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

Hale's Mongoose IPAHale's Mongoose IPA
BA SCORE
3.63/5
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,550
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
230
pDev:
13.77%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 230 |  Reviews: 130
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of thatruth
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bold, creamy, one finger head with cream colored/off-white, frothy lacing that sticks around awhile. mild sediment, slight haze, mighty bubbly. pours an light copper root beer color into an amber body with a orangish-teal tint.

smells sort of roasty. cappucino-ish, no joke. hot cocoa tone lingers over an underbelly of the faintest hops. rumproast.

dark hops and hella barley, easy on the palette, light, crisp, earthy on-bringing. tastes sort of woody, robust floral aftertaste.

not a bad brew, sort of an acquired taste, even for an IPA. i go for the Supergoose IPA every time i drink at my local pub, the Terrible Beauty in West Seattle Junction, can't seem to find it in bottles. definitely has its own taste as well, which i seem to enjoy a bit more than here. not a bad predecessor, overall, though.

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Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of harrymel
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled: unk

a: hazy apricot ale with under a finger of fleeting white foam. This leaves and etched surface. Rare spot lace.
S: grapefruit biscuits.
T: The hops are present, pretty tame for a NW IPA. Hints of pineapple, peach and tropical fruitiness is an undertone to the resin and pine sap hops. The malts are decent with some sweetness and dryness.
M: Medium on thick for they style with moderate carb and dry finish.
O: Very easy to drink for an IPA. Has english tones and some NW hardiness.

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Photo of bespin15
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of OldPenguinHunter
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this while working in WA.

Poured from a 22oz bomber

A: A nice hazy carmelized sugar color
S: Pine, citrus, sweet malt.
T: A nice malty sweetness to the beer. Dried out by some dry fruit (pineapple,mango) and a piney hoppy finish. Not bad.
M: Typical IPA, maybe a little to dry.
O: A good everyday beer.

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Photo of Spikester
2.91/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured cloudy amber with a good two inch head from an agressive pour. Good hoppy pine aroma. Very low on the IPA register. Good drinkable beer much closer to an APA in taste profile. Or, an IPA light. Good session brew. From a bottle. Served about 55 deg. F. Unsure of age might be an issue in low hop flavor.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, with no distinguishable bottling date, into a tulip. I must be a glutton for punishment, or a dumb ass who never learns his lesson, or a loving combination of both. Why, oh why, do I continue to buy these bottles with no guarantee of a fresh experience? Because it's damn near a hundred degrees, I am thirsty for hops, and upon further inspection...I am a dumb ass.

Medium orange with yellow highlights and a finger deep head of egg white fluff. Lethargic and inconsistent bubbles make a slow forced journey from the deep at irregular intervals. Lacing is moderate.

Smell is soapy and subdued: faint biscuit and citrus.

Tastes much the same. If I didn't know any better I'd think my glass was not washed properly. Dish soapiness, splash of bitter, biscuit, flowers, and pine with a touch of alcohol on the finish. Not getting any significant fruitiness or citrus. Old? Damned if I know.

Creamy, medium bodies, and lightly carbonated.

A middle of the road IPA

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours bright tangerine with piles of clingy pink-tinged creamy foam. Caramel, orange and musk on the nose. Orange toffee malts with cotton candy then tangerine-pine hops. Starburst finish and dry-ish linger. Soft, creamy, round and medium.

Not as hoppy as the nose suggests - fairly light on the IBUs. But great feel and easy-drinking. Which makes you ask: actually an APA?

Typically solid Pacific NW ale, either way.

Thanks to Ina for bringing this back from Seattle.

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Photo of glid02
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle via trade with barleywinefiend - thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy deep copper color with a half-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of equal parts pale and caramel malts with good amounts of herbal hop and light citrus aromas.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Slighty dry pale and caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by light citrus hops and what I can describe only as a light tartness or saltiness. Midway through the sip the flavor profile dries out a bit and earthy hops come into play. The hops carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's got a decent thickness however the carbonation is a bit on the heavy side.

Drinkability is alright. I had no problems finishing my glass however I'm not sure about another.

Overall this had a strange flavor profile, it reminded me of that of a gose. A strange IPA for sure.

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Photo of NWer
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served into a Pilsner glass.
This is the beer I go back to after making the rounds tasting what's out there.
And my reaction always is, this really is good.
The strong hop presence and flavor are what I like best. Good hops without being overpowering.
Very drinkable. and it never disappoints. I buy it by the case and always have some on hand.

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Photo of appenzeller
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber, moderate head with minimal lacing. Smell is crisp, hoppy, bitter. There's a good backbone of malt here, rich but not sweet--or any sweetness is overwhelmed by the hops profile which is strong but not overly so. This beer has substance yet it's refreshing. Really, a pretty classic American IPA and a darned good one. I'd certainly be happy quaffing more than one of these but they're satisfying enough that a few would make you both full and pretty lightheaded. Nice brew.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great amber, brown and gold color, all mixed into one. Decent head and lacing for a little thicker than average ipa.

Aroma is good, dry hopping aroma. Taste can be nice and dryly hoppy when fresh, a bit of a stale wood flavor as it gets older. Substantial malt profile, but hops nonetheless steal the show. Not a bitter bomb, a great floral hop character, maybe even some honey with it. Seems to get more impressive, and a great deal at this price 7.99 a 6, compared with stuff you see in 22oz bottles for the same price.

Sometimes I've come across older bottles of this stuff, would be nice if they bottle dated.

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Photo of Docer
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had right after a Lazy Boy IPA... and these are much the same.

- Hazy orange/copper... fluffy white head... slightly cloudy,.

- Light sweet malts and grain, floral and slight citrus hop notes... little grassy.

- Bready, light sweet caramel malts.... not so much bitterness in the hop, but more aroma and floral flavors.. overall very basic.

- Medium bodied, slightly chewy... not at all sticky.

- To me this is exactly like the Lazy Boy IPA I had before... but didn't quite have the bitterness from the hops. Overall nothing to write home about... and most likely wouldn't buy again. Though I an sure it is a nice local offering on-tap.

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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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