Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
4.01/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours a clear, bright reddish/orange amber with an off-white, 2 finger head. Excellent retention, resulting in a thick layer of microbubbles hogging up the entire surface. Strong lacing all around the glass with great stick.
Smell - Ruby red grapefruit, hints of tropical fruit, a touch of spice and faint bready malts.
Taste - Follows the nose. prominent ruby red sweetness, backed by a fair amount of
bready malts. Touches of pineapple. Faint traces of spice and tobacco.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, but with exceptional fluffiness, leaving this brew feeling significantly lighter than what actually is. Goes down smooth and easy.
Overall - Another Lagunitas beer, another sweet red grapefruit bomb. I realize this is their signature hop profile, and I do love it, but do we really need a dozen beers that all taste nearly identical? But hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it right? Nickelback and Linkin Park release the same formulated songs time and time again, and they're successful, right? Ahh, I digress. This is good, but if you've never had this before, don't expect much of a difference from their other releases.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2013 06:36:06 | More by TheSixthRing
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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