Brewski Craft Brewing Mangofeber – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV

Brewski Craft Brewing Mangofeber American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV (C$5.53 at Collective, 330 ml, best before 23-Oct-2020, acquired 29-Aug-2019, reviewed 13-Sep-2019)

Appearance: opaque medium gold with one finger of fine pale ivory head, good retention and minimal spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild, mango, tropical fruit, caramel, earth, pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly astringent bitter mildly warming finish. (3/5)

I probably did this in slightly the wrong order, having done the apricot variant Aprikosfeber first. This one looks a bit better than Aprikosfeber, with decent head retention that was completely absent in the other. Unsurprisingly, the aroma is different, exhibiting mango instead of apricot, but was also relatively muted. I find the taste to suffer quite a bit by comparison to its variant, with a relatively heavy sweetness leading into a slightly astringent bitter warming finish. Part of this is no doubt the heavier malt bill associated with it being an 8% DIPA instead of a 6% IPA, but overall it feels clunky compared to the apricot. (13/20)

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