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RATINGS: 1183   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


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Modularman (132) - - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle, aroma is pine and citrus, appearance is clear reddish brown with thin white head, taste is fruity pine and lemon grass witha little hops the disappears quickly. This is a really good beer that has everything going for it and appeals to all. Very balanced and very interesting.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1496) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2014
22 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Hazy dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Enticing aroma of mango, tropical fruits, pineapple, and tangerine. The taste is a great blend of tangerine and guava with caramel and toffee notes. Finish is slightly boozy but not unpleasant. A great beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"imperial red in aroma and taste, although a little more spicy and malt heavy than expected. pretty hoppy and bitter/spice in the finish. a poor manís Stone 13th IRA if you will. Good all around. Not nearly as fresh or flavorful as the Stone, but a solid strong beer. I still prefer Lagunitas Imperial Red to this one (and for less)"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
The body has a reddish orange color with good clarity. It is topped off with two fingers of thick light tan foam. The head has good retention and leaves sticky lacing all over the glass as it slowly fades. The aroma is full of citrusy and lighter pine like hops with notes of grapefruit and lemon zest. Underneath the big hop presence lays a mild malt sweetness. There are nice solid hop flavors throughout with pleasant mild malt backing. Notes of citrus and piney hops mix together on the tongue with sweet bready and lightly roasted grain before finishing with a pleasant level of hop bitterness. This seems to quickly flash off the tongue. The texture is smooth with mellow carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - SEP 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-23-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance Ė The beer pours a copper color with a one finger white head. The head has a moderate level of retention fading to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell Ė The aroma is a nice blend of a hoppy citrus grapefruit mixed with a floral and pine hop smell. Along with these hoppier smells comes some aromas of a sweet caramel and a little bit of a bready and fruity smell of melon and some other lighter fruits. Taste- The taste begins with a smooth caramel and lightly bready flavor mixed with a moderately strong grapefruit hop taste. As the flavor advances sweeter tropical fruit flavors hit the tongue more toward the middle of the taste with the grapefruit losing some strength but being replaced by a mix of pine and floral hop. More toward the end, some other sweeter flavors join the now relatively stronger mix of citrus, pine and floral hop to leave a nice, moderately bitter but smoother flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both the carbonation and the body thickness are fine of the flavor profile and made for a easy drinking brew. Overall- Not too surprising, but another good IPA by Lagunitas. A little more accentuated on the hops then some other of their brews and a little less balanced, but very tasty and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobblehead (54) - Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured into a tulip glass, amber brown with minimal tan head, some lacing, light hop, malt aroma. Really good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1292) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Big bottle. Pours a hazy light amber. Medium head. Aroma is a caramel syrup, floral hop, resin, biscuit tofee. Medium bitterness. Sugary malts. Medium heavy body. Big malt, big hop. Not that great. Maybe old skunked? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (294) - 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 (705) - 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 (536) - 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!


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