Brewer: Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA
Poured: May 2007
This is the 13th anniversary release from Lagunitas and bills itself as "A Mondo Large Red Ale". Knowing Lagunitas, that means copius amounts of hops.
I guessed right as big citrusy hops hit the nose as it pours a lovely orangey copper. The hops dominate the tongue too but it's nicely balanced by a considerable malt backbone. The 8.3% ABV is nicely masked and it the malt is pleasantly sweet. Very smooth and drinkable for a big beer.
This is probably only the second "Double Red" type beer I've had and they both have been really nice. Go get it.
Lagunitas Brewing Company