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

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Hale's Mongoose IPAHale's Mongoose IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

203 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

High marks on the label graphics bring that appearance number up. Do mongooses really live in Washington state? Would it be mongooses or mongeese? So many questions for just one beer and unfortunately this beer leaves many questions.

A quick nosedive in reveals a sun baked cheese smell quickly fading. Lightly hoppy and bitter throughout. Lingering bitterness.Somewhat dry but dry but not overly so.

Would drink if limited alternatives available.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - soft golden color, clear, with low carbonation, and about half a finger's worth of off-white, semi-frothy foam.

Smell - interesting aroma for an American IPA. It doesn't seem to have an overwhelming hop profile in the smell. It almost has a bavarian lager/pilsner quality.

Taste - at first, I could only feel the hops (not taste them), but the bitterness shows up around the middle and hits decently hard. It backs off to a pretty mellow finish, leaving only a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - medium body, almost a creamy quality to it.

Overall - I was pleasantly surprised with this brew. I was expecting a run-of-the-mill American IPA, but got something with some character that sets it apart. Definitely worth the taste.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a rather hazy amber/copper color with a one finger off-white head. Decent retention with thin lacing down the glass.

S: Citrus upfront, grapefruit and a pineapple, a little orange zest. Some caramel and faint pine.

T: Nice grapefruit right away with a good bit of caramel in the middle. Light pine on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate retention, slightly bitter finish.

O: A decent IPA, basically Hale's Pale with a bit hoppier profile.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Hale's Mongoose IPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.