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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Seriously underrated. Moderately hoppy IPA. Clean, crisp, relatively straight forward taste. Nothing stands out, but nothing to complain about. Seems like it’s not bitter enough for some, but I find it to be a reasonable IPA. Actually a pretty good beer for a 6.2 ABV brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2326) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle from Brennans. Pours a cloudy orangey brown with nice lacing. Small bubbles under the surface. Aroma is floral, citrus fruit and some pine. Taste is sweet fruit, some bitter citrus fruit, some woodiness. Slightly sour flavor. Somewhat sticky. Finishes almost non-existent. Starts solidly, shame that it fades away.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bomber. Pours a solid copper tinged golden color with foamy off-white head. The hops aroma is sweet and floral with some mild citrus notes. The flavor opens up with aggressive pine and grapefruit bitterness along with some herbal hops and earthy caramel malt characteristics. The body is moderately thick with strong carbonation and a bitter, citrusy sweet finish. Overall, a simple and refreshing hoppy IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2011
1 Pint, 6oz btl. Pours amber somewhat clear, with little to no head. Citrus and resin aromas electrify the nostrils. The taste was a little flat compared to a good number of IPA’s I’ve tested over the years; but better than most. I thought the drinking experience was flavorsome.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2011
Cask at Belmont Station. Pours amber with a thick white head. Huge citrus pine aroma, very resiny. Smooth malt sweetness, with the cask keeping the carbonation light, and balanced with a nice hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2011
Classic US IPA nose with grapefruit and touches of caramel. Deep hazy red-orange. Big fruity hop flavor with firm, reasonable bitterness. Dry zesty finish. Nice surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2662) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2011
Orange body, small white head. Sweet malty aroma, bisquit and very fruity hops. Cookies, some herbal flavour, salty smoked salmon in taste. Dries your mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9929) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2010
660 ml bottle. From Seattle, WA, USA. HHOK8.
Slightly hazy amber colour with small creamy off-white head. Sweetish somewhat dark hops, bread, biscuit and caramel sweetness in aroma. Flavour is bitter dark hops, some sweetness and caramel malt. Thinnish. Rather short bitter aftertaste. Not overly hopped.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
22 oz bomber. Decent IPA. Nothing notable about this one. Decent and drinkable, but hardly distinguishable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2010 Slightly hazed amber orange pour, small white head. Hop dominated aroma with floral and earthy notes, some mandarin orange. Has a slightly caramelly malt flavor to it and a denser body than a lot of IPAs, though hops still dominate the flavor. More earth and citrus notes with some tropical character. Overall, I find it dominated by sweet tangerine when colder, becoming more resiny as it warms. This beer seems to vary a lot each time I have it, but it’s generally a good affordable standby.


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