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RATINGS: 1177   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 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


BHeart's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BHeart (72) - - JUL 15, 2012
Sweet, but w bitter hops, well balanced, malty and caramely- kind of typical lagunitas. Can taste the booziness- aroma is predominately hops. Overall, well balanced and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
1steveg (3) - bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (214) - HONG KONG - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle from QClub at home. Clear deep copper pour with dense foamy head and thick lacing. Aroma is malty and sweet with candied fruity hoppiness, apricot - smells great. Taste is big and hoppy (pine, pineapple, apricot) but with solid maltiness to support. Great balanced beer. Somewhat similar to a really hoppy dead guy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (563) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Red amber pour, lots and lots of head with plenty of lacing to boot. Aroma, big, sweet, and malty, brown sugar, hops. Taste, lots of malty sweetness up front, followed by some nice hop presence, medium mouthfeel, finishes slight dry with some bitter sweetness, the bitterness lingers a bit. Overall itís a touch sweet for my likings, still itís pretty darn tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Bought in DC. Pours a deep orange colour with a generous white head with lots of lacing. Aroma is malts, bread. Taste is malts, hops, caramel. Yummy!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1635) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had an orange/amber/slightly brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that rises a bit and then falls leaving a decent amount of clingy foamy lacing in its wake. The smell had a very caramel-forward, and a decent amount of breadiness, hopped just enough to keep the "hopheads" satisfied on this brew. The taste had caramel flavored hops - well balanced, holey moley, very well balanced, caramel aftertaste, no finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium, uh - maybe sessionable - perhaps. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me, becomes slightly creamy. Overall, this is a very flavorful American Red Ale that is quite impressive with intriguing characteristics, well balanced, and I would most likely come back to this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (546) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep sunset orange color with a nice, 2 finger head that leaves tons of lacing. S- Very malty, tons of sweet brown sugar, bready notes. T- Starts off sweet and malty, caramel and brown sugar notes are immediately followed with a wall of piney hops which fades quickly with a very dry and somewhat bitter finish. M- Medium bodied with quite a bit of carbonation. D- This was a very enjoyable beer. Certainly one of the best iíve had from lagunitas. If youíre expecting a red ale, you might be disappointed but it is a damn good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Sticky caramel malt with resinous background. Orange copper appearance. Very sweet with a bitter hoppy dryness being the lasting effect. Slick body with heavy weight and ultimately very dry. The problem with imperial reds is the malt bill usually doesnít mesh with the hops, this one is no exception but itís quite good nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1352) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
On tap @ Cork City. Pour is reddish brown with a finger-wide tan head. Aroma is of dark caramel malt, pine needles, and roast. Flavor is similar but with more hop resin present.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pours clear amber with off white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit. Less hoppy flavor than expected based on aroma. Not very bitter. Malty and citrus, with pretty strong rye flavor. Packs a wallop at 8 point something % abv, which might be responsible for the spiciness on the tongue. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YoungBuckBrew (1) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
An incredible combination of earthy, spicy, stonefruit, burnt caramel, and raisin aroma and flavor with a thick mouthfeel. Just as easy to drink on a Spring morning as on a cold Winter night.


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