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Mongo - Port Brewing

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1,804 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,804
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 122
Gots: 204 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OlieIPA on 01-11-2010)
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TechTriumph, Yesterday at 03:45 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Paid just 7 dollars for the single. Not sure on the date it had some yeast particles but it may be unfiltered.

A - Looks pretty good unfiltered looking with a slight hazy body and a 1/2 inch of head that sticks to a real decent lace ring.
S - Nice bitterness citrus and mango hops all around. Sweet malts and sugary body.
T - Came off bitter and aggressive on tap but in this older bottle it drinks rather well. Citrus and pineapple like hop bitterness supporting crystal malts and a sweet malt body.
M - Hides the ABV rather well with a medium body and smooth hop bitterness.

Overall I could see why this beer is so sought after and am now glad port brewery has started to distributed more to my state. Look forward to trying more of their beers!

DrDemento456, Yesterday at 02:59 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.3/5  rDev -21.2%

Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is grapefruit and lemon. Nice.
The taste has a strong dry bitterness, there's supporting malt that keeps it balanced.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
A bold bitter IPA. Good.

Fatehunter, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Pours a supernice, big white head, color is a cloudy golden yellow, amber.

Aroma is very intense, refreshing citrus in it, oranges, mango and grapefruit. This beer has a great smell, the hops explode in my nose.

Fruity- and bitterness are very well balanced, which results in a medium-bodied taste. Hops provide a chewy, aggressive bitterness, replacing the refreshing grapefruits from the beginning. A malty note comes up, which gets overpowered by the hop bitterness in the end. Carbonation is high, which makes this beer even more refreshing for me. Despite the aggressive hoppiness, this IPA doesn’t loose its balanced character. The bitterness gets absorbed by an underlying taste of beeries, which creates a decent complexity with an everlasting hint of honey, getting more noticable to the end. Still, the hoppy bitterness lingers very long on the tongue. As the beer warms up, floral notes become more present. Those notes are standing in perfect balance with the hops. Creates a pleasant, fruity mouthfeel, from the beginning to the end. Has a long aftertaste, bitterness kicks in very late, goes along with a staying fruity aroma. So good.

aleigator, Nov 14, 2014
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Mongo from Port Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,804 ratings.