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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,176 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,176
Reviews: 1,345
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 177
Gots: 402 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.99% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-13-2001)
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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timontheroad
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice clear reddish Amber color with a great fluffy off-white three finger head. Great head retention and beautiful lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. The smell is fruity and floral, with citrus and piney notes, and just a bit of malty sweetness. The taste is fantastic, with some sweet malty flavors, some wonderful fruity and grassy flavors- just great! The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with just a light touch of prickly carbonation. Overall, this is one great beer- what I've come to expect from Lagunitas.

Photo of Jjk905
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PeterParker
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper with a thick white head. Large bubbles throughout.

Smells like an IPA. I thought this was a barley wine, definitely doesn't look or smell like one. Piney hops, malty backbone, and a bit of caramel.

Definitely an IPA. Piney and dank hops. Grapefruit, lots of bitterness, a buttery and sweet malt backbone as well.

Good carbonation and medium body. Aftertaste lingers for a while. Really no alcohol in taste or feel.

Pretty good, not sure what to make of it. Tastes like an IPA, but slightly different. Hard to put my finger on it.

Photo of FitgerFanatic
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jdizzzell
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.94/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite Holiday Seasonal brews. I've had Sucks now for a long time and this is the first time I've seen Brown Shugga' and I was blown away!

Photo of dbattey
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OldSmaug
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JimFries
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid hoppy beer from start to finish

Photo of connor4835
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of gobuccos
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Mikus
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

This was a pleasant surprise (and only a 9.99 sixer), and lives up to the rep. Beautiful pour. Nice clean piney aromas and notes, as well as a healthy malt presence. Love the brown sugar addition. Pine keeps it clean. Evolves and changes in the glass. I will buy this again.

Photo of kerry4porters
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of xxxcjbcxxx
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of FrankHashimoto
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of FederalOC
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of PacNWDad
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours with a frothy white head that takes a long time to dissipate. Tons of lace on the sides of the glass. Color is copper and clear. Smells of passion fruit and honey. As it warms, this becomes something of a hop bomb, with citrus and piney notes. Sweet on the tongue, with a fairly abrupt, bitter finish. A complex, lovely beer.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,176 ratings.