Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by bluemoonswoon:
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass.
A: Pours out a clear and bright golden amber. Head is thick, a bit rocky and lasts for the duration of the drinking experience, floating on about a half inch cap above the beer itself.
S: Great aroma, pure red ale with a strong, biscuity malt presence coupled with a double-ipa like hoppiness.There has got to be Amarillo hops in here, Simcoe too? Trying to get past just the "fruity/citrusy" descriptions here. Smells even a bit wild in places, that kind of woody/grapey thing that you find in sours comes out just a bit before getting swallowed up by the bigger hop and malt aromas.
T/MF: Super malty up front juicier hops rounding out the back end, melon being the most predominate hop flavor here. Working through the beer the hops take hold of the beer and looses a bit of its balance which I had been enjoying up the that point. This does not ruin the beer, but takes away from its overall enjoyability a bit. Feel is what I would like to get out of my homebrews, a pretty thick body the smooths over the rougher and more astringent portions that the hefty dose of hops lends this beer.
D: Pretty pleased with this beer, but I really, really do like red ales so I guess I wasn't taking much of a risk here.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2011 03:42:34 | More by bluemoonswoon
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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
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