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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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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of habaceeba
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Photo of Nihilistkid
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of brurevu
4.44/5  rDev +8%
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 +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew goes big in flavor, power, style, & delivery. Rich, autumn color with a gorgeous orange-cream head. Fantastic mouthfeel lets you experience all of the malts, fruity hops, & bitters in a delicious palate of flavor. One of my all-time favorites. Seasonal release for May but you can usually find it until late summer. Definitely one of Lagunitas' most successful brews.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Eyearthur
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,721 ratings
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