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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10658) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
On tap at The Taphouse, pours hazy light golden. Standard IPA here - hops, pine and toffee. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rader58 (876) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
slitcher (267) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5696) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2398) - 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.

   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.

   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...

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