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

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our 13th Anniversary Beer in was a Staff Favorite, So We Make it Each Year. BIG on the Amarillo Hops and Rich Dark Malts for a Round and Huge, Smoky Flavor.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2007

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high beige head that has excellent retention properties, consistently leaving a quarter finger head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose - pineapples seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste starts out with initial flavors of tropical fruits followed by notes of caramel malts and brown sugar. A light amount of bitterness is present and hints of alcohol are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with a bit of crispness and light bites of alcohol warming.
O: This beer has interesting complexities in the taste, akin to a lighter version of an American Barleywine. It's a pleasant beer to sip.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Slightly more than two fingers worth of light khaki colored head that is a bit airy and uniformly packed with a bit of a dimpled top and a couple of stray big chunky bubbles mixed in... Rock solid retention... The color is a blend of rich amber and light bronze... There is a distinct reddish hue lingering beneath the surface that provides a nice lively glow... A few streaks of moderately paced carbonation... A good bit of sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - A powerful, unique, assertive nose right off the bat... Mentholyptus... Pine... Candied sugars... Pineapple... A hint of caramel... Light brown sugar... A slight medicinal component... Perhaps even some light floral notes...

T - The nose was a wonderful predictor of what materialized on the palate... Piney to start... Undertones of the mentholyptus... A bit of citrus goodness... Caramel... Toffee... Brown sugar... A kiss of floral notes...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Clean and crisp... Slightly sticky... Rich... Pungent... Lightly carbonated... Even and consistent...

D -A rather unique American Amber / Red Ale... The 77 IBU seems a bit understated as this one is packed with pungent bitterness... The mentholyptus notes I pick up several facets are a wee bit off putting, but also add a rather unique character... An interesting brew worth exploring, but not something I will revisit regularity...

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice red color in the glass. About a two finger head that fades quickly, not much lacing to speak of. The nose is basically all malt, but the body of the beer showcases the hops. The malt is all but lost until the finish--I found a malty and hoppy aftertaste with this beer. Somewhat dry finish. Kind of an odd beer, I think, but very good. I don't have a lot of points of comparison with this one. It smells like a pale ale, hits like a scotch ale, and finishes with the bitterness of an IPA. In any event, I'm not complaining.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sweet malts are there on the front end, but don't overwhelm. The sweetness fades into a nice hop bitterness that lingers. It's smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation for the alcohol content. Being somewhat of a hophead, I look for balance between malt and hops in a beer and this one has it. IMO, it potentially suits a wide range of palates, from those who prefer sweeter ambers to IPA enthusiasts such as myself who want to adventure away from extreme IBU once in a while.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured a deep copper amber with a substantial off white head. There were sweet malts and a strong citrus and fruity hop on the nose. The initial taste was signature Lagunitas' grapefruit and citrus hops and I knew I was going to enjoy this beer. The flavor had much more depth than the initial hop love. There were notes of caramel and toasted grain malts underneath the tropical fruit, citrus and apricot hop flavors. The taste profile was deep and varied and took my palate on a ride with each sip. The Lucky #13 is the best Imperial Red Ale I have had.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 2,690 ratings.
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