Mango Tango Foxtrot
Deep River Brewing Co.

Mango Tango FoxtrotMango Tango Foxtrot
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American IPA
Ranked #3,319
Ranked #18,449
3.87 | pDev: 9.56%
Deep River Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
Mango Tango FoxtrotMango Tango Foxtrot
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 94
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy Amber color, nice head. Aroma is tropical, mango notes. Flavor is sweet, tropical fruits with a strong bitter. Good body and feel. Overall, very strange and unquie nice fruits and hop flavors.

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Photo of VABA
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a hazy amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has mango and malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a mango and malt flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good IPA

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My bestie got me a can of this. It exploded upon opening....lost half the can on the counter. What was left poured a hazy orangish with fizzy white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had overprime influence with touches of sweet citrus. The taste was sweet malt mixed with tropical fruit. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with super fizzy carbonation. Overall it was an 'aight beer....would try it again but only from tap....not can or bottle.

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Photo of krbrevard
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sad to say, I was expecting more based on the name of the beer. I get zero mango on the nose or palate with this one. Malts are nice and hops are certainly present, it was just not quite as accurate as advertised. I'll spare you the ASTMO and say while somewhat average of a beer, a drinkable ale when put in front of or behind something hoppier...

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Photo of MacMalt
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16 oz. can into pint glass. It pours a cloudy orange color with a finger of milk white head and extensive lacing. The nose is hop forward but there is also a nice fruity aroma. This ale features a nice balance of sweet tropical fruit and bitter Australian hops. There is also a discernible malt presence. It's medium bodied with pleasant carbonation and the moderate 5.7% ABV allows for easy drinking. Overall, this is a very easy drinking American IPA. I had it with a burrito stuffed with three types of meat and it paired very nicely. I would welcome the opportunity to drink this again.

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Photo of haines710
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on tap and in a 16 oz.can while on vacation in Corolla, NC. Loved the fruity smell that was grapefruit and slight mango. I enjoyed this beer very much. Nice Amber color and refreshing hoppy taste. Maybe part of it was being on vacation but this fruity hop combo really hit the spot. I might try to find some to take home.

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Photo of stakem
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pounder can into a tulip appears hazy copper with a white head that fades leaving a wall of lace.

Aroma is very fruit forward with citrus, herbs, grass and even a vinous appeal. The vinous character grows as it breathes.

Tastes vinous, tropical with hops, fruity alcohol, slight grassy and herbal/pithy.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. A brewery and beer i never heard of before that honestly caught me off guard by how well its done. Though i must admit im quite partial to the hops used.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Slightly cloudy amber pour. World class head volume, quite outstanding retention and outstanding lacing.

Outstanding nose of mango, light orange, subtle zest and spruce sub notes over light malt.

Light medium body that is smooth. Very good carbonation / body balance with a fair amount of effervescence in the middle and nice prickly finish.

The flavor profile is good but fails to live up to the nose. It begins with light zest (mostly grapefruit) that dominates throughout. Balance is lacking in that not enough sweetness arrives mid-palate to allow mango to take center stage. Mango's influence is so subdued you have to really look hard to find it. Bitterness is mild for the style. The finish leaves a lingering note of zest.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Excelent start for this local IPA with flying hop bullets all over the tall boy can. Nice off white rocky wet head that breaks apart over a few minutes but leaves big, sticky lace. The nose does deliver the promised mango odor but also includes floral hops, a serious grapefruit note, and other assorted fruitiness.

Big, broad flavor with nice initial bitterness that recedes into graininess and astringence in the aftertaste. Citrus and other IPA notes are briefly on display and then it all kind of goes Fubar... Carbonation seems bit much as well, and the finish is thin and kind of watery once the bubbles fade.

What a shame since it started so well. Cool can though.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

heres a weird one for all of the people that like the unconventional. supposedly a mango ipa, but to all in our little group yesterday afternoon, it smelled and tasted exactly, and i really do mean exactly, like the baked yams or sweet potatoes you have on thanksgiving with the marshmallows on top. spitting image i swear. lots of sugars, not as much hops as needed in an ipa, especially on the bitterness side of things, and while i suppose i do get a little hint of fresh mango in the nose, there is a definitely earthy starchy sweet potato aspect to this that cannot be denied. i did not dislike it at all, but thought it a little weird that this flavor profile has developed in a beer that is supposed to be hop forward. they either used some weird varietals or didnt use enough of them, because this falls well short of the ipa hoppy range. the mango could be a nice touch, but i really dont get that in the taste. maybe it just took a weird turn with the other ingredients. its tough to say. i didnt necessarily dislike this, and think its definitely one of the more distinct beers ive had recenty, but it really doesnt taste like an ipa with a kick of mango in it. it tastes like a thanksgiving side dish. weird first beer for me from deep river. are they all this peculiar?

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Photo of SeanBond
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an interesting one. Not a huge mango taste, but it melds REALLY well with the hop flavor, cutting down on hop bitterness while not being overbearingly fruity. Not gonna blow you away, but it's really pleasant to drink.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wow, tastes terrible. Bitter with no redeeming flavor of any kind. Like drinking a wet pine cone. Bitter oily resiny - but in a bad way. Cool can though!

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Photo of farrago
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A simple pour yields a huge head that basically fills half the pint glass, delicately whipped up microfoam, pure white, lingers for some time, the lacing is formed of tiny random splotches, few streaks. The liquid is a bright coppery color with (no surprise) a blizzard of bubbles throughout, clean and transparent until you get to the bottom of the can and the floaties get into your glass. The nose is piney and filled with dried mown grass, peppery, thick country bread crusts, overall it’s shy and retiring, the mango is most noticeable because it says “mango” on the label, you smell as much basic apricot and peach scents, pleasant enough, not much there to assess. In the mouth it’s light to medium-bodied with a nice prickle from that tightly woven carbonation. More fruit forward here although nowhere near sweet, mango, apricot, apple and pear, broader orange citrus presence too. It’s grassy without a real bite, peppery and bready, minimal flowers or pine. Drying through the finish, contributes to its self-effacement. Leaves you wishing there was more oomph in the fruit flavor department.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy orange with a really big bright white head.

The smell is tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit. The smell is too weak though.

The taste is tropical fruits, earthy flavours, a little bitterness.

The mouthfeel is fairly light with low carbonation.

Overall decent but not remarkable. The nose and taste is too weak and the body is a little off.

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Photo of agreenman19
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - pours a translucent gold with a HUGE head. Took me five minutes to pour the damn beer. So much foam. It's out of control!

S - faint mango aroma. They're trying here, but it's not terribly full and rich-smelling. Slightly metallic and airy. Some kolschy yeast and German spices too. Strange.

T - doesn't really taste like an IPA! Very spicy. Almost like a saison. Peppercorn. Not much mango really. Weird beer. Getting some more tropicalia on the back end.

F - sharp and prickly, like a saison, but also has a certain smoothness to it.

O - I'm not entirely sure they canned the right beer here! Different, that's for sure. As it warms, the IPA flavors come out more, but there is still something funky going on.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This drinks with obvious mango flavor, but ends with a sharply bitter pine. Some floral notes and a bit of grapefruit waft pass the mid palate. If the mango sweetness would have been able to push through the bitterness I would have rated it higher.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can with a codified stamp on the bottom into a shaped pint glass. Pours a hazy amber color with orange highlights, leaves great lacing. The smell is a hair weaker than expected, some sweet malts and tropical fruit notes. Nice taste though, bready and sweet malts make a backbone, but not crazy. Gentle and tropical hops take center stage, hints of resin. Never too heavy, malty, or bitter. A really nice easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy burnt orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some moderate honey + copper highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized two finger tall cap in the center of the glass surrounded by a very thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/mango, tropical/papaya, and tropical/guava hops with moderate aromas of citrus/orange hops and a light aroma of pine hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of grainy + caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is quickly overtaken by moderate to strong flavors of tropical/mango, tropical/papaya, and tropical/guava hops. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/orange hops and just a hint of pine hops. Moderate amounts of aggressive bitterness which fades away fairly quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slick with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Extremely enjoyable and extremely easy to drink with really nice tropical flavors. Definitely worth grabbing if you see it - may favorite beer from this brewery by far.

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Photo of Yumbo
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hell yeah this is world class. Great look. Perfect amount of head. Heavy lacing. Smells like mango and grass love it! Tastes more bitter than I expected and finishes dry. Heavy mango taste. Fantastic. Picked up $200 worth of beer when I arrived in North Carolina. Honestly this is the best I've had here so far. Will look for more. Grassy mango hop bomb!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, muddled, caramel gold coloring with a gusher of foamy, bubbly, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit notes forward, sweet with mango, guava, and melon, and balanced with grassy, piney, and peppery hops notes. Flavors are bitter and resinous forward, with a backbone of the richly sweet tropical fruit blend, heavy on the mango. There is a solid citrus blend in there, as well, almost like a bolt of grapefruit juice and lemon zest. The beer is mid-bodied, with a dry undertone, which does well with the tart citrus and sweet tropical linger in the aftertaste. The finish is smooth, slick, and slightly dry, with a resinous hops character that kicks around the palate long after each sip has passed. Tasty little hop bomb.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The mango essence really shines in both the aroma and the taste. REALLY SOLID IPA. Actual ABV is 5.7% and I'm pretty sure this beer will be brewed again!

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Photo of CA-NC5813
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid IPA with great fruity hop character and bitterness. The aroma was great with mango and tropical fruit. I would seek it out over other IPAs that I have had.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No easily readable freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy dark amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Delivers on the name as there's a lot of mango, orange and papaya emanating from the glass.

T- Flavor delivers more of the same: stone fruit, some malt sweetness and mild bitterness. There's a weak aftertaste that doesn't sit well with me but it's very drinkable and tasty enough. Bit of a vitamin C aftertaste.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A decently juicy IPA but not enough body and bitterness to go with it. Nice try though.

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Photo of HopintheSouth
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Had this IPA on draft at Raleigh Times Bar. Deep orange color and very slight head. Smell of Apricot, Grapefruit, Papaya on the nose. Very light body, definitely a session pale ale all day. Bitterness is subtle and enough to know it's there, but not overpowering. Mango and grapefruit do come through primarily and a slight resin after-taste.

Overall a very good showing from Deep River. This was my first beer (finally) from them and I was impressed. I think a little more body and more ABV would make this beer a darn good IPA. Maybe release an Imperial version??

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