Island Mango Twist

California
United States
Island Mango Twist, Garage Brewing Co
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This American wheat beer will transport you to the tropics with coconut and pineapple notes along with tropical flavors.

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ABV: 
5.2%
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Island Mango Twist by Garage Brewing Co. would ordinarily fall under category #10A (Weissbier) under the BJCP 2015 Guidelines, but with the addition of fruit flavors this would be better placed under #29A (Fruit Beer). As advertised, this beer has "pineapple, mango and coconut flavors." The aroma of this beer revealed tropical flavors reminiscent of a drink from Tahiti. I got aromas of pineapple, mango and even coconut in the nose. The pour revealed a straw-colored hue that was cloudy (because it's a hefeweizen). It looked very creamy and dense with a nice carbonation. The initial taste revealed a nice light malt along with the aforementioned tropical flavors and negligible hop bitterness (which is fine for the style).  If it's a true hefeweizen, I should also detect some of the characteristics of the style, such as clove and banana-like flavors, but I didn't. Instead those flavors were replaced with tropical ones (pineapple, mango and coconut). All three flavors were equally present in the beer with not one flavor overwhelming the other. Again, they were complementing flavors that melded well with one another. The body and mouthfeel, however, was light almost to the point of being a little watery. The carbonation level was fine.  The overall impression of this beer is that it is a likable and drinkable light tropical fruit beer. This is beer is good for one of those days where maybe you don't want that hoppy IPA but something a little lighter. If that is the case, this beer fits that description. It is light, crisp and has a nice, smooth finish. Again, easy drinkability comes via a 5.2% ABV along with nice tropical flavors of the South Pacific.

Brewery Introduction

It All Started in a Garage. In most garages, you can find what people drive. In our Garage, you can find what drives us — quality craft beer.

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