Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red AleLagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale
BA SCORE
4.11/5
2,715 Ratings
Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red AleLagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,854
Reviews:
967
Ratings:
2,715
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
442
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,715 |  Reviews: 967
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of DrewShalvoy
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of lighthabit
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

clear, deep, reddish copper. big, beautiful thick head leaves rings around the glass, dies down to a quarter inch or less, but makes a good effort at hanging around. sweet malty smell with hops to balance it. there's a tiny bit of - not sure of the right word. astringency? - but, really, it's minor . has that wonderful characteristic lagunitas flavor in the background. thick, yummy, hard to not go thru this fast. sweet up front, lingers a bit, and finishes perfectly with a bit of hops saying hello at the end. others have said this would be a great intro brew to show friends better beer, and i agree; very easy drinking, very approachable. i think this would be great with steak.

it's been awhile since i've had a lagunitas, and it's very nice to reacquaint myself with lucky 13.

 787 characters

Photo of Topher78
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rringler
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very clear, dark copper color, with a big 2 to 2.5 fingers of very fine, creamy beige head. The head has very good retention (which I suspect is due to the size of the bubbles) and leaves great lacing.

S: Very malty. Some green, citrusy fruits in there too, but mostly dominated by bready malts.

T: Not too far off how it smells. Pretty mild citrus start, followed by thick bready malts that taste mildly roasted, and finishes with a moderate hops that are well balanced (77 IBUs; my taste buds may be blown out.)

M: Pretty good body on her; a little bit bigger and thicker than others, but what should you expect from Lagunitas. As with all their beers, carbonation is great. Not boozy at all at 8.65% abv, which is always a sign of a quality brew.

O: A very nice red. As an IPA fan, I think I prefer this to their Censored copper ale, as it has a bit more hop bitterness in the finish. Enjoyable in its own right, but also might be a good beer to introduce someone into greater hops of an IPA.

 1,010 characters

Photo of bconsidine
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ReddMoneyBrown
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Amber red to tan.
S- Piney, Slight grapefruit aroma, caramel, and sweet honey smell.
T- Sweet and matly with a slight bitter finish.
M- Med to med heavy. Hoppy finish.
O- 6/10 Nothing special from Lagunitas. It's like drinking another one of their session beers. It's always a poor level of balance from these brewers. I'm not impressed. I sure will be buying these 22s because I get them for 3.99, but it is only because I enjoy their style of beer. Lucky 13 may only be for the beer advocates but it sure doesn't live up to the BJCP style guidelines.

 556 characters

Photo of raynmoon
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of ambruns1979
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of imbibehour
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Real nice looker here. Copper red amber, fairly clear with brown and orange hues for the body. Head is a big four fingers and settles to a whipped foamy texture with small swiss cheese bubbles and big retention. Head is off yellow and white in color. Real classic amber.

Nose is warm weathering fresh grapefruit hop presence. A little bit of grass and sweet malts hide in the background. Fairly basic but very enjoyable.

First sip brings a great rush of mushy grapefruit, and tropical melon. Balances and finishes with sweet malts and more grapefruit hop bitterneess. Clean and malt dense rich. Hardly boozy hot at all but with a minor warmth that is noticeable.

Overall just a solid impressive great tasting and real easy drinking amber ale.

 794 characters

Photo of dalepryor
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of OsoDeChocolat
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Phillyz
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rboinski
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a lagunitas mason jar at the taproom

Appearance: Great looking beer, red with a nice head and fairly good retention

Smell: A little bit muted. The smell doesn't let you know exactly what to expect, as it has a citrus pine hop aroma without much malt.

Taste: Great flavor! A really good malt base and the hop flavors come through, but in the background a bit. Solid red ale.

Mouthfeel: Good mouthfeel, nice and oily. Could use slightly more carbonation maybe?

Overall: Great beer and I look forward to drinking more of this when waldo runs out!

 558 characters

Photo of MrGone
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of jreindl
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of hopkrid
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of MastaShonuf
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.