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

BA SCORE
82
good
228 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:
228
Reviews:
129
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.77%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of superfriend
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gshak
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

Photo of Moose90
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

Photo of bcuz7
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rrock44
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schad
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of dubsasina
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of mr-jj
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Aleforme
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of smbslt
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Dcbelkot
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Hale's Mongoose IPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
3.63 out of 5 based on 228 ratings.
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