Bar­rel­house Mango IPA

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Fruit Pale Ale & Ipa -

ABV: 6.2% | IBUS: 50 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“A crush­able bal­ance of citrus hops, mango good­ness, and smooth fin­ish puts this beer in a league of its own.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Big juicy candy mango and peach, with funky ripe tones and cit­rusy notes. Fruit-for­ward, with stone-fruit char­ac­ter­is­tics, in­clud­ing light es­ters, flo­ral notes (blue­berry, rose, orange, and straw­berry). Un­der­ly­ing grassy, herbal, earthy hops notes, but not as much hops as ex­pected. Low malt with hints of bread and toast.” Fla­vor: “The mango comes through well, but the hops are un­der­stated so that at first, it ex­presses it­self as more of a mango Amer­i­can wheat. At the end of the swal­low, a low bit­ter­ness lingers briefly, bring­ing forth the IPA char­ac­ter. Mod­er­ate sweet­ness, with sup­port­ing malt, if a lit­tle thin, and dry over­all.” Over­all: “This beer doesn’t know what it wants to be: wheat, pale ale, or IPA. The fla­vors are mud­dled, with the mango com­ing through as peach and in­dis­tinct fruits. With­out know­ing it’s a mango IPA, I wouldn’t have guessed. The hops bit­ter­ness was right and the malt sup­ported it nicely—it was bal­anced and pleas­ant.”

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