Mongo | Port Brewing

MongoMongo
BA SCORE
91.4%
Liked This Beer
4.18 w/ 2,195 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:
#1,194
Reviews:
615
Ratings:
2,195
Liked:
2,006
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
9.09%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
368
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,195 |  Reviews: 615
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

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

Photo of Bum4ever
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mongo from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 91.4% out of 100 with 2,195 ratings
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