Aug 14, 2018

Deep River Mango Tango Foxtrot

Deep River’s Mango Tango Foxtrot is another of beer from the OBX trip back in June (and enjoyed shortly after my arrival home). The IPA’s label artwork is what originally drew me to it while the description of fruit flavors only derived from Australian hops within said artwork, kept me around long enough to crack it open. I’m all for an IPA that has a good bit of tropical-ness without actually using fruit or juice to accomplish the feat so I was intrigued.

While Mango Tango Foxtrot does present a subtle fruitiness (tropical notes, guava, grapefruit), it’s the IPA’s pine and earthiness that I particularly enjoyed once in the glass. Overall, the beer has a rather subdued hop profile, but still showed well during the entire experience. There’s a good amount of hop bitterness that was a nice touch, as was the crisp and refreshing mouthfeel as everything was carried smoothly to a lasting and lightly drying finish.

All in all, Mango Tango Foxtrot was a decent enough little IPA (5.7% ABV) that carried a subdued, but still tasty hop profile. I didn’t find a packaging date on the can to account for the toned-down flavor, but it didn’t taste old. So maybe the Australian hops were a bit shy in this one. Regardless, it was an easy drinking IPA that I could enjoy again watching the waves crash gently on the North Carolina beaches next year.