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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW! I cannot find much to knock on this beer for. It is Stellar with a capital S!
It pours a nice red orange color with little head or lacing. I love the crystal clear look of this beer!
The smell of this beer is just spectacular! It's either Apricot or Guava, not sure which, but what a nice strong smell.
The the taste. Nice strong, flavorful beer. I would guess it's apricot taking over this beer, but it has a nice citrus appeal to it, with a very good balance of bitterness added.
Mouthfeel is lovely with a medium carbonation, and a bit high malt body.
Overall, I love this! It was very hard not to give it a 5, and if I continue to fall in love with this brew, I may revisit this review and upgrade it. If you have never had it, GET IT!

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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal clear red-gold color, dense head of tightly bound bubbles.

Smell: There's a decided note of fruit - apricot, perhaps? Under that is the grassy note of hops. Fresh smelling and clean.

Taste: The 8.9% ABV hits your palate in the initial tasting; malt and hops on the mid-swallow, finishing off with undertones of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Sharp, bracing. Finishes clean with little aftertaste. What's there is primarily hoppy.

Overall: Quite nice, for such a heavy beer. I could see buying this one again.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden in color with froth head and large bubbles that thins out shortly after pouring. Crystal clear in appearance with not haze or floates . Not very red
Citrus pine aroma with a malty sweetness. has a bit of funkyness to it due to dry hopping. Very inviting
Citrus apricot Hoppiness with a bit of alcohol coming in toward the end and finishing with a bit of almost candy sweetness
Surprised that it’s so light. Up there with some of my favorite reds ie nugget nector, great example of style. Most reds seemed to be under malted over hopped brown ales. A bit too strong to have high drinkability but taste great and its great for sipping and enjoying

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden color. Where's the amber waves of grain? Thick head too!

Crisp with citrusy hops and biscuit malt. Super fresh. I could swim in the hop aroma alone.

I really like the way it tastes too! The hops add a zing of grapefruit and perhaps mango to the overall profile. The malt is a bit chewy too. Alcohol is well-hidden at first.

Except for the lingering alcohol heat, the mouthfeel reflects the same flavors mentioned above. Finishes clean too.

Love it! Double Amber or Double IPA? Either way, you must pick this up!

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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: gold copper color, fairly transparent.

aroma: strong notes of citrus, grass, and pine. extremely bright.

palate: hits hard with the hops but not too strong a finish. the hops are dominant, with the citrus and pine from the dry hops being the dominant flavor. I get a little maltiness at the end to give it great depth for a red ale.

overall: fantastic, should be more of an ipa than a red ale

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 2,655 ratings.
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