Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Great looking beer. Pours a slightly hazy honey-amber with a finger of dense, frothy off-white head. Plenty of clingy lace.
S - Smell is intoxicating. Abundant hops - mainly citrus and pine - plus honey, apple and some sort of x-factor, like jasmine.
T - Taste-wise, the first impression is bitterness, like a west coast IPA. This quickly yields to big, rich sweetness, like a barleywine. The whole experience is immensely fruity, bringing apple, grape, grapefruit and raisin. Perfectly balanced and the sweetness is big, but in no way cloying. Brown sugar doesn't come through per se - it's more like a honey sweetness. Aftertaste is cool and dry, with some grapefruit hoppiness.
M - Mouthfeel is big, round and velvety. Pure luxury on the palate with a moderately long finish.
Overall, this is a dangerously delicious brew and one of my favorite seasonals. Luxurious, but approachable and dangerously drinkable. Virtually no perceptible signs of the high ABV, and a damn good value, to boot.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2013 02:11:57 | More by Mongrel
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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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