Review: BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Mango IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Mango IPA
90 out of 100
BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Mango IPA

Style: IPA

ABV: 6.2 IBU: 50

90
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 3

BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Mango IPA

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What the brewers say

“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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