Monday, September 8, 2008

Virgin Islands Tropical Mango Pale Ale

Another interesting beer I picked up at the local wine and ale store, Virgin Islands Tropical Mango Pale Ale is contract brewed for St. John Brewers by Shipyard in Portland, ME. The beer poured a crystal clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is almost all mango, with a little bit of malt underneath. The flavor is definitely mango - much stronger than I expected. I'm assuming that they have added some sort of mango extract to make it stand out like it does. This is not a wheat beer, like most fruit beers tend to be. Underneath the mango, there was a little bit of malt, a very light body, and a slightly bitter finish. This is another nice warm weather beer.


SophisticatedBrew said...

Mmm...I do a beer blog too, a rather amateur-ish one as a newbie to the world of real beer. I did a google search for this mango beer and your site popped up first. it's surprisingly good! i think one of the best fruit beers i've ever tried. :) cheers!

Al said...

HI, thanks for your comment! I checked out your blog, and it's pretty cool! Good luck with it. I'll be checking it out from time to time. I'm not a huge fan of fruit beers, but felt this one was pretty good.

Christina Phillips said...

I drank this for the first time last December while on vacation on St. John. I tried the variety of beers under this label and loved them all, but the MANGO won as my favorite. Always a good grad on a hot day : )