Port Brewing

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Port Brewing
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #877
Ranked #3,708
4.17 | pDev: 9.11%
Mar 23, 2023
Jan 11, 2010
Our flagship Double IPA, Mongo harnesses the flavor of Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, and Simcoe hops. Massive resinous aroma leads to citrus notes with a piney bitterness on the finish.

99 IBU
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Rated: 4 by Taenim from Maine

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by ChuckTom from Arizona

Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by Luckydog91 from Texas

May 08, 2022
Rated: 3.64 by adamstef

Mar 04, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Oct 19, 2021
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear orangey golden with scant bubbly white head.
Initially, cold, muted aroma, but as warmed a touch floral, piney, and citrus - orange, tangerine, slightly resinous.
Sweet malt - cereal, hint of caramel - on the palate but hops come through with flavours of resinous pine, tangerine, orange and a building, but not overpowering, bitter bite.
Medium full mouthfeel - well carbonated - finishing sticky bittersweet.
Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by mmhannon from New Jersey

Aug 05, 2021
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a copper hue with thin foaming. Old school hop aroma, all sorts of piney and pithy notes at play. Bracing bitterness, drying finish. It’s almost abrasive, in comparison to its pillowy, fluffy, tropical fruit contemporaries. I kinda loved it.
Jun 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
(12 oz tall, fat flute pour at Pinocchio's two days ago; listed as 8% abv... review copied from notes, additions in parenthesis)

Clear, orange-amber (liquid); sticky, cottony foam, constant lace rings (top to bottom)... (nose) Pine, cannabis, spicy orange... (palate) Pine, floral extract, spice zip, orange peel, peppery medicinal aftertaste with citrus perfume essence; Turkish Delight?... (texture) lightly oily, lightly singeing, plush, resinous; potent ethanol fire, but not bottom heavy (viscous, syrupy)... (overall impression) orange-grapefruit-cannabis, herbal radicchio-like near-bracing bitterness... (follow-up notes from right now) smooth and seductive, and it put me at ease after a Saison Dupont and cheesy bread food stuff; this was a big seller at a beer bar at which I previously worked 2013-14; sold out regularly; might be my first time having it since then, and I did crave another glass, but had to jet (on bike); I'll surely get another draft next meeting (1762)
May 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Shared bottle at local tasting. Golden colour, large white head. Strong aroma of resinous American hops, also hints of orange marmalade. The flavour is distinctly hoppy throughout, with a piney and grapefruity bitterness, but is still not too extreme.
May 10, 2021
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Rated by Paradox1000 from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very enjoyable DIPA! As an avid DIPA drinker, I highly recommend this one. It is a west coast style hops forward and well worth trying.
Jan 29, 2021
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Undated can into pint glass. Pours a hazy gold (SRM about 5-6) with a fairly huge off-white head. Superb lacing. Initial impression is spicy pepper, lemon, lime, and grapefruit with some earthiness thrown in for good measure. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is slightly dry and a little bitter. Overall, a pretty good West Coast DIPA!
Jan 06, 2021
Rated: 4 by Urk1127 from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by WillieMoe from Massachusetts

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a semi clear amber with fine head.

Smell is citrusy with notes of pine, orange marmalade and apricot.

Taste is fruity and balanced, with notes of citrus, pine, a bit of resin, orange marmalade and a floral hint on the finish. Moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a solid, old school DIPA.
Oct 10, 2020
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
L: Hazy amber color, two finger white head, messy lacing, light carbonation.

S: Hops, malts. Not much going on.

T: Hoppy, malty, bitter. Very good.

F: Full bodied, tons of hop and malt flavors.

O: Superb West Coast DIPA.
Sep 04, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Mongo pours out a color to the copper side of amber. There's plenty of rich off-white head as well as some glass lacing. A very nice juicy hop aroma presents itself. It's delicious with hops forward and at the exit. Their contributions are married to a solid malt backing that positively adds to the taste and mouth feel. Mongo runs a little sweet and there are other eight percenters that hide the alcohol a little better. Not flawless, but an excellent DIPA.
Aug 10, 2020
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a: nice copper color with a hint of light orange. 2 finger frothy off-white head

s: grapefruit, ripe mango, passionfruit. sweet caramel, toffee, strawberries. crackers, peach, orange zest, and sticky resin

t: sweet resin and orange zest upfront. crackers, ripe mango. pineapple, and pine needles. some sweet sap and pine as well at the end

m: medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation

o: a really nice West Coast DIPA. has some piney bitterness, along with some tropical fruit and sweet malts. everything you look for in a DIPA
Jul 25, 2020
Mongo from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 2315 ratings