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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  rDev -2.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber picked up because guy behind counter saw I was getting a Hop Stoopid and recommended the Lucky 13

A - glowing amber/copper color, 1/2 finger head with decent lacing

S - pine, hops, grapefruit, kiwi

T - don't believe I have ever had a red ale with this much hops. caramel middle with a bitter finish. does not have a strong metallic taste as most reds taste to me but it still retains that "red" flavor.

M - medium mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation

O - very impressed by this mondo large red beer, only second beer ive had from lagunitas but im fast becoming a fan. will definitely drink again because its not expensive (4.99) and very good.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The price was right on this bomber I purchased at Wegman's -only 4.99, so I figured why not give it another go. Enjoyed chilled in a teku.

The color is crimson with very good clarity and 2 fingers of thick cream with pale beige coloring and fine bead with lace sticking in a stringy pattern, the ale is nice to look at when held to the light with a ruby-hue. The smell is very fragrant and fresh with citrusy and fruity hop aroma with mild grapefruit an mango accent with some mild orange and sweetness in the nose from malt. The feel is very good with a tangy sem-bitter feel at first with moderate carbonation bringing out a subtle sweet balance mid palate with subtle residual bitterness in the finish with mild alcohol warmth.

The flavor has a tangy synergy of yeast and hops with tropical taste of grapefruit and mango with some light vegetal elements leading me to believe this was dryhopped. There is an orange rind element in the taste which brings a zesty overall taste with some sweetness in the malt support and alcohol boost. The hops have a nice flavor and slight grassiness but still seems to blend well with the yeast flavor. Overall I think this is a great beer for the value - very juicy hop flavor and the only drawback to have multiples is the elevated alcohol level.

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3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into a wine glass.

A - Orange copper color with about 1 finger of head, good lacing.

S - Strong caramel malts, mild tropical fruit hop notes, some alcohol.

T - To me this was a malt bomb. Extremely strong sweet caramel malts all the way through with a slight bitter hop finish.

M - Very thick and oily, medium carbonation.

O - A pleasant beer however it wasn't as hop forward as i thought it would be. Still very tasty and cheap.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a deep reddish orange with a finger of dense and rocky off white head that leaves excellent lacing as it fades to a small pool in a Duvel Tulip. I know it isn't the 'proper' glassware but let's face it, the beer is an off color DIPA
S: smells dank as all hell with some citrusy, piney and earthy notes
T: tastes of earthy hops, some pine and a bit of grapefruit with some caramel sweetness providing balance , some brown sugar, and slightly bready as well. swallow is big oily and bitter with a bit of residual sweetness and a slight toasty malt flavor
M: heavy side of medium in the mouth with somewhat prickly carbonation that helps mask the thickness of the beer, juicy hop finish
O: It's a big beautiful and hoppy red ale. it tastes good, is priced well and is very inoffensive and well made if you like hoppy beer. It's everything I'd expect from a lagunitas beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - rich copper color with two fingers of head that laces the entire glass.

S - smells like a cross between an American strong ale and an IPA. Caramel, toasty malt, and some piney hops.

T/M - The taste is closer to that of a standard red ale with a bit of a malty/alcohol kick that follows. A little bit of fruitiness too.

O - It's hard to call this a malt bomb because it's so balanced. This is a really good beer. If you're like me and feel that most American strong ales are a bit of an unbalanced taste-bud assault, give this a try.

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4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a great scent of grapefruit with a slightly sweet grapefruit flavor. It immediately formed a nice head that dissipated rather quickly leaving a clean moist lace on the glass.

Very good, though I expected more malt from a red beer. The hops was unexpected, but enjoyed. I love grapefruit!

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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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 2,718 ratings
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