Mongo | Port Brewing

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4.18/5
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2,231 Ratings
MongoMongo
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OlieIPA on 01-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,252
Reviews:
624
Ratings:
2,231
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
383
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,231 |  Reviews: 624
Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Freshest by 4/20/18. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity; fluffy white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are solid, but on the mild and subtle side. A blend of citrus and tropical notes. Some sweet grapefruit. Some floral notes. Malts are there. The flavors have a nice scathing bitterness to it, but it becomes balanced the more you get into it. The flavors on the citrus side. Lots of grapefruit. Some fresh grass. Subtle herbal notes. Some malts. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation to active carbonation. It's very fluffy and slightly creamy. It's smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid DIPA. It's not flashy and is more on the traditional and classic side, which isn't a bad thing. It's clean, sharp and refreshing. It's enjoyable and fun to drink.

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Photo of jcflorian
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hreb
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a pint glass. Beer pours pale golden in color, mostly clear, with big clouds of thick white head on top. Aroma is tropical, with pineapple scents dominating. Flavor brings big hoppy goodness, pine sap and resin, more raw pineapple, pith, and citrus peel. This is a big West coast DIPA which delivers exactly what you'd expect

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Photo of Grill20
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jim67
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Solid IPA. Floral notes on the nose but not on the tongue.

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Photo of Dargo
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatBeerMakesMeCry
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can from Vons in Del Mar. Pours clear golden. Nice head. Aroma somehow makes me think of urine...probably the Simcoe. Tastes amazing, though. Grapefruit! Lingering bitterness, but I want more. Surprisingly little alcohol flavor for such a big beer. I wish I had this crap back home. Deelish.

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Photo of Buck89
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an IPA glass. Fairly hazy golden color with a frothy white head. A nice mix of citrus (grapefruit) and earthy pine on the nose. Huge taste. Old-school bitter with an outstanding melding of citrus and resiny earthy notes. A pleasant tropical element on the finish. Bready malt that stayed in the background.

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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

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Mongo from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 2,231 ratings
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