Mango Smoovie
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #481
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #25,189
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 13.25%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
47
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Mango SmoovieMango Smoovie
Notes: Inspired by the fruit-based Indian drink lassi, Mango Smoovie is a tart ale brewed with boatloads of mango and tangerine, lactose, vanilla, a touch rose water and yellow cardamom. The result is a fruit-forward libation with sweet mango and vanilla flavor on the front and a subtle, warm spice finish.
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

hot dog. finally another weird one outta Dogfish. let's gooooo!

pours a super thick and hazy grapefruit or apple juice looking body, a pale burnt-orange almost. the head is excited but lasts all of 3 seconds before disappearing entirely, leaving only a few fairly large sud-looking-bubbles and showing no lacing whatsoever. if that sounds terrible, you're wrong - my mouth is watering.

aroma is a super clean and funky and juicy and floral mango. it's super floral (thanks rose water; little goes a long way!) and there's a touch of spice that complicates things. then there are spritzy citrus fireworks going off sporadically, launching the tangerine forward. this is all surrounded by a subtle lactose hug and capped with aromatic and earthy vanilla. WHOA.

taste follows that up but with the juice cranked to 11. this is THICCC juicy af and then some like c'mon. that citrus and vanilla and spice and lactose funk truly kick this thing to another dimension. like, why is mango juice not just like this already? it oughta be. BEAUTIFUL.

mouthfeel is juicy with lower-mid-level carbonation and medium-thicc body that runs smooth and a little pithy and finishing slightly crisp and clean with an aromatic and funky aftertaste that definitely reminds you what you just drank for like the next several moments.

overall:
it's one complicated mango and I love the hell out of it. been waiting for a dogfish that weirded up close to how they rolled during that weird run around 2014-16 really getting out there with flavor combos. this checked all the boxes and landed beautifully, even giving me an IDEAL or benchmark on how I perceive mango in beer, which was already one of my favorite flavors/fruits to find in brews as it was. again, that vanilla and spice and citrus and slight lactose really just took this thing to the moon for me. 10 outta 10 would do again, and aggressively suggest that you too, dear reader, make the leap and go in on that full pack instead of the single. if you're here, digging mango and maybe looking for dogfish head to stretch it out a bit, this is it, your sign for the good time.

Apr 22, 2021
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I once had a pulled pork sandwich with a mango curry chutney. That's exactlywhat this Dogfish Head beer tastes like, minus the pulled pork.

Matte in its finish and milky in its look, the orange stained beer looks exactly like the childhood "Tang" instant drink. As its loose froth starts to fall, the nose is rife with achingly ripe mango along with a bevy of accompanying citrus, tropical and melon scents. Spicy with a blend of curry, chai and vanilla, the nose soon gives way to a creamy-sweet upstart in taste with impressions of taffy, fruit tartlet and poundcake.

As the fruity and spicy Mango Smoovie races across the middle palate, it sheds its creaminess in favor of a lighter, chalkier and powder-fine character. A strong tea-like tannic value comes with the cardamom's curry-like tendencies while the strong mango presence offers a pleasantly tart, racy and exotic taste. With a rounded complement of light cream, candy and softer spices, a floral finish highlights the rose water character in a surprisingly firm nuance that stands up to the stronger spices and fruit.

Tasty, unique and becoming quite a challenge to the palate and the mind, Mango Smoovie is an ale that's been clearly "dogfished" in a way that only Dogfish Head can, finishing oddly light and dangerously watery with a medium-length afterglow of that mango curry chutney.

Apr 15, 2021
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MJ64 from Mississippi

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 03, 2021
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hester7 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 18, 2021
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bobwm from Delaware

1.2/5  rDev -68.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I don't know if it this was a case of how it was served on tap but this beer had no carbonation, no beer lacing. This was more of a mango citrus drink with some beer rather a beer that had some mango notes. One of the worst beers I have had from dogfish head, and I have had many. I like most of dogfish head beers. I am perplexed by this beer and maybe dogfish is stooping to the lazy hazy fruit beers. One and done. Not my style.

May 02, 2021
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MJSFS from Florida

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 08, 2021
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 06, 2021
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blissfulNemo from Michigan

3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 17, 2021
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FunkyPolak from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jun 12, 2021
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RDW from Nebraska

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 02, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep orange-yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Mango, tangerine, and vanilla up front along with some of the lactose and cardamom

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the mango, tangerine, and vanilla. Picks up the cardamom and a hint of rose water. Finishes with lingering mango and vanilla

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A decent “mango lassie” style sour that makes for a nice dessert beer. Easy to drink. Worth a shot

Jul 02, 2021
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint mug. Best by October 2021.

Looks decent enough. Thick orange body. Small head fizzes out to a fat ring. No lacing to speak of.

Mango aroma, little else.

On tasting, it's way more tart than sweet, quite sour in fact. Quite fruity and citrusy

Mouth medium to full, finish bittersweet tart.

Overall, was hoping for a bit more sweetness for some balance. One of these at a time would be more than enough.

May 23, 2021
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robebo44 from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 14, 2021
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Humanusfermentum from Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jul 05, 2021
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 16, 2021
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 19, 2021
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fehrminator from North Carolina

3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is probably exactly what they were going for but part of me feels like it’s barely beer. Under carbonated and that hurts the mouthfeel a bit. Tons of mango and citrus flavor. Spices become more prominent as it warms. Very smoothie-like. Fun one and done for me.

Jun 23, 2021
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Jun 06, 2021
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Sellen from Connecticut

3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 11, 2021
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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mpenske from California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 28, 2021
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22Blue from Kansas

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 27, 2021
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BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 18, 2021
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mikeinportc from New York

3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best By date September 2021. Let warm for about 15 minutes before opening.

Murky deep golden-orange, with slight, quickly-dissipating head.

Smells of mango , creamy vanilla , acetic sourness, and a little lime zest. There is a little spiciness that is reminiscent of rice pudding with nutmeg, that I'm assuming is cardamom.

Taste is mango, vanilla, cardamom, and lime, as in the aroma, but with a different order of prominence. Light sourness, that is well-balanced by the lactose and vanilla.

Feel light-medium, juicy, with moderate , very fine carbonation tingle.

Overall, I'm not sure I'd want more than one at a time, it's pretty good, especially on this warm spring day.

May 15, 2021
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MjamesL from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 09, 2021
Mango Smoovie from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 47 ratings