Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red AleLucky 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:
#2,065
Reviews:
971
Ratings:
2,735
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Ratings: 2,735 |  Reviews: 971
Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Turbo
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rufus1
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a red amber into a fifteen ounce mug the same temperature as the beer. One finger off white head that dissipates quickly to a lasting thin rime. Some lacing.

The nose is herbal and floral hops. Some ripe white grapefruit. Dark sweet fruit. Touch of pine with some biscuit.

The palate is struck first by a big malt backbone backed up immediately by floral and herbal hops. Bread with an understated sweetness. Slightly bitter finish balances the sweetness well.

Good carbonation makes for an almost full creamy mouthfeel. Probably closer to medium on second thought.

A very good brew. Well balanced. Crisp and refreshing. With an 8.80% ABV enjoy cautiously.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmcarter23
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Z3roRage
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acforster2
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This red ale pours a dark russet color with a medium frothy off-white head. The smell is big on malts with a sweet bread quality, but there is a mild hoppy citrus undertone to it as well. The taste is big on malts also with sweet bread, nutty, brown sugar, and caramel flavors, but it is balanced by some pretty big hop flavors with citrus and some herbal notes. This leaves a mild lingering bitterness and a very light dryness in the finish, which also has a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. I was very surprised to find out that this is 77 ibu though, the malts are so big, that I would have guessed more like 40 - 50 ibu. There is also a little bit of an alcohol flavor, which I don’t mind at all, and is not surprising given that this is a very big red ale at 8.8% alcohol. The body is on the high end of medium. Is this a “hoppy red”? Perhaps, it’s certainly hoppier then the average, but I have had hoppier and it is quite well balanced. Is this a big, bold red? Without question, everything about this is bold: the flavors, the alcohol, and the body. It is indeed “Mondo large” and has the feel of being between a red ale and a barleywine. This is definitely a very interesting version of what I normally view as a pretty boring style. It is a must try for red ale fans.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance had an orange/amber/slightly brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that rises a bit and then falls leaving a decent amount of clingy foamy lacing in its wake. The smell had a very caramel-forward, and a decent amount of breadiness, hopped just enough to keep the "hopheads" satisfied on this brew. The taste had caramel flavored hops - well balanced, holey moley, very well balanced, caramel aftertaste, no finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium, uh - maybe sessionable - perhaps. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me, becomes slightly creamy. Overall, this is a very flavorful beer well worthy of having more pours.

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of stoopkidd
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NodakEric
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bradster
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pretty shiny copper with caramelized sheen. Piney gin alcohol smell. Pine-citrus taste with pleasantly fresh aftertaste.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Icedog
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Red with a touch of APA flare. What a punch the 17.6 proof delivers. The pallet is never guessing wtf just happened. This beer will pass for the barrel aged varieties of the Irish Reds. El Senior Lagunitas has the touch. An eleven year wait for this commemorative brew was right on time for me...Red is my favorite color; since wondering through the hills of Virginia; but Petaluma here I come...

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Photo of kevintaraross
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briancathy
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,735 ratings