Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Hops4Pops:
4.58/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bomber
A: Fantastic. Clear. Medium Red. Standard side pour into a tulip. Giant 2 inch off-white head that is receding very slowly. Bubble size ranges from pure foam to giant 1/4 inch. As its receding its creating a cloud like head in middle of glass. Carbonation geyser up the middle of the glass going to surface. Very sticky persistent lacing on side of glass that seems to be glued there. By the time I finished the glass, the lacing on the glass is like artwork. Expectations are high. This is one of the best looking beers I have ever seen. Lots of particles in the second glass of the bomber.
S: Very nice. Lots of hops. More than I expected. Earthy. Pine. Citrus. Grapefruit. Tangerine? Maybe even a floral note. Oats. Getting a little bit of malt but not much. ABV is very well hidden. I don't smell it at all. As it warms I am getting some caramel.
T: Awesome. Now I am getting the malt first with the hops hiding in the background. Very balanced. Its smells really hoppy but it tastes very malty. A lot of bitterness on the back end. A lot is going on with this beer as I let it warm up.
M: Creamy and smooth to start with a tart crisp finish and then the warmth of the ABV settling in. Very excellent. The carbonation is just right. It starts strong and stays nice until the finish of the glass.
O: This is a fantastic beer. One of the best I have had. I love the in your nose hop profile that reminds me of a DIPA. Just when you taste it you are dealing with a different animal that is more complex in character. I have another one and am tempted to drink it right now but won't do that until I get another one for my stash. If you like strong IPAs that can cross over into the complexity of a Stout, this is a beer you want. I am going to grab a few more while I can.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 04:44:39 | More by Hops4Pops
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Dark rich copper in color. Slightly hazy. Creamy two finger off white head leaves moderate lacing.
S- Sour bready malt and yeast. Bitter dank hops behind that.
T- Huge malt and hop flavors melt together with a bitter and sour feel. There's alot going on and plenty of flavor to go around. The aftertaste is a muted version of the beginning. Slightly warming in the end.
M- Med to heavy bodied. Malty but this fades strangely to a more smooth feel towards the end.
O- Plenty of flavor, wonderful look and a decent feel. I don't feel I'm up to rate this brew fairly because its not in my wheelhouse. I'm not a fan of this style, although I can see how some may like it. Too much sour, malty mess. However it does improve with temperature. This one may need to be served a little warmer. Lagunitas consistently puts out brews that inspire me. Unfortunately this one is not one of my favorites. Such is life.
Edit- with no apparent date on the bottle and after reading other reviews, I think this must be a older beer. A complete break down on the hop flavor I experienced leads me to feel this way. I think I need to give this one another go to be sure.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 00:18:20 | More by Emnmarko
Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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