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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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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-01-2014 02:29:21 | More by johnnyboy76
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-24-2013 17:20:16 | More by jaydoc
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pbhuss

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-07-2013 02:55:49 | More by pbhuss
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ssteakley

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 02:59:04 | More by ssteakley
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mactrail

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 05:25:08 | More by mactrail
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-05-2013 04:22:27 | More by Zach122
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bef126

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

10-01-2013 02:58:27 | More by bef126
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-29-2013 19:05:54 | More by tastymug
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christopher_shaffer

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-13-2013 04:50:32 | More by christopher_shaffer
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-09-2013 01:18:56 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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BabaYagaRIS

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 02:23:54 | More by BabaYagaRIS
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C_S

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-22-2013 17:40:41 | More by C_S
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-13-2013 18:07:13 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Nerudamann

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 02:21:58 | More by Nerudamann
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-28-2013 00:16:42 | More by Asics
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Metaltildeath

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-23-2013 19:54:57 | More by Metaltildeath
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rfreed

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-07-2013 22:50:40 | More by rfreed
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AR_Rios

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

07-04-2013 20:40:30 | More by AR_Rios
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PortlandSunDevil

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-12-2013 22:30:19 | More by PortlandSunDevil
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Eighty

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-30-2013 16:29:34 | More by Eighty
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BRLockwood

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

05-27-2013 19:13:29 | More by BRLockwood
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2013 20:07:59 | More by LXIXME
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Laklimell

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-14-2013 05:07:07 | More by Laklimell
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curtismontcalm

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-06-2013 01:16:44 | More by curtismontcalm
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cre83

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-30-2013 04:41:18 | More by cre83
Hale's Mongoose IPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.