Mongo | Port Brewing

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MongoMongo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States
portbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OlieIPA on 01-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,399
Reviews:
629
Ratings:
2,247
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jay25mac
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was not the freshest can but despite the lack of freshness I was very pleased to see that the liquid inside had not turned into an overly malty beer, but had developed a mildly neutral aroma and taste, a lot alike a flavorful lager. A really easy to drink DIPA and one I'd be very curious to sample perhaps fresh.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Have probably had this beer on draft, in bottles several times in my life and now in a sweet looking can!

A- Tallboy into a snifter with a slightly hazy deep golden slight amber body and a tall, thick crown. The white cream shoots up to two fingers with great retention. Tons of thick lacing sheets and webs drape the glassware.

S- Classic west coast pre-NE invasion hop profile off the top with just a hint of bready and sweet grains to back the hops. Tropical fruits like mango, citrus like grapefruit, pine resin, dank herbs, mint and soft mandarins come to mind.

T- The malts and yeast open up just a bit more here and what you get is a well balanced and flavorful DIPA. Hops lead the way with a classic grapefruit flavor and pithy bitterness up front leading into pine, dankness, floral, orange, mango and herbal hops. The sweetness is pronounced and pale to toasty malt flavors come out without clashing with the hops. Somewhat bready as well.

MF- Creamy and silky texture feeling like a soft pillow on the palate that has some nice heft to it. High end and crisp carbonation all leads to a sharp grapefruit oil bitterness in the finish.

A classic West Coast brew that still stands up to the best of the style. Many NE and new school IPAs have gone too far with the hop powders to the point of burning acrid flavors where this remains smooth and insanely drinkable for 8% with a deep, balanced flavor.

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Photo of stevoj
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draft at the Industry. Beautiful copper pour, soft creamy head. Gentle hoppy aroma, funky, dank. Taste is an initial blossoming of the hops on the tongue, followed by all the rest of the flavors, malts. Hops linger and tickle, slight warmth. Just beautiful.

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Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cultasaurus
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned best by date of 03/06/18

Appearance - Pours clear with a bright, golden orange hue. White, half finger width head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving a thin, broken layer of suds with a thin ring around the edge of the glass. A small amount of spots makes up the lacing.

Smell - Slightly citrusy, spicy, piney, earthy and hints of tropical fruit.

Taste - Follows the nose. Candied orange, spice, pine and some light, bready malt sweetness sitting beneath. Finish hits with faint pith, a touch of caramel and some light tropical fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick texture with a refreshing, slightly dry finish.

Overall - Pretty good classic West Coast DIPA. Nice, cohesive flavor profile and an easy drinker makes this an attractive option in the future.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DAS30
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - copper color with good head and sticky lacing
Smell - very tropical fruit
Taste - resin bitter not as fruity as the smell
Feel - medium body and carb.
Overall - slightly to bitter and not enough fruit but still fantastic

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Photo of mig100
3.49/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Freshest by 4/20/18. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity; fluffy white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are solid, but on the mild and subtle side. A blend of citrus and tropical notes. Some sweet grapefruit. Some floral notes. Malts are there. The flavors have a nice scathing bitterness to it, but it becomes balanced the more you get into it. The flavors on the citrus side. Lots of grapefruit. Some fresh grass. Subtle herbal notes. Some malts. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation to active carbonation. It's very fluffy and slightly creamy. It's smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid DIPA. It's not flashy and is more on the traditional and classic side, which isn't a bad thing. It's clean, sharp and refreshing. It's enjoyable and fun to drink.

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Photo of jcflorian
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hreb
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a pint glass. Beer pours pale golden in color, mostly clear, with big clouds of thick white head on top. Aroma is tropical, with pineapple scents dominating. Flavor brings big hoppy goodness, pine sap and resin, more raw pineapple, pith, and citrus peel. This is a big West coast DIPA which delivers exactly what you'd expect

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Photo of Grill20
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jim67
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Solid IPA. Floral notes on the nose but not on the tongue.

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Photo of Dargo
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatBeerMakesMeCry
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can from Vons in Del Mar. Pours clear golden. Nice head. Aroma somehow makes me think of urine...probably the Simcoe. Tastes amazing, though. Grapefruit! Lingering bitterness, but I want more. Surprisingly little alcohol flavor for such a big beer. I wish I had this crap back home. Deelish.

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Mongo from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,247 ratings