Mongo - Port Brewing
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Reviews by busterthecat:
4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
On tap at Publick House on marathon monday.
A- Sits a nice hazy bright orange & hay hue. A light white head sits and lingers well. Some lacing.
S- Smell is great. Lots of crisp fresh tropical fruit. Mango, orange zest and a slight touch of apricot, which lends some sweetness.
T- Wow, a upfront blast of bright fruity hops. Clean and crisp. Lots of citrus notes. Slight malt for the body. Bitterness is big but is done in a very pleasant manner.
M- The hops are very bold, but do not sit too heavy or cloying on palate. Def a full bodied brew, but the body is mild light and really fits well with the flavor profile. Doesn't attack palate with bitterness in a negative or abrasive manner. Crisp and lingering.
O- A really great IIPA. I am impressed, I had a RIS prior to this beer and it really cleaned up my palate and was super juicy. I recommend this to those who are seeking a very crisp and juicy hop dominant beer.
05-30-2011 17:19:44 | More by busterthecat
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured into an imperial nonic a hazed lemony yellow with a tinge of deep orange,a large blooming white head atop.A mix of tropical fruit,grapefruit,and a little pine resin in the nose,sweet caramel malt melds very well with the complex hop profile.Not an intense bitter hop flavor to the beer but well rounded fruitiness,mango,orange,and grapefruit flavors abound,a little bitterness comes into play in the finish.the caramel base hold thru to the finish.This a great left coast ipa,more of a well rounded approach than a bitter in your face beer.I loved it.
05-11-2011 11:47:26 | More by oberon
4.4/5 rDev +4.8%
Appearance - This is a beautiful, and I mean absolutely gorgeous copper in color with a serious head that showed great retention and left a nice film on the inside of my glass.
Smell - This smells dry-hopped but it doesn't indicate dry-hopping on the company website. Either way, the Three C's are huge here at the nose and balanced in a really fun way that provides a huge, resiny nose. The hops are just dripping here and smell fresh like they are still in the ground.
The malt is hard to find through the hops. It's there but certainly not balancing, which of course all the hopheads could care a less.
Taste - The raunchy hops just do not let up at the taste. They are rank, I mean as nasty as I've ever had them. I think The Chunks is the only beer I've had with a bigger raw hop flavor than this. If you like hops then drink this beer on your deathbed.
The malt, well, I can get a sense of it but the hops are just so big it's hard to find them. If you're looking for a well-balanced DIPA this is not it - lol.
Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied with a nice, live yet muted carbonation and a monster hop aftertaste that will keep the hop belches going all night long.
Drinkability - Well if we're rating the beer on balance it's a 2, but if you want a big, gigantic hop experience this can't be beat on the open market.
04-09-2011 02:31:33 | More by RoyalT
4.23/5 rDev +0.7%
Bottled 3/23/12; consumed 5/23/11
A - Pours a hazy orange/brown with some suspended material and three fingers of dense light tan head. Head has great retention coats the glass with lacing.
S - Big burst of pine with some nice citrus as well. Faint caramel malt.
T - Still a nice resinous bitter bite even if it isn't the freshest bottle. Very piney and grassy with some grapefruit zest. Just enough caramel malt. Solid bitter bomb.
M - Medium mouthfeel with long lingering bitterness. Very dry. Somewhat creamy.
O - Definitely a bruising bitter beer, but very good flavors. Solid DIPA all around.
08-12-2012 02:56:59 | More by warnerry
3.83/5 rDev -8.8%
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a huge creamy rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is meloney citrus and piney, resiny, stinky hops.
The flavor is some sweet melon with a big resiny tarry, slightly charred hop finish with bitterness that dominates the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.
Overall, a good DIPA. It's definitely big in the hops - a bit to tarry / charred for me with a huge bitter aftertaste. The sweet fruits help to balance it a little, but not much.
06-14-2011 04:58:47 | More by Beaver13
4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
$7.95 for the bomber, purchased at Spirit Haus in Amherst, MA. No freshness info/dating.
Pours hazed, dull golden amber, under an initially huge eggshell head. Nice fade to a loose and creamy merainge, thick ringed sheeting.
Pungent floral nose of spiced mango, lavender, grapefruit pith.
Luscious loads of spicy, tropical/citric, peppery hops. Wonderfully packed with flavor and intrigue. Notes of gin, mint, more peppery tropical fruits. Quite dry on the tongue. Final pour reveals and healthy dose of yeast that was riding on the bottom of the bottle.
Very enjoyable DIPA...I wish PORT distributed to NY state, I typically love their beers and this one is clearly no exception.
05-26-2011 02:18:07 | More by Billolick
4.45/5 rDev +6%
Served in a pint glass from a 22oz bomber. Pours a golden amber hue with a one finger head that dissipates quickly. The initial smell is of pine. The mouthfeel is creamy, this beer feels good as it goes down. There is a slight bitterness at the end, but but not overly so. All in all a well done DIPA. This one will be a regular at our house.
09-12-2013 03:41:38 | More by aquazr1
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this 1-liter hand bottle.
The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is citrus and floral hops. I get some pine as well as tangerine and orange. The flavor is orange citrus with medium bitterness. As the beer warms I get some piney notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
06-19-2010 05:05:54 | More by Mora2000
Mongo from Port Brewing
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