jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber-gold with big, flotsam, white head / Musty, skunky, nose of sour malt and citrus / Medium to full body, big malts somewhat offset by hopping with good, lightly bitter, finish / Subdued flavors of sour malt, resin, bread, lemon, mango, kiwi, caramel, and cardboard / Peculiar, although not without interest. My least favorite beer ever, though, by this great brewer. Almost seems like it wasnít test batched.
mcberko (8062) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma of crusty bread, yeast and sweet malts. Flavour of sweet bready malt, caramel, candied sugar, mild hop bitterness and some Belgian style yeast. Solid, though lacking depth / complexity. Nowhere near as good as the original Lucky 13.
degbert (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red-orange with a large-grained, elastic head. Nose is tropical -- pomelo, mango, kiwi, and lemon. Heavy hops bitterness on the open, with malt carrying it through to a crisp, bitter close. Finish is long and has a touch of sweetness, and the mouthfeel is surprisingly round and rich. Itís big, itís good, itís hoppy.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tropical fruit on the nose, kiwi, mango, sweet. Pours golden blonde with a dense white head. Big hop flavor right off the bat, tropical fruits dominate with a bready sweetness and over laping earthy bitterness bringing them all together. Another good hoppy beer from Lagunitas!
unclemattie (4320) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, purchased at Popís, Suwanee, Ga. Auburn-Orange color, sticky white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, wheat, and fresh honey. Flavor of honey, caramel malts, a touch of wheat, and cotton candy. Complex hop character has a bit of wood, citrus, honey, and resin. Itís nice.
Nik925 (769) - USA - JUL 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just a amazingly amount of delicious hops...buckets and buckets of them. All tastes are of hop and then x. Perfect choice of hops. The malt is delicious, mellow for 9%, and nicely tucked behind the hops. Even with all these hops, 77IBUs sounds about right as the bitter isnít overwhelming. Tastes like it was dry hopped with equal parts beer to hops. Hop Stoopid and now this, Lagunitas found the secret to making the great hop bombs.
RSRIZZO (1873) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 47į. Color is a clear gold with good carbonation and a soft white head. Aroma is a big fresh hop scent. It has a lighter medium body and a light crisp mouth feel. Flavor has a touch of malt that gives it a sweet base but the hops jump in big with an orange candy like taste that turns more citrus in the end with a bold bitterness. In the after taste the citrus stands out and hangs on. Overall its a very tasty brew, definitely a unique and complex flavor.
Sammer (1069) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, malty and complex. Notes of flowers, honey and sugar. Clean finish. Another solid effort from Lagunitas.
obxdude10 (2099) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím not quite sure what separates this from the regular Lucky 13, but I sampled it on draft at the Craft Ale House. I donít recall a whole lot of difference. This version pours a dark golden color with a slightly orange hue. The head is of a decent size and laces nicely around the glass. The beer offers a prickly nose and mouthfeel, but in a good way. I get a sense of really spicy, floral and dry hops from both the nose and the body of flavors. The body is really smooth and delicious. The finish is floral, spicy, dry and sits very well on my palate.
PorterPounder (5880) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a medium copper with a thin, but persistent white head. Resiny hoppy spruce-like aroma. Flavor is bittersweet and citrusy. Touch of spearmint. Some back end syrupy sweetness rounds it out nicely. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Another solid entrant from Lagnitas - at 4.29 a bomber this could easily become a standby when nothing new to buy at the local.