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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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

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1,947 Ratings

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Ratings: 1947
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%

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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Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy reddish orange color with a 1" fluffy head that lingers around a while. Decent lacing paints the glass.

Smell: floral and pine hop bitterness, citrus, and ripe fruits are easily detectable.

Taste: nice grainy malt backbone but there is a sharp hop bitterness here. Pine, citrus, plums, caramel, and hints of alcohol are the major flavor components. Good but not great.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start, smooth and a bit dry at the finish. Heavy bitterness dominates the aftertaste. Medium-heavy in body.

Drinkability: nice and bold but this is more of a hearty brew not intended for multi-glass consumption. Pick up a bottle of this if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 17:43:31 | More by Gavage
Photo of smcolw


4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tight bubbled beige head with extraordinary lace on the glass. Dirty copper in color with a slight haze.

Beautiful floral hop aroma is up front on the smell. Very inviting.

Excellent complex flavors featuring fresh hop and warm alcohol. The malt is an wonderful counterbalance, making this a complete flavor profile. Very full in body with an appropriate carbonation that keeps the beer from being creamy. Superb.

In a word, balanced describes this brew. Its complexity is worthy of several. This would fit well in the American IPA category as well. A new favorite for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2007 22:02:53 | More by smcolw
Photo of Halcyondays


4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hollingshead's,

A: Pours a dark red with a medium off-white head with good retention, light lacing.

S: Smells of caramelized malt and hops, bit of citrus.

T: Taste is quite good as an Imperial Red. Malt is on the light side, caramel, biscuit, toast flavour. Hops are piney, with some citrus juice, everything is there in a good balance.

M: Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, creamy and resiny.

D: This is quite a good Imperial Red, I liked it a lot, easily drinkable, would have again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2008 02:01:55 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of mactrail


4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great sweet, hoppy mouthful! Classic Lagunitas beer-- no style, just pure flavor. I have apparently forgotten how good this can be. Sweet malt is the big flavor, but cut with tartness and expanding hoppy aromatics. Sparkling mouthfeel but subsides as you sip. Even the beautiful golden color seems brighter than other beers. Hops provide a nice burning bitterness to go with the hotness of the alcohol, but both are in line with the flowery, fruity flavor. Not to be confused with a piney DIPA, this is more of a Belgian golden but cleaner.

Another great beer bargain at $4.99.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 04:20:52 | More by mactrail
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark orangish brown color with good carbonation and a big dirty white head. Nose is warm with citrus, pine, bread and malt. Taste is a thick malt flavor and pretty hoppy. Mouthfeel is bready, warm with hops and drinkability is good but this is the strongest amber/red I have ever had, that I recall.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 03:17:00 | More by barleywinefiend
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New York

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a reddish-mahogany brown color with 3 inches of white head and light carbonation. Tiny bit of lacing.

s - Smells of citrus fruits and hops, pine hops, smooth sweet fruity malts, and bready and caramel malts.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, and bready malts. Hints of fruit. Has a small amount fo bitterness to it.

m - Medium body and light carbonation. Smooth and pretty easy to drink.

d - A nice amber ale that has some nice citru hops to it. Would try again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 00:01:20 | More by mdfb79
Photo of kojevergas


3.2/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

8.65% ABV according to my bottle (not 8.90% as currently shown). 76.92 IBU. O.G. 1.085. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing old-style label art and branded pressure cap acquired earlier tonight at a bottle shop for $4.99 USD (plus LA's 9% sales tax...) and served into a Samuel Smith's nonical pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its current ratings, though I don't think Lagunitas has ever put out a beer that blew my mind. Identifies as a "Hi Gravity Auburn" beer, which I'm taking to mean imperial red; reviewing as such.

Served cold, straight from a quick chill in me freezer. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 6.5 finger wide light khaki colour head. Good creaminess and frothiness. Has supple soft complexion. Damn good retention for the ABV as well - easily 10+ minutes. Even sticky lacing coats the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Looking real good for the head.

Body colour is a clear translucent amber with some coppery hues. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Should be more vibrant, but it's passable.

No overt flaws are noticeable. Overall, it's definitely above average.

Sm: Sweet caramalts and amber malts. Below average attenuation for the style. Somewhat grainy. It's got the trademark Lagunitas hop extract note, but the caramelization lends it a bit more distinctive character. Hop character is herbal, floral, and what your neighborhood stoners would call dank. Some biscuity amarillo. Sweet toffee. Light toasted malts. Some brown sugar. A biteen oily. Some unexpected spiciness, perhaps from rye; it's certainly not coming from the yeast - which itself contributes little to the flavour profile. Some bready/crusty notes. An assertive clean aroma of moderate to fairly high strength. It's pungent alright. No alcohol is detectable. Looking forward to trying it.

T: Caramel sweetness up front welcomes the drinker to the flavour profile and stays around to lend focus. Amber malts and caramelization fill out the body, with some latent residual sugars adding a bit more sweetness. Toffee. Clean barley. Toasted malts. A bit underattenuated. No yeast character is evident. Getting a bit of amarillo, but the core of the hop profile is that distinctive Lagunitas hop extract/hop oil - which gives a good balanced hop character but holds individual hops back from coming off truly evocative. Floral, herbal, and very light oily hops. Some rye spiciness; maybe some white pepper too? Bready and grainy.

Not getting any real pine, grapefruit, or citrus hops. No nectary hop character either. A bit of alcohol does come through in the taste, but it's forgivable. Caramalts dominate here, but there's plenty going on.

In terms of off flavours, it is slightly soapy. (Too long in Primary). I also get some butterscotch; diacetyl is suspected.

It's a clean taste, but it's not gestalt; it lacks cohesion and direction. While it's fairly complex, the balance and subtlety needed for it to be truly great just aren't there. Additionally, it's too far on the sweet end of the spectrum.

Mf: Overcarbonated. A biteen oily. Too thick; a bit overbearing on the palate. Presence on the palate is decent; the flavours do come through fully. Smooth and wet, with some unfortunate scratchy coarseness on the climax. Suits the flavour profile generally well, but it doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.

Dr: One could easily draw unfavorable comparisons to Troegs Nugget Nectar. While the price on this bomber is great, the beer doesn't live up to its current high ratings. ABV is not as well hidden as it should be (and as the best beers in the style are). I'll be able to finish this bottle alone with relative ease, though while it's drinkable, I wouldn't get it again. It just doesn't bring the depth of flavour I want from a good imperial red. The rye spiciness also feels a bit odd in a flavour profile that emphasizes caramel malts. It's a nice offering from Lagunitas, but there are far better imperial reds out there.


Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 04:02:16 | More by kojevergas
Photo of akorsak


3.13/5  rDev -24%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 01:14:49 | More by akorsak
Photo of Billolick

New York

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the Birdsall House in Peekskill, NY.

This one poured cloudydark honey, caramel amber with some ruby hues.

Flowery nose, with some lavender and orange peel picked up.

Darker khaki head, with decent retention and leaving a thick collar and respectable, sheeting and lace.

I found this to to a rich, flavorful and malty brew, also packing a larger then usual hop package. Typical for the Lagunitas offerings, loaded with flavor, malts and crunching hops, well crafted and thoroughly enjoyable stuff. Me like

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2011 17:23:37 | More by Billolick
Photo of rhoadsrage


4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an Imperial pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm crystal clear reddish brown body with a boiling carbonation of microbubbles racing through it. There is a creamy yellowish-white head that last as a thick film sticking to the glass after each sip.

S- This beer has a big pine hops smell with notes of pale and toasted malt in the background. There is a light fruit note to the hops as the beer warms a bit.

T- This beer has a bitter grapfruit hop flavor that dominates the first few sips. There is a light dry toasted malt and malt sweetness in the background. The pungent and bitter hops hangs on the tongue after each sip. There is a slight hint of fruit punch that comes though when the beer warms a bit.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slight sticky texture and no realy alcohol heat noted.

D- This beer has a big hop flavor with a unique musty flavor that adds a mystery to them. There is nice supporting malt flavor that really compliment the hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2007 20:45:29 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of lacqueredmouse


3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely red tinged deep amber, with a full and forthy head of yellow-white bubbles. Lacing is excellent and consistent right down through the glass. Looks very sticky and thick, and very tasty. I love a good looking Red Ale, and this is one. Could be more truly red, but it's pretty good.

Nose is a little thin. Little sweetness and a bit of reedy piney hop fragrance. A touch of grapefruit. Not a lot on the nose overall though.

Taste is better. Pleasant sweetness with a nice bite of hops through the centre. Finish is pleasantly malty, with just enough remaining hop oil to cleanse the palate. Buttery feel, very pleasant. Perhaps a slightly sweeter palate than perfect for my ultimate American red, but it delineates it nicely from a darker IPA.

Very nice beer, although lacking in some key areas. Well, whatever. I'm happy to drink it. I'm still waiting for an Australian brewery to get this style right.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 18:07:19 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of Zorro


3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Clear red colored ale with a small tan head doesn't look too impressive.

The smell is sweetish with lots of caramel and a decently strong grapefruit, lemon, pine, and eucalyptus hop aromas. Fair amount of wood aroma from hops too.

The taste starts out neutral and creamy with a little caramel taste in the first sip. Neutral and woody ale without too much strong hop flavor, but then again I think Arrogant Bastard isn't bitter. For what it lacks in strong flavors it makes up with smoothness.

Very full mouthfeel even feels a bit oily on the tongue. Super smooth in the mouth.

Truly excellent drinkability here. Lagunitas might as well rename this smooth 13 because that is what it is smooth as all hell. A must try beer and a not very expensive beer either.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2007 00:54:32 | More by Zorro
Photo of Wasatch


4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to TheManiacalOne for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear light mahongy color, nice carbonation, nice small creamy tan head, which leaves some small islands and sticky lacing. The nose is malty, sweet, very slight dark fruit, and caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, big on malts/caramel, some dark fruits. Medium body. Very drinkable, another very tasty brew from a underrated brewery, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2007 23:26:48 | More by Wasatch
Photo of corby112


3.2/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 01:16:05 | More by corby112
Photo of stakem


4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with 2 fingers of yellowishly stained head. Tons of sticky lace cling all about the glass. Nose is quite citrusy and floral from the hops with a little bit of malt sweetness in there as well. Taste is a nice mixture of malt sweetness similar to caramel and a moderate amount of hop bitterness coupled with a warming alcohol driven finish. Medium feel with light carbination. Very drinkable. As it warms the alcohol becomes very pronounced for 8% and the hops start to taste and smell more grassy and piney. Very nice red ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 20:50:40 | More by stakem
Photo of DoubleJ


4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I feel like a gambling man when I think of "Lucky 13", see a horseshoe displayed on the front label, and being lured by a lovley dame. 22 ounces of mondo red provided by Pacific Ranch Market, and on to the beer we go:

Is that thick luxurous head ever going to go down? Before I find out, let's admire the deep reddish copper color infused with Jello-orange hues. Big juicy fruits in the nose, corutesy of the hops, There are even suggestions of burnt sugar and caramel. Let's see how lucky I am with the taste.

Is it sinful to have a beer feel as light as this for what its ABV is? Upfront, there's a kick of booze with a nice balance of malt and hops. Burnt sugar, touch of pinneapple, piney/strong bitterness, and in the aftertaste are sweet bready notes. For its size, it goes down pretty easy, though the sharp bitterness might get to you.

Add this to the list of strong ales brewed by Lagunitas, and this is one that's worth going after. Oddly, I haven't their other two strong ales they make yet.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2008 03:04:04 | More by DoubleJ
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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark amber with 1 1/2 fingers of foamy off-white (with an almost tan hue) head. A think creamy layer of retention leaves huge, sticky hop lacing behind. The aroma is a tingling, spicy mix of Amarillo hops and citrus that is nearly overshadowed by a beefy smelling mix of bread and caramel.

The taste is once again biting Amarillo hops right up front that are well balanced by a hefty backbone of bread and caramel sweetness. There also seems a be a bit of a dark roasted feel in there as well. Finish on the pallete with a splash of tang and dry lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation that seems to gear more towards the slicker side. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with just a touch of thickness being added to the body.

I liked this. It drank well and the Amarillo hops were a welcome touch, adding some pizazz to a otherwise very malty and thick Imperial Amber. Good stuff from the boys in Petaluma.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 16:33:07 | More by Kegatron
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber released back in February, stashed away for Friday the 13th, 2007!

Pours a unique, varnished stain of brown. The colour of lacquered oak wood. Positive signs of carbonation although no substantial head would really stay. Drapes of lacing. Clear with a healthy complexion of various shades. No doubt attractive.

The aroma smells delicious with an enticingly sweet liqueur like character. A very healthy dose of hops blend nicely with a strong malt base. The disposition is somewhere between earthy and fruity. There's also strong notes of brown sugar, maybe even a little chicory. I almost want to suggest bakers chocolate, but I believe chicory is closer to what I'm smelling.

The malts have a melted caramel/rich butterscotch like flavour. The hops balance the richness of flavour with a slight, 'green' bitterness on the finish. The flavour/aroma both are something you'd expect to smell in a bakery - sweet and mouth-wateringly appetizing. There is a very nice, deep blend of malts that can especially be appreciated in the aftertaste. The alcohol has mellowed itself out of existence, allowing flavours to grace the tongue uninterrupted.

I'm impressed again with Lagunitas. They make a number of variations to what is essentially the same beer (hoped up pale ale type) but manage to pull off something slightly different each time. So many brewers resort to this kinda thing - simply amping the hops and voila - but I would tend to agree with what the brewers proclaim in the write up on this Anniversary bottle, that Lagunitas has found "its own voice".

It was also difficult to review for the simple reason that it didn't last long enough. I couldn't find things to say fast enough to keep up with the pace at which I was drinking it. I was too busy enjoying it; this is seriously tasty. A dang nice offering!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2007 23:47:05 | More by biegaman
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4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Max's today.

The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is likewise impressivbe, with some noticeable dank earth and dry citrus. There's a hint of sweet malt as well, but the dry citrus dominates.

On the palate, this beer is a hophead's dream. It's a joke to call this an amber ale instead of an IPA or DIPA. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but there is considerable citrus and skunky marijuana, with just enough sweet malt to act as the perfect foil for all the hoppy goodness. It adds a slight tropical fruit component to the hoppy, bitter flavor profile. Moutheel is medium bodied, with a long, bitter finish. Alcohol is noticeable, but is well integrated into the flavor profile. It's exactly what you would want and expect in a high quality IPA/DIPA.

If this were listed as an IPA/DIPA, it would likely make by top 10 (well, at least my top 20). This is excellent stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2012 18:30:56 | More by johnmichaelsen
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New York

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark hazy copper hue with a one and a half finger creamy white head. There was good retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured a sweet caramel malt with hints of burnt grain and piney hops.

The taste was rather well balanced and consisted of a sweet toasted malt and a spicy piney hop. Some cereal graininess detected as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the full side with a pleasant dry finish.

Overall a tasty and easy to drink ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2007 02:50:49 | More by plaid75
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Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to jgaston for hooking me up with this for BC2!

Pours an almost clear red/orange, very brilliant, huge off white head, massive lacing, great retention, just doesn't want to quit. Aroma is fantastic, very sticky caramel malt, resinous pine and floral hops, signature Lagunitas but just jacked up a couple notches. Grapefruit, bread, very malty, very hoppy, nicely balanced. Taste is bready caramel malt, citrus/floral, more toffee, iron, not very much complexity, but very drinkable and balanced big beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, almost sticky, low to medium carbonation, can't taste the 8.3% ABV. Very well done strong ale. Thanks James!!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2007 03:14:56 | More by Viggo
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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a combination of a red ale and IPA. Coppery red tones in the appearance.

The smell has something less than desireable about it. I suspect its the malts used in a red, because those aren't something I typically dig on, and I almost always love Lagunitas use of hops.

Taste is the best thing about this beer. Recommend getting it as fresh as possible, one of those highly hopped beers that doesn't age the greatest. Has the irish red thing underneath all the hops and bitterness. Hides the alcohol well. Lingers nicely. Could drink a few of these.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2009 01:43:03 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear amber. Thick swatch of rocky off-white froth. The lace is pretty decent. As is the head retention.

Aroma: Grassy hops. A little mint. Lemongrass Weed. And some sweet crystal malt drippings.

Taste: Grassy hops hit the palate first. Then I notice the caramel malt base laying down a decent backbone. Bitterness is fairly subtle and clean for the 76.923573 IBUs that this bitch packs. Pretty balanced in the flavor department, with the grassiness being the most domineering characteristic.

MF/Drinkability: Nice agreeable texture. Creamy and smooth. Lightly carbonated, but definitely noticeable. Medium to medium-full in body. A good drinker. Flavorful and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2007 04:05:10 | More by Bighuge
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark ruby red with a quickly dissipating head.

S: sweet caramel, burnt malts, and some cascade, grassy aroma.

T: For flavor there was a big grassiness hopping, that dominated the palate which was dry with a flowery hop bite. The smooth grassy flavor reminds me of a hop wallop. There was some dried grapefruit as well on the fade.

M: medium-full body with some creaminss and moderate carbonation.

D: good drinkability, big and hoppy. The high alcohol and coarse hopping may limit those who are not big hopheads, but for those who are should really enjoy this.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 18:49:10 | More by beerthulhu
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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears copper in color with a large soapy head and lace.

Nose full of floral and pine. Cascade hops giving off a good aroma.

Crisp piney hops, even a little spicy. The hops up front give way to a sweet chewey caramel maltyness. Bitter enough to balance the malt bill. I can liken this brew to a big nugget nectar (NN).

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a dryish finish.

Drinkability rates very good as well. A nice hoppy ale with good malt character. Found this to be thoroughly enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2010 17:34:58 | More by Stinkypuss
Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,947 ratings.