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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-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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9550) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft citrus and malt on the nose, but rather subdued. Medium bodied, light malt, citrus and hops pick up and grab a little bit of a spicy note. Gentle malt with subtle melon and citrus into the finish. Easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (885) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Golden orange with white head. Earthy pine hops, subtle toasted malt, medium-light body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1486) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2015
A bottle of this was included in a 6-pack of ipas from a friend. Pours pale orange, fluffy but small white head. Itís a lighter ipa, refreshing with a touch of citrus to it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (9833) - 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 (274) - 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 (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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 (110) - - 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 (2424) - 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 (9672) - 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


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