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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

198 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DOCRW, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Kurmaraja, Feb 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

johnnyboy76, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jaydoc, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

pbhuss, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of ssteakley
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Brewer states "an IPA with a wonderful aromatic hop bouquet, a pleasant hop bitterness with citrus overtones and a deliciously round and lingering aftertaste." And I have to agree, this is another fine PNW IPA. You expect an IPA to taste at least this good when you order one in Seattle or anywhere else in Washington St.

ssteakley, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Handsome dark amber color with the off-white foam bubbling up in the tall Pilsener glass. Medium body with a malty base. Just a hint of sweetness on the lips. A woody sensation with plenty of spritz in the mouth. A grainy aroma with a hint of flowery hops.

Hops are full-bodied with a zesty flavor. Some sharp oily notes. Quite a rich mouthful of flavor. Lots of aromatics with a fruity peach flavor with a piney edge. The bitterness is moderate with a leafy and even musty note that is rather pleasant.This seems to grow more malty and less bitter as it warms up. An interesting and mellower variety of IPA, and thoroughly drinkable. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

mactrail, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Zach122, Oct 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

bef126, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

tastymug, Sep 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

christopher_shaffer, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Mole_Playing_Rough, Sep 09, 2013
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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.

BabaYagaRIS, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
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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.

Nerudamann, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Asics, Jul 28, 2013
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Metaltildeath, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rfreed, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

AR_Rios, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

PortlandSunDevil, Jun 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Eighty, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

BRLockwood, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

LXIXME, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Laklimell, May 14, 2013
Hale's Mongoose IPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.