Bale Breaker Sesiones del Migrante Mango IPA
What the brewers say
This delicious IPA was fermented with twenty pounds per barrel of mango puree and dry hopped with Citra, HBC 630, and Ekuanot.
What our panel thought
The mango is not overwhelmingly fruity, but there’s an earthy sweetness on the finish that adds body. The hops choice is a little strange, as we expected tropical-fruit notes and instead got more onion/grass/citrus. Finish has nice bitterness to add definition, accentuated by a bit of hops burn on the back of the throat.
What our editors thought
A strong mango, backed by a slight herbal- hops note, sets the stage for a beer- forward sip, as the mango recedes and a soft bready malt punctuated by a firm bitterness presses forward to linger in the finish.