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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

196 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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BAS

Washington

2.68/5  rDev -26%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 20:58:13 | More by BAS
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dkahler

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-09-2012 02:45:01 | More by dkahler
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adkieffer

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-05-2012 22:46:50 | More by adkieffer
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gpawned

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-30-2012 06:22:52 | More by gpawned
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 03:07:59 | More by LiquidAmber
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e-MoNeY


4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

09-03-2012 08:53:12 | More by e-MoNeY
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djtomain

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-18-2012 02:37:12 | More by djtomain
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jnoelani

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

08-16-2012 07:01:08 | More by jnoelani
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Shawkabukoo


4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-14-2012 05:31:42 | More by Shawkabukoo
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-08-2012 01:45:45 | More by grubefresh
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dnorton222

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-26-2012 04:22:37 | More by dnorton222
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FuselGuy

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-20-2012 02:10:36 | More by FuselGuy
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jpbebeau

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2012 21:56:29 | More by jpbebeau
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-01-2012 17:26:03 | More by jmccraney
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Bockrules

New Mexico

4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a hazy coppery orange with many small black flakes suspended in it. Few bubbles rise to the creamy, two-finger, off-white head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind a wall of lacing.

S - A fair amount of caramel malt with some light floral notes.

T - A bit of citrus upfront. The body is an incredibly well balanced mixture of dry orange and slightly floral hops with a caramel malt backbone. Flash of slightly floral hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to a characteristic dry, resin orange and hop finish.

M - Medium bodied with ample carbonation to provide a creamy mouthfeel that becomes chewy as the beer passes over the back of the tongue and continues to well into the finish. Superb!

I first has this beer last thanksgiving with my family in Washington and immediately loved it. So much so, that my cousin bought me an entire case to fly home with! This brew does everything so well, the appearance is practically textbook (except those flakes), the flavor is classic IPA until the characteristic dry finish, and the mouthfeel is perfect. Still more impressive is that it is only 6% ABV, although rather aggressive dry hopping would keep all but the most die-hard hop heads from consuming many of these in one sitting. Needless to say, I'm glad I have a whole case to work with, and will re-stock when this runs out.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 04:24:09 | More by Bockrules
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Tiriansdoor


2.75/5  rDev -24%

04-16-2012 06:03:09 | More by Tiriansdoor
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Zombiepaper


4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-17-2012 07:45:33 | More by Zombiepaper
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piclee

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-17-2012 05:26:52 | More by piclee
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-25-2012 07:37:40 | More by shelby415
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weerezboy

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-03-2012 21:35:50 | More by weerezboy
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laurenskii

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-01-2012 20:53:34 | More by laurenskii
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thatruth

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bold, creamy, one finger head with cream colored/off-white, frothy lacing that sticks around awhile. mild sediment, slight haze, mighty bubbly. pours an light copper root beer color into an amber body with a orangish-teal tint.

smells sort of roasty. cappucino-ish, no joke. hot cocoa tone lingers over an underbelly of the faintest hops. rumproast.

dark hops and hella barley, easy on the palette, light, crisp, earthy on-bringing. tastes sort of woody, robust floral aftertaste.

not a bad brew, sort of an acquired taste, even for an IPA. i go for the Supergoose IPA every time i drink at my local pub, the Terrible Beauty in West Seattle Junction, can't seem to find it in bottles. definitely has its own taste as well, which i seem to enjoy a bit more than here. not a bad predecessor, overall, though.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 03:41:39 | More by thatruth
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-17-2012 16:17:59 | More by strongaf
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Pwnzilla

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-03-2012 02:35:37 | More by Pwnzilla
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

12-25-2011 15:47:15 | More by Kevin79
Hale's Mongoose IPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.