Mongo | Port Brewing

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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:
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Added by OlieIPA on 01-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,174
Reviews:
610
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
153
Gots:
358
For Trade:
2
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Photo of DamienI
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bum4ever
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours clear deep orange color with thick soapy white head.

Aroma - Lots of tropical fruit mango, orange, pineapple and pine. Slight malt presence as well.

Taste - Excellent balance of mango, orange and grapefruit along with super pine bitterness. Just a touch of sweet malts at the end.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated nice bite and slightly dry.

Overall - A great DIPA, very balanced flavors and the alcohol is well hidden.

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

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

Photo of bryantan
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fathercharles
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrus, bitter, smooth. BB Date of July, four pack of tall boys. I'm an old school West Coast IPA guy living in the new jungle of NE IPAs. More often than not, I find myself eschewing those big, fruit-forward and low IBU ales for something with the description of "citrus, pine, resin, bitter" popping up in most BA reviews....and this baby is one of them. A true West Coast classic. Orange gold pour with faint clarity; nice puffy one-notch head that lingers for a bit. Aroma of pine, fresh cut citrus and a tiny bit of spiced spruce. Taste is orange, pink grapefruit, fresh cut grass, resin, a spicy earthiness on the backend with a nice lingering bitterness. Crisp, clean and smooth all around. Alcohol nowhere to be found. Two of these and I'm all set for the evening, thank you very much.

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Photo of monkist
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jnorjen
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonewallSipper
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is an average IPA orange, pours clear, aroma is grapefruit, mango, slight pine, very nice, taste is a bitter citrusy hoppy DIPA. Nice job, Very good.

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Photo of Juice14
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into a shaped IPA glass.

Appearance
Blonde. Excellent clarity. Lively carbonation.

Nose
Dank, pine, grapefruit, honey, and caramel.

Taste
Grapefruit zest, pine resin, and green dankness. Honey and caramel maltiness. Finishes with sappy honey, pine sap, and a touch of onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, crisp, silky, sticky, off-dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
Bitter, dry, and very West Coast.

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

Photo of luke12345
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CraftBeerApprentice
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a can glass on 03/30/2017. Cans have a Best By date for 06/07/2017. Guessing these cans are barely a month old.
Look: Deep orange, clear as day with a white head. Decent lacing.
Smell: Very resinous with hints of orange rind and mango at first. Resin becomes subdued and citrus comes forward as the beer warms up.
Taste: The taste follows the nose slamming your taste buds with the aforementioned notes along with a perceivable crystal malt flavor. Finish is dry and refreshing.
Feel: Carbonation is the same as your typical DIPA, and the beer has plenty of body without being syrupy.
Overall: A true west coast DIPA and one of the quintessential San Diego IPAs. While somewhat simple in what it has to offer, what it lacks in complexity it more than makes up for in intensity and drinkability. A new favorite for me partly because of the story behind the beer (named after a cat and I'm a cat lover).

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Photo of gcasher
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 Oz can
Fresh
Smells great
Tastes great

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Photo of npachl
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dro7
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is exactly what an IPA should be, floral, dry, grassy, and citrusy.
Pallet is pale, dry, citrus, very light bitterness.
I rated the taste a 3.25 because I feel a DIPA should be more bitter

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

Pours as orange as the can its from. Clear and crisp. Thinnish white head dissipates quickly leaving some swirly foam streaks on top of the beer and white soapy lacing on the glass.

Smell has notes of citrus, grassy hops, and pine with faint wisps of fresh orange flesh. Simple, classic and fragrant.

Taste follows the nose with a very mellow balanced piney bitterness, some citrus and orange notes giving way to a more earthy bitter hop finish. Straightforward malt backbone provides some depth, but isn't super noticeable in the flavor. lingering aftertaste takes on more of a citrus flavor.

Feel is medium bodied and smooth - drinks more like an IPA than a DIPA. Medium carbonation - a bit prickly.

Overall a really nice, well crafted west coast DIPA.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Mongo from Port Brewing
4.17 out of 5 based on 2,174 ratings.
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