Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by rringler:
4.48/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a very clear, dark copper color, with a big 2 to 2.5 fingers of very fine, creamy beige head. The head has very good retention (which I suspect is due to the size of the bubbles) and leaves great lacing.
S: Very malty. Some green, citrusy fruits in there too, but mostly dominated by bready malts.
T: Not too far off how it smells. Pretty mild citrus start, followed by thick bready malts that taste mildly roasted, and finishes with a moderate hops that are well balanced (77 IBUs; my taste buds may be blown out.)
M: Pretty good body on her; a little bit bigger and thicker than others, but what should you expect from Lagunitas. As with all their beers, carbonation is great. Not boozy at all at 8.65% abv, which is always a sign of a quality brew.
O: A very nice red. As an IPA fan, I think I prefer this to their Censored copper ale, as it has a bit more hop bitterness in the finish. Enjoyable in its own right, but also might be a good beer to introduce someone into greater hops of an IPA.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2013 03:37:26 | More by rringler
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
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