Mango Tango Foxtrot
Deep River Brewing Co.

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IPA - American
Ranked #4,107
Ranked #24,483
3.85 | pDev: 9.87%
Deep River Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Decent American IPA. Standard mouthfeel and taste, meets the resiquites for the style. Expected more Mango...any in fact. Solid Meh, wouldn't seek it out, wouldn't turn one down either.

Sep 06, 2021
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GTC138 from North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mango Tango Foxtrot – India Pale Ale – Deep River Brewing Company, Clayton, NC
I cannot lie; this is my second pack of these guys. I flew through the first four-pack and had to go back for another one before I was able to get around to writing about the Mango Tango Foxtrot. This is a very local IPA, I’ve seen it a lot, but never got around to trying one until now. This beer is 5.7% alcohol with 70ish IBUs and a SRM of 5.4 which is perfect in my opinion for an IPA. The palate of the MTF has notes of Guava and Mango, but these are natural flavors credited to Australians hop varieties. That’s as specific as I can find on this one as far as hop strain goes. This might be the best NC Beer that I’ve ever had, excluding Wicked Weed brews. Two thumbs up from me! I will give this one a 8.3 out of 10.0, and Beer Advocate gives this one an 7.7, which is lower. I would contribute the low BA score to the lower alcohol percentage of this beer. Highly recommend.

May 16, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm drinking this at The Deep River Brewery.
Freshly tapped poured into a pint glass.
Appears a slightly hazy orange color, with a beautiful foamy white head and lacing that dropped quickly.
Smells tropical, citrusy, slightly malt.
Taste follows the nose, citrusy, vanilla, slightky malty.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall, I would definitely order on tap again.

Dec 30, 2019
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Jul 22, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev 0%
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

May 12, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Nov 11, 2018
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krbrevard from Virginia

3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
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...

Aug 31, 2017
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MacMalt from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Aug 26, 2017
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haines710 from Delaware

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Aug 07, 2017
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Jul 10, 2017
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tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Jun 30, 2016
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

May 21, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
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?

Apr 17, 2016
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SeanBond from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Mar 26, 2016
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
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!

Jan 30, 2016
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farrago from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Jan 21, 2016
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Dave1999 from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Dec 11, 2015
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev +1%
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.

Nov 27, 2015
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KYGunner from Kentucky

3.89/5  rDev +1%
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.

Nov 27, 2015
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Oct 09, 2015
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Sep 25, 2015
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Yumbo from Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
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!

Sep 11, 2015
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Sep 09, 2015
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HopsForBrains from North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
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!

Sep 03, 2015
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CA-NC5813 from California

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Aug 21, 2015
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