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.
Elwood (2960) - 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 (4164) - 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.
monkeychugg55 (823) - 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.
Atom (1212) - 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!
17thfloor (2428) - 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.
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, 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.
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, thanks Levi. Big pine, resinous, with notes of caramel. Taste is pine, some citrusy notes with tropical fruit coming through, with a nice big bitter harsh finish. Very nice brew, big, intense, but balanced.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber to snifter. Pour is hazy orange with a big white frothy head that leaves a sticky lacing. Aroma is big citrus grapefruit and pine very fresh smelling. Taste is more big citrus and grapefruit pine (very bitter, awesome). Palate is medium and sticky and nice and dry. Awesome!
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Pale caramel, orangish, thick haze, dirty and lots of sediment, huge frothy white head, very sticky lacing.   Big resiny nose, hoppy, big citrus peel.   Smells HUGE!   Resiny start, hoppy, loads of citrus peel.   Could stand to be a bit maltier to balance it out, but its not over the top bitter either.   This would be a hop heads delight for sure!   Despite not having huge malty body, its fairly full bodied.   Sticky, resiny, and hoppy!   Lingering resin and citrus rind.   If you want a nice IIPA that isnt overly malty that seems fairly fresh, this is it!   Very enjoyable and bright.