Camp Wannamango
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,150
Ranked #38,557
3.68 | pDev: 11.41%
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
Camp WannamangoCamp Wannamango
Notes: This pale ale brewed with mango begins with a subtle tropical aroma of passion fruit and mango. Golden-copper in color, it has a light body, slight hop bitterness, and malty sweetness, and finishes with a kiss of mango.
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle with a beer of the month club. Poured with a nice beige head of foam (just over 1") with a great amber-gold body. Scent is, unsurprisingly, very mango forward. Some other sweet caramel and hop notes are present, but this is all about the mango! Taste matches well, with a blast of mango and a nice caramel backbone to ensure nothing gets out hand. Feel medium bodied with a just slightly bitter aftertaste. If you like mango, you gotta have this...and if you don't like mango you might still want to try it out.

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akaizer from Virginia, May 29, 2020
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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of mango, caramel and toffee. Sweet mango taste with a toasted caramel finish.

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zeff80 from Missouri, May 11, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz bottle poured into glass
Look - golden or light amber colored, medium head of foam and some nice lacing on glass
Smell - About as perfect as it gets. Rich and real mango aroma. Perhaps some sweet grains or malt but mostly mango. Fresh cut mango. I love mango so it really smells tremendous.
Taste - I've never had a mango flavored beer so it's hard to really judge it but it has a good base pale ale with the typical hop and malt flavors. Nothing too exotic. The bitterness is about nil. The mango flavor is there but not overwhelming. Fairly sweet though. Carbonation medium. Refreshing and drinkable.

Overall, i like this a lot. It is probably one of the best fruit beers, i certainly like it a lot more than #9 by Magic Hat. It has no artificial characteristics or flavors in my estimation. If you don't love mango, maybe it's not for you. I will give it an A

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PMakowski from New Hampshire, Sep 29, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I know juicy and tropical IPA's are all the rage now. This one is juicy more so due to the mango vs. flavors from the hops. The mango flavor is good without being overly sweet or fake tasting. A good summer beer.

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3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in a regular shaker pint glass.

Bright and clean looking see-through golden copper color. The 2 pours showed ample carbonation, a 1F white cap, and rings of lacing.

Mild aromas of light malt, tropical fruit, and sugar.

Flavor is just like the description says: a touch of hop bitterness, mango and stone fruits, lightly sweet malt. Nicely blended.

Light body, well carbonated, fit for Summer drinking. Bittersweet with a fruit flavored finish.

It went great with lunch after golf was interrupted by rain. I'll look for it again.

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NiceTaps from New Jersey, Jul 16, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp and slightly tart with nice mango flavor - slightly grassy but not floral. Mouthfeel is prickly with moderately high carbonation. A great summer beer.

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Lucular from Maryland, May 29, 2018
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3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Mango starts the aroma supported by biscuit, nuts and fruit

S: the hop aromas and the mango work at cross purposes and the beer smells a little oxidized

T: The flavors start lightly sweet with come mango especially in the middle and it finishes moderately dry. There is a low level of scrambled egg on the flavor along with a vegetable note and a little wet cardboard.

F: The body is medium light and the carbonation is medium.

O: This beer is unlikable and clearly past its prime but even at 6 months or so, it should be drinkable.

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pat61 from Minnesota, Jan 13, 2018
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3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: A soft looking orange with a hefty amount of yellow around it. There's also a small amount white head to it.

Smell: A fruity smell that seems to mostly consist of mangos.

Taste: A nice amount of fruit that might be a bit over the top.

Feeling: Very soft.

Overall: An alright beer that I found on the ground unopened.

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Sak3 from Connecticut, Jul 08, 2017
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3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours golden amber , clear and with a good head of cream colored foam that lasts and clings. Nose is plentiful with mango. You can even smell a little sweetness on the nose. The fruit peel and the ripe fruit plus a sugary scent. A cool herbal hop with some spice and pepper. A generous cracker malt. There is also a scent from yeast or maybe it's sulfur. I think that is a very beery smell. Taste is good but the fruit killed this beer. It's too sweet and too heavy. There is no hop bitterness and the malt just sinks into the finish. Lackluster not lively and much too sweet overall.

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utopiajane from New York, Jun 30, 2017
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3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Clear, medium golden hue with a small white head. No carbonation and no lacing.
S - Fruity, like wedges of fruit are in it, leaning toward mango.
T - Well, I guess I'm not a mango-tasting-beer fan.
F - Smooth, light feel to it. Pretty nice.
O - I feel like I'm all over the place in rating this beer. Not a big fan of the taste, so big deal, it's not for me. However, it goes down smooh and easy. It came in a variety pack but I don't think I'll seek it out on its own.

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RozzieBoy from Rhode Island, Jun 29, 2017
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3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a crystal clear golden honey color with a dense, two finger white head. Retention is below average and there is a bit of spotted and chunky lacing left on the glass.

Smell is straight up mango. Mango juice and also an artificial mango flavor. I get a bit of sweetness too, but honestly can't tell if it's from malts or the artificial mango.

Taste is the same, but more mango juice less artificial. There is definitely a malt sweetness in there too, but really no noticeable hope presence.

Feel is too light, but very smooth. Under carbonated as well.

Overall this is a decent beer. I like it better than First Cut from Troegs, but it is probably not sonething I would revisit. I like the fruit additions that are a subtle compliment to the hops, not one like this where the fruit is the star of the show and the hops and other flavors are barely even noticable.

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CNoj012 from New York, Jun 20, 2017
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3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

While browsing through the supermarket aisles, this one caught my eye. So I bought a single.
It poured a straw color with an orange hue. A moderate head head retained well, until, halfway it mostly disapates save for a thin film and a tiny bit of lacing.
Predictably, the aroma was dominated by mango juice. However, there was also an orange cola aroma that seemed out of place for a beer.
As with the aroma, there is a sweet mango and citrus flavors that feel soda like and a bit artificial. The body is light, although, the soft carbonation make it feel less crisp, fuller and perhaps less lively. In many ways this feels more like a flavored/fruit beer. However, in the middle phase, a moderate pine hops adds a touch of bitterness and sort of rescues things.Light body with gentle soft carbonation, actually made it feel more on the fuller side of light and not as crisp and lively as I'd like.
I suppose this was not overall what I was looking for in a pale ale. The cola like quality bothered me. Although it wasn't terrible, it wasn't particularly refreshing and I don't see myself seeking it out soon.

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Gajo74 from New York, Jun 16, 2017
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3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is pale malt, and unripened mango juice. Slightly bitter, moderate carbonation and light bodied. Based off of the name, I was expecting a beer with more of a mango lassi flavor. Taste is more subdued and not as sweet. Makes for a slightly above average ale. Not bad, but nothing I will be rushing out for again.

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tigg924 from Massachusetts, Jun 05, 2017
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The mango dominates the nose, and even more so the flavor profile. The flavor is good, but this is more of an alcoholic mango drink than a beer. Prefer it a bit toned down

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VeganUndead from Virginia, May 27, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear amber gold with an average head. The aroma is bright and tropical, with underripe mango, pineapple, kiwi, and peach. The flavor up front features mango, pineapple and peach, with a mildly bitter and woodsy finish. The mouthfeel is moderate, with plenty of foamy carbonation. Overall this is a nicely constructed fruit beer, where the fruit does not dominate, but very much make its presence known.

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Czequershuus from Minnesota, May 26, 2017
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3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Turning towards the ocean, almost naked, underneath palm trees. A long blade hacks into a mango &, with the aid of a hand, starts skinning it. The flesh, a yellow gleam, entices.

Copper-amber beer, shining, without much head. An ale at first, a simple dip, before turning overly-sweet towards the end, with a tropical linger. The name evokes a kind of summer camp, where you—drenched in sweat—spy on a lover from afar, unable, but aching for love. Because of that, I think this beer has tinges of a muted romance spouting from it, despite Harpoon advocating it as a guitar-next-to-the-fire kind of beer.

An ale with fruit juice that you can actually taste. An enjoyable, sunlit experience.

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writer917 from New York, May 22, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is is all mango. The taste is mangoes and mild hops, very refreshing.

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ordybill from Georgia, May 07, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you like fruit beers that aren't overpowering, this one is delicious. Would be a good summer "just mowed the lawn " beer, almost a "float in the pool" beer....I could make an exception

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Magerbrew from New York, Apr 23, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

See through orange tinged beer with a quickly receeding head. Big mango, slight citrus and malt is what I get from the nose. I like the flavor profile, it's mango that really works well leading into the malt finish of this brew. Good balance with slightly bitter hops against the initial sweetness of this brew. This beer is not cloying at all. Crisp and well carbonated. Overall, a fairly likable beer.

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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania, Apr 21, 2017
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3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am continuing my concerted purge of the bottle backlog and beers just reappear from the not-so-distant past, this being one of them.

From the bottle: "Crisp Tropical Refreshing Pale Ale with Mango"; "Mango-infused Pale Ale with a tropical aroma, malty sweetness, and subtly hopped."; "Sunblock, bonfires, music, some friends, this beer ... Bring on Summer."; "You know it's Summer here/When the brewery doors are open wide/Malt & hop aromas free to mingle with the summer breeze/sunkissed tanks glow ... [this last is struck through]/Forget it, BEER, PLEASE!/Round up your friends and join us here/for our very special Summer beer".

I Pop!ped the cap and went straight to an aggro pour, resulting in two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, tawny head with decent retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pronounced mango presence to go along with a slight grassiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was pronounced in terms of its tropical fruitiness, mango and something else that they identified for me as passion fruit, plus a bready maltiness. It was on the sweet side for the style, but I was okay with it. Not every APA needs to push the boundaries of hops. Finish was semi-sweet, bordering on semi-dry and I think that it was the lingering sweetness that just did not quite do it for me. It is a Summer seasonal and I am sure that it would be quite refreshing on a hot, humid afternoon, but not so much at any other time. I would be willing to revisit this if they were to put it in a CAN.

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woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Oct 25, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of mango, some mild citrus. Taste is mango, malts, very light citrus, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but one I won't need to buy again.

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tone77 from Pennsylvania, Oct 15, 2016
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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours crystal clear and amber colored; the cap is impressive in its stickage; spots of lacing linger

Smell: If you love mango, you will love the smell

Taste: Bready malt, with a grassy hop bill making a soft appearance; the mango arrives, in the middle, but it is nothing like the aroma as it tastes artificial and metallic; all flavors fade, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The concept sounds good and the aroma works, but something went really wrong with the flavor profile; seems more like an alcopop than a beer

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brentk56 from North Carolina, Aug 13, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - dark golden, pours with a 1" foamy head
S - gives off a slice of fresh mango
T - if someone garnished a pale ale wit a juicy mango, this would be the taste
F - enough fizz for a fruity beer without being obnoxious
O - I'm ready to look for a 6-pack

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BonzaiZymurgist from Connecticut, Jul 30, 2016
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4.82/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It pours a cloudy yellow with little carbonation and a finger sized head that leaves very little lacing down the tasting glass. I like the smell; fruity and a little hoppy. This brings me to the taste: not overly bitter, but sweet. I can taste the hops, but they are not overpowering, allowing the taste of mango to "shine" through. Lingering of bitterness on the center of the tongue, with a crisp, dry finish on the edges.

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Im4jojo from Massachusetts, Jul 22, 2016
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2.97/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A copper-colored beer with a small white head.
Tropical fruit and sweet malt aroma. Faint.
Heavy dose of mango in the taste. Not great and it left a bad aftertaste in my mouth.
It is a summer beer, but that doesn't make it a good beer.

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lordofthewiens from New Mexico, Jul 06, 2016
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