Mongo - Port Brewing

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1,846 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,846
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 127
Gots: 217 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by whatthehull:
Photo of whatthehull
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a new Belgium snifter

A - Cloudy orange, 1/4 finger almost snowy white and some serious lacing. Side note: second pour, 1 finger huge dense, white head

S - Really sweet up front, clementine, melon, cucumber, sweet lime, pineapple, orange juice, nice sweet floral, chamomile and a bit of lavender. This is really complex smelling. All that citrus, fruit and floral. I am not picking up much malt. Unless that is where ALL of the sweet is coming from

T - Very bittersweet all the way through. This beer is loaded with hops. I mean the hops is so in your face but it's awesome because there is so many hop flavors. All the smells come through in the taste, but the bitterness is way more prevalent. Loaded with clementine, melon, cucumber, sweet lime, pineapple, orange juice, nice sweet floral, chamomile and a bit of lavender

M - Very light, bitterness hangs around the entire time. Fluffy, carbonated and a bit sticky. All while being very light feeling

D - Super nice to drink. If you love good craft brew, this is the bud light of IPA's. That is to say, drinkability, drinkability and more drinkability

Final thought - The price kinda sucks, but the beer is glorious. Port Brewing, as Wayne and Garth would say "We're not worthy" But thanks for letting us partake

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of beerjeep
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of RoyalT
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of trail77
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Schlais
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of delaced21
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of JacobMutberg
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Drunkenass
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of danthehopslamman
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of freshflesh
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of warnerry
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DWolf
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Todd
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Toasty
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of cincysig
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Fcip78
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Beerswag
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of megamass
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$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.

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Mongo from Port Brewing
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