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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 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


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BEER4GIVESALL (3) - USA - OCT 23, 2009 does not count
22oz bottle Malty bold hoppish sweet tasting. Finishes with a citrusy and kind a biiter bite for me. Dark copper color.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JAG55 (77) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Poured 22oz bomber in a tulip glass. Beautiful mahogany color with nice release of the carbonation into bubbly vanilla head and excellent lacing. Fabulous balance of hops and malt flavors with medium to full body and slightly creamy texture. Light finish with lingering sweetness.

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 specimen’s overall makeup. It’s 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebeeve (6) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2008 does not count
Grapefruit is what comes to mind. Nice frothy med white head, good balance of hops and malts. Great copper color. At 3.99 per 22 oz bomber, this is a very good value.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Nice head. Perfectly clear. Nice golden color. Fruity and happy nose. Some sweetness. Medium high carbonation. Very smooth. Slightly malt flavor. Very hoppy and citrussy. Malt flavor in the finish with slight sweetness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3476) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2007
A nice dark amber-brown, it pours with a thin but persistent head. Aroma is very hoppy and makes one think of an evergreen tree. Taste is outrageously hoppy - a must for any hop fanatic! The flavor is like the way a pine tree smells, but there is minimal bitterness. This is a beer to be sipped and savored. Even with all its hoppiness, it is smooth and pleasant to drink.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (636) - 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?

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bstroh707 (13) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Tantilizing lemon/orange-esque aroma upon pour. Little head retention. Color is a medium orange. Thought it was going to be darker. Poured from a pounder bottle. Taste is succulent and reminds me a bit of Blue Moon. This would be a summer beer for me. I am impressed with the overall floral and fruit smell. The beer is definitely high quality and deserves a spot in most everyone’s beer cooler. With this high ABV, I like the mild drinkability of this brew. Not overly hoppy and good malt flavorings.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
S_Side_Smitty (487) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours red-amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, mango, & tropical fruits. Taste is beautiful sweet tropical fruits fading to light malts and a very easy and agreeable hop bitterness. Best Lagunitas by far!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
I really enjoy this beer. Nice roasted malty toffee subtle chocolate backbone with a prevailing hop profile. I wish it came in six packs.


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