Mangoes on the Run is a beautiful deep golden, orange hued ale with a large, frothy, and surprisingly robust off-white head. There is no sediment at all so I got every last drop out of the can.
I was expecting a strong smell of fruit when I opened it but it's mainly just hops with a slight hint of fruit that's more citrus than mango. Although I was a little disappointed with the aroma, it redeemed itself in the taste. It's definitely mango! The flavour is very hoppy with notes of caramel, biscuit and citrus and it has a very bitter, pithy citrus aftertaste that lingers.
It's thin bodied with low, reasonably soft carbonation that feels quite smooth in the mouth with a little bit of a tingle on the tongue.
It's what it says on the tin and Innis & Gunn deserve a round of applause for getting the unmistakeable taste of mango just right. The pithy aftertaste was a little too harsh for me which is where it lost marks so although Ale not Be Seeing You again, it's worth trying if you like pithy bitterness.
Brewed by The Innis & Gunn Brewing Company, Edinburgh, Scotland
My Untappd score: 3.25/5