Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Mongrel "Wet Hopped" Local Red IPA | Watch City Brewing Co.

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Watch City Brewing Co.
Massachusetts, United States
watchcitybrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jayli on 09-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by Jayli:
Photo of Jayli
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Watch City 9/20
Served in a pint glass

A: This beer pours a hazy, deep amber color with a one finger of foamy, sudsy head. Head holds nicely, receding to a film and leaves sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is somewhat muted but a solid malt backbone, a touch of fruitiness, with a definite citrus character.

T: Taste starts with a bready malt profile before a light but balanced caramel malt sweetnens this beer out. A hint of pineapple comes through before a big, bitter grapefruit character hits and really sticks on the palate.

M: Lighter side of medium body, slightly higher carbonation, prickly feel with a dry finish.

O: Goes down easily, tasty, not too filling, low kick, decent representation of style. True to form, Watch City doesn't give you beers that blow your mind, but instead offers a solid drinkable beer to enjoy for an evening.

 882 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of GbVDave
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 64oz growler into 3 pint glasses. Thanks to Steve and HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to jayli for the hook-up!

A: Pours a hazy and agitated dark amber color. Four fingers of white, soapy foam built up on top and slowly receded leaving some random lace specks behind.

S: Suprisingly hoppy right out of the fridge. As it warmed an assertive maltiness became apparent. But not before the hops did their best to hang around.

T: The hoppiness of the smell was pretty understated in the taste. Suprisingly malty for a "Wet Hopped" beer.

M: Nicely smooth and decently carbonated. A bit oily and sticky.

O: Glad to have tried this. Jax has treated me to a few Watch City beers and they havent disappointed yet.

 738 characters

Photo of Bicyclette
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Mongrel "Wet Hopped" Local Red IPA from Watch City Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe