7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tulip.golden clean see through body with a two finger tall head. It smells like mandarin with some cilantro type of herb aroma. the taste is slightly hoppy, sweet and malty with notes of mango. Texture is very light and easy to drink with a hoppy finish.
Emeister84 (442) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of tropical--papaya, pineapple, mango--and citrus fruit, and caramel, with subtle toast. Clear copper with a mostly fading, off-white head. Slightly sweet maltiness, juicy, fruity hops, somewhat resiny, and perceptible strength. Light-medium body, good carbonation, and finishes hoppy and strong with hop bitterness lingering.
zickbeer_ye (59) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful tropical citrus hop aroma. red slight orange body light foamy head. Fresh hops and tangy citrus flavors with some piney undertones.
Darwenus (386) - Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitas Lucky 13 is a strong red ale that’s worthy of serving alongside Oskar Blues G’Night and Stone’s Bastard series. I mean, this is a damn fine, complex, rewarding beer. It pours a clear but deep amber, and the head is only a finger or so but there’s a lot of continuous lace. The smell is inviting; spicy and dry with warm ginger and caramel notes, and the flavor is even better than that. The front of the sip floods my mouth with a slightly sweet, rich, mellow malt that finishes with hoppy burn and some kick from the ABV. There are all kinds of tasty notes that weave in and out of the flavor, like graham crackers, walnuts, buttered bread... God, this is drinkable. I hate to say it, but it might be more drinkable than my beloved Arrogant Bastard. If nothing else, this stuff is certainly a great introduction to the Strong American/Imperial Red style, because it’s so classically strong but also so damn chuggable. Lagunitas has been knocking me out lately. Ever since Sucks, last year’s Christmas beer, every new brew they’ve popped out has been a winner. This is one more.
djroehler (154) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear dark copper, foamy white head. Roasted sweet malt aroma, sweet pine, lemon. Taste is toast and biscuit malt, lemon, tangy grapefruit. Medium carbonation and body, but balanced perfectly.
oneeighthcuban (93) - - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malty flavor/aroma. This is how I prefer my amber/red ales, because this is pretty hoppy but not over the top. Very enjoyable.
bbcd (87) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper, frothy off-white head. citrus, resin, floral, pepper, toffee. medium-heavy bitter, medium sweet. medium-heavy body, oily feel. amarillo hops tend to be hit or miss for me, but in this case they were a hit.
camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color. Citrus and pine nose. Palate follows suit. Very ipa like with a touch more caramel malt. Overall very solid
coreyc1221 (59) - USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet sweet aroma. Bit of Lemon and and hops. Dark amber color with a light tan head. Tastes hoppy and and a bit malty with a copper after taste. This it pretty damn good.
Shooter42 (73) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Confusing red strong ale that tastes like an IPA. Taste is sweet citrus and pine mixed with a little extra malts creating a decent beer that while refreshing and easy to drink is not something I will purchase again. ABV is very well hidden in this ale that tastes a lot lighter then it really is.
dhunter151 (211) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish brown with a white head. Pine, grapefruit, caramel, sweet malt. Very nice. A more subtle version of Arrogant Bastard.
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