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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Mongoose IPA combines assertive hop flavor with surprising drinkability. This version of the classic style is a true "beer-lover’s beer" -- big malt body, spicy hop character, and an enticing floral aroma. 6.0% ABV 38 IBUs Malts: 2-Row Pale ~ Munich ~ Wheat Hops: Bravo ~ HBC 342 ~ Calypso ~ Centennial ~ Amarillo ~ Chinook Original Gravity: 15° Plato


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mysticbrew (49) - - FEB 27, 2015
Pours a golden yellow with a delicate white top that dissipates quickly leaving subtle lacings. Malty and subtle hop aroma. The hops really come through on the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkyCrow (61) - Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Light golden appearance. Delicious nose. Refreshing, smooth, not super bitter, almost "thin" taste. A nice change from very bitter IPAs.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (1837) - 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 (7688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased on 8/10/14 from Brennan’s 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 didn’t 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, it’s 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 I’d 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 it’s 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 (835) - 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 (2488) - 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 (900) - 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 (1844) - 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 (1528) - 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 (945) - Seattle, Washington, 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.


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