7th Day Brewery in Brookvale have a core range that would take you three tasting paddles to get through. I know this because I have had three tasting paddles there, a standout of which was the Mango Hazy IPA (formerly called Hazy IPA but always featuring mangos).
It pours a raincoat yellow weathered by years at sea, suitably hazy (otherwise we might have a lawsuit) and with a sweet and tangy aroma that could almost pass for a NEIPA: this is a beer that could almost be sold for sniffing purposes only. To quote Seth Rogen from Pineapple Express: “I want to live in there, man.”
Tastewise, it is near a diabolic meal in a cup. You have never had mango as filling as this. There is a tantalising kick of bitter hops that does a lovely balancing act with the juicy mango. At 5.5 percent ABV, there's a kick that will turn your face red before you’re ready. A four-pack of these and you’re in for a good night – whether it’s mango season or not.
PS On a personal note, I love mangos but found out I’m allergic to the skin five years ago, so this helps me get my quota up. Thanks, 7th Day.