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RATINGS: 1314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 257   ABV: 8.56%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2008
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours an amber-dark copper color with a big sudsy off-white head that left plenty of lacing. The aroma is resplendent with grapefruit, pine and biter grass. The flavor is hops forward with a good smooth biter bite, also present; citrus and gooey caramel. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is short and clean. Overall: This is a highly gulp-able ale that is gone from your glass before you know it. Recommended.

4.1
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber color. Strong pleasant aroma of fruit and dry hops. Flavor is slightly sweet, mildly roasted and has a nice bitter/piney hop character. Very good beer.

3.8
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Draft had a small rocky head. The aroma was malty and hoppy. The flavor seemed a balance of complex malt and robust hop bitterness and finished the same. Terrific.

4
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2008
22 oz bottle. the beer poured a brownish red with a big creamy brick head. the smell of citrus hops is strong and sweet. The taste is just like the smell but the hops don’t bight as much as expected. good carbonation and lacing.

4
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2008
22oz bottle: Pours to a clear redish amber body with medium sized bubbles rising to meet a medium-large dark eggshell colored head. Aroma is a fruity citrus hops, pine, mild rose petals, with hints of sweet caramel and lemongrass. Taste is quite bitter up front with some flavors of lemon rind & pine hops, bitter orange rind, grass, with hints in the background of a sweet pale malt that serves to provide a nice backbone behind the hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes with some lengthy hop bitterness and bits of light dusty pale malt. Nice job on the mouthfeel and palate on this one.

3.9
blutt59 (6599) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
bottle, generous head, excellent hoppy nose with touch of vanilla extract , nice even body with clean finish

3.7
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Nice red pour with sizable head. Smelly hoppy, with caramel malt. Flavor is complex: citrus hops, pine hops, grass, some fruits lots of hops with just enough malt. Mouthfeel is big, as you’d expect from a high gravity beer. Overall, it’s a good, interesting brew.

3.7
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle from Greenwood Gourmet Grocery in Greenwood, near Crozet, VA. Pours a reddish amber with a medium sized head. Good retention. Strong caramel malt and hops aroma. Strong citrus hop taste. Slightly bitter finish.

3.7
EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Clear red pour with a thick white head. Lots of hops on the nose. Piny dry hops, citrusy floral hops. Smells delicious! Hoppy flavor (who’d have thought?) Slightly sweet to start with the bitter hoppiness. Good, although there was a bit of an unpleasant funk in the finish.

3.8
mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - MAY 21, 2008
a very strong offering from lagunitas: deep copper hue with beige head, it has floral aroma of citrus. the flavor is dominated by hops but the malt profile gives the brew an excellent balance.


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