Rogue Voodoo Doughnut ‘Mango Astronaut Ale’


imageWe love this range of beers, especially the pink bottle and crazy design. Very appealing. The only difference this time is that there are no ingredients stated on the bottle. All we get is the IBU of 20, and that this ale is 5.3%.

First whiff when we pop the cap is strong mango aroma. Poured into a pint, we get a decent 10mm off white head that retains fairly well, and ends with a rim of small compact bubbles. There is mild carbonation seen in the glass. The pour is a clear amber. We get a bit less mango aroma in the glass, and more ale malts, like cereal. First sip is a tad disappointing. There is very mild bitterness that lingers slightly on the palate. There is mild to moderate carbonation in the mouth. Body is medium. There is a drying effect on the palate also. We don’t get a lot of flavours, other than very mild ale hops, mild caramalts, and even less mango in the mouth. We were thinking that from the aroma of almost fresh mango, we would get some more tropical fruit flavour but the hops used are more English ale like in flavour, so the result is a standard ale, with a tinge of sweetness. The back palate is smooth, so if you really wanted to, you could have a few of these as it just washes down. It’s sessionable. We are putting this at the bottom of the pile of the voodoo doughnut range. Nothing amazing at all. Just a standard ale with the aroma of mild mango. Enough said.