Party Jam Mango
Hermit Thrush Brewery

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Hermit Thrush Brewery
Vermont, United States
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #380
Ranked #13,936
3.97 | pDev: 5.79%
Apr 10, 2022
May 26, 2019
Very Good
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Rated: 3.98 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2022
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Reviewed by BarkingAlien from New York

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had this draft. Good poor with quickly fading white head that start an inch thick and then becomes a constant thin ring.

Brownish or burnt orange color, hazy, few bubbles. Flavor is sour citrus, apple, and a faint vinegar. Mango apprears in aftertaste. Mouth feel is smooth, low carbinatiin, light-to-medium body.

I love mango sours but that can vary widely. This is quite tasty but if you are going into it for the Mango it may leave you wanting. Still, I'd definitely order it again.
Mar 31, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Mar 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 4/2/21

The Party Jam series (along with Hermit Thrush in general) is something I've been seeing since my early days of getting into craft. Back then, the price of them tended to keep me away from them. I recently tried one that my friend had, and I was instantly drawn into the series. It also seems that the price point has gone down, so it's really just good timing for me

Pours an opaque brownish orange with 2 fingers of whit head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose here definitely carries more of a "wild" feel than most of these other kettle soured beers. I'm picking up on aromas of sour mango, sharp oak, white grape, light vinegar, wet hay, and crackery malt

That wild character follows over into the taste as well, feeling in line with some of the fruited oak aged sours from Almanac, but honestly even better. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting sour mango, lemon rind, apple skin, vinegar, bready malt, and lime juice. The swallow brings notes of sharp oak, tart mango, white grape, crackery malt, wet hay, and a touch of wheat

A light medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in slick beer. Finishes off dry with a nice tartness

Yeah, this one was pretty damn good. I do have a soft spot for mango, and especially mango sour beer, so it will be interesting to see how the rest in the series hold up against this
Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 02, 2020
Rated: 4 by BltByKrmn from New York

Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very hazy pale orange yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with hints of mangos.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite sour and has notes of mangos towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the taste of this beer because the sweetness of the mangos helps contrast with the sourness.

Serving type: can
Jun 04, 2020
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

3.22/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared by schen9303.

Looks a little muddy. Nice head though. Nose is lemon, vinegar and tart red fruit. Muted. Beer opens vinegar, raspberry and an oaky tartness. Mango is present but its barely there. A foaminess in the middle with lemon zest and more vinegar at the finish. This one's a bit muddled. Body is light to medium with low carbonation. Puckering on the palate and goes down oily with a lingering, messy finish.

Not a fan of this. It's muddy, too acidic and the mango is barely present.
May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
OMFG! All of my plans have just suddenly taken a turn off of the rails! One unexpected thing segues into the next, into the next, ad nauseum! Jeezum H. Christopher! At least there is one CANstant - The CANQuest (tm)! Viva The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Party Jam Mango Kettle Soured Wild Ale with Mango"; "We harness local wild cultures with local hops to create fresh and bright kettle soured ales."; "Party Jamz is our series of kettle sours aged on fruitz that you [CAN] get down with! Mango and fruity hops dance over a kettle soured pale ale, fermented with native wild yeast."

I Crack!ed the vent, but I was CANflicted & unsure as to how to proceed. Was there mango added as an adjunct in the CAN? Should I strive for clarity? I decided to err on the side of caution & went with a slow, gentle C-Line glug so as not to rouse any lees. It foamed beautifully, creating two-plus fingers of roiling, fizzy, foamy, light-tan head that quickly dissipated into wisps. 8=( Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose had a funkiness that was lighter than in the previous beers from them that I have reviewed recently. If the nose was any indication, it was more tart than sour as my lips slightly pursed in response. The mango was evident on the nose, but it is not a sweet fruit to begin with so nose of this was unexpected. Mouthfeel was thin & watery, kind of a hallmark of the style. The taste was very evocative of mango with a pronounced, unrelenting tartness. Mmm. I would not want a steady diet of these beers, like over the last couple of days (!), but this was quite pleasant & dare I say (?), refreshing. It was not sour, though. It was highly tart, but not sour. This just left me with pursed lips, not a ringing in my ears. The adjunct fruitiness was evident throughout, so kudos for truth in advertising. Finish was tart & dry, hence its refreshing quality. I am going to have to be more open to others of their beers. YMMV.
May 03, 2020
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A- Tallboy pours into a large, tall chalice with a deep golden very light amber body and a one inch thick and foamy cap. The head has great retention. Lacing is a mix of small sheets and spottiness.

S- An absolute blast of sourness on the nose which is heavily lactic in nature with just a hint of acetic acid as well. Sour yogurt comes to mind as well as sour citrus and tropical fruits with some mango in the background of the acid. Slight funk and straw as well.

T- Last few Hermit brews I have had have been on point but this one lacks the depth of flavor and ends up taking on a large sour apple juice profile on the taste buds. With time some of the apple subsides and you get hints of tropical fruits and the mango in the backdrop but the apple still lurks throughout. Lactic acid, apples and some mango with a bit of funk, lemon and musty grapes.

MF- Light-medium bodied with some oily slickness and a moderately high carbonation. Ends very sour and the consistency is puffy and frothy.

Not as much depth as the other Hermit Thrush cans I had last year which were really quite impressive. A bit of an apple off flavor comes into play getting in the way of the mango and other more subtle sour flavors.
Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Hendry from Vermont

Oct 31, 2019
Rated: 3.97 by cambabeer from New York

Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by dudd from New York

Sep 03, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2019
Rated: 4 by grahuba from Connecticut

Aug 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jul 01, 2019
Rated: 4 by Velivolus from Vermont

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by IBUBrew from Vermont

Jun 10, 2019
Party Jam Mango from Hermit Thrush Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 19 ratings