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RATINGS: 1317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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

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4.2
Jabah (829) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2018
Thought this would be something like an Irish Red...or a premium/stonger resemblance of Rogue's Dry-Hopped Red Ale. Appearance is a semi-clear reddish to light brown color. It actually seems more of a cross between that and some of Lagunita's IPAs. Lots of grapefruit, pine, malts (caramel seems like). Taste is bitter and sweet at the same time. I am really liking the balance and this isn't a hop bomb, but still has lots of hoppiness. Glad I got to try this and would definitely buy again. Hope to see it in 6-packs. UPDATED 11/29/09: Yup, this is better than I remembered. Noticing the hops somewhat more this time around. Pretty close to a hop bomb, but the sweet malty flavors are there too. One of my favorite beers!

2.7
jhsnitz1 (153) - Central, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2018
UPDATED: APR 9, 2018 Copper color, slightly opaque. Slight alcohol flavor and rich, balanced body,

4.2
badpuppy69 (347) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 26, 2018
From a Bomber bottle to a Pint glass. Pours a clear Amber with thick creamy head like whip cream that left nice lacing rings on the glass. Aroma is Juicy Tropical fruits resin Mango Passion fruit and huge floral notes. Taste follows the Aroma great with a very nice roasted woody malt backbone. At 8.8% ABV its extremely smooth and easy to drink! Alcohol well hidden! This beer is amazing! Medium to heavy mouthfeel and only $5.50 a 22oz Bomber from the Grocery Store! Best bang for the buck!

4
Subliminal64 (280) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2018
Where Purchased: 347ml bottle from the Meijer in Michigan (drive home from Chicago) Consumed: from a pilsner glass. Aroma: Smells malty, sweet, a little hoppy and slight alcohol. Appearance : unfiltered medium red gold with decent head that disappears within the first few sips into excellent lacing. Some suspended yeast. Taste: Very well balanced, but just a tad too much hops. As you get near the bottom there as a more obvious booze. Palate : medium body. Bittersweet aftertaste. Decent carbonation. Overall: Very well balanced. Very similar to a Belgian Double with some hop noted. I was glad to try another quality beer from this brewer, and will buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.

3.3
bjkusserow (2) - - OCT 20, 2017 does not count
Good night cap beer. Strong in abv and flavor. Haven’t come across this on tap....bet it would open it up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Dal9000 (692) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2017
At Ollies. Pours murky brown with a think tan head. Big malty up front with s lingering long hop taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.5
MaltOne (417) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Big, spicy, hoppy for a strong ale. Nice mouth feel. Good malt backdrop. Has a slightly peepery note. Overall - an assertive ale .

3.4
BlackBeerPG (1108) - Darien, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Taste: Smoked malts, dark fruits, plums, nutty notes with hops that balance it out. Warming alcohol at end. Same with nose. Reddish copper brown color, semi clear, tan head with sticky lace. Medium body. Remind me of part barley with part imperial red.

4.2
nickel (1304) - UKRAINE - AUG 18, 2017
Aroma: caramel, grape, citrus and pine. Taste: sweet malt and caramel; Thick body. Bitter aftertaste with malty bitterness with pleasant notes of grass and pine. Well balanced and warming.

3.5
maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
Clear dark amber pour with large off white head. Aroma of malts, hops, caramel, pine and faint fruits. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, hops, faint fruits and pine needles. Full bodied, medium carbonation, hoppy finish.


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