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

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BA SCORE
82
good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2002

No notes at this time.
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3.44/5  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.

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of coldriver
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours a hazy light straw color with fluffy white head. Aromas of grassy and floral hops. Taste is peppery and grassy bitter hops but not particularly flavorable. Nice smooth mouthfeel with dry finish. After really liking Hale's Supergoose DIPA I had high expectations for the Mongoose - but it's a pretty blah IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BrienVoll
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of BAS
2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured with vigor into a footed highball glass from a 22oz bottle.

A: Cloudy wheat-orange with a nice white head, average lacing, average retention.
S: Dull for an IPA. Medium kick. Medium hops, citrus and floral notes present.
T: Medium hops (for an IPA), slightly watery, slightly tart on the edge of grapefruit. Minor citrus and floral flavors. Not a strong IPA, and not very complex, but drinkable.
M: Medium carbonation. A little on the dry side. Tart citrus oils tend to stick around for a while.

Overall a drinkable, simple IPA. Very much an average brew.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a one finger off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin film with some lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and herbal hops. Flavor was dominated by sweet biscuity malt with light pine and citrus hops. I was initially disappointed by the low key hops, but was completely won over by the nice balance of hops and malt. The malt flavor was great and after a while, I was satisfied to let it dominate the hops. Light to medium bodied. This was closer to a well hopped amber ale to my taste, but I really liked it and will buy this again.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Hale's Mongoose IPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.