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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

The beer is a beautiful clear reddish amber while the head is foamy and a slightly darker white.

The malts and hops seem to blend together with the hops have a grapefruit like smell and the malts come off as rather sweet.

A hop taste that is balanced by the sweet malts. The hops are a bit grapefruity and come off as pineapple as well. The malts seem to be both sweet and toasty. The beer tastes kind of like a malty IPA more than anything but still seems to resemble a red ale than anything else.

Medium bodied with very little carbonation.

A pretty fantastic red ale and one that I'll definitely came back to again when I get the chance.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of screamking
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into pint glass.

Pours amber with a thick two finger khaki head. Lots of lacing while drinking this beer. Typical lagunitas aroma, lots of citrus hops, mostly grapefruit and pineapple. Seems no matter what style they make it always seems more IPA than anything else. The taste keeps the citrus going, grapefruit seems to overwhelm all other comers. Very nice bitterness in the finish. This is the hoppyest Red Ale that I can recall I've had. It's very nice, Lagunitas never let's me down. Great price point for a bomber.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of LampertLand
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Brewing 'Lucky 13' a Mondo Large Red Ale @ 8.6% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is a clear copper with a small off white head leaving a solid lace film along the stein

S-strong Pacific coast hops smell , similar to a Cascadian Dark Ale

T-big , bitter , not smooth but has a bite

MF-low mild carbonation , full bodied

Ov-ok beer , glad I tried it , just a tad to hoppy for me

prost LampertLand

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rich copper to brown body beneath the rocky, off white head which eventually subsides to leave scattered, sticky lacing clinging to the glass.

Abundant aromas of hops and sweet malt bound from the glass. Malts are caramel or molasses while the hops are spicy, floral, and herbal.

The nose was more hops than than malt, but the flavor is more balanced. The spicy and herbal hops really kick in as it warms. The floral hops and sweet malts lead the way initially.

Medium to fuller in body with medium carbonation and a rich, full finish.

This is a nice Red Ale, more malty than some of its counterparts but packed with character.

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber to snifter, bottled March 22nd

Pours a very dark copper with some nice red hues in the middle of the glass. Two fingers of foam have receded to a half finger and left behind some lice lacing. Moderate carbonation stemming from the center, good visibility, maybe a touch of cloud in the middle. Looks pretty good, a bit light for a red , though

Smells of strong citrus and floral hops, very spicy and resinous. Big sweet caramel grains, some pine and earthiness, honey and a finish of alcohol. Hops and the malts come together really well, spicy and sweet with toasted malt

Taste is upfront piney hops, underscored by a strong lasting grapefruit. Caramel malts compose a good foundation giving it a sweet and toasted lining. Not as rich and big in the mouth as the nose, but still highly enjoyable

Feel is a nice moderate body with a spicy kick. Mildly carbonated, finishes a bit wet with some good bitterness. Alcohol is well concealed, very drinkable

Overall an amazing beer for the price. I think I like the .alt version better, but would recommend this one to pretty much anyone

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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