Amra Mango IPA
DESTIHL Brewery

Amra Mango IPAAmra Mango IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,513
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,655
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 8.92%
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
167
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DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Amra Mango IPAAmra Mango IPA
Notes: ‘Amra’, which is Sanskrit for Mango, intertwines fruity hop characters of a west coast-style IPA with the fruitiness of juicy juicy mangos, resulting in an elaborate and psychedelic tapestry of flavors that were absolutely destined for each other in this beer. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS: 2-row malt, flaked wheat, caramel malt 20

55 IBU
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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy orange body with constant half-finger head that leaves lace lace patches down glass. A mild tropical fruit aroma with some earthiness as well. A tad creamy, actually, sweet medium body with mango sweetness and juicy finish. Slightly bitter and finishes crisp and easy to drink with good finish.

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Photo of defunksta
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a completely clear, golden-orange color. It has a nice flat white head that fades quickly. (3.75)

Aroma: Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, and some orange citrus. Some slight stonefruit underneath. Pale malts. Not getting much mango on the nose. (3.5)

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose with grapefruit, pithy orange, and pineapple. It ends with a slight stonefruit sweetness that could represent peach, apricot or mango. A moderate bitterness that is slight pith and slight pine to finish. (3.5)

Feel: Medium bodied and good carbonation. Finishes slightly heavier, but the bitterness matches it well. Balanced. Not any remarkable astringency. (3.75)

Overall: This is a pretty tasty IPA, but misses the mango. I get pineapple, orange, and stonefruit with some mild grapefruit pith and pine bitteness. Yes, it's a good IPA, but I really don't get a whole lot of mango nor west-coast bitterness. If you call it a mango IPA, it should have mango. I respect the effort. I'd give it a good rating for an IPA, but for a mango west-coast style, I'm not getting that here. It helps itself that it's pretty balanced. A good IPA, but not a west-coast, mango whatever you call it. (Final rating: 3.54)

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Photo of 22Blue
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can. Pours a somewhat cloudy pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical. Taste is citrus, mango, and malt. Not all that much mango. Decent.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours a hazy shimmering medium-gold with a two-fingered pillowy foamy head with remarkable staying power.

The aroma is very fruity with only slight pine/resin hop notes. Honeydew, musk melon, pineapple and papaya come to mind as does white grape.

As sweet as the aroma was, the flavor is rather piney, bitter, and a touch boozy for the style and ABV. The hop tingle is strong in this one. Still, hints of of mango, melon and pineapple are detected, if a bit hidden.

The feel is solid. Well-carbonated, medium-bodied, and medium-dry.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a willi becher pint glass.
L - Pours a medium orange color with a nice white head.
S - Smells of hops and mango.
T - Has a hop bitterness with a slight mango flavor on the finish.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Pretty good IPA. The mango was subtle.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a thick cap; nice lacing;

S: not especially pronounced; mango is evident, with orange and caramel in the background;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mango completely dominates the aftertaste; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation lightly dry finish;

O: the mango does come through; other than that, this isn't all the interesting;

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden color with a one finger head that leaves a small ring of lacing. Nose is piney hops and artificial mango. Taste is mango, sour malt, and aggressive piney hop finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.
It starts with the sourness I've come to expect from Destihl but ends with a huge punch of hops. It suffers from a weird identity crisis and has aspects of both IPA and sour, but each beer type get it's own layer of flavor without working without the other type. Not my cup of tea but interesting concept.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange gold. Aroma is bready malt and sweet tropical fruit. Tastes of tropical fruit with some bready malt and a medium resiny hop finish. Surpisingly up to this point I'm still not getting much mango for a mango IPA. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a nice light orange color with a fluffy head. Smell" the smell is definitely dominated by the mango. I smell other citrus too. Taste: the taste is fruity with a nice malt backbone. The mouthfeel is medium with a nice dry finish. Overall a pretty solid IPA.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 03/22/18
ABV: 6.9%

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice hazy golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), piney. The taste is nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), piney. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a foggy orange with two fingers of off-white head. Head retention is good. Aroma is mango and peach with gnocchi and pesto behind. It smells like an Italian restaurant here in town. Biscuit and bread malts. Flavor profile is mango through and through with potato, and biscuit malts. Mouth feel is medium in consistency with a fuzzy, pulpy feel. Overall, strong mango notes, but off otherwise. It tastes like a local Italian restaurant smells.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange color. Nice large thumb length creamy foam head, good retention and thick rings of lacing.
Although there is a hint of citrus, the aroma is dominated by juicy, sweet and ripe mango. There is also a touch of grass and caramel.
The mango flavor is prevalent throughout; its characteristics dry in the mid palate at first, however, juicy and ripe as the drink warms and flavors open up. Hints of orange peel, grapefruit pith and piny hops make this beer less one dimensional. Bitterness is moderate and clean. Malt backbone is firm, chewy and laden with caramel sweetness. The finish is dry, juicy and with a moderate pine resin linger.
Medium bodied with an almost creamy smoothness from the wheat. The moderate carbonation has a nice tingle.
I like how this combined East Coast juiciness with West Coast citrus and earthy hops. Solid IPA.

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Photo of searsclone
2.23/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Canned 02/08/18, opened 4/29/18

The look, smell and feel of this one was all good, but the flavor was overly bitter and almost rancid to me. I tried to let in warm in hopes that it would open up and allow the fruit to come through, but it just became more bitter. Unfortunately this was a drain pour for me.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy orange gold with a medium fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is bready malt with sweet tropical fruit and a little resiny hop.

The flavor is lots of sweet tangy tropical fruit with some bready crystal malt and a medium resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice fruity IPA.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My DESTIHL Day CANtinues, wending & winding its way to our finale, which is this beer. I had not really intended to CANduct a brewery horizontal today, but when my earlier plans proved to be unworkable, this seemed like a nice back-up plan of action. You gotta have a plan.

From the CAN: "Unfiltered[-]Enjoy Fresh[-]Keep Refrigerated"; "Support Flavor - Boycott Bland (tm)"; "‘Amra’ (Sanskrit for Mango) intertwines fruity hop characters of a west coast-style IPA with the fruitiness of juicy mangos, resulting in an elaborate and psychedelic tapestry of flavors that were absolutely destined for each other in this beer. Cheers!"

The end beCAN with a Crack! of the vent, followed by a slow. gentle Glug. I know that it read as "Unfiltered", but I like clarity & I remain hopeful at all times. My efforts seemed to have paid dividends as I got a glassful of oh-so-slightly-hazy Yellow-Golden colored (SRM = 4 - 5) beer & while it may not have enticed The Gelt Gang, it looked pretty good to me. Nose smelled very tropical, not just of mango, but also of pineapple & underlain with a biscuity maltiness. It was like preserves spread on toast in the tropics. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but big on my tongue. The taste did not make the current mistake of being so tropical as to lose its bitterness (55 IBUs), since bitter is a hallmark of the style. Instead, it left a slightly grapefruit citrusiness in place while definitely not hiding the mango. I was really digging this, to the point that it was nearly half gone before I even realized it! At 6.5% ABV, this might be tough to spend a day with on the beach, but it would definitely get a seat at my table or in my cooler. I really liked the interplay between the malt and hops in this one since it was neither too bitter (yes, there is such a thing) nor too sweet (I dislike that in an AIPA), but just right with a toasty, biscuity flavor to shore it all up. Finish was dry, but appropriately dry, not gasping or puckering. I really could drink this on a regular basis.

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Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of mango, citrus and toasted caramel. Nice sweet mango flavor with citrus, pine and caramel.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-hazy yellow can pour, pretty and bright. Aroma is minimal and of tropical fruit. The flavors are tangerine with detectable mango flavor and some sweetness. The body is light. The hop bitterness is light too.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amra - Destihl
Mango IPA - 7% abv
Canned 12/27/17 (47 days ago)
Purchased for $2.69 at Monde Market

L - 1 finger offwhite head atop a shimmering orange body.

S - Mango, grass, some booze.

T - All mango sweetness at first. Bitterness follows, but it’s mild. Noticeably sour with each sip. Grassy/dirty middle. Finishes sweet like candy.

F - medium-full syrupy body with low carb.

O - I wish they had carried through with the “West Coast IPA” on the label. There isn’t enough bitterness here to balance the sweetness of the fruit and malts. That being said, I’m enjoying each sip of this.

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Photo of Smcavoy
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice mango/hop aroma. The mango pairs really well with the hops. Definitely west coast style. Not too bitter, smooth finish with lots of mango and earthy hops. Would drink again, probably deserves at least a 4/5

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some fruits. Taste is oranges, malts, hints of mango, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is decent, but nothing special.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Riding the mango train today. This one a West Coast Style IPA from DESTIHL out of a 12oz can dated 7/17/17. Clean pour with an inviting mango nose. Taste is classic West Coast with a stone fruit kicker. Good stuff, DESTIHL. I'd drink more if this.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy Amber. Medium, foamy, off Whitehead the last shortly with light lacing.

Smells bready Malt, fruity, floral, Mango, Tropical and citrus

Taste tropical, mango, grapefruit, Orange Peel, bready malt, floral and light pepper. Finish a semi dry floral linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Suds
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a twelve ounce can, this is a lightly hazy gold colored brew with a towering white head. The aroma is fruity and flowery, thick with spicy hops. The taste is at once both bitter and sweet, malty, and intense. Not a fan of fruit beers, this one is not overly fruity...it is, however, delicious. Full in body, hoppy, bitter, and interesting. Light fruit throughout, and flavorful.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/1/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy mangoes, tangerine, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, herbal, woody, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mangoes, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy mangoes, tangerine, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, herbal, woody, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mangoes, tangerine, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, herbal, wood, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mangoes, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a delicious fruited IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mangoes, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very juicy tasting on both hops and fruit; with a nice malty backbone, without being overly sweet. A very Midwest-style IPA. The Simcoe/Glacier hop profile works perfectly with the mangos. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fruit in aroma is mostly from fruity hops. The mango is more in the mix and blended. Other hops are more herbal and weedy. There is also an earthy quality. Light pale malt and no specific sweetness.
Kinda' cloudy and closer to yellow than amber. Sticky, lacy off-white head.
More fruit in the taste with a stronger fruit character mixed in. A mixed presentation of hops with elements noted in the aroma, but with a different mix and presentation. Notable bitterness streak that is not too much but certainly noticable - and it mixes with the hop flavors nicely. Strong on earthy and herbal, certainly on the lingering when it is stronger than the fruit. Mango is really blended rather than dominant, which is kinda' nice. A touch of sweetness shows in time and it's kinda' nice, but the herbal hops and bitterness are still prominent.
Full moderate feel and nicely carbonated.

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Amra Mango IPA from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 167 ratings