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Lucky 13.alt - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

851 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 851
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Blonde Ale

O.G. 1.085
76.92 IBU

(Beer added by: MADhombrewer on 06-23-2011)
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Photo of SDtastentune
4.97/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Dirty Golden/yellow with big lacing, large large head, I had a normal tap version that had little/no head... so I think that was just the cask version.

S - Big sweet/pine/floral hops balanced with some sweeter malts. Very nice and DIPA kinda thing, some alcohol back in there.. Just what I look for in a brew.

T - Taste is great! Big hops up front, sweet lagunitas thing, with some DIPA kinda pine and alcohol taste. Pine, grassy and some floral notes... Kinda creamy but smooth!

M - Lower carbonation, but that fits the style on a cask, actually a little more carbonation then the average cask. Goes down great with some heavy aftertaste.

O - Overall a great brew, reminds me of a really good DIPA or a DPA. This was a hit on CASK at Hamiltons Frikin friday 7/29! Rock on Lagunitas!

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beautiful glowing amber golden body forms thick 3 fingers worth of head, slightly off white. Fine even lacing intricately left behind as the head dwindles, or after your first few sips. Aroma has an intense tropical fruit, pine, pineapple, mango, grapefruit blasts of hops, all sugar coated with a nice malt backbone peaking through with a kiss of alcohol reaching the nares. They make some big beautiful beers, this has a wallop of hop flavor well blended malt sweetness and soothing alcohol which all goes down extremely easily with each sip. There's up front sugar from the malts, a bit of warming alcohol, but then there's a well blended hop orchestra of mango, grapefruit citrus peel, pine cone, and straight up dirt as in earthiness. Really well blended flavors that don't become cloying by any means, extremely easy to drink for a beer this huge. Resinous but not too oily, slick just to lubricate yourself and your palate, even carbonation nothing cloying...damn good. Overall feelings, I love Lagunitas and this is proof that they need to build their Chicago plant sooner than already planned, it can't get any fresher or more affordable only 4.75 to 6 bucks at the highest in a beer store around my parts.

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Picked up a 1/2 bbl of Lucky 13.alt as a replacement for a Lagunitas IPA keg that I suffered through. Neither the shop, nor I realized that it was the 13.alt, so it came as something of a welcome surprise. In terms of reviews, the best I can offer is that this brew reminds me of Founder's Centennial IPA and a little bit like Double Dead Guy--both of which I have had on my tap system. I would attribute this to the use of malts to 'mask' the ~9% ABV characteristic. Anotehr well-built offering by Launitas, and one that I'm proud to have on tap at home.

Lucky 13.alt from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 851 ratings.