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:
4.24/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Gotta love the label graphic - nicely done
Looks like this was bottled about April 23rd 2013, so it's got a lot of age on it now! Bought at the end of last September and mistakenly aged. That might explain why it came across as more of an ESB than an American amber.
Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Samuel Adams nonick.
a: Nearly clear dark amber/copper with an inch plus offwhite head which receded to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.
s: Mild caramel malt.
t; First impression is its pleasing silky smoothness, followed by a nice caramel malt and hops balance. Sweet to dry finish. Its 8.65% ABV is well concealed.
m: Medium, silky smooth.
o: A very enjoyable and satisfying ESB-style ale, highly sippable and savory in texture and overall taste. I'd buy this again anytime of year. However I'll need to try a much fresher bottle to confirm this.
Serving type: growler
07-22-2014 04:23:10 | More by scotorum
Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,026 ratings.