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Mongo - Port Brewing

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583 Reviews
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Reviews: 583
Hads: 2,043
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.51%
Wants: 139
Gots: 301 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: OlieIPA on 01-11-2010

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4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 4/5/11. Wish I could have found it a bit fresher, but excited to try it nevertheless.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy honey color with orange highlights and high carbonation. About two fingers of white head forms, which has awesome retention and lacing. Unfortunately there are some floaties that are present that retract from the score...most likely due to the age of the beer.

Smell: Smells of great tropical fruits. Lots of pineapple, mango and orange rind, with some nice pine cone hop character as well.

Taste: Taste is phenomenal. Tons of tropical fruit flavor, namely pineapple and mango, along with some orange rind. Very dank, piney hops follow up on the back end. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Body is pretty light and carbonation is high. Not particularly smooth drinking, this is probably the weakest aspect of this beer. It does get a touch better as it warms. Overall, I'm extremely impressed. One of the best IPAs I've had. Love the pineapple and mango flavors that dominate the taste.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Extol
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of oberon
4.42/5  rDev +6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of RoyalT
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of trail77
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of freshflesh
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Beaver13
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of Toasty
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Mongo from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.