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RATINGS: 1289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 Californiaís best Pale Ale, the Noble Brewer of the planetís only legal Steam Beer, and Oregonís 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 heroís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
highibus (796) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours a nice clear red color with a nice whitehead with decent lacing. Aroma of hops and lightly sweet malt. Clean finish with a crisp hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 clear orange color with a small, but lacy head. Smells almost exactly like a pine tree, lots of hops, which are evident in the taste as well, with some citrus coming through.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 2, 2008
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep copper color, with a sticky tan head. Aromas are of roasted malts, piney hops. Flavors are piney hops, roasted malts, slight nuttiness. Medium mouthfeel, decent body. Tasty beer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of bstill. Thanks, Brian! Pours a bright, clear orange-amber color; khaki head with excellent retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Basic sugar, earthy and citrus hoppiness in the aroma; straightforward. Chewy medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of residual sugar, some astringent hops (earthy, citrus); a typical Lagunitas ASA profile; lengthy, sugary finish; astringent hops and bland sugary maltiness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Pours a dark amber color w/ a tall lasting head. Sticky lacing w/ a fluffy ring and partial canopy. Strong aromas of citrus rind. Full nectar w/ soft and creamy residual effers. Nice! Strict hops balance a sturdy malt body creating a superlative sense of equilibrium within this specimenís overall makeup. Itís beautiful I tell you. For extreme red this one pulls off the unexpected balancing act w/ only a mild sweetness factor. The hop component really digs in and scars the user like aspirin. Caramel, leather, and citrus interwoven perfectly. The finish is long w/ gobs of asprin hop fulfillment. Highly recommended.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 We haaave a winnerrrr!!! I haven’t had a beer this drinkable in recent memory. Doesn’t overpower you with ridiculous hop content, doesn’t load you down with head-hurt "buzz" like with a Barley Wine, it’s just a classic strong Red with ample hints of rye. An interesting aroma of rye accented by chipotly-ey peppery something; the point is that it’s accented with a sharpness that I rarely get in an aroma. The point is that it’s interesting and keeps you sniffing out of the bottle, but of course you get impatient and pour. Long story short, much like this Delius I’m listening to ("A Song of Summer," segueing into "Irmelin Prelude"), its understated subtlety brings forth a sweet beauty. An outstanding offering from Lagunitas at just over $3/bomber. Why does it have to be only seasonal?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and sweet malt. Taste is the same as aroma with notes of pine. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2008
Hoppy, peaty aroma which gets a little fruity and boozy as it warms. Great tattoo art label, rusty brown beer, lacing head. Buffered acidity, not very sweet, chalky mouthfeel. Itís almost got a porter/American brown ale thing going on. Bitter. Chalky roast finish with some grassiness. Distinctive. Market Square Liquors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2008
Light brownish red with nice head. Good citrus aroma. minimal malt profile with big, bitter piney hops. Hop flavor isnít enough to justify the level of bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2008
Thanks to robert at SL for sharing! Hoppier then I expected! Which is right up my ally. Nice brown color. Sweet flavor as I said, nice bitterness. Medium texture. Good beer.


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