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Hale's Mongoose IPA | Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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Hale's Mongoose IPAHale's Mongoose IPA
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3.63/5
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230 Ratings
Hale's Mongoose IPAHale's Mongoose IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States
halesbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,351
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
230
pDev:
13.77%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
21
Trade:
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Photo of SirFolmarv
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, no date

Dark copper in color, white head. earthy grassy hop aroma. Old school hops. Taste is fairly bitter, some biscuit malt flavor to balance. Medium bodied.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjones5045
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcole524
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker than average ipa, this is like an amber ipa here. Auburn. The head is thick and in that 3/5" range. Aroma imparts some dry hopping, nothing exotic, its an old recipe, mostly non proprietary hops I gather.

Taste is a mix of decent hopping and woody amber and red malts. Its a decent local option for a 6 pack, affordably priced, widely available in the PacNW. Think grilling outside, an option when you don't wanna carry around tasting glasses and look for notes of fennel or whatever weird 750ml DFH bottle you've been dying to try.

Could use some bottle dating. I've loved this beer, I've been disappointed by this beer.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hydrate
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good hops. Floral notes. Really good. SEA Doubletree.

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Photo of BCborn
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, from another random grocery store in Sandpoint, Idaho last week. Why do I get the feeling that this brewery falls along the lines of Red Hook?

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and slightly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some decent tightly webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of perky pine needles, muddled citrus pith, grainy, bready caramel malt, further forest floor astringencies, a bit of pineapple core, and more musty, earthy, and floral hops. The taste is bitter pine resin and orange/grapefruit pulp bitterness, gritty pale and caramel malt, a subtle hard water flintiness, and a whole lot more herbal, leafy, and floral hops bitters.

The bubbles are fairly active in their swirling and peppy frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and sort of smooth, those hop kiddies messing around just a bit too much here for this codger's liking. It finishes rather dry, the malt having bled out, as the hops start to realize the power that they now wield.

Not a bad west coast IPA, the typically distinct pine/citrus esters found in the better versions of the regional style perhaps a tad more blended here than they ought to be. Anyways, easy enough to drink, and nicely bitter, in a subtly floral manner.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on cask on Bainbridge Island, WA. Pours a hazy orange color with an off-white head and lazy lacing. The nose is full of caramel malt with some piney notes. The taste holds true, with loads of biscuit and slight citrus. Very well balanced. This medium bodied brew pared well with some calamari at the Harbour Public House. Cheers!

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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abrodsky
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of florisj135
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mind4Mud
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maz
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hale's Mongoose IPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 230 ratings
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