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

BA SCORE
82
good
226 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
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
129
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.77%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BabaYagaRIS
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

High marks on the label graphics bring that appearance number up. Do mongooses really live in Washington state? Would it be mongooses or mongeese? So many questions for just one beer and unfortunately this beer leaves many questions.

A quick nosedive in reveals a sun baked cheese smell quickly fading. Lightly hoppy and bitter throughout. Lingering bitterness.Somewhat dry but dry but not overly so.

Would drink if limited alternatives available.

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Photo of C_S
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - soft golden color, clear, with low carbonation, and about half a finger's worth of off-white, semi-frothy foam.

Smell - interesting aroma for an American IPA. It doesn't seem to have an overwhelming hop profile in the smell. It almost has a bavarian lager/pilsner quality.

Taste - at first, I could only feel the hops (not taste them), but the bitterness shows up around the middle and hits decently hard. It backs off to a pretty mellow finish, leaving only a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - medium body, almost a creamy quality to it.

Overall - I was pleasantly surprised with this brew. I was expecting a run-of-the-mill American IPA, but got something with some character that sets it apart. Definitely worth the taste.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a rather hazy amber/copper color with a one finger off-white head. Decent retention with thin lacing down the glass.

S: Citrus upfront, grapefruit and a pineapple, a little orange zest. Some caramel and faint pine.

T: Nice grapefruit right away with a good bit of caramel in the middle. Light pine on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate retention, slightly bitter finish.

O: A decent IPA, basically Hale's Pale with a bit hoppier profile.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Hale's Mongoose IPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
3.63 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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