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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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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.

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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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear, dark reddish honey-amber with a medium head that poofs. nose; sweet bun, orange, & citrus hops. taste; big caramel malt, sweet bread, grapefruit zest/pulp, citrus hops (floral, orangey amarillo & cascade), & light pine resin. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. red ale, or ipa with a strong caramel malt backbone? yummy whichever way you spin it!

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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..

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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%.

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,715 ratings
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