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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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2,111 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,111
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 131
Gots: 138 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2007

77 IBU
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a 2 finger light brown head over a mildly cloudy orange brownish liquid. Poured thick and smells hoppy. To the nose its american red. Some grapefruit pith, a bit of oranges, and some tangerine.

Tastes hoppy flavor more than bitter with a cream malt sweet underneath. Some alcohol sting tries to dry the finish, but the wet sweet wins out, albeit a bit tempered. Strong aftertaste rises of orange hops melded with light-fruit esters. Peaches are potent and ride on the alcohol and sweet giving a peach schnapps character. Sticky sweet to the point of cloying after half a glass. Tough to finish this one. Hop bitter is piercing without a grassy co-humulone component to balance.

Thick body and modest carbonation. Could use more carb to help lift the syrupy off the tongue.

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3.01/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

poured from bomber into tumbler pint. another great brew from lagunitas!

a- obviously a golden ruby colored body. clear. head is... almost yellow. like a french vanilla ice cream color, very creamy and soft. recedes to a thin cap with nice rings of lacing.

s- smell is strongly malt. pine, caramel and slightly perfumy.

t- again very very strong on the malty side. some hops are present but malt is overpowering.

m- slightly heavy thick and sticky. with med-low carbonation.

d- i am not a fan of brews that are so predominatly malty but for those of you who are, this is an excellent american amber/red. higher alcohol levels keep me from opening a second bomber but at $4 for a bomber i sould probably come back to this brew. lagunitas has yet to disapoint me. overall 2 thumbs


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3.14/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark amber color with dark ruby hues when held to a light source and a thin half finger off white head that quickly fades leaving minimal lacing.

Slightly spicy aroma with hints of alcohol, dark fruit, especially cherry, subtle maltiness and bland earthy hops. I was really disappointed by the aroma of this beer. I was expecting it to be much hoppier and complex but it was just boring.

Medium bodied with a decent roasted malt profile balanced by some dark fruit notes and a nice earthy pine hop bitterness. The hop profile is more prominent than the aroma lead on thankfully. Hints of cherry, slight chocolate and other dark fruit. Nicely balanced but the malt profile was a bit too strong and the hops were as prominent as I prefer.

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3.14/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A beautiful deep clear red with thin off white head and lots of lacing. Smell is strong of caramel and fig with fusel alcohols and floral undertones.

A rush of cloying sugary sweetness followed immediately by oily and prominent hop bitterness, citrus and pine - which really sticks around for a long time. Carbonation is mild and alcohol notes, which are prominent in the nose, are surprisingly well hidden. Mouthfeel is thick and borders on syrupy.

Can only drink about 10 ounces of this. Too over the top for sessioning.

I guess every American brewery has to make a "Strong Ale" ala "Arrogant Bastard". This is Lagunitas' entry. Balanced, in the way that putting two tons on each end of a seesaw is balanced. Fine if you are into it, but it's a bit like getting hit in the tastebuds with a hammer.

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3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 650 mL bottle.

A: The ale is a dark, crimson red color that appears brown from a distance. Up close, lighter orange colors emerge. What little head emerged on pour was quick to disappear.

S: The nose is malty, thick with booze aromas.

T: The first sip reveals a strong, intensely concentrated malt flavor, as much old ale as strong ale. The result is an old American strong ale, I suppose. The graininess is bitter, astringent in an unpleasant kind of way, with some green tart fruit flavors driving the way. Overall, I find the taste to be too strong, offputting in the malty strengtht that is shows off.

M: The mouthfeel is astringent, harsh with bitter flavors that never really come together.

D: This is the second strong ale from Lagunitas that I have not been a fan of. I find their IPAs to be excellent, but this one is just too over the top.

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3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very nice copper color and lacing as it goes down. The aroma was a precursor to the unexpected hoppiness. I am a hop head but the mega 'pine' hop flavor in this beer seemed unwelcome. I expected this to be better. I did like the splash of plum/fruit flavor in the middle, but I guess what I'm trying to say is that there's too much going on, in a bad way in this particular one. Very 'boozy.' I don't understand the reviewers who feel that it's balanced. This is my first Lagunitas offering, and I def. want to give them another try though.

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,111 ratings.