Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red AleLagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale

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92
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2,105 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,105
Reviews: 833
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 127
Gots: 134 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.65% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
77 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2007)
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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2/5  rDev -51.3%

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2/5  rDev -51.3%

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2/5  rDev -51.3%

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2.03/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

A throw in on one of my suitcase treks across Manhattan's bottle shops. No BB date, but I think this one was the next to last on the shelf last month.

Pint glass pour. Clear ruby iced-tea body, & an inch plus of light tan head, which in turn leaves me plenty of sticky, ugly, soap scum-like lace(a good omen).

Maybe not. Smell is a real overabundance of caramel, raisins, soaked bread, the sharpness of steak sauce, & just a squirt of fresh citrus right at the end. Underfermented & soggy. The ABV seems bigger then stated. Smells like an opening round at a one & done homebrew competition. I don't think I like where this is going.

A little better here, though not much. The carbonation is right up front, lending itself to a slight roast. Though it quickly gets dominated by a sharp malt taste, along with a lingering acidic grapefruit rind bitterness. A slight tang. The ending dries out on newspaper & a metallic snag of hops. Alcohol is very solvent like.

Even free, I'd be hesitant.

Photo of suspect
2.05/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden-ruby color. 2 finger off white head recedes to a thin cap with relatively consistent rings of lacing.

S: Strong malt. Some pine, caramel. Very strong on the malty side. Faint hops are present but malt is overpowering.

M: Overwhelmingly heavy, thick and sticky. Medium body, ample carbonation.

O: Yuck. Total malt-bomb. No balance. I hadn't met a Lagunitas beer I didn't like. Until now.

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2.48/5  rDev -39.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

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2.52/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.56/5  rDev -37.7%

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2.65/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 ounce bottle, states 8.3%, 1.085 OG, 76.92 IBU. $3.99 at Gold Rush Liquor, Anchorage, AK. Pretty label artwork is about the best thing this beer has going for it.

Visual: deep copper; deep, dense tan head, little lacing.

Aroma: caramel, sweet grain, little hop character.

Taste: earthy, soil, metallic. The metallic taste lingers long. I have little to say about it: it doesn't have too solid a malt sweetness, nor pronounced hops, nor significant alcohol warmth for a high gravity ale.

Mouth: relatively thin, alcohol warmth not notable for 8.3%, slight carbonation tingle.

Overall: to paraphrase Miles, I've come never to expect greatness from Lagunitas, and this one is no exception. It's underwhelming in almost every way. Blah.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

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2.8/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured amber with a light head, left a lacing throughout the entire pint. Nose of brown sugar and cloves. No real malt flavour (that I could detect)just a hoppy bitterness. I felt that it had a more hoppy taste than other Red Ales...I usually like Lagunitas beers, but not very fond of the Lucky 13.

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2.83/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at ManBearPigs, I mean manderes

A - Golden-orange in color with a lot of head, which dissipates slow and leaves a nice lacing.

S - Excellent. Yellow grapefruit, with lots of citrus, and a malt backing.

T - Very thin. Little to be desired. A little bit of citrus up front, and nothing else. Very disappointed.

M - Slightly watery leaving the drinker more to be desired.

D - I'm glad I only got a taster. This one left me disappointed. Great appearance and smell, no taste.

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2.83/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

8 ounce glass at the Stone World Bistro in Escondido a couple weeks ago for four dollars, reviewed from notes

A-Amber color with brown highlights, rather clear, thin 1/ inch creamy off white head that went away pretty fast, not much retention, minimal lacing

S-Bready malt aromas, also sweet ones, caramel, toffee, spices, sugar, some piney hoppiness, biscuit, floral accents, grapefruit, and various darker fruits

T-I was expecting a big hop profile when the bartender told me it was a lot like a DIPA but malt was just overpowering from the beginning, sweet malt up front with a little chewiness in the middle, the finish had fruit and some spice, later on it got even sweeter and hard to drink with sugar shining through, caramel malt pretty much took over at the halfway point, wish there was something else here to provide some balance and I was shocked not to taste any floral notes after they were prominent in the scent, needs more hops and a lot less sweet malt in my opinion

M-Sweet, boozy, and malty mouthfeel, sometimes chewy, medium to full bodied, not enough carbonation, taste lingered too long, needed to be less syrupy

D-Could not drink much more than this, would have probably felt sick after a pint, sweet and heavy on the stomach, not smooth, alcohol is present, ABV is fairly high

Not a big fan of imperial reds and this tasted a lot like one because of its heavy reliance on malt, not my favorite from Lagunitas, probably would not drink again, might be worth trying if you like this style of beer

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2.85/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Original Rating Date:
September 6, 2008

Pours a red, average head, normal lacing. Weak nose. Tastes of sweet molasses, caramel. Lots of classic red, but nothing that stands out. Strong hops. Average red brew, probably won't try this one again unless it's given to me, though.

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2.88/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 7/3/2008 (bottle):

Pours a very red colored body, clearish looking, with a small tannish colored head. Has a grapefruity, nutty aroma. A very grapefruity malty taste. Somewhat balanced, between bitterness and the sweetness. A little too piney.

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2.9/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was amber colored with a amber head and decent lacing. The beer was hoppy smelling and really hoppy tasting . Too much hops. I thought it was an IPA. If you like a hop bomb go for it. I will not buy again.

Photo of KeefD
2.95/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark orange amber color with a small white head that fell quickly leaving no lacing. Not a big in your face hop aroma that I was expecting. Kinda of sweet smelling, almost candy like with a hint of grapefruit and pine. Meh... Taste is about the same. It's a big beer, but it's ain't Mondo. It's actually very well balanced, but that doesn't mean any flavors really stand out. It's hoppy, but not overly bitter, mostly grapefruit and light citrus, and the sweetness is very bready with touches of caramel. Medium body, average carbonation. Just a "meh" beer to me. Tastes llike just about every single other Lagunitas beer. These guys are starting to lose me. Make something different for a change!

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2.95/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tan and mostly clear with perhaps a tinge of orange. Head was about half a finger but lasted a long time, capping with a nice bit of foam, leaving good lacing. Many small fine bubbles rose from the bottom of my glass.

Smelled and tasted heavily malty with some pineyness and pungent citrus peel. The malt was almost syrupy and pungent. Some fruitiness, like fermenting fruits. It's a heavy malt bomb and rather odd, slightly offputting. Alcohol noticeable.

Body is medium and slick from sweetness, pungent malt aftertaste and some alcohol burn.

It's a bit overblown and not what I would expect from the listed style of amber/red ale. Not sure what to think here but I wouldn't go out of my way to have it again.

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,105 ratings.