One of the cool things about our wedding venue was that we had firepits where you could make smores. We didn’t really have time to get out to the firepits (except when I was sent to get one of our friends to come in to dance to R. Kelly’s “Ignition,” but it look liked everyone else enjoyed them. At least I found a beer that tastes like smores.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Shploing!! is our first ever beer to go into cans and we wanted to make something extra special for the occasion. A mango s’mores IPA brewed with mango, vanilla, marshmallow fluff, graham crackers, rock salt, lactose sugar and an abundance of our favorite hops.”
Random: We have smores at every family reunion barbecue.
The beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and lemon yellow color. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose was very fragrant. I got some lactose along with mango and orange. It also had some malt at the end. The taste was an enhanced version of the nose. It definitely had the same lactose and candied mango that I picked up on the nose, but had a touch of vanilla as well with some brown sugar sweetness. It also had a brine note as well that countered well against the sweetness of the fruit. This was a full-bodied beer with lots of carbonation. The finish was lengthy and slightly sweet with candied mango. A can was $3.75, which came to $.31 per ounce. This was definitely an expensive beer, but brought a lot of unique flavors to the table. I would definitely have this again.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0