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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Slightly hazy orange color with an average off-white head. Intensely citric hop aroma that leaps out of the glass. Citric hop flavors overpower the mild caramelly malts. Finish is highly astringent and hoppy. A hophead’s delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Light orange color with a big thick fluffy off white head. Excellend head retention and nice lacing. Aroma is nicely balanced between hops in the forefront and a nice sweet malt backbone. Flavor is citric with some acidity and an undercurrent of sweet malt. The balance is tilted in favor of the hops, but thats ok with me. Wonderful full mouth feel. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6026) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Translucent bronze. Medium but firm tan head. Strong citrusy and hoppy aroma. Strong hop flavor. Bitter and slightly oily, but there’s a mild maltiness underlying the hops. Sort of a sweeter taste towards the finish that ultimately ends with bitterness. Good IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2004
Clear copper-amber color with some hopleaf "floaters" left over from dry hopping... strong green hop aroma and bitterness, balanced nicely with malt (light crystal provides slight caramel), not like other IPA's I've had, had a cask-conditioned quality right out of the bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2004
It's a better than average IPA but I wouldn't put it into any world class rankings. Cloudy copper color with a big white head. The nose is hops and citrus. Citrus flavors and a nice balance of hops and malt. Smooth on the palate with a fairly strong bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Pretty golden copper, nice puffy head that sticks around. Definite hops in the nose. Flavor is very well-balanced, plenty of citric and perfumed hops in the flavor upfront and loads of sweet, bready malts at the back end to finish it up. Good creaminess as well, feels nice in the mouth. Quite pleasureable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - FEB 9, 2004
12 oz. brown twist off bottle. I hate twist offs, but whatcha gonna do? Poured out a bright orange color, with a fast fading, thin white head. Didn't leave a decent lacing either. Aromas are of caramel malts, seafoam, and Pacific coast hops. Centennial and Nugget mostly in this beer. This beer would be sooo much better if they didn't use that damned Ringwood yeast. It has no place in an American IPA, IMHO. Tastes a little better than it smells. Caramel in the foreground, and pale malts collide with the hops in a controlled train wreck sort of a way. It finished crisp, but slightly buttery, indicating diacetyl leftover from the brewing process. This beer could be much, much better than it is, IF they changed their yeast to an American strain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Bottle pours an orangish yellow with a frothy dishwater like white head.   Lacing is clingy and thick.   Initial aroma is of piney hops with some floral notes.   However, initial taste lacks the ZING suggested by the aroma.   Seems rather mild for a "dry hopped IPA" as the bottle states.   Mouthfeel is light but enjoyable.   Near the end there is a bit of a maltiness, perhaps to balance with the small bit of hoppiness.   While it might be an easy drinking IPA and well suited for what I like (not overly hoppy), it could use a few more IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Light straw and maze color under latte froth head (bottle). Had this one at beer fest in MT and was not terribly impressed. Forgettable IPA: hoppy, but unfortunately balanced. Palate/mouthfeel is nice and full, sort of mealy but bright citrus refreshes. Fine IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Clear copper appearance, decent head faded. Nice upfront aroma of grapefruit as the Cascades introduce themselves. Grapefruit is also the dominant flavor note, with a tiny bit of toffee and biscuit to balance. Tiny bit of medicinal touch creeps in at the very end once it is warm. Could have been more full bodied, but all in all an enjoyable beer.

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