Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey are still the hot topic of discussion in the New Jersey craft beer scene. Beer bars and local bottle shops have their shelves and draft lines flowing with some the best hand-crafted brews on the market. We recently shared our coverage of their kick-off party at Mohawk House last week Â and now it’s time to dive into some of these beers on their own. We are big fans of the West Coast Style IPA’s here at IDGB and thought it would be proper to start with Port Brewing’s Mongo – a Double IPA that is sure to please any hop head looking for a flavorful brew.
As a hop head I have had more Double IPA’s than I can count on my fingers and toes, but Mongo really stands out among them. This particular bottle had a label on it from late November, and while it wasn’t as fresh as it could be it still had a huge punch of flavor and was very enjoyable. Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe and Columbus hops dominate this beer, leaving little room for the malts to make their presence known. For such a hoppy beer, it goes down real easy.
The Port Brewing post will not end here. Stay tuned as we have a bunch more content coming over the next few weeks, with articles on Port Brewing Wipeout and Older Viscosity as well as some Lost Abbey Devotion and Red Barn Ale.