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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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From Hales Ales: "Mongoose IPA is decidedly different than Hales India Pale Ale. It has more of an aromatic hop character, which gives it a nice little bite. It is very full bodied, so after the first few sips to 'acclimate' the palate to the hops you will find a balance of malt and hops - a very satisfying ale."


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (1625) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Plus two bonus points for the 6% alcohol content. Other than that, it is very very average.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased on 8/10/14 from Brennanís in Madison, Wisconsin during my stay for GTMW. Unfortunately I only noticed today that the best by code reads 8/07/14. Still going to give it a go, though. No time like the present. Props to this brewery for actually coding their bottles. 90+% of the local breweries I encountered at the market in Wisconsin didnít bother with that. Totally hazy orange yellow color. Lots of fine particles in the body hazing things up. Thin off-white head, that leaves good, thicker ridges of lace. First sip... Nice, itís actually tasting pretty good. Much better than expected. Big piney assertive hop, nice apricot bright fruity tropical notes to it, some mango. A lot more hop forward than Iíd expect your typical 6% IPA to be, really. The malt is more of a bready biscuity malt, light with the caramel. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet, some zest. Light bit of alcohol? Really, this kind of drinks like 7% plus (no ABV on the label, but itís identical to the red thing shown here on RB). Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick. As I get half way through, more malt sweetness and slick texture comes out (maybe my palate needed warming up). I still dig it, though. Hitting the spot, right now. Much better than expected, pretty good for being technically expired

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (772) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Hazy yellow pour with good white head. Aroma of grass, lemon, spear mint. Well balanced with a minty, piney bitter finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pale IPA, seems mild at first, but has lingering hops/grapefruit on the finish, and stays on the palate for a while. Interesting take on the style.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (463) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours golden, with a thick white head. Very floral aroma and taste. A little sweet. Not quite what I look for in an IPA but overall its not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1784) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Hazy, honey colored with rocky white head. Aroma is minimal, and taste is sweet and somewhat husky with floral honey notes. $2/12oz

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled: unk a: hazy apricot ale with under a finger of fleeting white foam. This leaves and etched surface. Rare spot lace. S: grapefruit biscuits. T: The hops are present, pretty tame for a NW IPA. Hints of pineapple, peach and tropical fruitiness is an undertone to the resin and pine sap hops. The malts are decent with some sweetness and dryness. M: Medium on thick for they style with moderate carb and dry finish. O: Very easy to drink for an IPA. Has english tones and some NW hardiness. Serving type: bottle 12-08-2011

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (942) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Cloudy light orange. Pot like Skunky aroma. Moderate lacing. Grapefruit and citrus flavor. Med hop bitterness with med body. Full flavor throughout. Slightly flat carbonation. Not an excellent ipa, but drinkable.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2013
22oz bottle picked up in Spokane
Cloudy golden with a medium sized creamy off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, dusty, caramel and burnt rubber. Flavors are floral, dusty, herbal, rubbing alcohol and bitter
I hope this is Infected because this sucks. Footbalmed

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (695) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours pale yellowish golden with medium white lacey head. Aroma is a hint of pale malt and thin floral piney hops. Taste is light caramel malt balanced by citrusy earthy floral hops. Finishes pleasantly bitter. Pretty low abv for an IPA. Interestingly, youíll rarely find this on tap around Seattle anymore; with a heftier abv and hop presence Supergoose has largely replaced it.


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