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Mongo
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SCORE
99/100
1 reviews
Appearance
99/100
Smell
100/100
Taste
100/100
Mouthfeel
97/100
ABV: 8.50%
IBU: N/A

Mongo

Style - Double IPA

Commercial Description:  Aroma – Columbus was spawned by Amarillo and Cascade, our first two brewcats, so we decided the beer should really feature a bunch of these hops. As such, there is a massive, almost unmistakeable resinous aroma in the beer created by the judicious use of Columbus, Amarillo and Cascade hops.  Taste – Like most double IPA-style beers, the taste of hops that linger for days is at work in this beer. We like the way hops weave in and out of what little malt you can taste. Certainly, we brewed this as a hop-forward beer and think that after one sip you’ll agree with us.  Color – Hazy yellow like an English submarine.  Finish – Dry with some malted barley sweetness in the finish of the beer.  Body – Medium to high body. Certainly not a “small” beer by any stretch of the imagination, yet remarkably easy to drink. A true stealth beer if there ever was one.  Hops – Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade and Simcoe.  Suggested Serving Temp – 46° – 52°F

Editor’s Notes:  Every time I have a Mongo Double IPA I have to figure out a way to manage the explosion that is going on in my mouth. This is a hop-forward, make that hop-focused, seriously bitter, knock you back a few steps, in your face Double IPA. On top of that it has a way above average carbonation level, which combines with the bitterness to deliver the aforementioned mouth explosion. Pay no mind to the trail of smoke coming out of your mouth! I actually wish they would dial down the carbonation a notch or two, but I don’t mean to be picky. The aroma is of strong citrus with only a hint of sweet malt in the background. The taste is a full frontal hop assault – outstanding tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon flavor underneath intense bitterness. This is not for those looking for balance, although there is some caramel malt that jumps in here and there. If you love hops you will love Mongo!

 

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EDITOR'S RATING (OVERALL SCORE: 99)
Appearance
99/100
Smell
100/100
Taste
100/100
Mouthfeel
97/100
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