1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,947 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 1,947 | Reviews: 829 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of Eyearthur
Eyearthur

California

3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Rich Red, almost copper body. Poured from a bottle into a lily glass. 2 inches of head initially and a smaller .5-1 inch white head for the remainder of the beverage. Lacing throughout.

S: Rich Malty smell with a fruity hop nose.

T: Slightly alcoholic tasting and more bitter than the nose would have you believe. A beer to be sipped and savored. Fruity hops, tangerines, strawberries and grapefruit. Classic C hop profiles. Rich malt flavor for a sweet, smooth swallow and after taste.

M: Malty and rich

O: One of my favorite beers from this brewery and in general. If you are looking for a great American take on a red ale look no further.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 01:24:39 | More by Eyearthur
Photo of tdm168
tdm168

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - dark reddish amber with a huge, off white, dense head that has great retention and leaves a ton of lacing

S - pineapple, pine, sugar, caramel, grapefruit

T - pine, cake batter, sugar, caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, mildly bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a fantastic amber ale. It has a great malt character but an even more profound, deep hop character. The balance and drinkability here is fantastic and the ABV is no where to be found. This is really a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 00:52:30 | More by tdm168
Photo of Farewell_Transmission
Farewell_Transmission

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a. Nice dark red color. large head, poured in pint glass.

s. light hops smell, big on the malt.

t. for 77 ibu I can not taste the bitterness. Bitterness is only in after taste. Big malt flavor. Sweet in a way. Tastes of the booze comes through at the end in a good way.

m. Nice and creaming tasting.

o. This is a really good beer, from an amazing brewery. Gonna grab a bottle to age.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 23:28:37 | More by Farewell_Transmission
Photo of Ranz
Ranz

Texas

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a bomber.

A: With a careful pour in my tall tulip, it creates a thick two-finger head, frothy and creamy, above the golden amber brew that contains some nice carbonation from the bottom of the tulip.

S: Rich earthy malt coupled with piney citrus hops, there is a sharp floral pungence to it.

T: A lot darker than I had expected, the malt certainly overrides the hops to a fair degree, but there is still good balance here. It has a round, dry finish to it that lingers on the palate like a wrecking ball.

M: Quite effervescent with a solid yet warming mouthfeel, there is a bit of heat from the alcohol, which I almost always like.

O: Lagunitas continues to impress. This is a fun and unique take on the amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 21:29:51 | More by Ranz
Photo of BradMacMullin
BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Ha a pint on tap at Rattlesnake. Impressed the bartender warned in advance that it is 8.5 percent. Poured a standard copper color with nice lacing. The head is what stood out and it lingered for some time. I read someone else who thought he got a yea aroma from this, and after a few drinks I get the same. Not sure if I like that. However it does have a nice sweetness to it, and the malt and hoppy combination is well done. Nice carbonated taste and solid beer...but damn I am thinking of Nestea right now..

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2013 22:54:27 | More by BradMacMullin
Photo of Alextricity
Alextricity

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 164 3 stands out on this bottle, and I have to think that means 164th day of '13, which would be about mid-May... that would make this a pretty old IPA, considering I'm having it August 7th. $4.99 bomber. Poured into a Perfect Pint.

Appearance: A pretty much crystal clear burnt orange color with a creamy looking, three-finger, tan-ish head. Lacing is pretty clumpy and there's quite a lot of it

Smell: A lot of sweetness with a pretty strong essence of tea, which I get to some extent in just about any Lagunitas IPA that I have. After that there are just some rich, caramel malts, and then fresh smelling hops in the background (citrusy and earthy varieties). Just a really sweet smelling beer.

Taste/feel: There was quite a bit of bitterness in my first few sips, but then it just started tasting like a red ale ought to, and it was just pleasantly sweet. There's sweetness on the front. On the middle. And almost equally (a bit of bitterness from the 76 IBUs is there) on the back. Hits your tongue with an incredibly creamy mouthfeel, and then your mouth just gets covered in glorious red ale goodness. This may be (or is really close to) the best red ale that I've ever had. It has all those sweet "red" flavors you'd expect, but there's a nice, signature Lagunitas hop-bite on the finish. I've heard some describe this beer as drying, but I don't often find any beer as sweet as I find this one to be drying... I guess I'd only go as far as saying it's semi-dry. There's about 9% ABV on this, and the alcohol basically doesn't come through at all. The aftertaste has a very slight warmth or trace of it, but I don't think the average beer drinking would have any idea that this is clocking in at nearly 9%.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 14:56:23 | More by Alextricity
Photo of SportsandJorts
SportsandJorts

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: a nice reddish orangish color. Good clarity and a generous off-white to tan head that leaves a bit in the way of lacing

Smell: sweet malts, caramel and sugars. Some fruity hops but not anything to much

Taste: malts malts and malts. Caramelly and toasty and brown sugary. Lots of sweetness from the malts up front. Some hoppiness that balances well. Some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: heavier side. Maybe some warming. Very creamy. Love the creaminess.

Overall: this is a killer beer at a killer price. I will certainly by one every time I see it. It reminds me why I love malty beers. Love the malt mixture and the creaminess. Must try for the big red and malt lovers

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 23:41:19 | More by SportsandJorts
Photo of Amalak
Amalak

New York

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had at Boulevard Tavern in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. It has a nice dark red color, semi-cloudy, with a big foamy white head that leaves behind some lacing. A few bubbles throughout.

S. It has a very strong flowery scent and some bready maltiness.

T/M. This is the kind of beer that gets better as it coats the palate after a few sips. Very sweet and malty, an organic grassiness to it. Some alcohol strong kick. Full bodied with a medium finish.

O. This is exactly what I would want out of a strong red ale. Absolutely nailed it, even if it's not my first choice of style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2013 16:10:04 | More by Amalak
Photo of archyquaffer
archyquaffer

Montana

4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bomber into a Moose Drool Shaker pint. A moderate pour produces a off-white, creamy head that billows over the rim of the glass. There's plenty of effervescence within the crystal clear amber-red brew.

Plenty of hops on the nose and on the palate, with definite grapefruit, floral, and spicy tones. Despite the high IBUs, the malt qualities shine through, blending with the citrusy hops to produce some hints of plum, with a backbone of biscuity, bready malt. The mouth feel is creamy and lingering, and mellows out the aftertaste.

This beer is extremely well-crafted. I'm not a big hophead, and I like the balance that's achieved here.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 04:20:07 | More by archyquaffer
Photo of godlessape
godlessape

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, gorgeous amber that has a shade of cherry covered with a 3 finger, khaki colored, fluffy foamy head. Beautiful.
The aroma is deep and rich with coco caramel notes and piney hops. Like unwrapping a candy bar in a Alpine forest.. I'm also picking up a not so subtle whiff of burnt brown sugar.
The flavor is biscuity, malty, fruity, and balanced out sublimely with an intense hop profile that I can't put my finger on.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and smoooth going down the hatch.
Overall, simply perfect. Like a red velvet cake melted into your mouth--smothered in hops--and booze. Kissed by the California sun.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 02:52:26 | More by godlessape
Photo of artoolemomo
artoolemomo

Oregon

3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which might linger for a while. The head is an off-white with hints of yellow and beige while the body is a medium amber/honey which glows orange when held up to the light. Some lacing is left. The body is clear and the retention is considerable.

Nose- Very intriguing, very inviting, very fruity. Citrus (mostly orange) and brown sugar dominate initially. There are also notes of caramel and as the other notes fade, some melon appears. The aroma from the bottle is focused on sweet malt- caramel, toffee, molasses, and brown sugar. Some lemon is present as well. Some hints of papaya, spicy green tropical fruit, and matchstick.

Taste- The back end of the aroma seems to strike first- matchstick, melon, papaya, and tropical fruit on top of caramel and brown sugar. The bitter elements seem to hang around the edges while the sweet malt seems to occupy the middle of the palate. Lots of caramel and brown sugar contained by a woody and bitter resin. Some citrus (orange and lemon, to a lesser extent) is part of the flavor profile. The sweetness of the malt is a little too much for me but it is balanced well by the bitterness. A good, solid beer. Strong malt bill, a caramel bomb, and a cheap price- all things that signal a Lagunitas beer. It starts off a little messy in the beginning but integrates as I continue to drink it. No heat present.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a lot of syrup. Not much carbonation- perhaps it could use some more?

Drinkability- A little dangerous as many of Lagunitas' beers are. High alcohol and pretty drinkable. And cheap.

Overall- Solid beer. The only reason you shouldn't try this is if you don't like a lot of malt. Even then, it will get you buzzed on the cheap so try it anyway.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 01:11:45 | More by artoolemomo
Photo of kojevergas
kojevergas

Texas

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.

C+

Serving type: bottle

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

Germany

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very little carbonation, transparent sun tea,
S: a cross between an amber and a mild IPA. but also maple syrup.
T: indeed a cross between an amber and an IPA. Amber first, which is smooth and not too sweet and behind that a mild IPA hoppiness. a very pleasant combo.
M: Smooth with a medium body but virtually no carbonation.
O: A very very good beer. Ambers are not my thing, but this one is great.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 07:11:11 | More by sfprint
Photo of FanofHefe
FanofHefe

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap in a Bells tulip at Global Brew in O'Fallon, IL. Nice tap pour that presents a clear amber/red body with a small one-finger tan head that runs right up to the top of the glass. Light lacing. Looks very good.

Nice aroma of hops and sweet malt that blend together nicely. Citrus hop note, leaning toward grapefruit, and bready malt notes. Not overpowering but inviting.

Definitely like the flavor of this beer. Although it comes across a little sweeter than I would have expected from the aroma, it's not cloying. Tasty citric hop notes blend nicely with the sweet malt. Might be the best amber ale flavor I've ever had, probably due to the extra presence of the tasty hops.

Medium thickness in the mouthfeel with no notice of the alcohol. I enjoyed this very much and asked for a second serving. I've never seen this in bottles but will start looking for it now. Highly recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2013 00:33:52 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of Rheaume17
Rheaume17

Vermont

4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice amber color with about 2 fingers of head. The smell is wonderful. Hops are abundant and certainly some citrus notes. Being an IPA drinker, I loved the presence of hops. The taste was excellent. Smooth with a nice bitterness to it. The taste leaves you craving more. As you drink, it leaves a nice lacey finish around the glass. Definitely the best amber ale that I have had. It's actually going down a little too smoothly! Overall, another great beer from Lagunita's. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 22:30:09 | More by Rheaume17
Photo of brureview
brureview

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark tea color in a Pretty Things glass- similar to a snifter. Less than a 1/2 finger head.

The aroma is mild citrus.

The mouth feel is not over-carbonated- which can detract from the tasting experience of this style.

The taste is excellent- citrus, mostly grapefruit and very hoppy- in the classic San Diego, Lagunitas style.

The finish is bitter, yet balances with the taste profile- it is not overdone, and melds with the hops, fruit , and malt.

This may become one of my favorite Red Ales.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 01:05:16 | More by brureview
Photo of Bear1964
Bear1964

Nebraska

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour from the bottle to the Pint glass showed a wonderful deep amber brew with a glorious tan head which left nice lace in its wake, aroma was hops dominated with some alcohol in the background which is what Lagunitas smells like. Taste again was hops forward that lingered for a bit on the tongue, the malt stepped up right after that for a nice finish that left the mouth clean and without hop bitter. Mouthfeel was clean and after the hops flair, smooth and well rounded. Overall it's a good brew but the hop smack reminds me of most of the Lagunitas offerings...not a bad thing really but I would've liked a tad more malts and sugars peeking out instead. Great price for a bomber and I try any beer at least once, at $4.50 a Bomber how can you say no?

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 22:09:24 | More by Bear1964
Photo of Brenden
Brenden

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a deep, clear, rusty red-orange, a few shades darker than amber. The head that rises up is bubbly and surprisingly spritzy. It doesn't last particularly long before dropping off, and it leaves a modicum of lacing as it goes.
The nose offers a nice, hoppy West Coast profile with some strength it takes a little time to coax out. There's plenty of citrus and floral notes followed by pine, nicely balanced by sweet caramel and some breads from the malt profile.
The taste follows, though the strength expected is right up front. Caramel sweetness adds great balance to a well-hopped beer. Again, the main elements alongside caramel are floral, citrus and pine bitterness, with breads coming in for backup as well as an herbal note.
The crispness is light but consistent and solid, allowing for a nice, flowing smoothness to reign in the feel throughout a medium body.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 18:51:28 | More by Brenden
Photo of AgentMunky
AgentMunky

California

3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler filled last night at the brewery into a tulip glass.

A: Beautiful finger-and-a-half of head. Clear, red-amber.

S: Hops. Amber malt. Lots of hops. Pretty much what I expected from a "Large Red Ale."

T/M: I like it, but it's not exceptional. Lightly bitter, kind of thin, and a touch acidic. Citrusy hops are the most prominent, but there's a nice apple fruitiness. The endtaste is dry and kind of sickly. Nice carbonation still.

O: Pretty good imperial red -- recommended if you like the style. Would drink again.

Serving type: growler

07-16-2013 01:53:49 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of Direx
Direx

California

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Crimson marmalade is the closest color I could describe this Red Ale as. Head is very thick, persistent.

S: Intense barley aroma, very hoppy for a Red Ale. Grape leaves, Mediterranean scents.

T: An intense Red Ale, simple flavors. Tastiest Red Ale I've had in a long time. High alcohol content, but is mostly covered up by in-your-face, refined and high quality barley and hops. Some Red Ales borderline as Lagers--this is not even close to a lager. Tastes like a Christmas Seasonal Red Ale. Should I put mistletoe over this?

M: Full, very foamy. Little sourness when moved around. Just a really, SAVORY character. Every swig is savory. Possibly the best mouthful I've ever had.

O: Lucky 13's savory, rich and intense character is unique among Red Ales. Most Red Ales I've had straddle between a Lager and an actual Red Ale. Yeah, you're gonna get knocked the eff out by this brew. High alcohol content, generous amount of high quality ingredients. How have I not found this brew sooner?

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 05:13:09 | More by Direx
Photo of BeerKangaroo
BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass:

A: orange/amber/slightly brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that rises a bit and then falls leaving a decent amount of clingy foamy lacing in its wake

S: very caramel-forward, and a decent amount of breadiness, hopped just enough to keep the "hopheads" satisfied on this brew

T: caramel flavored hops - well balanced, holey moley, very well balanced, caramel aftertaste, no finish

M: medium, uh - maybe sessionable - perhaps, carbonation seemed good for the style and for me, becomes slightly creamy

O: this is a very flavorful American Red Ale that is quite impressive with intriguing characteristics, well balanced, and I would most likely come back to this

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 03:36:22 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of SeanDonahue
SeanDonahue

New Jersey

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

The appearance on this beer is a nice red mixed with a little bit of amber. When poured, this beer produced about a two finger head.
The aroma is great for a red ale. I get a big hint of tangerine with big hops mixed in.
The taste on this beer is very smooth. Not very bitter from the hops but drinks well. At first, I get a very pleasant burst of citrus from those hops used. Middle of the mouth, I get big bready, yeast notes.
Overall, this is a fantastic beer. Lagunitas Brewing Co. is one that has never let me down with all of their beers. They have a knack for brewing and do it well. Keep it up guys!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 01:50:11 | More by SeanDonahue
Photo of MistahBeah
MistahBeah

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep hazy amber. Lots of foamy white head with massive lacing. Decent retention. Some visible carbonation

Smells like sweet caramel malts and some toastiness. There's some resinous pine hop character but it takes a backseat to the sweet malts

Taste follows the nose for the most part. Starts of with huge sweet caramel malts. A touch of brown sugar. Toasty bread. Then comes some big sticky pine and grass hops. Juicy and moderately bitter. Well-balanced while also showcasing extreme sweetness and big hop bitterness. Aftertaste is of pine

Feels very juicy. Pretty full-bodied. Slightly coating. Spicy carbonation

Overall another fantastic offering from Lagunitas. My current favorite amber. Very reminiscent of Troegs Nugget Nectar but a little sweeter. The ABV is very well-hidden. Affordable and delicious. Wish I had a case!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 02:33:05 | More by MistahBeah
Photo of bnes09
bnes09

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Orangish, amber, bronze color and mostly transparent. Solid head on the pour. Good retention and leaves clouds of lacing on the glass.

Caramel and malty rye bread aroma. Herbal, piney, floral hops in the mix also.

Sweet and smooth caramel and biscuit malt character. Dense and hearty in the malt department. Hops add the perfect balance with herbs, pine and garlic spice.

Rich body, medium to high viscosity without a syrupy texture. Well carbonated. Sticky from the malt and dry in the end from the hops. Very nice feel.

A superb red ale. About as good as it gets for the style. A masterfully crafted brew with its intriguing complexity and yet beautiful simplicity as all you taste in the end is malt and hops. Just phenomenal!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 04:25:04 | More by bnes09
Photo of JAFoley
JAFoley

New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a pint glass. Clear and red copper in color. Only about 2mm of head which dissolves quickly. Fair amount of lacing.

S - Almost no aroma at all when in the bottle. After pouring, only a subtle whiff of caramel.

T - Deep malty caramel and piney hops balances the fairly high abv which washes in at the end. Great flavor.

M - Medium body with a dry finish. I found mine to be more carbonated than others reported and had belches to confirm it!

O - Very impressed but not surprised from such a great brewery. Very crisp and very drinkable. I'd have another if it weren't for the abv! My overall rating would be higher if it weren't for the lack of aroma.
I've been locked into IPAs for some time now but this was a much enjoyed departure. I will definitely be picking up more of these down the road.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 01:12:56 | More by JAFoley
Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,947 ratings.