Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by jdhowe:
3.53/5 rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I remember really liking this beer last year and was really excited to see it hit shelves again
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass
A: slightly cloudy deep amber color with half-finger of light khaki head that dissipates quickly to minor lacing.
S: amber malt sweetness, lots of hoppiness. Earthiness.
T: Not what I remembered. A quick punch from the carbonation and hops followed by an enormous malty backbone and hop bitterness that sticks around long after sipping. Not as much hop flavor as I remember, and simultaneously a little bit more bitterness early in the sip and lingering.
M: a very full body, smooth, with lots of carbonation and an oily sensation that lingers in the mouth that is really the only thing I'm not liking.
O: a little above average, and certainly not disappointing for its price, but not what I remembered it being from last year. This year it does seem to be much more the amber it advertises than the DIPA it seemed like in memory. Still tons of hop as the 77 IBUs can attest. Probably not seeking out more of this, but not unhappy to be drinking it.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2013 23:43:20 | More by jdhowe
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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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