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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 257   ABV: 8.56%
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Mondo Large Red Ale
From the first day of the first mash of the first recipe in the first space to this oasis 13 years on the road; We have worked hard to walk in the footsteps of our hero brewers. The Esteemed brewer of California’s best Pale Ale, the Noble Brewer of the planet’s only legal Steam Beer, and Oregon’s Rebel Brewer from Newport. Thirteen years down the road, we have found our own voice as brewers but our admiration for the Great Ones has not dimmed one bit. If we walked well down the hero’s path ourselves, perhaps we too have been an inspiration for others. Beer is a Bronze Age business and we feel honored to have left our footprints on its path into history, at the same time leaving our flavors on your buds. Thanks for your trust over the years and we hope you enjoy this specially brewed Hi-Gravity Auburn offering. Beer Speaks. People Mumble! O.G. 1.085 76.92 IBU


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bomber.

Pours a hazy red-amber with a big, light-hued head. The aroma is strong citric hops with a caramelized-fruit richness that was pleasant, unexpected and quite interesting. The flavor doesn’t quite live up. You’d think I’d like this one more than average for Lagunitas, as I usually complain about their overly-sweet ened 8%+ brews, whereas this one is relatively dry by this brewery’s standards. And yet it doesn’t all come together. Biscuit flavors, resiny hops, detectable alcohol both in flavor and mouthfeel - it’s alright, but not something I’m in a hurry to try again. The 3.5 total seems generous though I don’t quite see where to knock it down.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (917) - USA - JUN 25, 2007
Amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is mostly hops. Flavor also has dominated by hops but balanced well with a malt backbone. Strong, but not overpowering this is quite a nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcd (366) - USA - JUN 24, 2007
A tasty brew. Deep amber with a medium-white head with relatively fine bubbles. Big hop aromas and deep caramel notes in the nose. Slightly slick on the palate and medium bodied. Big hop flavors balanced against a strong, colored malt backbone.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Pours an amber/red color with small off-white head and decent lacing. Faint smell of hops and malts. Taste was mildly sweet malts followed by bittering hops and a dry hop finish. Mouthfeel was a bit syrupy and medium bodied. Very nicely done, sort of a red IPA, if there is such a thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
A red style with a distinct strong alcohol, highly hopped. Smooth drinking like an IPA. IPA colkour, a reddish tinge, hoppy aroma, small head and a little lace. One dimension hops above all, but not a double or imperial hop. Well with food and refreshing at end of Summer One Day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Amber, medium tan head. Malty aroma, but bitter hoppy flavor. Chewy, thick body. Another winner, although this doesn’t stand out as much as some of their other special brews. I think this bottle maybe old though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Mild aroma - hoppy, floral. Big creamy frothy light-tan head., condenses and sticks around. Beautiful dark amber. Nice creamy, full body, a bit harsh on throat, a little tingly on the tongue. Good sweetness balance with bitter hops. Typical grapefruit, some leather, orange, pepper. honey. raspberry. Mighty beer with lots of character though perhaps a bit similar to their undercover investigation strong ale, which I find has a better bitterness to it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2007
bomber. radiant cherry color with a small white head. soft floral aroma from the fresh hops with apple notes. mild sweetness that is quickly crushed by soapy hops washing out into bitterness and a little medicine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2007
This is one hoppy red ale. Definitely strong on hops, but still palatable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Poured a bright copper color with thick off-white head that lasted long and left good lacing up and down the glass. Aroma was a citrus grapefruit hops, mixed with a touch of malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is slightly oily, but crisp, and the flavor was very muich reminded me very much of an IPA, tangy citrus-hops with a touch of malt, and a finish that is long and bitter. A damn good beer.


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