Port Brewing Co. Mongo – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV (C$8.85 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 3-Sep-2021, reviewed 28-Sep-2021)
Appearance: clear medium gold with two fat fingers of rocky pale ivory head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: sweet citrus, resiny pine, caramel. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, high bitter. (8/10) Palate: smooth medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering building bitter finish. (4/5)
The label says this is hopped with Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe, and Cascade, so it’s hardly surprising that this comes across as a big old traditional West Coast-style DIPA. Excellent example of the style, with restrained sweetness and emphatic bitterness. Too bad Mongo only pawn in game of life… (16/20)
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