Lucky 13.alt | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lucky 13.altLucky 13.alt
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84.4%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 874 ratings
Lucky 13.altLucky 13.alt
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Blonde Ale

O.G. 1.085
76.92 IBU

Added by MADhombrewer on 06-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
874
Liked:
738
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
10.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this for my parents anniversary. As in, I got it so that I can have an excuse to be piss-drunk on such a special occasion. Poured into a Williamsburg Winery red wine glass.

A: Has a slightly reddish copper color reminiscent of an IIPA, along with a one-finger, near-white head. While it's not particularly sexy by itself, it has decent retention and it leave plenty of spotty lacing on the glass.

S: The nose on this is very tropical. Grapefruit, apricot, mango, whatever citrus fruit you can think of inhabits the nose quite beautifully. There's a little bit of maltiness as well.

T: To me, the taste is primarily IPA, albeit one that's malty, well-balanced, sweet, and pleasantly bitter on the back end. The sweetness of the amber malts open up the body nicely, while the lingering bitterness, though not on the same level of a typical Stone offering (not necessarily a bad thing), is quite pleasant overall. 8.9% ABV? Who the hell are you fooling, Lagunitas?

M: Smooth but slightly syrupy as one would expect from an IPA, and a finish that's a bit sticky and bitter, but as I said, not in the same way a Stone IPA is. Carbonation is moderate.

O: Let's be honest, this fits the winter months in the same way Tim Curry (present-era Tim Curry, by the way, not the sexy bombshell we remember from Rocky Horror Picture Show) fits into a speedo. And while it's more IPA than impy blonde to me, it's still an incredibly enjoyable, almost world-class brew that was a great value to boot ($5 for this?! HELL YES). Get it while you still can!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer pours a nice clear orangish amber color. It has a little more than 2-fingers of off-white head resting on top. The head has excellent retention, and it leaves behind a nice sheet of sticky lace on the glass.

S - The nose has a nice bit of bready malt and caramel in the forefront. There is a nice piney hop aroma as well. Also, I am getting some scents of fruit, honey, and some citrus.

T - The taste starts off with a sweet caramel maltiness. That is immediately followed by a nice piney hop flavor/bitterness. There are some nice flavors of honey, grapefruit, and just a touch of booze. The finish leaves some lingering sweetness and piney hop bitterness on the palate.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. There is a good amount of sweetness and piney hop bitterness that balance each other out. There is just a touch of booze on the back end.

O - This has good drinkability. The flavor is nice and goes down easy. I would have no problem having a few glasses of this. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It is like a red ale and IPA all in one. Another solid beer from Lagunitas. Check it out.

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Lucky 13.alt from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.4% out of 100 with 874 ratings
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