy malt - fruity - citrus, mango, hint of sweatiness.
Taste initially sweet malt, but as swallow bitter generic citrus - mango - a touch medicinal, aspirin - almost chemical in nature.
Medium mouthfeel - creamy but the odd bitter artificial fruitiness at the back of the mouth overwhelms. Not my cup of tea....

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Photo of Lobina
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer I don’t usually like flavored IPAs but this one was very drinkable and a good summer time brew. Give it a try,

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can, no dating, from Donald poured into SN Spiegl glass.

Deep honey gold with nice haze and lighting up the sides. The head is 3 fingers, very fluffy, and lace destroys the glass where it was.

Aromas of mango candy, earthy tea, peach yogurt, and slight grass.

Flavor is again of mango candy, followed by wet earth and green tea, peaches, wet grass, and finally yogurt.

Feel is crisp and unsubstantial, doesn't really leave much of a feeling in the mouth except on the finish where there's lingering resins.

Overall, definitely some lactose going on in this beer even though it's not listed. The resemblance to mango/peach yogurt is pretty strong. Nice earthy tea notes balance it out, but this beer comes across kind of boring in a way. I can't quite put a finger on it.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16-oz. Bruges beer glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.33 (w/ 10 percent off)
Purchased: March 29, 2019
Consumed: March 30, 2019
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: No canned on date

Actually picked up two of these at Bine & Vine on a recent trip, but meant to only get one. Surprised I hadn’t reviewed it, let alone even tried it. I thought I’d had it before. Calls for, “This is a delicious and fruity IPA without the punch to the face. The Amarillo and Simcoe hops complement natural mango flavor for a juicy, tropical and well-balanced beer.”

Poured a light amber murky color with two fingers of off-white frothy head. Could see some bubble streams coming up along the sides of the glass at different speeds. Very good spotty lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled mango, peach fruit at the bottom yogurt, apricot and pineapple. Couldn’t really decipher any hops, but was really digging this. Even sweeter out of the can. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste wasn’t nearly as good, but still solid. Got mango, peach fruit at the bottom yogurt, apricot, pineapple, hints of Amarillo and lingering spice, probably from the Simcoe. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Fruity finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Really liked this beer for what it was. (Overall - 4.25)

4.20 | 94 | A-

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle poured into tulip. Pours a bright, clear yellow with two plump fingers of off-white head that leaves termite mound lace as it recedes.

Smells of mango puree, grapefruit zest, sliced oranges, pineapple chunks, some dinner roll breadyness, wet stone and some gently piney, citrusy hops.

Tastes of juicy mango, more navel orange and pink grapefruit, tropical pineapple notes, bready caramel malt and more soft pine resin and orange rind hop bitterness. Booze is detectable.

Feels soft and smooth. Medium bodied with fluffy carbonation. Finishes dry with a slight hint of alcohol.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Easy to drink and very tasty. This should qualify as a fruit salad of some sort for those of us that are dieting.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here comes the mango IPA
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a billowy white head of three finger height. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of a sweet ripe mango smell that has a very hefty showing of a wheat bread smell. Along with the bready and mango come some lighter aromas of other tropical fruits of papaya and tangerine with hints of a banana and yeast aroma tagging along as well.
Taste – The taste begins sweet mango and tropical fruit flavor of tangerine, papaya, and pineapple. There is a decent showing of a doughy flavor that, as the taste advances, becomes slightly more grainy in nature. All the while there is a slightly yeasty taste present throughout. The hop tastes are very light upfront, being largely masked by the sweet mango and doughy tastes. As the doughy tastes convert to a more grainy taste a little bit the hops start taking on a more pronounced role, with a grapefruit hop becoming quite a bit more noticeable. Toward the end the sweet flavors of mango and papaya really get quite strong and with a little bit of grass, hay, and pine, one is left with a sweet and moderately hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather thick and chewy side with a carbonation level that is average. For the rich fleshy fruit flavors and the doughy and yeasty tastes the thick chewy feel is spot on and makes for a nice thick media to appreciate the rich flavors.
Overall – This is a rather nice and tasty brew overall. Lots of flavor. A little sweet, but still very drinkable. A good one to try!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

8oz glass at Beer Revolution YEG Oliver Square, where it is slightly cheaper than the ridiculous bomber price of this stuff around these parts.

This beer appears a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with one finger of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some decent pockmarked limestone cliff lace around the glass as things slowly move southwards.

It smells of juicy mango, grainy and crackery pale malt, some mixed domestic citrus fruitiness, a damp minerality, and some leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, some indistinct tropical fruity notes, a bit of meaty yeastiness, and more earthy, musty, and grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly low-key in its innocuous frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and generally smooth, with nothing really causing any sort of trouble at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, the blended frootiness providing the lingering entertainment.

Overall - this is a genial enough offering, but not as heady as would warrant the elevated price taggery (thanks, Mister Burns!). Glad I got to try it in a smaller serving size, as it's a one and done for this camper.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

$ 10.67 (Including shipping)/22 oz capped bottle ($ 0.484/oz), from Tavour, Seattle, WA.
Date in yellow ink on bottom rim – partially gone. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand -washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Light yellow, clear, some effervescence. Thick layer of sediment
Head – Large (Maximum 7.2 cm, aggressive center pour), white, dense and creamy with a top layer of rocks, slooowly diminishing to a two mm ring fed by effervescence and a round, entire, crateriform island of tiny bubbles that nearly covers the entire surface. Head retraction leaves a wide ring of finely-laced foam.
Lacing – Very nice.
First pour – Light yellow, clear. The second pour was more controlled to minimize disturbing the sediment but still produced a large, creamy head.
Aroma – 4 – Weak mango and slightly sour.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins slightly fruity, possibly mango, with just a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Malt and alcohol are absent, as are diacetyl and dimethylsulfide. Post-consumption belches have more mango than the initial flavor.
Palate – 3.5 - Light to medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and summation – 3.75 – This is well on its way to becoming a lawnmower beer. Throughout the aroma and initial taste bud analysis, the mango is weak and uncertain. The perhaps too lively carbonation does serve to accentuate the mango in the gaseous secondary taste phase. Overall, I’d drink this on tap or in 12 ozers but I think the bomber price point is a bit extreme.

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Photo of lucius10
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A great nose! Tropical and Mango Notes...taste doesn't follow the nose in intensity...taste is more subdued...which was a little disappointing. I checked Belching Beavers website and it says that this beer is available year-around and is NOT retired. The label in the pic and the label on my 22 oz. bottle is slightly different so, it could be that.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22 oz bottle into glass mug. Average yellow colour with thick white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of wheaty mango and pineapple. Taste is of smooth citrus hops and tropical fruit. Great mouthfeel, goes down smooth. Prost!

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly cloudy yellow pour with a big white head. Really nice big and juicy mango aroma. Taste has nice bitterness upfront with strong citrus and tropical fruit flavors. The straight mango flavor is a bit more subdued in the taste than the nose.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- clear copper color, huge foamy head, eventually settles down, nice lacing, can see lots of sediment in the bottle
S- mostly mango and wheat
T- citrus hops, mango
M- medium bodied
D- I thought it was really good. I would drink it again.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, amber hue. Loose off-white fluffy foam. Smells of mango, pineapple, and subtle hop bitters. Taste is lightly hoppy, a gentle mango flavor comes through and stays to the finish. Overall, pretty good but would like a little more mango.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good sweet IPA all around. Don't get much mango but there is some. Great balance of tropical hop and bitterness that makes this easy to put down. Light in feel with that tropical overtones for sure. Fun find for sure.

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Photo of Jpeach70
3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look- Looks like mango! Yellow and hazy with an orange tint. Half finger of head.

Smell- Mango, pineapple, strawberry, and wheat.

Taste- At first, a mouthful of citrus hops. Followed by a very sweet almost unnatural aftertaste of mango and tropical fruits.

Feel- Wet, full bodied.

When I first smelled this beer I wanted to really like it, the smell is pretty amazing. However the more I drank it the more the sweetness got to me, and left a thick unnatural taste in my mouth that was less than pleasant.

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Photo of mactrail
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy amber brew with a long-lasting foam. Fruity aroma but not overtly mango. Maybe in the aftertaste it's more like mango. Tastes like pineapple-banana fruit juice. But then there's the hoppy kick. The hops are quite bitter, like some kind of herbal tea overdose. Starts sweet and fruity, finishes bitter and brutal. Not such a good combination. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Barons Market on West Point Loma.

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Here Comes Mango IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 61 ratings