Nice crystal clear red amber color with an off-white head on top. Decent retention.
Big, clean, citrus malts and hops. Pineapple, floral scents, and herbs. Spicy and grainy, this is a great smelling brew.
Taste follows the nose with the addition of roasted malts. Pineapple and citrus malts and hops are very well balanced. Very refreshing for such a big ale. Somewhat sweet. Quite complex. Finishes with surprising piney hops.
Lucky 13 is brewed by Lagunitas Brewery in Sonoma County, California. Considered an American Red Ale, I might call it an Imperial Red because of its depth. I picked up my 22oz bottle at the grocery store for $5. Alcohol is 8.9% and a moderate 77 IBUs.
Once again, the folks at Lagunitas did it right. This could easily be a $15 bottle of beer, but I paid $5 for it. Score! Well balanced, refreshing, and complex, this is an excellent bottle for the summer that I see myself going back to many times.