From Pueblo Vida Brewing out of Tucson Arizona comes their “Circuitous Double IPA”. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of very juicy notes of tropical fruits, pineapple and lots of overall fruit notes. The flavour is of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, citrus, honey, mild resin, some bitterness and alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 8% with an IBU of 60. This is an extremely good cloudy Double IPA and if you end up in Tucson make sure to grab some soon.
Commercial Description: DOUBLE IPA BREWED WITH MALTED OATS…HOPPED WITH MOSAIC 3-WAYS (CO2 HOP EXTRACT, HOP PELLETS & LUPULIN POWDER). TASTING NOTES: MANGO, PEACH, HONEY
From Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster in collaboration with Delta’s Four Winds Brewing across the river comes “The Fraser” a pale ale fermented with Saccharomyces Trois. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of light tropical fruit, yeasty, mild funk and some floral hops. The flavour is of mango, stone fruit, tropical fruit, citrus rind, yeast, mild funk with a dry not sweet finish. There is very little bitterness in this brew. The alcohol content comes in at 5.2% with an IBU of 24. This beer is not going to punch you in the face with flavour but it is an excellently executed collaboration brew from two great breweries.
Commercial Description: Fermented with Saccharomyces Trois yeast this Pale Ale was brewed with Amchoor (Green Mango spice) and hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Azacca, as well as some fresh Cashmere for good measure. The Fraser is fruity, tropical, and funk. Not as funky as the people who brewed it but still pretty funky.
From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes their latest “The Last Mango Wit”. The beer pours a very cloudy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tons of mango, wheat and lots of sweetness from the lactose. The flavour is of mango, citrus, wheat, bready malts, yeast, maybe vanilla and lactose sweetness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.9% with an IBU of 8. I don’t go out of my way to try wheat beers as a rule but I love mangos and this beer delivers on the promise of a great fruit infused wit without being overly sweet.
Commercial Description: A refreshing Belgian wit brewed with fresh mangoes and sweetened with lactose. A smooth, tropical delight. Contains fresh mangoes. Keep refrigerated.
From Old Yale Brewing out of Chilliwack BC comes there “Outta Wack Mango Wheat” a beer that was named through a contest at the District Public House in Chilliwack. This fruity Summer ale pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of mangos, yeast and wheat. The flavour has more to show than the aroma with mango that is not all that sweet, yeast, wheat and a nice mild hops bite to finish it all off. The alcohol content of this brew is 5%. I really enjoyed this beer and was glad that I just happened to be passing by the brewery and stopped in to find it!
Commercial Description: We began with a refreshing wheat ale then infused pure nectar from the mango, just enough to create the perfect balance to excite the senses. Our Mango Wheat is medium bodied, slightly hazy with hints of fruitiness.