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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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2,064 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,064
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 119
Gots: 119 | 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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5/5  rDev +21.4%

weaselchew, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

sonomaroma, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Massbmx, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

jesus808, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jak, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

ironman88, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

CelticAleMan, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Every1sgrudge
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 650mL bottle, poured this bad boy into a pint glass, didn't want to drink it from the bottle.

Appearance: Beautiful reddish color hinting towards brown, slightly darker than my normal take on a red ale. If I poured the beer carefully into the glass there was minimal red head but some lacing remained. Pour the leftover more direct to acquire some head, it produced about a half inch thick of gorgeous red foam but it dissipated quick.

Smell: After sampling a local microbrewery's version of red ale I was nervous to put my nose up to the glass. Once I did I knew I would be in for a good surprise. Initial notes send you in the direction of an IPA, floral, hoppy, citrusy, pronounced but mellow.

Taste: Was delighted to taste that particular flavor from red ale I've come to know, and not some weak attempt at a subjective flavoring. It begins with the hops and citrus, a little sweet, can't pinpoint just what though. It is bitter enough to let you know additional hops are present but not too bitter to kill your mouth. Alcohol content was present but barely noticeable and added a nice zip in the back ground. Pretty well rounded, smooth enough not to shock your senses but full of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Silky, light carbonation, easy to drink.

Overall: This red ale caught me by surprise, I basically picked it up off a friend's dare. I've had Lagunita's WTF before, while it was good this is a better offering in my opinion. I'm slightly partial to IPA/Red ales though. The price was decent for the size too, would definitely buy more if it was more known in my area.

Every1sgrudge, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

photomike, Dec 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

GRG1313, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

rob9802, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

maltlikker, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jophish17, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

leprakhan, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

HopStoopid120, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Donsmitty, Dec 06, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a light amber color with moderate lacing around the glass. Head is just a thin wisp in the center of the liquid.

Aroma of candied orange peel, lots of caramelized sugars and citrus notes. Summit hops? Faint alcohol also.

Very nicely balanced flavors here. A blend of caramel, bready malt. Strong barley presence, almost grape-nuts like. Citrusy hops meld perfectly with the malt, and provide a strong bitterness to the finish. Alcohol is well-hidden but detectable.

Mouthfeel is enhanced by a good level of carbonation, allowing sweet and bitter flavors to flow across the palate without weighing the whole thing down. Finish is drier than expected for something like this, but still a bit sweet. Dangerously drinkable.

An excellent beer by Lagunitas, made better by the fact that I found it on draft and brought a growler home...

afdempse, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Teleweizen2, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

PEIhop, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of drpimento
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served with a nice, foamy, frothy, off white head that settled out after a bit and plenty of lace. Color is a clear dark amber. Aroma is on the mild side, malt, hop, caramel. Flavor has a lot more going on - similar to nose, plus roast, nutmeats, toffee, leather. Body and carbonation are perfect for style. Finish is like flavor, tapers off nicely and stays true. Good drinking beer. Yessir.

drpimento, Dec 05, 2011
Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,064 ratings.