BazookaJoe (202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Amber with a strong citrus hop aroma. A nice balanced body with sweet caramel and bitter hops.
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Fantomasus (189) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very nice orange/amber with a thick off white head of tightly packed bubbles. Aroma is simple but pleasant: caramel, spruce, some grapefruit and dough. Taste is nice but there is some imbalance, weighted towards bitter. Medium body, thin texture, lively carbonation, and a powerful, lingering, bitter burn of a sticky finish. Noice!
ReverendMoon (98) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppier than I would have imagined for a "heavily malted" beer (according to the restaurant Iím at). Otherwise itís a pretty good brew. Canít complain.
Alextricity (382) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A 164 3 stands out on this bottle, and I have to think that means 164th day of í13, which would be about mid-May... that would make this a pretty old IPA, considering Iím having it August 7th. $4.99 bomber. Poured into a Perfect Pint.
Appearance: A pretty much crystal clear burnt orange color with a creamy looking, three-finger, tan-ish head. Lacing is pretty clumpy and thereís quite a lot of it
Smell: A lot of sweetness with a pretty strong essence of tea, which I get to some extent in just about any Lagunitas IPA that I have. After that there are just some rich, caramel malts, and then fresh smelling hops in the background (citrusy and earthy varieties). Just a really sweet smelling beer.
Taste/feel: There was quite a bit of bitterness in my first few sips, but then it just started tasting like a red ale ought to, and it was just pleasantly sweet. Thereís sweetness on the front. On the middle. And almost equally (a bit of bitterness from the 76 IBUs is there) on the back. Hits your tongue with an incredibly creamy mouthfeel, and then your mouth just gets covered in glorious red ale goodness. This may be (or is really close to) the best red ale that Iíve ever had. It has all those sweet "red" flavors youíd expect, but thereís a nice, signature Lagunitas hop-bite on the finish. Iíve heard some describe this beer as drying, but I donít often find any beer as sweet as I find this one to be drying... I guess Iíd only go as far as saying itís semi-dry. Thereís about 9% ABV on this, and the alcohol basically doesnít come through at all. The aftertaste has a very slight warmth or trace of it, but I donít think the average beer drinking would have any idea that this is clocking in at nearly 9%.
ChiGuy68 (295) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a bomber. It poured a hazy amber with a frothy, off-white head and heavy, but uneven lacing. Hop, citrus, and pine aroma. Bitter sweet malt-hop taste with a hint of caramel and a moderately bitter finish. Another enjoyable offering from Lagunitas.
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoy this beer. Nice roasted malty toffee subtle chocolate backbone with a prevailing hop profile. I wish it came in six packs.
Imperial_Scout (296) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light amber. Pine, citrus hops in nose. Very piney, citrus note in taste as well with caramel and a little toffee. Best part of the beer is its balance, that has just enough malt to take the edge off of this hop bomb. Really good.
jmagnus87 (2047) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. From notes. Bitter with pine and citrus. A good dose of caramel for the backbone. Iíll drink this again.
Lupulucid (175) - - SEP 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The hops in Lucky 13 are exceedingly resinous. The aroma is a relatively balanced affair with malt making as much contribution as hops. Sticky herbal hops dominate flavor with malt making a nice contribution to body. A bit of sweetness emerges in the aftermath of hop devastation.
jeremyh70 (499) - Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a garnet amber color with two fingers of thick off white head that retains exceptionally well and leaves behind nice lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and floral hops with some bread crust. Taste is very sweet without being cloying at first sip, with caramel and big malt flavors. Bread crust follows through from nose. Sweetness is followed by an earthy hop flavor and bitter. Finishes semi dry with some lingering bitter. Mouthfeel was smooth with and medium bodied with medium carbonation. Big malt flavor with hops trying to hold their own.