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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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90
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3,602 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 3,602
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 124
Gots: 212 | 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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sm0key

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2011 19:13:01 | More by sm0key
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Mattco

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-14-2013 16:39:42 | More by Mattco
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MNMike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-20-2014 02:26:22 | More by MNMike
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-12-2014 04:39:14 | More by ccurrid
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zdauber

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-27-2014 18:55:13 | More by zdauber
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Moo5152

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-15-2013 17:21:31 | More by Moo5152
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

filled a growler of this at clinton road consumers and split with a friend. a little above fridge temp poured into a standard pint glass.

pours out a clear deep amber color with a big fluffy, retentive off white head. lots of sticky lace on the glass.

it smells like a DIPA with a very nice balance. first you get piney and a little bit of citrus hops balanced by a sweet candied caramel, sugary malt.

again, definatly like a big DIPA. resinous pine and citrus hops are met nicely by a sticky candied caramel, brown sugary malt.

heavy mouthfeel, but not nearly as thick and heavy as i might have expected. some lingering bitternes is there.

alcohol was just an after thought, i could not taste it at all which made this pretty drinkable.

Serving type: growler

02-06-2011 18:41:49 | More by dogfishandi
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2011 00:56:08 | More by RyanPS
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-09-2013 18:10:47 | More by Mantooth
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-28-2012 02:58:33 | More by jminch
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-21-2013 02:03:50 | More by amstokesdb9
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Beldark

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-18-2013 01:37:35 | More by Beldark
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dmk91

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-29-2014 20:11:05 | More by dmk91
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber brown approach with a nice bulbous tan head leaves awesome sparatic lacing with each sip. Aroma: Vinous hops with caramel sugar slightly burn nose this beer is awesome, full malty approach to this old ale. Taste: Great amount of hops sugary with hops piney, earthy, citric tones this is a great old ale very nice brew can't be beat in my opinion. I want some of that Brown Sugga' baby, gives me sweet loving sweet sugary malt ridden flavor makes me want to have more of this brew. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied old ale from this brew I know what's coming my way complex flavors galore. Drinkability: Wow, how can you do this to common folk alot of flavor that most people aren't ready for however hallelejuah for this example of a kick ass old ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2004 00:13:39 | More by WVbeergeek
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-02-2013 01:18:31 | More by timontheroad
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mtpHokie

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-01-2014 01:47:05 | More by mtpHokie
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Thinking Man's in Atlanta.

Pours a clear dark amber color with a one-finger off-white head that quickly fades into a wispy layer of bubbles on top and a thin ring around the glass. Decent lacing.

Smells much hoppier than I'd anticipated. Lots of citrus aromas joined by a mild spicy sweetness.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Again, I wasn't expecting a whole lot of hops here but that's what I got. Large hits of grapefruit joined by sweet caramel malts and a small spice kick at the end. The flavor profile took some getting used to, but I liked it more near the end of the beer than I did in the beginning. I would never have guessed this was almost 10% ABV.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a good wet feel with good thickness and carbonation.

Drinkability is good. It's an interesting mash-up of styles that's easy to drink once you get used to it.

Overall this is a very interesting beer that's certainly worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2008 22:46:31 | More by glid02
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bdk1417

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-02-2014 01:10:07 | More by bdk1417
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-13-2014 01:42:23 | More by cmwilliq
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-18-2013 02:58:45 | More by sgttibbs
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-26-2014 19:58:46 | More by JIMTRK16
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mattdbh

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-24-2012 22:14:44 | More by mattdbh
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ADMacIntosh

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-08-2012 02:23:18 | More by ADMacIntosh
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-25-2012 20:42:03 | More by acurtis
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-20-2012 23:00:20 | More by ltdantheman
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,602 ratings.