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
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
Ratings:
2,672
Reviews:
953
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
203
Gots:
431
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,672 |  Reviews: 953
Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More of a ginger because of its personality after you've had a couple.
But.
Lucky 13 leaves some amazing lacing. Good abiding head as well. This beer is Dr Pepper and Welch's Grape Soda duking it out with yeast, as far as the aromatics are concerned. A little bit of that comes through in the flavor, and the smokiness is more like a kiss. It's on the cherry side, and very fruity, and whatever actual smoked note really comes through towards the back end. Definite bit of salt, and slightly tabascoey flavor with some cracker and resin. Provides some burn with its 8.8% abv profile. i.e. Get some meat inside. Or, on top of some form of grain derived delivery device: and enjoy. Or, drink it.

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Photo of Ahypercube
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

6-Pack from Vons; first tried it last year. Not my favorite Lagunitas brew. I got it mostly for the high potency.

L: Into a wide goblet, it pours a dark burnt orange-copper color, vertical streams of tiny bubbles rise in swirling lines with a moderately gentle pour that summons two fingers of fine foam. The body is perfectly clear, with a frothy beige head that lingers as a film and leaves sticky lacing.

S: Those Amarillo hops are noticeable. Tropical esters of nectarine, passion fruit, guava, papaya, and orange rind cover a toasty, roasty oat bran backbone like jam, a little bit of molasses marries the two.

T: Danker than expected for an 8.8%, although the booze is well-hidden. Barleywine flavors of prune, plum, Roast coffee, and dark chocolate are prominent, with just a hint of guava and papaya and clear blood orange on the finish (the saving grace is that there is no grapefruit), not much other fruity flavors penetrate that thick malt profile.

F: Perfect consistency, not too thick, very smooth, and a little creamy, but there's a sour/bitter/salty flavor like soy-sauce that clings to the tongue a little too long.

O: Great brew, but a little too salty, and inappropriately roasty in my opinion.

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Photo of Mojopin88
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of princessbay710
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pour is dark bronze orange sunburst with minimal slightly sticky lacing and a quickly receding cm thick head. Smell is warm and Lagunita-y. The taste is surprisingly mild, smoky yet bitey, with a velvet texture. It's 8.8% is well hidden. This has probably been the only beer from Lagunitas that doesn't have that strange malty after taste for me.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This golden orange/copper ale poures magnificently with an unfiltered-like look but still quite a bit transparent. Pretty white lingering head with spotty lacing. Smell is VERY NICE, layers upon layers of lush fruity/tropical hops - the dank ones Lagunitas is known for, some detectable booze, a little sour fruit as well. Taste matches up to the note, an almost IPA-like taste with a little creamier malt quality. Washes down excellently, goes great with a garlicy buschemel pasta. I have come to really love Lagunitas.

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Photo of emwilke
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Pours a clear orange-hued amber with a three-finger off white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate lacing.
S -- Floral notes, pineapple, brown sugar, caramel malts, and a slight boozy kick.
T -- Sweet malt backbone supports the robust floral and fruity hops without being too syrupy.
F -- Medium mouthfeel with a more-or-less balanced palate. The booziness shines through a little much, but that's what gives this brew so much character!
O -- Reminds me a lot of Troegs Nugget Nectar

81/100

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Photo of andrewh995
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice amber color with a good white head. There is caramel and sugar, tropical fruits, some bitterness, and alcohol on the palate. The mouth feel is almost perfect.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle

Pours clear amber red with a creamy off-white foam head. Smells like fruity caramelized malts, red hard candy, cherry, strawberry, berries, caramel, honey, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, toasted bready malts, raisin, dried fruit, orange citrus, red grapefruit, lime, lemon, mango, pineapple, with floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like fruity caramelized malts, cherry, strawberry, berries, caramel, honey, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, toasted bready malts, raisin, dried fruit, orange citrus, red grapefruit, lime, lemon, mango, pineapple, with floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice red ale.

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Photo of DesertFox24
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Panamericano86
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

After looking at a dozen cases of beer at the local walk-in freezer i chose this, "limited release" the box says, pretty lil senorita with a horse shoe on the bottle too. Color is the same of the last randomly chosen ipa ive purchased, the typical orange hue, so i gave it a 3.5, smell wise, holy moly this stuffs damn good funky. The most pleasantly pungent brew ive ever smelled, literally like sour diesel medical grade cannabis, the sour piney hops most definitely had to have originated or be closely related to the magical flower. Taste very sweet & complex cold in the bottle but bland when left to warm in a glass. Feel eh? Doesn't "sting my tounge as id like an ipa to, but the flavors sweet & very complex, cant tell. Feel? I dont feel like ive had a "hearty meal" in a bottle & i literally just loaded up on a chinese buffet, maybe this is best with a few tacos? But ill definitely be crushing through this 6 pack easily, as with other beer, even with lower alc% than this Languitas red ale, i've felt satisfied with just two. Overall a fair beer if searching for an ipa with, smell & taste.

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Photo of JoeLacy
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gruves33
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raime
2.87/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kotzbauerm
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTmantis
2.17/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Stronger than anticipated. Not my type of red ale.

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Photo of Emerson-Trevelyan
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 2,672 ratings.
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