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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."


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Pours a murky dark brown with orange hues. Aroma of molasses, dried fruit, toffee and pine. Flavor is molasses and dried cherry with some woody hints. Not too bad, a little malt forward for my taste in an IPA, but good nonetheless.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, grains and faint stale hops; flavor is about the same, only with a metalic aftertaste. This is not very good at all...maybe i got a 6 that had been sitting around for awile.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of biscuit caramel malt, some roasted nuts and a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is medium to full bodied, nice balance of caramel malt and grassy hops, and a touch of fruit. Finish is semi-dry with a biscuit and mild bitterness. Definitely more malt than citrus flavors and a short lived bitterness. Seems to be much tame compared to the Mongoose IPA I tried back in 2007.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2011 Hazy orange, thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruit and dull hops. Taste is old hops, plain and watery texture. This bottle is definitely past date.... Got another bottle, I get home and see that there is a ton of sediment in the bottle floating around. Here we go again. Pours hazy orange with the sediment chunks very prevalent. Nice frothy white head with good retention. I would not describe the hops in the aroma as being dull this time, pineapple, fruit, cereal grain, herb. Taste, hey it drank pritty good. Seems a little on the aged side but certainly better. Medium body, lots of fine carbonation. Bitter finish. Still a little lacking though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZooKeeper (26) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 24, 2009
On tap. A very average IPA, which is a bit too fizzy! Short creamy head.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
gclauson (3) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009 does not count
One of the WORST IPA’s i have ever had. I have been buying different IPA’s both Macro and Micro for the past 2 years or so and this might be the worst i have had, i actually poured the last 1.5 of them down the drain! No aroma worth much, good color, ok head, good lacing, HORRID flavor! It was like it was in the bottle for 3 years or something. Not good stuff...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Murky amber with a tin white dissipating head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, grains and a mild off flavor. Taste of citrus and floral hops with caramel to balance it out. Mild bitter finish. Ho-hum.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2009
waterly and bland IPA that I will not waste time describing any further. Mediocreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
Amber-orange and clear with a fizzy white cap. Aroma is this ale’s strength with a nice amount of grapefruit, light floral hops, orange, and pine with a little toffee. Citrus dominates the flavor, mildly resinous with just a hint of earth and wood. Mouth feel is medium, smooth with lively carbonation and an elongated finish. This one went down fast without cause for a break. Very nice IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4033) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2009
22oz bottle. Light amber color. Lots of fizz. A touch of malt in the nose, short lived pine aroma. Flavor is a bitter and refreshing hop. Overly carbonated. Too much! Finishes with a bit of grapefruit.... and fizz.


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