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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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date present. Excited to try this offering from Lagunitas, as it is one I haven't tried before. I have had the Lagunitas Lucky 13.alt, which I remember enjoying, and I am looking forward to trying this one.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two thick fingers of creamy fluffy tan head on top of a beautiful coppery chestnut colored body with lots of sediment floating around the glass. Looks very nice. Despite the haze of the sediment, the beer is mostly clear. Second pour yields three giant fingers of fluffy heady, with very nice thick sheets of lacing.

S - Smell is of the same pungent citric grapefruit hop extract smell that encompasses most Lagunitas beers. Roasted caramel malts. Almost a light vanilla scent in there somewhere as the beer warms a bit.

T - Taste is of tart, bitter hop presence. Some earthy, woody, nutty flavors are also present. Faint hint of dark cherry bitterness, dry earth, and some spicy cracked peppercorns / rye. Some noticeable alcohol heat, but this beer's 8.90% abv is masked nicely. A tasty imperial red ale, not straying too far from the norm, but definitely a solid tasting brew.

M - Feel is bitter, resinous, creamy & somewhat dry in the finish. Earthy nuttiness & peppery rye retains it's flavor throughout.

Overall, not straying too far from what the typical imperial amber / red ale is like, with a nice peppery bite to it. Nice 8.90% abv remains well-hidden, this beer goes down remarkably smooth for such a high alcohol beer. Nothing super spectacular, but for $5 a bottle of quality beer, you definitely can't beat anything by Lagunitas.

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale ---4/5.

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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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, clear amber color with minimal carbonation and a thick tan head that dies down to a thin line of bubbles and laces the glass. Fresh pine and citrus hops in the nose with some alcohol in the background. Toasted and caramel malts with a pine and citrus hop flavor. The mouthfeel is on the creamy and heavy side. A smooth feel to it. The hops linger in the finish along with a peppery alcohol bite.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a nice amber red color with a little over a fingers worth of head that retains for a good while

S: Starts off with a good blast of citrus and piney hops along with a strong caramel malt backbone. Also get some of the signature yeast profile

T: Starts off with a good bit of caramel malts and a decent amount of citrus and piney hops. Goes more into the hops, but remains more on the malty side. Finishes lightly bitter and sweet

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good hoppy amber. Reminds me a lot of Zoe, which is my favorite in the style. A little bit more of a kick, but still nice and hoppy to go along with a strong malt backbone. Great price point as always with Lagunitas, and a solid seasonal

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 batch. 8.65 ABV. 76.92 IBU.

Pours reddish brown into a pint with two fingers of bubbly head. Decent retention with spotty lacing.

Impressive aroma. Piney hops, some citrus fruitiness, even tropical. Is this dry hopped? Well balanced with nutty sweet malt.

Follows nose in pine and tropical character. Maltier, sweeter than smell. A nudge of bitterness follows with sweetness and lingering citrus.

Well balanced brew, very drinkable despite a high ABV.

Impressive Red Ale from the West. If you like Nugget Nectar you should try this.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. The color is golden/orange. There is a quarter inch off-white head.

The aroma is full of melon and piney hops.

The taste starts out with melony sweetness with a touch of caramel. The finish is all piney hop flavor.

This beer is full bodied with a creamy texture. This beer is tasty when it's fresh for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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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