Lucky 13.alt - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Got this for my parents anniversary. As in, I got it so that I can have an excuse to be piss-drunk on such a special occasion. Poured into a Williamsburg Winery red wine glass.
A: Has a slightly reddish copper color reminiscent of an IIPA, along with a one-finger, near-white head. While it's not particularly sexy by itself, it has decent retention and it leave plenty of spotty lacing on the glass.
S: The nose on this is very tropical. Grapefruit, apricot, mango, whatever citrus fruit you can think of inhabits the nose quite beautifully. There's a little bit of maltiness as well.
T: To me, the taste is primarily IPA, albeit one that's malty, well-balanced, sweet, and pleasantly bitter on the back end. The sweetness of the amber malts open up the body nicely, while the lingering bitterness, though not on the same level of a typical Stone offering (not necessarily a bad thing), is quite pleasant overall. 8.9% ABV? Who the hell are you fooling, Lagunitas?
M: Smooth but slightly syrupy as one would expect from an IPA, and a finish that's a bit sticky and bitter, but as I said, not in the same way a Stone IPA is. Carbonation is moderate.
O: Let's be honest, this fits the winter months in the same way Tim Curry (present-era Tim Curry, by the way, not the sexy bombshell we remember from Rocky Horror Picture Show) fits into a speedo. And while it's more IPA than impy blonde to me, it's still an incredibly enjoyable, almost world-class brew that was a great value to boot ($5 for this?! HELL YES). Get it while you still can!
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2011 23:26:25 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Deep dark intriguing brown with a frothy off white head
This beer smells of honey, malt, very hoppy nose that is balanced by a strong malt profile
very malty taste, there’s hints of honey, caramel and a lot of hops throughout and in the finish.It hides the alcohol pretty well
This is a nice change up to the regular Lagunitas line, it was a bit pricey. It doesn’t have Lagunitas regular explosive flavor but is still a bit heavy
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 17:59:18 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
Lucky 13.alt from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.