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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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-loverís 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: 15į Plato


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Bomber bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy copper color with a light white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy but kind of off. Not a normal IPA hoppy aroma. Mouthfeel is nice. Flavor is very bitter and not much else. Heavy in grapefruit, but none of the floral hoppiness of the good IPAs. I was excited that this was available in Kansas, but this really let me down.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (8011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle thanks to Lizzie and Daren! Pours a clear orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some juicy citrus with some sweet grains and a bit of butterscotch. Flavor has more of a butterscotch note with some sweet citrus and a bit of sweet grain.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (190) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2015
Draft @ SEA. Light hop aroma. Lighter shade of golden than expected. Hop flavor is a bit light. Light body. Overall a pretty good beer for low IBUís, but not great. Pretty drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[3/3/15] Draught at Hales Ales Brewery & Pub in Seattle. Clear golden. Mild hoppy aroma with a buttery hint. Flavor has a bit of sweetish maltiness, a faint buttery hint and some bitter floral hops. Medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mysticbrew (68) - - FEB 27, 2015
Pours a golden yellow with a delicate white top that dissipates quickly leaving subtle lacings. Malty and subtle hop aroma. The hops really come through on the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkyCrow (99) - Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Light golden appearance. Delicious nose. Refreshing, smooth, not super bitter, almost "thin" taste. A nice change from very bitter IPAs.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (2014) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Plus two bonus points for the 6% alcohol content. Other than that, it is very very average.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8347) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased on 8/10/14 from Brennanís in Madison, Wisconsin during my stay for GTMW. Unfortunately I only noticed today that the best by code reads 8/07/14. Still going to give it a go, though. No time like the present. Props to this brewery for actually coding their bottles. 90+% of the local breweries I encountered at the market in Wisconsin didnít bother with that. Totally hazy orange yellow color. Lots of fine particles in the body hazing things up. Thin off-white head, that leaves good, thicker ridges of lace. First sip... Nice, itís actually tasting pretty good. Much better than expected. Big piney assertive hop, nice apricot bright fruity tropical notes to it, some mango. A lot more hop forward than Iíd expect your typical 6% IPA to be, really. The malt is more of a bready biscuity malt, light with the caramel. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet, some zest. Light bit of alcohol? Really, this kind of drinks like 7% plus (no ABV on the label, but itís identical to the red thing shown here on RB). Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick. As I get half way through, more malt sweetness and slick texture comes out (maybe my palate needed warming up). I still dig it, though. Hitting the spot, right now. Much better than expected, pretty good for being technically expired

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (876) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Hazy yellow pour with good white head. Aroma of grass, lemon, spear mint. Well balanced with a minty, piney bitter finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2828) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pale IPA, seems mild at first, but has lingering hops/grapefruit on the finish, and stays on the palate for a while. Interesting take on the style.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (1258) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours golden, with a thick white head. Very floral aroma and taste. A little sweet. Not quite what I look for in an IPA but overall its not bad.


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