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RATINGS: 1250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 257   ABV: 8.56%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2007
Bouteille 650ml, courtoisie de Blankboy. De couleur ambrée rouge et claire. Nez de houblon citrique, résineux et aux notes florales, de malt du genre caramel sucré aux notes rôties, légèrement fruité (agrumes et abricots) ainsi que de faibles notes d’alcool et de pain. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux notes résineuses. Goût amer de houblon résineux, citrique (pamplemousse) et aux notes florales (présent toute la gorgée) avec un moyen goût fruité (agrumes sucrées et abricots) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel sucré (petites notes de toffee rôti) avec un léger goût de biscuits et des notes de pain puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger-moyen goût d’alcool assez doux et l’on assiste à un regain d’amertume plus résineuse, plus asséchante et aux petites notes terreuses. Post-goût long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon résineux, citrique et aux notes florales et terreuses avec des notes d’alcool doux, ainsi que des notes fruitées (zest d’agrumes) et des traces de rôti.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Nice reddish color with a sweet aroma. Stong hoppy taste mixed in with some carmel-y and sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 1     Golden(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX   Fusel : XX  
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 4   Hay : XX   Toasty : XX   Caramel : 4   Fruity : 2   Nutty : XX   Honey : XX   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Cereals : 3   Grainy : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 4   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : 1   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : 4 Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : 3  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX   Dates : XX   Bourbon : XX   Bubblegum : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 4   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 2   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Straightforward biscuity, very sweet, caramelly American ale overloaded with crystal malt sugars and clashing hops. Full-on bitterness, salty and mineral finish. Been there, done that.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2007
Clear amber colour with an off white head. Quite hoppy and pineapple fruity aroma on a caramel sweet background. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with notes of hops and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Nice looking beer with off-white, frothy head atop a dark amber body. Moderate malty nose with notes of caramel and toast. Hop aroma of grapefruit and resin. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Moderately acidic, especially in the finish which also leaves a slight taste of rubber. Medium body is slightly syrupy in texture. Moderate carbonation. Warming alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Rating #1313. Sturday, somewhat cloudy amber color under a thick, tannish IPA style head in my shaker. Smell of sweet malts wafts with a nose of pine and floral hops. Taste starts as an IPA with extra Vienna malt. Light caramel sweetness, but crisp, not stcky. Hops tickle all parts of the tongue: again floral and spicy, plus some earthiness and pine. Cozy alcohol warming actually a respite from all the big beers I’ve had over the weekend. Chunks of foam lace the sides of the glass. Great texture, light bitter aftertaste to please hopheads.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3806) - Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2007
22 oz. bottle from Gregis, shared with a friend. Pour is a ruby, amber with a tannish 1/2 inch head. Aroma of bitter citrus rinds, sweetish malt and a touch of earthiness. Taste is better balanced than I was expecting from the nose. Great hop brightness and bitterness throughout, with a nice caramel nut malt backbone. This is a big beer, certainly, but the malt and hop are all nicely balanced. Nice beer, thanks Greg!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2010 Draft @ Mugs Anniversary. Bigger than I remember. Lots of hops. Aroma and taste. Some sweet some bitter. Some citrus some pine. Very well balanced. Creamy translucent pour. Love imperial pints. On Cask @ Aroma Thyme. Aroma has some hops present, piney hops and a nice residual sweetness from brown sugar and raisins. Flavor is sweet, smooth, and well balanced. Nice creamy body lends well to the sweet body, touch of fruit and hops that balance it out. Really nice on cask! From 3.6 to 4.0

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Funknmilla (733) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Lah-goo-knee-tuss....Floaters!!....red/a with beige head....quite hoppy aroma, malt undertones as well, but mainly hops....hoppy flavor with quite a malty backbone....nice bite combined with creaminess, nice balance...citrus rind finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2007
22 oz. bottle: This beer pours a deep copper that near brown with a thick, creamy head. Citrusy hops make up the majority of the nose, but they aren’t really all that bright. Sweet caramel and toffee as well. Thick, chewy mouthfeel and the plethora of hops in the body make me think barleywine. A bolder proportion of caramel malts offer lots of sweet bread, caramel and sugar babies. The body is rindy with bitterness. This is alright, but I liked the Imperial Red better (if we are comparing "Large Red Ales.")


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