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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."


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2003
Pours a clean amber slightly red, not much head to speak of. Lots of floral hops in the nose, some malt. Not too much hops in the flavors, more malty. Smooth IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Cleam and refreshing. Not overly hoppy and has a bit more body than first expected. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5451) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Had on tap at the brewpub in Seattle. Excellent IPA in the true west coast style. Has a light copper color appearance, sticky off-white head with good lacing. Has a good mouth-numbing grapefruit flavor that I crave for every so often. Stays strong to the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Standard amber color with typical head and lacing. Clean dry hopped aroma, very floral. Good balance with a sweet dry and bitter finish. Not the best IPA but metter than most macro ipas. I'm spoiled with one of the IPAs here at a local brewpub.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Pretty good IPA. It is full bodied, and has very nice hops. Nice color. Solid IPA

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2003
draft. great appearance, slighly cloudy orange/golden color, aroma is a little weak, but the lace is perfect smooth and consistant, great flavor with an incredible hop finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2003
A crystal clear amber color on the pour, the head monstrous in size, creamy in texture, a winsome light tan in color and the lace a velvety sheet to conceal the glass. Sweet malt, the aroma of hops, citrus crisp and a real treat to the old schnozzle, start sweet and malt laden, the top is light to middling in its feel. Finish is delicately acidic, the hops are prickly in their spicy bite, a mid-range IPA, not overpowering, just plain drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 27, 2003
Pours a light straw color with a nice frothy head. Nose of dry hops with a taste to match. VERY DRY! One of the driest ales on planet earth. I love hops and this was not in the least too much for me but it needed more balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Thanks tho Gregory for this bottle. Nice solid IPA. Did not have enough hop flavor for me. Was very dry.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Barepaw? go back to the jungle. The idea of IPA is bitterness. This is about as mild as an IPA gets. Excellent stank..solid beer smell. She give good froathy head...orange brown with hints of some of some of the good stuff floating around in the bottle.


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