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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3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a pint glass. Clear and red copper in color. Only about 2mm of head which dissolves quickly. Fair amount of lacing.

S - Almost no aroma at all when in the bottle. After pouring, only a subtle whiff of caramel.

T - Deep malty caramel and piney hops balances the fairly high abv which washes in at the end. Great flavor.

M - Medium body with a dry finish. I found mine to be more carbonated than others reported and had belches to confirm it!

O - Very impressed but not surprised from such a great brewery. Very crisp and very drinkable. I'd have another if it weren't for the abv! My overall rating would be higher if it weren't for the lack of aroma.
I've been locked into IPAs for some time now but this was a much enjoyed departure. I will definitely be picking up more of these down the road.

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3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- a clear deep copper. Short lived tan head lingers for a while and leaves nice lacing

S- not much aroma that I could detect, which seems odd, given its taste (initially gave it a 2.5. The bottle pour I later had had notes of citrus and pine hops and some caramel sweetness. Moved up to current rating.)

T- sweet and nutty, with a nice hop pine bitterness on the finish

M- thinner and no carbonation (bottled version had a nice fullness to it. Not too heavy but just right)

O- a really and good unique beer

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 07-04-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

A: Beautiful beer, a clear and bright amber, topped by a huge off-white head that shows excellent lacing and retention.

S: Very pleasing aroma, with the main component of grapefruit/citrus hops plus some spices.

T: The taste is a balance of hop bitterness with a good backbone of caramel malts. Has some alcohol warming.

M: Medium bodied with an average level of carbonation, the finish is bitter but kept in balance with the sweetness of malts.

O: All in all a wonderful beer; one of my favorites in the style for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass and enjoyed at 50F. My reward for putting in led lighting and misters on the back patio!

A - hazy burnt orange body, sweet sticky lacing abounds...

S - Sweet clementine orange paired with grassy hops amid caramel sweetness.

T - Damn fine, orange up front, tangy rye in the background, just a touch of sweet. I loved Hop Rod rye, this may be even better!

M - Lagu continues to nail it, even throughout, drinkable and smooth, well hidden ABV.

O - Chase the white whales if you wish, Lagunitas and Stone make World Class brews for the everyman and they are killing it! Get some joker...

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This red Ale pours like a cognac, similar in color and consistency, almost slightly syrupy. It gives a full creamy, light head with lingering traces that lasts until the beer is finished.
It smells sort of like pine nuts and hops, with malt undertones, and finally an alcohol whiff.
The smell merely hints at the taste, which echoes - offering a bold blend of pine and hops with oak and caramel malts leading to a creamy warming finish. The bubbles from the ample carbonation adds to the creamy mouthful one gets. Lagunitas has proven to be an outstanding California brewer and this one is one of their best offerings that I have tried so far.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 2,699 ratings.
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