Jungle Boogie
Marz Community Brewing

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American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #6
Ranked #3,048
4.14 | pDev: 6.76%
Marz Community Brewing
Illinois, United States
Jungle BoogieJungle Boogie
Notes: Jungle Boogie is an American Wheat beer with just enough complex malt character to balance the hops and fruity rooibos tea flavors.
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Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 256
Photo of cjgiant
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can, no date:
This beer pours looking like a nice cold, mildly cloudy iced tea. The light tan head lasts quite long, and had a considerable amount of lacing. The head remains as a beige cap atop the beer for about half the pour.

I definitely get the tea in the nose. A medium dense, well watered forest ground is what I get the impression of. Herbal, woody, and a tad musty. The scent is decently pungent, and I am not sure which notes come from the tea and which from the Mosaic hops, but I also get a light lemon scent at the edge as well.

The flavor is not as powerful as the nose on the opening, which is a light, soft, and almost neutral flavor - with maybe just a hint of that lemon and the foreshadowing of the tea to come. It really takes until mid taste for the flavor of the additions (and bitterness of the hops) to grab traction. More woody than herbal - but a combination of both that does eventually join to be... tea-like. Green, grassy herbs and pine wood bitterness jump into the mix next. A drying feel with a light/thin resin film seems to coat my palate after each sip.

An interesting beer, to be sure. My initial sips were somewhat disappointing , as it gave me the impression of an out-of-date grainy beer with a smattering of hops. Given some time to analyze it a little for what it is, I began to appreciate it more, and even started to like it. I think if you like bitter teas, this may work quite well for you.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Having had only my third beer from Marz in as many weeks, I'm discovering what a treasure I have in my backyard.
Jungle Boogie may be more interesting and certainly more refreshing than the other two. In fact, it is more refreshing than most American wheats.... and if you want more refreshing than Jungle Boogie, you will be lucky to get it.

Its orange pale color is interesting. Its smell brings in this tropical fruitiness and the taste unravels the rooibos slowly and into the still-salivating finish. If this weren't the end of August and I was not hungering for my favorite dark and darkers, I would buy a six pack of Jungle Boogie.
Marz, please bring back Jungle Boogie next summer and I'll buy that 6-er. Deal ?

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Photo of teromous
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It looks like the number "28" is pressed into the bottom of the can but there is no actual date or anything listed that I can see.

Appearance: It is a very dark shade of brown and red with some slight haze. The head looks good and has good retention. It is fluffy and white. Good lacing.

Aroma: There is a light pine aroma with a lime scent.

Taste: There is a nice combination of spruce and this woody bark flavor. I don't know what rooibos tea (as indicated on the can) adds to the flavor of this beer but overall it just works. This is a very woodsy kind of beer that would be great on a camping trip or even during Christmas time. The taste kind-of reminds me of a Christmas candle as odd as that sounds.

Mouthfeel: It is a very refreshing and clean beer with a nice crisp presence and a dry finish. It is a very drinkable beer.

Overall: The beer as a whole is very good and I would both recommend it and drink it again. My one real criticism here is that the can lists that this is a pale wheat ale yet I can not pick up any flavor from the wheat. The best part of the beer is that it has this woody flavor that works well with the spruce and pine. It all plays nicely off of each other.

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Photo of mackeyse
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From can purchased at Halftime Bev

Pours dark amber. Very frothy head that took a while to calm. Catch some tea on the nose as well as malts. Getting some floral notes but they aren't prominent. Tastes like it smells: Heavier on the malt. Very nice balance overall. Light-ish body and the taste lingered for some time after the sip. Not astringent though

Taste wise I can appreciate the blend of the tea with the malts but it's not something I'd revisit. I'm an IPA junky so the predominance of malts conjures up thoughts of aged IPA's even though I'm aware Marz wasn't going for a hop bomb. The lingering aftertaste wasn't all the welcome. I'd recommend this to people just based on the fact that tea and beer may not seem like an optimal mix but this works, even if it's a "one and done" for me.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer starts out very malt heavy. Reminds me of a an old Dipa that lost some of its hop punch or like a smaller barleywine. The finish though brings in lots of the tea, very fruity and berry like. Like others have said very balanced and well craft, and something different but still very "beer like". Would definitely have this one again.

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Photo of Brew_42
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy amber with a thin white head

Smells fruity and citrusy with a hint of tea

Taste follows the nose but the tea is stronger than I expected. It's not an unwelcomed surprise either.

Medium body and low carbonation

Pretty good. Refreshing and the tea is a new twist for me.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Sweet fruity aroma as well as some herbal quality obviously from the tea as well as the hops.

T- Great balance of bitter hops, fruitiness from the tea and sweetness from the malt. There's also some citrus quality from the hops which makes me feel like I'm drinking sweet peach tea. Also some orange notes in there.

M- Soft from the wheat with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- This is very unique and very tasty. A creative concept for a beer that's executed very well.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and moderate amber + reddish brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a few small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of tropical/passionfruit, peach, and citrus/grapefruit hops over light to moderate aromas of wheat malts and a touch of earthy + herbal rooibos tea.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of wheat + cereal grain malts with almost no perceptible sweetness. That is followed by just shy of moderate flavors of earthy + herbal rooibos tea. Finally there is a moderate to strong flavor of tropical/passionfruit, peach, and citrus/grapefruit hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp initially with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Really enjoyable with wonderful flavors and aromas of rooibos tea and mosaic hops over the top of the pale wheat malt base. Easy to drink and refreshing with well hidden alcohol. Definitely would have this one again.

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Photo of keithmurray
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - crimson body with white head

Smell - citrus upfront, tangerine, green tea, candied orange

Taste - tangerine, green tea, orange, graprfruit bitterness

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high level of carbonation, citrus and green tea upfront, bitterness on the back end

Overall - good beverage that drinks more like an IPA. Unique flavors here and its worth a try for beer lovers

Price Point -$4/16 oz can

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy reddish beer with a nice rich head that leaves bands of lacing. The smell is fruity and earthy with a healthy dose of the Rooibos tea in the nose. There is also some detectable malty sweetness. The taste is a lot of tropical fruit like mangos and papaya with an astringent Rooibos tea taste. The beer is very well balance with a nice malty sweetness and some earthy, grassy tastes with a mildly bitter finish. Not a fan of Rooibos tea but the beer is quite nice and well crafted.

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Photo of emount91
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

undated can, picked up in CT. I know this one doesn't sit on the shelves long here so my assumption is that this was pretty fresh. pours a darker hazy brown/orange color, off white head that lasts the entire beer. smell is mosaic hops over a bready malt: tons of juicy tropical fruits with a nice dank smell, no tea or malt really apparent on the nose. taste is something I've never experienced before with pales: it starts off like a lot of other great IPAs and pale ales, but then the herbal/earthy tea comes through to wrap it all up. starts with mangoes, pineapples, some peach, then leads way to the backend of mosaic: grass, weed, earth, dankness. after the hops jump out, the tea taste comes through and melts with the fruity hops. finally the slightly bready malt comes around at the end to clean everything up. this beer is truly world-class and extremely unique. Marz straight up said "hey, you, get off my cloud. see me get raw with my southpaw style" with this beer, I will pick this up every time I stumble across it.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep mahogany to amber- thin off white bubbles

S: lots of fruit and tea. hops and pine in the back

T: juicy, the roibos comes through, finishes bitter, but great malty sweetness

F: clean and crisp but good body

O: interesting and quite good

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can from Noble Grains NYC on the UES
Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a generous yellow tinged white head, smells like thick tropical fruit nectar and citrusy pine with a hint of tea leaves, tastes like sweet tropical fruit juice with a smack of floral herbal tea that transitions into a nice bitter citrus that lingers, a floral sweetness hangs out as well, this beer is juicy and has good carbonation. A tropical flower garden of a beer, mind boggling and delicious. Yum.

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Photo of thepenguin
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a somewhat murky deep golden-amber with a nice sized but quickly receding head.

S: Earthy, piney hops with an herbal tea-like astringency. Some citrus, pinapple and stonefruit emerge with time. Lots of dirt-like mustiness.

T: A bit cleaner than the aroma lets on. Mostly dry, with herbal and floral tea notes and earthy hops. Crisp dry malt character with some wheat. The tea addition gives this beer a long, bitter, drying finish.

F: Medium-light body with pretty abundant carbonation. The feel seems very appropriate with everything else that’s going on with the beer.

Thoughts: A pretty good crisp, dry and abundantly hoppy pale ale with an herbal bitterness holding it down. Quite earthy – I think brighter Mosaic notes would’ve done this beer well. Its current form doesn’t really evoke a ‘jungle’ at all.

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Photo of barczar
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very fruity, lightly resiny, grassy aroma. Mostly tropical notes of mango and papaya.

Flavor is a fruit salad, lots of tropical notes. Slightly sweet at first, becoming moderately bitter and very dry in the finish. Tea adds some herbal, earthy notes.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can courtesy of @byrdst23 as an extra:

Appearance: pours a very unique color. Has a lot of Amber, but also very hazy and pinkish. Yellow highlights around the edges. Carries a relatively small off-white head, which dissipates into a semi-thick ring of foam. Not much lacing.

Aroma: pretty pungent. Could definitely smell it as soon as the can was cracked.Lots of sweet melon, some pineapple, lots of citrus. Lovely smelling beer!

Taste: similar to the smell, it's got super orangey, tropical flavor along with the mild caramelly malt that comes with the wheat. Rooibos tea is subtle, but it definitely comes through after the hops with a slight, earthy balance. On the whole, I kind of get a little bit of a gummy bear flavor here, and not in an artificial way. It's really good.

Feel: smooth as silk and nicely full for a 5.3% brew.

Overall: this was a really excellent beer, the first I've tried from Marz. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the balance, fruity, floral and complexity of imperial IPA but the flavor and subdued power of American pale ale, Marz pale wheat ale take the wheat style by surprise, amplifying its taste with a caramelized malt taste, rooibos tea and the oh-so irresistible Mosaic hops.

Hazy copper, the beer's amber and golden hues are laced with a bready translucency. Its tropical, citrus and herbal scent is a mix of hops, tea and natural fruit esters while its taste is lightly toasty, sweet and dense like poundcake.

As the flavors unfold, the caramelized, nutty and toasted sweetness begins to slowly recede, allowing the hop flavors of pineapple, mango, apricot, peach, grapefruit and orange. The rooibos flavors link the hops and malt with its own herbal, spicy and honey-like character. Bitter to finish, the hops finally outweigh the malt and tea with their own grassy, pungent, dank and catty bitterness.

Medium-bodied from front to back, the resinous, herbal and tannic properties of the hops and tea aid in lightening the body, allowing the taste to have a hop-tilt to close. A linger of cannabis and grassiness lingers while a trickle of marmalade extend almost as far.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this beer at Cigar City's Hunahpu's Day 2016 in Tampa, FL. This beer really stood out to me with it's darker color and fresh tropical fruits in the nose. I really enjoyed this brew and it's lighter ABV could lead me to drink a few of these at one time. Very tasty!

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Photo of Tucquan
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2016-02-19 in Columbia, PA from a 16.9oz (500ml) bottle. This is batch 140.

A - Clear golden-amber with a 2-finger off-white head and very nice lace.

S - Juicy fresh peaches, mango, herbal tea with a spritz of honey

T - Very much like the smell but with more tea upfront. The juicy peach flavor is quite prominent. There's a pleasant wheat bread backbone with a light bit of caramel. It finishes with some bitterness , mixed with tart peach skin and tea.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Dry and a mildly prickly.

O - An excellent beer. Each sip is a treat. The Mosaic hops deliver the peach flavor in spades. Seek this out.

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Photo of stephens101
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Murky brown in color with orange hues and a bubbly tan froth. Smell is subtle with notes of fresh cut wheat orange and lemon. Grain, wheat, tea leaves and fresh blueberry make for a unique flavor profile that works to near perfection. Light in body and begs for long, refreshing pulls.

Note to self, "next time get a case of this stuff"!

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Photo of Jaycase
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: amber, dark ice tea color. white, frothy head that slowly subsides but doesn't go away completely.
s: fruity tea aroma comes through predominantly, mostly peach. Very pleasant smell
t: slight fruitiness at the front which quickly is taken over by the tea. Bit astringent on the back end.
m: carbonation is medium. seems dry for the most part
o: I don't think I'm quite a fan of adding tea to beer. Astringency from the tea just does not mesh well imo. It's an interesting beer no doubt, but not one I'll seek out again.

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Photo of WiscoTerr
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer, but too many things going on for me. I love hops, but I think the tea would have been better with less hops or more wheat. Wasn't as refreshing as I was hoping for.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

ACBF pour. I personally thought this was the star of the fest. Pours an orange color. Aroma is just money. Juicy, fruity, sweet hoppiness. Peach, apricot, pineapple. Light wheat. The flavor is even better as it absolutely pops on the tongue. It really reminds me of those candy peach rings you can buy in the 25 cent bags. I later find out its brewed with Mosaic hops, which give it the distinct hoppy character and Rooibos tea. I have had Rooibos tea before and now it all makes sense. The unique, fruity element must be from the tea. Lighter bodied. Great flavor. Awesome beer!

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smells super fruity. Peach and papaya like. Taste follows the smell but a bit more subtle. Dry, not as sweet as you'd think. Could drink a ton of this.

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Photo of gsmit
4.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A very smooth and tasty beer.

Scent of mango tea is deliciously overwhelming right from the pour.

Tastes just like mango iced tea, with a slight hoppy bitterness end.

Very sweet and smooth.

A great drinkable beer.

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