Special HYDRA (Raspberry + Cherry + Mango)
Mortalis Brewing Co.

Special HYDRA (Raspberry + Cherry + Mango)Special HYDRA (Raspberry + Cherry + Mango)
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Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 11.91%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
64
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Mortalis Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Special HYDRA (Raspberry + Cherry + Mango)Special HYDRA (Raspberry + Cherry + Mango)
Notes: Brewed for Extreme Beer Fest: Cyberspace (2021), this fruited sour blends three fruits together to form just one of this monster’s many heads. Keep your eyes peeled for even more flavors striking your palate!

Raspberry, cherry, and mango.
Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 64 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by puck1225:
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puck1225 from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An extremely fruity beer for the 2021 Extreme Beer Fest!

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Reddish purple color with nice head with beer clinging to the sides of the glass as you drink. Extremely fruity smell and taste. Raspberry and mango dominates. Refreshing like a smoothie. Thick feel. Not something for every day, but a nice treat!

Feb 10, 2021
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy pink-raspberry color with a one finger puffy head of pink foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Mingling with the foam can be seen raspberry particulates giving an almost puree like look to the brew.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is very strong of a sweet raspberry, cherry and strawberry smell mixed with a little bit of tartness as well as a bit of lemon. Along with these smells comes some notes of grape and a decent bit of orange. Overall it smells like fruit punch!
Taste – The taste begins with a big sweet raspberry, cherry, and strawberry flavor mixed with a touch of a breadiness and a rather decent showing of orange and tangerine citrus. As the taste advances some light herbal hop flavors come to the tongue and are joined by more and more acidic tastes of apple cider vinegar and lemon. The acidic, get moderate to the end of the taste, all while the sweet remains very strong, leaving one with a sweet berry/fruit punch like lambic flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the more chewy side with a carbonation level that is high. For the fruit juice puree like tastes of the brew, the feel is actually nice and makes for an almost smoothie like consistency/mouthfeel.
Overall – A sweet dessert brew for sure. Big on berry/fruit smoothie tastes and feel while delivering a nice bit of sourness to help balance it out. Overall a rather fun lambic like smoothie dessert brew.

Jan 28, 2021
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WHOA! Packed with crazy full flavor and drinks almost like a "beer smoothie" ... Drank this as part of Extreme Beerfest and this is the definition of "Extreme" ... So strange .... So good!

Feb 07, 2021
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2beerdogs from California

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

EBF Cyberspace Day #2 Beer #2
Pulpy head! Purple slushy for sure. Pink foam cap. Moderate retention.
Nose bursts with fruit: raspberry, cherry, blueberry, pomegranate, blackberry, and hints of creamy strawberry.
Flavor pops with cherry and raspberry upfront, immediately followed by a luscious melange of blueberries, and mild tropical hints of banana and mango. Lightly sour. Absolutely packed with flavor.
Feel is a bit pulpy, decent carbonation swirls the flavors incessantly.

Feb 07, 2021
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entheos from California

3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a smoothie, smells like a smoothie, tastes like a smoothie! This is incredible. I would have no idea it was a beer!

Feb 12, 2021
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Rug from Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of EBF Cyberspace 2021

Night 2, round 2. Coming right off the heels of a wild ale, we have a fruited kettle sour. The combination of raspberry, cherry, and mango is not one I’ve had all together in a beer before, but I feel like it will result in quite the tart beer

Pours a completely opaque purple with no head and no lacing, some particulate floating around

Straight up smoothie in the nose. I’m picking up on aromas off strawberry, vanilla, candied mango, and tart cherry

Pretty much the same in taste. Up front I get some tart raspberry, creamy vanilla, and a touch of lemon. The swallow gets way sweeter, bringing notes of raspberry, strawberry, orange, and mango

A medium body and almost no carbonation results in a very thick beer, maybe even a bit tough to finish. Finishes mostly dry but too sweet

This was just mehh overall. There’s a place for it but it just doesn’t seem extreme, just another smoothie sour

Feb 07, 2021
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SpaethJam from New York

3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 07, 2021
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky cranberry or strawberry-rhubarb color with a couple fingers of short-lived, fizzy raspberry-tinted head.

Very fruity smelling. Definitely hits the gusher fruit snack target pretty square. Cherry stands out the most, with some sour yogurt underneath.

Wow! The taste pops even more than the aroma. Just bursting with cherry and raspberry and other fruitiness, with a nice, light sourness under it all.

Not too hefty, but still with a full feel, with light carbonation.

These things aren’t very sessionable to me, but a taster serving is phenomenal. Really well made.

Feb 07, 2021
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jecro from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think I got a defective can, this is clearly lightly carbonated fruit punch. /s

Amazing.

Feb 07, 2021
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docr89 from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don’t like sours. This was great. Bring it to Chicago.

Feb 07, 2021
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devo1980 from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is not a beer, this is a fruit smoothie! What the what!?!?! You have never had a beer like this ... unless you've had an alcoholic smoothie...this us weird. Very weird..but surprisingly good.

Feb 08, 2021
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RbrtGroves from Idaho

4.77/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a shiny burgundy color and gives an immediate fruit juice aroma. For looking so dark & thick, this is pretty light bodied. Powerful berry flavor, almost an alcoholic Costco Very Berry Smoothie.

Feb 07, 2021
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fostwal from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Didn't know what to expect from this beer. The beer stratifies in the can. Be sure to swirl or mix before pouring. The bottom layer doesn't taste good on its own. Lots of fruit pulp that will coat the glass. Opaque maroon color. Very fruity beer scent and flavor is overwhelming. Taste and body is almost like a yogurt smoothie. Not my type of beer.

Feb 07, 2021
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Jcarriglio from Florida

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 04, 2021
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BiologyBob from Texas

2.91/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purple and red, it looks like a fruit smoothie. Thin pinkish head. Is this a fruit smoothie or a beer? Fruity, smells of cherry-berry with a hint of dehydrated mango. Sweet, not very sour. It tastes like a smoothie. Thick, not malty thick, blended fruit smoothie thick with minimal carbonation.

Feb 07, 2021
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LoudRed from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2021
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FBarber from Illinois

3.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a unbelievably sludgy, smoothie like consistency. Its a bright reddish purple color. Completely opaque. No head, just some bubbles on top of the beer. Lots of fruit debris/matter is seen floating in the beer and coats the glass as its consumed. Aroma is straight fruit - notes of bright raspberry, orange, mango, cherries, with some lighter notes of sweet vanilla, some light sweetened yogurt notes, but absolutely dominated by the fruit. Taste has lots of notes of fruit - raspberry, orange, mango, etc - with some sour notes, and a touch of this flavor that I can't quite place - but its a bit odd, almost plastic-y. In the end its like drinking a smoothie. The feel is where this one really goes off the rails for me. Not only is the flavor like a smoothie - the feel is like a smoothie thats been sitting out for a while. Its super thick and just kind of sits in your gut. It is brightly carbonated which helps a bit, but cannot overcome the incredibly thickness of this beer.

I enjoy some of these fruited sours, but this one just go way to far down the thick, fruit route - I think they said this one has 40% of the volume being fruit ... it definitely comes across that way and its just way too much.

Feb 07, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a fruit smoothie for grownups. It’s a thick raspberry color, little discernible head, and a sledgehammer of raspberry, cherry, and mango aromas on the nose.

The taste is led by the raspberry, and the cherry is a great complement, with the mango at the back of the taste. This is a thick, viscous, chewy fruited sour with no alcohol presence whatsoever in a 7% ABV beer. Really digging this.

Feb 06, 2021
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snaotheus from Washington

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2021-02-06
16oz can served in a sample glass as part of Extreme Beer Fest.

Pours a murky smoothie purple with a small head. Smells like a berry smoothie.

Taste is fruit juice, some fruit skin bitterness, definitely some fruit gummy flavor, dominated by raspberry.

Mouthfeel is thick but not heavy. Overall, it's not bad, but it's really not my style of beer.

Feb 07, 2021
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 07, 2021
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Edbene1 from Massachusetts

2.99/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unusual taste but it works, fruity

Feb 08, 2021
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Lukass from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 28, 2021
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ummswimmin from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 08, 2021
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LXIXME from New Mexico

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 09, 2021
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redfox405 from California

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2021
Special HYDRA (Raspberry + Cherry + Mango) from Mortalis Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 64 ratings