Mongo | Port Brewing

MongoMongo
BA SCORE
4.18/5
2,199 Ratings
MongoMongo
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OlieIPA on 01-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,213
Reviews:
616
Ratings:
2,199
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
370
Trade:
2
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Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/26/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, bread dough, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, bread dough, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, passion fruit, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, honey, bread dough, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the aggressively bitter/resinous/drying finish. Very bright and dank Columbus, Centennial, Cascade, and Simcoe hops; with a solid bready malt backbone, and no residual sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on West coast style example.

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Photo of Big_V
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of heymikew
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear amber with a two finger creamy off white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is mango, papaya, tangerine and piney hops.

T - The taste is tangerine, mango, pineapple, caramel malts and piney hops. The finish has a lingering bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - A solid DIPA with a nice mix of tropical fruit and piney hops.

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Photo of midlifec
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ruzzal
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored with an inch of dense, creamy dishwater white. Moderate lacing. I'm getting pine to citrus along with a touch of light malt aroma. I'm getting a touch of citrus, pine, and honey flavor. The mouth is lightly sticky and chewy.

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Photo of gopens44
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Top to bottom a great beer. Looks the part, then introduces tropical phrasing to the bitterness that coils up the nose. Taste begins with candy tangerine but morphs into a slight pine before fading into a resiny aftertaste. Availability denotes "year round", seriously? This thing can be had any time? West coast wins again!

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Photo of DudMan
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elvisdoc
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ontic
2.83/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dools9
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 12 oz tulipish glass Game of Thrones glass and best before August 20 Pours a very attractive orange, with a very nice 2 finger sticky white head that leaves plenty of streaks of thin lace behind.

Smell is apricot, mango, guava, pine resin, and grapefruit.

Taste follows kind of tropical upfront, before it assaults your entire palate with ripe grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is pretty large, plenty of carbonation, maybe a touch dry, almost sticky on the tongue from all the fresh hops, and assaults the palate, but for a hops junky like myself goes down very easy.

Overall this is old school West Coast, but has some nice tropical notes that really add a lot. Thanks @jzeilinger for excellent DIPA.

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Photo of Mai11oux
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jpbrooklyn
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours golden with a thick head

smell is fruity and sweet, nothing special

taste is very bitter, finishes bitter and dry. leaves a lingering bitterness. body is somewhat thin. sharp taste yet is still a good beer.

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Photo of rjd722
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of G_Shoe
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hermit990
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Mongo from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 2,199 ratings
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