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Port Brewing
California, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #894
Ranked #3,657
4.17 | pDev: 9.11%
May 08, 2022
Jan 11, 2010
Notes: 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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4.21 by Luckydog91 from Texas on May 08, 2022
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Mar 02, 2022
4.46 by DOCRW from Washington on Oct 19, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

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
4.35 by mmhannon from New Jersey on Aug 05, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by elNopalero from California

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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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(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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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

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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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Paradox1000 from Florida

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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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

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
4 by Urk1127 from New Jersey on Dec 01, 2020
4.18 by WillieMoe from Massachusetts on Oct 25, 2020
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JamFuel from Sweden

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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4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by rex_4539 from Greece

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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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

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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4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hopsputin from New Jersey

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
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TrashMax from New Jersey

Poured out of a pint can. Golden Amber pour with a nice frothy head. Herbal, Citrus, fruity notes both in smell and taste. Leaves a similar albeit slightly hoppy/bitter after taste. Medium to full bodied, had a nice bite and you can feel the flavors dissipating after every sip. Delightful drink!

Jul 04, 2020
4.25 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JamarcusMarinovich from California

Poured into pint glass from 16 ounce can. Very nice 2 finger head that dissipates well. Good golden amber color, no different than many similar offerings. Light tropical fruit on the nose as well as a bit of pine-y hops. The sip is where this is better than others. A juicy, almost (~almost) tropical hint and hop forward for sure, but not a palate-wrecker hop inferno. Since DIPA is one of my favorite styles, I'm looking for something different than usual offerings. Look that sucks me in? Check. Hop forward but not palate-wrecking? Check. Higher AC? 8% check. And that's where I like it. An 8% that doesn't hit you hard in the front but comes up on you slower. Pretty darn good.

May 09, 2020
4.23 by Mousel from Canada (ON) on Apr 18, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RyanK252 from California

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy eggshell white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves some light lacing.

S: Resinous, spicy, slightly herbal, piney, zesty citrus, faint fruity notes, slightly toasty crackery/biscuity malt, and just a hint of caramel sweetness.

T: Resinous pine, peppery spice, floral, zesty citrus, lemon and grapefruit, subtle fruity notes, peach, apricot, and passion fruit, a little herbal and grassy, slightly toasty crackery/biscuity malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness.

M: A little on the fuller side of medium body,

O: There is a soft spot in my heart for a good West Coast DIPA. Big, bold, and enough bitterness that it can't even think about getting overly sweet. This one will wake you up then knock you out. Good stuff.

Feb 08, 2020
3.9 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Jan 20, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

L: Deep orange, murky (not ideal - more clear or more hazy would be more attractive). nice head with good retention.
S: Citrus aroma but a bit muddled.
T: Citrus, pine, nice bitterness on the finish.
F: Smooth and rich. Nice carbonation.
It's a winner! Cjeep impressed, have deep feelings for Mongo!

Jan 11, 2020
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3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16. oz.can. Has a cloudy orange color with a 1/2 inch head, Smell is of citrus, pine. Taste is dank, citrus, pine at the finish, a touch of alcohol, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

Dec 16, 2019
4.39 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Dec 08, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Bottom of the can stamped "freshest by 10/15/2019."
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance had a pure golden bronzed copper transparent color with a small finger's worth of white foamy head softly dissolving. One ring of semi-foamy lace stuck pretty tight near the top.
The aroma had a wonderful blend of a tight knit melon to citrus with muted danky earthy hemp-like grassy character.
The flavor moderately mixed together all of the prior mentioned aromas, sweetly in an earthy fashion. Some shy hemp/earthy/biscuit malt lingers right before a semi-sticky aftertaste of melon, danky hemp and citrusy coated malts.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. A certain dryness invades but isn't overbearing. Carbonation felt good for an American Imperial IPA. Good crisp clean finish of citrus peel, sticky melon and biscuits.
Overall, really nice authentic American Imperial IPA done up in the West coast fashion, what's not to love here! Definitely proof that the 'New England styled IPA' isn't the only beer style on the market.

Aug 25, 2019
4.14 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Jul 06, 2019
4.16 by schopenhauerale from Arizona on Jul 05, 2019
3.84 by whitewizard from Arizona on Jul 02, 2019
4.08 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania on Jun 29, 2019
4.24 by zbelair from Pennsylvania on Jun 28, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

A pretty old school take on NW IPAs, piney, bitter. Fruit and malt sweetness take a back seat. If you prefer the new age IPAs stay away, otherwise this will be great for you.

Jun 27, 2019
4.44 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 09, 2019
4.14 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Apr 20, 2019
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2019
4.16 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2019
3.75 by VaporDome from New York on Mar 31, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by patre_tim from Thailand

Hazy orange with lots of floaters, a few bubbles and 2 fingers of off white head.

Smells of resinous pine, citrus, caramel, dank roast garlic, onion, and tropical punch.

Tastes of nice balance of caramel sweet and grapefruit bitter, tropical fruit and pine.

The feel is rich, smooth and balanced. Slightly sticky, but really moorish.

I got this in Redding where I am drinking it Feb 19th, 2019. Excellent brew

Feb 20, 2019
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