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RATINGS: 310   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."


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4117) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter amber with a short-lived cap of white head. The aroma picked up caramel and fruity notes surrounded by a mild dose of citrus and piney hoppage.. not bad, but nothing really great there. The flavor found pale and fruity notes at the core with earth, spicy pine, and citrus bitterness around.. finished more bitter over biscuity sweetness. Light-medium bodied with decent balance on the palate.. a very decent drinker, but not at all memorable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snegurochka (382) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2009
Creamy head, lots of small white bubbles. Unclear medium amber. Grapefruit and orange aroma. Flavour of pomegranate, blood oranges and ripe grapefruit. Pleasant mouth-feel. Bought at QFC Wallingford, Seattle and shared at the Superpower beer session in Tromsø 29.01.09

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfish120love (912) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Slight floral and sweet aroma with a finish thats sour. I sense a little coffee in the flavor which is wierd for an IPA. I believe this is past its prime or spoiled in transit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Golden yellow with a hoppy, citrusy aroma. Metallic grapefruit, pineapple, peach, and pine with a bite. Copper penny aftertaste. Local store has this one priced pretty cheap. For the money, I’d drink it any day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2009
I saw this beer for the first time on a trip up to Northern Colorado. It was very bright golden orange in color with amber tints. There is only a slightly soapy looking film of a head. The smell is very fruity but more dark fruit than citrus, almost like raspberries. A slight grassiness, maybe from the dry-hopping? A little bit of pine comes through in the smell also. This one gets high marks on the aroma due to the multiple components of the aroma. The taste is very hoppy, not much bitterness (although it is there in the aftertaste) with a little fruity flavor and sweetness. There is some breadiness and caramel from the malts. This is very good and I would purchase it again if the price is right. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-02-2007 16:53:07

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2009
12oz shorty bottle. Pours a murky brown-orange color with a monstrous foamy off-white head. Toasty malt and bitter west coast hop aroma. Certainly has a nice west coast hop bite to it, with a solid malty backbone as well. Well balanced, with a somewhat soapy, bitter aftertaste laced with malty sweetness. Somewhat middle of the road for a Northwest IPA, certainly a well-crafted, enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - AUG 21, 2009
12 oz. bottle pours a rich, cloudy penny color with granules of something in the bottom and a frothy off white head which leaves doily-like lacing as it slinks into oblivion. The aroma is of a crisp MacIntosh apple and freshly tanned leather. Front palate is tart - almost citrusy - with a hoppy middle and finish. Medium bodied beer with one of the most interesting palates I’ve experienced. Not what I expected from an IPA - AT ALL - but deliciously unexpected. Like a kumquat, you kind of have to keep on going to get the whole experience of the beer. I would love to pair this with a baked pork chop with mango-cranberry chutney, cornbread muffins and creamed spinach. I’m not sure if this is ’traditional’ as far as the IPA style is concerned, but it is really a nice surprise and I think I could introduce this to my newer ’newbie’ micro buddies with ease.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Orange to amber in color. Smallish off-white head. Caramel and mildly toasted biscuit aromas. HInts of citric peels in the far reaches. Darker caramel flavor in the beginning. Some light citrus juice and wood in the middle. A touch of toasted rye bread in the finish. Dry bitter linger. Seems to lose all sweetness and some balance half way through.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chadje (176) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2009
22 oz. bottle. A nice citrus aroma. Pourse a nice light amber color and a good sized head. A nice good IPA. Nothing special here, but pretty good.


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