Mongo - Port Brewing

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1,988 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,988
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 138
Gots: 283 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OlieIPA on 01-11-2010

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Ratings: 1,988 | Reviews: 590
Photo of Userme59
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I liked it but nothing special for me.

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date on bottle. Might be a bit long in the tooth.

Photo of Guess2814
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great! On draft in Cambridge, MA. Beer has me tasting my tongue. Leaves a nice fruity taste in your mouth "Mango"..

Photo of yourmom123
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA ,but I have trouble getting it fresh. Last two time I went to buy Mongo it was 3 months old, pasted. Would love to have it fresh.

Photo of Beerbeard
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall, decent but missing that body that I'm expecting from a 8.5% ABV beer.

Photo of dar482
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer comes in an amber orange.

The beer hits of grapefruit, orange upfront, along with a reasonable sweetness of caramel and breadiness. The back end hits of lingering pine and dank bitterness.

A solid West Coast DIPA, but loaded with a bit much malty sweetness.

Photo of Extol
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'd like to state first that the head on this thing is ridiculous. I can barely pour it with any pace.

Alright. This is good. Solid fruit flavors with a good biscuity backing to it. Very solid beer. Would get again.

Photo of scotorum
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled November 12th 2014, so this is old for a DIPA. But it was on sale cheap, and it's well-thought of, so I took a chance that it would be an IPA that does not suffer too much with age.

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent Orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Fairly strong pine and citrus.

t: Pine and citrus with orange notes over a solid bready malt base. Bitterness lingers somewhat on an otherwise dry finish.

m: Medium, very good body, lots of carbonation tingle.

o: A potent DIPA whichm, perhaps due to the age of the bottle reviewed, becomes a little harsh, but mellows out later.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at at the Publick House in Boston, MA.

This one pours a golden yellow-ish/orange, with a tight, bubbly half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

This one smells pretty fragrant, with some orange and grapefruit hop flavors, with a pretty significant herbal aroma, too.

This one tastes pretty good, but has a slightly disconcerting watery, almost flat finish. It doesn't finish as fully as I would've liked it. Up front, the flavor is great, though, tons of juicy fruit, a little bit of dankness, etc, but the finish is a bit too flat, unfortunately.

This is medium bodied, with a well-carbonated, juicy mouthfeel. This is pretty drinkable, but a little watery on the finish.

Photo of ZachDow7
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HOPPY as H$LL, big beer right here

Photo of wvudak
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This is a fantastic double IPA. On tap at liberty taproom in Exeter . Not overly bitter for a double. Goes down real clean, drank another. I'm more into the grapefruity doubles like victory's hop ranch but I am happy to spend on this.

Photo of PGD120
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into pint glass

appearnace: nice translucent golden color with a big 3 finger white head that disspates to 1 finger with lots of lacing

aroma: tropical fruit, orange, fresh grass, dankness

taste: lots of tropical fruit and then some pine but kind of dank in the middle. sweet malty base too it.

feel: medium bodied

overall: pretty tasty beer. wish i could get it fresh more regularly in nj

Photo of Barnoloid
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Top notch DIPA. Had on tap at Kaiser Tiger, Chicago. The appearance is bright, hazy burnt orange. The nose is all citrus and pungent hops. The punchy hops are backed up with a slight sweetness that balances out the bitterness. Massively drinkable.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at beechwood bbq in Seal Beach. Crisp citrus hoppiness. A staple DIPA that I have enjoyed several times.

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've reviewed this twice before on BA - one for draft, one for bottles (totally different experience). Somehow, the reviews appear non existent on this app.

Anyway, This time was draft, and it was fantastic, just as I remember. Smooth, pungent, full of tropical fruits in both aroma and taste. Mouthfeel is clean and smooth. Drinks like a 6% IPA.

Photo of Wishlive
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good beer but a little light in all categories. Tasty but a bit sweet.

Photo of TheMarkE
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrus, pine, malt... delicious. Great balance.

The story behind the name of the brew earns it bonus points from me. Cheers to Mongo!

Photo of Bone53
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A beautiful rich orange color with a two finger off white head

Smell: Candied bright fruits, pale malt, slight pine

Taste: Candied fruit upfront, pine in the middle, with both coming together superbly through the finish. The burps are equally as tasty

Mouthfeel: Medium body; oily smooth on the palate with moderate bitterness and carbonation. Great feel

Overall: This is a great IPA all across the board. Its not mind blowing, but it is very solid. The pine is more prevalent in the taste than nose which adds a nice layer of complexity with the bright fruits. As with most great beers, this gets better as it warms. It looks great, smells great, tastes great, and feels great on the palate. Thats a recipe for a world class beer

Photo of mokeefe11
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I agree with the world class plaudits.

Photo of SierraJosh
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft this beer shines. Tropical, bitter, dank hops on the nose. Taste is juicy grapefruit, orange peel and subtle bitterness thru the finish. Nice lacing and smooth for the abv. Wonderful WC imperial IPA.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Popping the cap releases a big grassy hop nose with citrus and fruit notes over some base malt. It has a hazy gold body under a big, fluffy 2” + very finely bubbled persistent foam collar with thick clumpy lace. Very creamy rich palate attacks with malty sugars, hints of caramel in the back ground smeared on a little white bread, which recede before a big hop bitterness with a little astringency on the finish. The malt and alcohol balance the hops. Medium full to chewy body and creamy above average carbonation. A big, beautiful elixir.

Photo of Chris-Naz
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Obtained in pint glass from Meadhall (Cambridge, MA). Nice looking finished beer: classic golden-tan color with a white head that reduced to a ring but laced down the glass. Quite clear for a double IPA - some presumed hop haze. Taste: dry, crisp, clean, hop forward. Quite powerful citrus hop flavor but maybe it was me but it was a bit 1 dimensional and not a complex as other examples of this style. This was an excellent beer and I will certainly try it again!

Photo of CrazyDavros
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows loads of clean malt, pine and resinous hops.
Flavours include more resinous piny hops, sweet clean malt and an assertive but balanced bitterness.

Photo of Straycorn
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%

Another go to. Yum.

Photo of Smidge
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Resinous mango madness.

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