Brew Review: Lagunitas Lucky 13.alt

by Kelli H. on May 22, 2012

Name: Lagunitas Lucky 13.alt
Location: Petaluma, CA
Date: 5-15-12
Type: American Strong Ale
Availability: Anniversary Release
Price: $4.49/22 oz
Alcohol: 8.8%
IBU’s: 60

Aroma: Citrus hops

Appearance: Clear deep gold with a semi-good head.

Body & Texture: Smooth, light, and nicely carbonated

Aftertaste: Lots of hops, sweet, tangy, citrus, and overall bitter.

Ryder always trying to get in on the brew reviews

Overall Impression:
This was my 2nd time trying this beer. I’ll go ahead and admit that I was somewhat disappointed in this beer, although, David thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m not sure what it was, but this beer did not appeal to me. I felt that it was just very bitter hops with nothing else to offer. It seemed more hoppy than 60 IBU’s. The alcohol was masked nicely and went down smooth. I thought the color was very nice. From what I’ve been reading on American Strong Ales, I’m just not sure how this is considered one. It seemed more like a Double IPA. This beer sits very light in your mouth which might make you think it’s lighter than 8.8% abv so be forewarned! I had my small little tasting glass of this, and I could feel it. Then again, I’m a lightweight. 🙂 Any DIPA lovers out there, or Lagunitas fans, I recommend trying this, but it might not be your favorite. I much prefer regular Lucky 13.

If you’ve tried Lucky 13.alt or regular Lucky 13, let me know what you think! 

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen May 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Lovely photos – I feel like I’ve just had a quick vacation! the beers look pretty refreshing to me. So glad to have found your blog – it’s lovely. I’ve signed up to follow and looking forward to more!
Mary x


Made in Sonoma May 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Thank you, Mary! Glad you like it.


Maren May 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I love the color. and that you drank it out of a jar. awesome!


Sonia the Mexigarian May 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Wow the color on it looks amazing. Out of beer in my fridge. This might have to make its way into it. I like me my IPAs, though I am not a fan of overly bitter hops. I’ll give it a try 🙂


Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Hmmm, i agree that the color’s great. What a tease! haha I’ve got a Lagunitas IPA in the fridge right now, and this post may have just persuaded me to open it when I get home.


David Wells May 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm

haha. Puppy boy wanted some beer! That’s my boy right there… just like his dad taught him. 😉 I enjoyed this beer!


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