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Hale's Mongoose IPA - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

Hale's Mongoose IPAHale's Mongoose IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 191
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%


Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2002)
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BeerAdvocate

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue III:

American style all the way, being that they hopped it with Amarillo, Centennial and Nugget hops. Pale copper hue, great clarity, and the head is decent as well with a good two fingers of foam and stickage on the glass. Aromas of thick, pungent wildflower pollen from the hops and a little butter and fruit from the malt and yeast. Flexed medium body with a deep smoothness, a substantial amount of maltiness hits the palate before the hops even appear. Caramel and faintly buttery, then the hops drop a balancing spicy bite of bitterness which lingers for a while. Hop flavor slowly creeps in with notes of edible flowers, blonde tobacco and citric rind. Finishes a bittersweet with a lean toward bitterness.

This is old-school style American Craft IPA. Drink it, learn it, love it ... enough said.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 02:26:17 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Hale's Mongoose IPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.