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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Double IPA brewed in memory of the brew cat.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle shared by MatSciGuy! Hazy orange pour, little carbonation, and an aroma of fresh hops. Flavor is tons of pine, bitters and a tiny bit of citrus on a very dry finish. This one had a really strong and lasting bite, very good (and unique.)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 2/4/11. Pours a cloudy amber-orange with three fingers of foam. Lots o carbonation and lacing. Nose is full and resiny. Bright, floral, and sticky hops get rounded out by a rich malt. Pineapple and mango. Very good balance here. Full bodied but the mouthfeel is made lighter by the carbonation of which there might be a bit too much of. Hops are a little subdued on the palate. Still nice and resiny but the rich malt drowns out some of the lighter hop flavors I like. Orange peel and grapefruit. This is an outstanding DIPA. Maybe even a great one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Port has a knack for IPAs and this is right up there with Wipeout. Pine, earthy, slightly grassy, and citrus hop aromas. The taste has more of the same with some resinous, caramel undertones. Heavy bitter finish that doesn’t overpower the palate. I will be drinking more of this soon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6326) - lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2011
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1946) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2011
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2055) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
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 I’ve tasted in the past. The Mongo didn’t really feature anything to set itself apart from any of the other average doubles.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (903) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
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 hearted’s 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
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, it’s 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
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.


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