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Mongo | Port Brewing

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MongoMongo
BA SCORE
4.18/5
Exceptional
2,221 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:
#1,240
Reviews:
620
Ratings:
2,221
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
378
Trade:
2
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Photo of zachchaney
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.54/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

16 oz. Can
Freshest By: 01/06/18

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice slightly hazy dark golden orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slightly malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, slight mango, peach), nice little pine note. The taste is hoppy, malty, pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, peach), nice little touch of pine. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty DIPA, surprised me. A nice take on the style.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

16oz can to 16oz Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours golden, unfiltered..yet not hazed. Quick dissipating head, little lacing.
Smells earthy, piney.. citrus based, mildly dank. Taste almost matches the aroma, except for the lasting bitterness. MF is light to medium light, with a fair amount of carbonation.

This was a very good beer that I had never heard of before. My overall score was 4, simply due to the amount of lingering bitterness that would not let go. On the plus side, the alcohol was hidden very well. Me like Mongo!

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Photo of DruC4
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color, slightly hazy. Thin, white head with streak lacing. Aroma is light citrus and some ripe, tropical fruit. Hints of bread malt. The flavor follows suit. Medium bodied, dry finish. Overall a decent beer.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange with a white head that dissipates fairly quickly - a little bit of lacing here and there. Aroma is orange with bready malts and so is the taste. Feel is medium - heavy bodied with light-medium carbonation. Overall, this is fine. Pretty straightforward. Nothing to complain about, but not to write home about either.

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

Photo of dannycohen62
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ronl12
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBuckley73
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a 16oz can. Good to 01/08/18.
Another nice double IPA good and bitter with fruit notes with hops.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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