obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice IPA, but nothing all that outstanding about it. The beer poured a copper color with a thick and bubbly off-white head. The nose prominently featured plenty of hops, pine and citrus, as did the flavors. The malt profile was just enough to give the beer a nice balance. But this really tasted like a whole lot of other double IPAs Iíve tasted in the past. The Mongo didnít really feature anything to set itself apart from any of the other average doubles.
monkeychugg55 (815) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Very cloudy orange with particles floating around and a large, fluffy, white head that leaves big thick waves of lacing. Unusual hop aroma with mango, orange, resiny pine and some floral notes. Big doughy yeast aroma almost completely masks the malt, which seems a little like 2 heartedís malt. The flavor is sweet and tropical while in the mouth, but once swallowed the sweetness dissolves away to reveal an intense amount of bitterness. Nice heavy but smooth body with slightly prickly carbonation.
17thfloor (2413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy rich orange with a fine frothy white head. Aroma is awesome, lightly doughy, huge tropical fruit, papaya, mango, oranges, white grapes, itís hard to smell much better, like a big slice of tropical fruit. Flavor follows, medium sweetness, plenty of bitterness, big papaya juicy punch, man this stuff is pretty awesome, would love to try it super super fresh, quite fresh now but probably much better 2 weeks ago. Great body, bit gritty sugary but very drinkable.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. It pours a nice orange gold color with a nice white top. The nose is big on the hops with lots of citrus, pine, and resin. Lots of west coast action. The flavor has a bit of malt to combat all those hops, but the notes from the nose come through strong. I was a bit surprised about the dry finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a lengthy, dry and bitter finish. This is a hop heads delight.
thornecb (3989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours slightly cloudy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Tangerine, grapefruit and resin aromas. Sharp tangerine pith upfront turning to grapefruit before the dry, dusty tongue stripping resin finish.
Atom (1125) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber pours cloudy orange/amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is candied tart citrus, resiny pine, and floral. Huge hop flavors! Taste is grassy with a candied malt middle, sweet all the way through, and finsihing dry bitter and crisp. The alcohol is very well hidden, an Awesome DIPA!
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy deep gold with a huge foamy white head. A citrusy and tropical sweet hoppy nose. Resinous juicy mouthfeel with flavors of citrusy hops, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peels, and apricot. Sweet meets bitter in perfect harmony with citrusy and piney hops. Nicely balanced unlike their anniversary DIPAs. A hop lovers dream. Great long lasting hoppy finish. This was really good. I highly recommend this to anyone seeking an agressively balanced intense hop profile.
NachlamSie (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From draft into a chalice at the Trappeze. Here is a serious IIPA and I would expect nothing else from Port brewing. The color is a pleasing bright orange with a thick frothy white head. The aroma is intense with a super powerful, dank, herbal bite. The flavor is huge and insanely bitter and resinous. Loads of citrus and grass make up the hop attack. The body is just about right for this style too. I loved it.
mrmartin (630) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
orangey golden pour big off-white head and lots of carbonation. nose is suprisingly weak. dry, a little grapefruit with sort of earthy malt.
light body. earthy and resiny. quick bitter finish. clean tasting, good session but doesnt really excite my senses.
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Henryís: Created a thick layer of fluffy foamed head while the liquid was a hazy burnt orange hue. In the nose, the aroma is dominated by a huge presence of freshly picked green hops that smell oily with a scent of citrus juice, peel and the flesh of the fruit. The flavor is just the same with a heavy taste of citrus perhaps ruby grapefruit, orange, and lime peel that make this an interesting imperial IPA. Now when it comes to the finish, this leaves behind a metallic aftertaste that is also intensely bitter and has more citrus zest lingering around.