Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Mistofminn:
4.22/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a rusty red color, that looks more orange when held into the light. A large beige head is produced from an aggressive pour. Retention is amazing, it lasted the duration of the bomber. Light carbonation and a small amount of lacing.
Initially, the nose brings some intense floral and citrus hops. But a closer inspection reveals the significant sweet malt backbone this brew is sporting. Hops are dominant, but the malt backbone is there for sure. No sign of the ABV in the nose.
The taste starts out with bitter hops with fruity and citrusy characteristics. As I swallow, and the bitterness fades, I get the malt sweetness, and possibly a little bit of caramel. In the aftertaste, the bitterness comes back, and makes sure you know this is a hopped up brew. I think this brew could appease hopheads and maltheads alike.
Medium body with a very light carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. The ABV is nowhere to be found, as is with most other Lagunitas brews I've tried. Drinkability is excellent.
Again, I'm a fan of a Lagunitas brew. I really liked this stuff. The only problem is, I liked Hop Stoopid twice as much, it's available year round, and it's cheaper (at most places). So it looks like this wont become a regular in the fridge, but this 22 oz bomber was definitely a treat.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2009 05:28:27 | More by Mistofminn
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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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