RATINGS: 1317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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BelgianBeerGal (4343) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Fresh bottle from somewhere local, most likely Beach Liquor. Pretty bold aroma and flavor of dark, sweet malt and medium bitterness from citrus hops and a hint of pine. Pretty nice and the almost 9 ABV is well hidden.

Block (3288) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Nice hops in the aroma and flavor. Well balanced. Malty backbone. Alcohol is masked.

erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2017
Red amber body and stable head. Nice balanced aroma with cara malts and lots of pine hops. Super nice taste, smooth yet bitter, drinkable yet complex. Great great stuff! (Bottle from and at Caroline’s, Berkeley)

ozzy70 (1430) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 25, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pour was clear amber, white head. Aroma was pine, grapefruit, caramel. Taste was bitter, resin, pine, bitter finish.

thewolf (13140) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2017
Tap @Ølfestival 2017. Pours deep orange with a small, staying creamy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, solid fat resiny hop, light vinious. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, caramel, doughy, hops are resiny, some citrus, grapefruit. Lingering, warming bitterness. Nice.

Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2017
12oz bottle bright copper pour foamty white head aroma is quite juicy taste is citrus and pine with a nice dry finish

Jpmercer (140) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2017
A mondo large red ale. Tastes like an average red ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

CaskMonger60 (1) - - MAY 7, 2017 does not count
Disappointing... a mislabeled grumpy IPA if there ever was one. Looks nice in the glass - that’s about it. What does it taste like? Take what might have been a decent IPA, dump a bunch of grapefruit and a bit of soap in it, and you’re pretty much there. If I want IPA, I’ll buy freakin’ IPA. If I want a red ale, I expect a red ale. Down the drain, never again.

oobawa (2022) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Big, gentle giant hoppy red, packing in the resinous IBUs while offsetting them with a hefty sweet malt core. Lagunitas orange marmalade hops on top of buttered toast, some caramel and pine underneath. Clingy with its bitterness, yet the citrus-tinged middle balances out the assault. Never feels quite as balanced as it should be, but drinkable nonetheless.

StoutAndYummy (2) - California, USA - APR 14, 2017 does not count
WEAK!!!! I was so disappointed when I cracked open and tasted this triple IPA with red food coloring mismarked as a red ale. I like lagunitas for the most part, I love reds, and I REALLY like the number 13, so after a hard day at work I was ecstatic to see this in the beer aisle of my local grocery store. Then I got home tasted it and gagged, why did you have to ruin it with all the hops? 5000 IBUs in a red . . . really!?! The shelves are already wall-to-wall IPA, Double IPA and Triple IPA. . . . just make a red a red, or label it properly (see above). Again, very disappointed. Brewmaster, take a trip to Ireland and tell me if ANY of their reds taste remotely like Lucky 13.

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