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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3434
Reviews: 1290
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%


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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HappyBivouac

Iowa

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Last bottle of a 6 pack I purchased 4 months ago; the first 5 went fast but I sat on this one for whatever reason. Can't find the bottling date. Around the label it reads: "We believe this special ale is something unique. Feeding brown cane sugar to otherwise cultured brewery yeast is a'kin to feeding raw shark to your gerbil. It is unlikely to ever occur in nature without human intervention. And it looks weird besides. But it has happened and now it's too late." Possibly my favorite packaging blurb in the history of beer.

a- Pours a slightly cloudy ruby brown and bubbly with a light tan head that recedes to a ring and spotty foam.

s- Heavy, inviting and intimidating caramelized sugar hits up front. There is a very noticeable presence of pine & grapefruit. White bread and a slight tart orange are also detectable.

t- all that caramel/brown sugar is an immediate and relentless assault, and you know what.. it works! Resiny, sappy pine bitterness hits fairly hard in a good way as well. I can feel the citrus zest hop bitterness steadily climb during the sip and in the aftertaste, with bready flavors surfacing as well. This isn't the sort of balance I've come to expect from beer. It's sort of an assault of several unique flavors that work independently but the resulting harmony, while often harsh and dissonant, ends up being very welcome and, at the bottom line, very tasty.

m- medium full-bodied and slick, with only a slight lick of carbonation. Coats the mouth a bit.

d- a wonderfully drinkable and delicious strong ale. the assault of flavor reveals its strength, but there is very little trace of actual heat. The whole thing comes off (in part because of the words on the packaging) as a beautiful accident. Would definitely pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2010 03:48:33 | More by HappyBivouac
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MBPChead

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: A deep, but transparent amber orange with a thick creamy head. Quite lovely in appearance.

Smell: Thick bready, nut and sugary malt characteristics accompanied by mild spicy floral hops with a hint of apple and pineapple in the nose. Fantastic aroma

Taste: Quite rich in taste, the flavors this beer contains are as such; honey, walnuts, almonds wheat, maple sugar or syrup, fresh bread, hints of apple and pineapple, mild and spicy floral and piney hop characteristics, and a bit of brown sugar. The flavor in this beer is extremely well balanced it has a touch of sweetness that is not overbearing, spicy hops that add a nice kick but are not overpowering, and an excellent malt body that blends with all the other aspects of this brew so well. I honestly wish I could give the flavor of this one a 4.75, but in the interest of my taste buds, it gets a 4.5.

Feel: Thick, viscus, and slightly tingly. Very nice overall

Drinkability: Quite good overall, the thickness and and alcohol are a bit of a deterrent from drinking more than 1 or 2. But, the flavor is wonderful.

I'm definitely going to buy at least another 6 pack of this stuff, its WAY too good not to buy more of.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 01:18:16 | More by MBPChead
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to andrenaline to sharing a 6er with me
A - clear copper, one finger of white head, respectable lacing
S - sweet brown sugar and caramel, grassy hops and light lemon zest
T - very much like the nose with a stronger hop presence and a light sweet alcohol touch
M - light carbonation, smooth and somewhat creamy, hop bitter finish
D - you would never guess this was a high octane beer, very sweet tastiness with a strong hop balance, i'm convinced that Lagunitas only brew home runs

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 04:55:16 | More by joemcgrath27
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DoctorDog

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A- Deep ruby / amber, and quite clear. Pours with >1 finger of tan head, which fades fairly quickly to a thin island of bubbles.

S- Piney/citrusy hops are quite prominent upon pouring, and then fade out as the head dies...allowing the sugary sweet (brown sugar?) and caramel malty notes take over. Hints of dark fruit.

T- Unsurprisingly, this brew is quite sweet. A blend of fruity, caramel, sugar sweetness, countered by a sturdy citrusy bitterness,

M- Moderate to slightly low carbonation with a medium-full feel. Slightly syrupy.

D- Very good. An all around interesting and enjoyable brew that is an incredibly easy drinker for it's 9.99% ABV.

Future outlook: More please. Need to designate a few of these for cellaring as well...

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 05:38:35 | More by DoctorDog
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dmatsui

California

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is for the Sweet Release -

Poured from a bottle into a goblet. half-finger off-white soapy head with surprisingly good retention. Not much visible carbonation, but lots of lacing and alcohol legs.

Sweet, trademark Lagunitas hops up front in the nose with biscuity, roasty malts in the background. A lot hoppier than I thought it was going to be.

If there's one thing Lagunitas does right, it's a huge I, II, IIIPA. Sweet Release is perfectly balanced with hops first and foremost with big citrus, fruity and bitter as hell qualities. The malt base is just as beefy with huge amounts of sticky, thick malt. There is a maple quality in the back of the palate. It's just a huge beer with lots of complexities in the hop and malt bill with a booze presence that'll most likely effect this review. It's spicy, savory, thick, stout, sweet and sturdy as hell.

This was my first taste of Brown Shugga and was happy that it was the special release I busted my cherry on. This is a great beer and perfect on a cold night. I plan to pick up a few more cases of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 06:33:11 | More by dmatsui
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theHoff77

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pokal glass.

A - A rusty or copper red in color. Foamy white head with great retention and lacing.

S - Surprisingly hoppy in smell with the malt coming through too.

T - It wasn't until after I finished my first bottle that I knew this had 9.9% abv and that blew me away. The booze is almost not existent. Has the tasty sweet malt from the sugar as advertised and the hops really come through. Although not overly complex this is tremendously balanced.

M - Smooth as can be considering the higher abv and the bitterness is right on the money. I like that the sugar in this beer doesn't leave my mouth feeling dry like I had a pop.

O - I loved this simply put. Great flavor and balance. Still can't believe it has almost 10% abv. Going to buy as much of this as I can before it's gone.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 17:14:55 | More by theHoff77
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Release, 12oz bottle poured into a snifter glass

A - Pours a redish copper color with no haze at all. Generous off white head that lingers for a bit.

S - Smells sweet and... well a little bit like brown sugar. Biscuty smell as well

T - The taste up front is sweet and smooth. You can definitely taste the brown sugar and almost a little bit of a graham cracker taste. The 9.9% ABV is almost completely hidden. It warms you a little as you sip it, but it never tastes boozy at all.

M - I would have liked a little thicker mouth feel, as this one was medium bodied and a little thin. But, all in all it has a nice mouth feel.

O - This is how big fall beers should be done! I'm not a huge Lagunitas fan, but I look forward to this release every year.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 13:08:14 | More by cnbrown313
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genitempo

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours over into a snifter nicely. Heavy blaze in color, trace/vanishing head/steadfast lace.

S - Bitterness felt in the nose from the hops, but brightened up by hints of sugar.

T - This is a beer that needs to sit out before consuming (goes without saying). The taste matures throughout the beer, bringing more complexity with every sip (Lagunitas Staple Move). Well-balanced hops with a bit of a kick 3 quarters through (reminds me of Hop Stoopid a bit, but mounting on more malt)

MF - Almost perfect amount of weight on the palate and tongue. Not overly carbonated.

O - I was glad I grabbed a sixer of Brown Sugga' this year. Last year, I obviously missed it (Hence, the birth of Lagunitas Sucks), but the absence made the palate grow fonder! Zing! But what a great beer. Deserves all the hype behind it.
I wanted to mention that, while this is not my favorite effort by Lagunitas, I do appreciate it more than their other beers. I tend to associate Lagunitas Hop-heavy recipes more appropriate for the warmer Texas weather. But Brown Sugga' still manages to settle perfectly into the Holiday Season. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 07:51:53 | More by genitempo
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a snifter.

This pours a rich brown color and has a slight head And good lacing. It has a sweet smell with a little spice. Wonderfully brilliant malt character that keeps giving after its gone. The body of this beer is perfect and it has a higher viscosity than I expected and i was not disappointed. This is a great beer and coming in at 10% makes it an amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 01:09:07 | More by brewdude1982
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nimrod979

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Poured into my Lagunitas jar.

Appearance. Pours a beautifully clear perfect copper color with two fingers beige head. Foamy. Nice retention. Super sticky lacing lines the glass.

Aroma: Carmelized sugar, brown sugar is pretty prominent on the nose. Orange/grapefruit hops and hints of some pine. Little booze. Interesting.

Taste: Brown sugar sweetness hits right off the bat. Mellows out to give some nice complex and sweet flavor and malt. Not overly sweet though. Citrusy and piney hops creep up in the back and mesh with a little bit of alcohol heat. This stuff offers pretty good complexity and an overall amazing flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thick fuller body, almost chewy mouthfeel. soft carbonation works well to make it a nice little sipper. Awesome finish that walks the line between btween bitter and a touch of alcohol heat. Amazingly drinkable at 10%.

Lagunitas can do NO wrong.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 00:43:01 | More by nimrod979
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First every Brown Shugga. Didn't get exposed to Lagunitas until last year and loved Lagunitas Sucks. Now it's time to find out why they sucked.

A: Golden brown pour with an active culture of rising bubbles. The head builds up a substantial amount, lasts a decently long time, and is white in color. The head completely coats the insides of my Lagunitas mason jar, much like an IPA. 4.5

S: The aroma is very sweet, with a grassy, earthy hoppiness providing some balance. Booze, caramel malt, and hops all come together in a distinctly Lagunitas way. I can tell by the aroma that this is going to be as good as everything I've had some this brewery. 4

T: The sweetness and hoppiness collide in just a wonderful way on the taste. Things start of with caramel and citrus, giving way quickly to bitter hops and some booze. The finish is very dry and hoppy, making the mouth water a ridiculous amount. You crave the sweetness at the beginning so much that you forget this monster is nearly 10% ABV...until you stand up! 4.5

MF: Medium body with a great amount of carbonation. The booze is noticeable, but not in a bad way. It's very drinkable for the style. 4.5

O: Lagunitas, you do suck for not making this last year! It's amazing! Although, I'm glad Lagunitas Sucks was the result. I'm torn there, but not on whether or not I like this beer. True winner, yet again. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 01:44:14 | More by russwbeck
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle-dangerously delicious.. copper color with a sweetness that hides the higher alcohol content although you get the alcohol in the aftertaste that lingers until the next sip. Tastes like honey molasses malt and hops. A must have in the cellar

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 12:05:30 | More by alaimoa
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mcflypie

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Rich copper in hue. Not much lacing.

S: Hop, sweetness, slight lime.

T: Big hoppy taste in general with a little sweetness in the beginning as well. Malt and brown sugar in the background.

M: A robustly hoppy feeling that lingers like a strong ale should.

O: A classic. More hoppy then brown, this strong ale delivers a wallop and will keep you warm on a cold eve.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 02:23:07 | More by mcflypie
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s_wit

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - clear orange/amber color nice light colored head with a lot of carbonation. Pretty good lacing.

S - light citrus with a crisp smell that comes later. Good smell, not extremely strong.

T - very strong taste, full of citrusy hops of front and finishes sweet but not as sweet as I thought. Nice and complex with lots of favors going on. This is the best thing about this beer. Some booziness or I would have rated it even higher here.

M - boozy, sticky, good carbonation, decent thickness but not great

O - I'm glad I tried this one as it was a really good beer. It was much better than I expected. Will probably have a couple more and cellar a couple.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 03:03:42 | More by s_wit
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a amberish copper with a finger of off white head, a lot clearer then last years offering.

Smell is, well it smells like a DIPA, Date is 297 3 which is crazy fresh, about 10 days old... Pine, Citrus, tropical notes, kind of a green earthy hop finish.

Taste is just super good and unique, citrusy and piney hops, huge bready malt backing, toffee, caramel, a lot of sweetness from the brown sugar, a little bit of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is full and syrupy, light carbonation, wetish finish. Works nice.

A great beer, Lagunitas is one of those breweries that I can buy anything from and know I am going to at the very least like it.... Not many breweries out there I can say that about, I like this one fresh, it is also great aged. At its price you are almost required to pick up a 6 if not more!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 02:06:14 | More by nickapalooza86
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Gusler

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour an obscure amber color, the head is exorbitant in size, the consistency frothy with enormous sticky sheets of lace clinging to the glass. Also must say, the sediment is suspended much as the definition of obscure states. Nose is malt, floral, hints of fusel alcohol, caramel, a “Top Notch Sniffer” for the old proboscis. Front is malt and thickly sweet, the top full-bodied, the finish is medial on the carbonation, medicinal in its hop spicy bite, dry, alcohol bitter aftertaste “OOOHAAAAA”, how I love these “Bad Boys”.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2002 15:48:43 | More by Gusler
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oelergud

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stubby 12oz brown glass bottle with a twist-off cap. Large red letters on the label.
Translucent copper mahogany body with low carbonation. Creamy tan head with small bubbles.
Scent of caramel, grassy hops, flower, hay and of course, brown sugar.
Rough hops swirling in caramel and brown sugar with nutskin and vegetable, well balanced. The aftertaste is a hoppy long lived malty rush, quite strong and very tasty.
Medium-full body, some coating and a rough feel.
Highly drinkable, delicious and warming.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 23:25:14 | More by oelergud
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jacobseyb

Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler. Pours a reddish-brown-copper with little head that dissipates quickly to crown the beer. Definite sweet aromas of malts and sugar with some hoppy citrus (grapefruit) aromas as well. Taste is very sweet and the citrus flavors along with pine dominate the flavors. Feels rather light really compared to my expectation and the carbonation is rather light as well. A good drinking beer that could be pretty sessionable if not for the alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2009 05:11:46 | More by jacobseyb
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sjantiflow

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass...

The smell is fabulous. There's hops, caramel and citrus, accented by a malty sweetness. The use of brown sugar is definitely noticed.

This is my first strong ale, so it's probably obvious that it tastes like an IPA but without the hoppy bitterness (assuming it's cut by the sugar). But it's still a powerful, warming brew. The 10% abv. lends itself to the the rich, smooth and thick mouthfeel.

On a final note, the beer pairs very well with butternut squash soup.

Perfect for the fall season!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 02:36:38 | More by sjantiflow
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ADZA

Australia

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Its a good name for this brew i reckon definately suits it anyway it pours a cherry hue with average carbonation that leaves a one finger head and some sporadic lacing,the aroma is beautiful very wintery with hints of toasted marshmallows,burnt toffee,pancakes cover in maple syrup and pine residue,it has a medium bodied mouthfeel which is perfectly carbonated for the style and almost leaves a sticky feeling on your mouth which really lets the flavour's of marshmallows dipped in hot caramel,pure honeycomb,piney residue laced hops and maple syrup all make themself known and i found all through the drop it had a nice sweet brown sugar background to it and hence i think the name is spot on it really suits it and overall its one of those drops that really does not have a fill in as i have not tasted anything similar and im stoked i bought more than the one of.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 08:03:24 | More by ADZA
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ujsplace

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a frothy, two finger off white head that leaves ample sticky lace clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smells of brown sugar, caramel and citrus hops.

Tases of big malty sweetness up front with a nice brown sugar flavor that goes with a toasty caramel malt. Finishes with a nice bit of oily, citrus-like hop twang. Pretty much like it smells. Good stuff.

Medium, well carbonated and leaves a coating on the tongue.

In spite of the high abv, a rather drinkable brew - Lagunitas has not disappointed me yet - and this is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 00:51:03 | More by ujsplace
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Fanhitter


4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft Pint @ Ashley's Westland 11-7-2012

In the pint glass, this beer holds a deep burnt auburn hue, with impeccable transparency. Even with a broken surface of microscopic bubbles instead of any sort of head, this looks like a serious brew.

Smells mildly sweet at the top of the glass, a bit grapey even. A good hop presence is notable with a nose in the glass.

Tastes surprisingly mild for a sugared up barley wine or whatever this claims to be. You'd never know it was 10 percent based on the malt to hop flavors. An apricot flavor drifts faintly in after swallowing, and a burnt prune flavor unexpectedly follows on the finish.

On the sip, its got a mild bite to it, not unlike a strong Canadian beer. A bit boozy, but nothing outrageous. For a strong beer it's silky and easy to gulp or sip despite being a bit syrupy.

Overall, this beer is great. Halfway through drinking a nice wine texture comes out in it, that some might find unpleasant, but I find it very enjoyable. For a malt and hop lover it may disappoint, but for the whole package, it's pretty solid. In all honesty I wasn't expecting this beer to be as mellow as it is compared to other Lagunitas offerings, but for a strong beer it stands out. I could easily be overserved with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 01:55:49 | More by Fanhitter
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber red with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing sticking to the glass.

Smell: A hop forward aroma with a big sweet malt presence. Upfront are some ripe citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange, mango, tangerine, and lemon. Earthy hops with a little pine resin. Big malt presence with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, and toast. Brown sugar adds some sweetness. A scent of alcohol is also pretty noticeable. A very juicy aroma.

Taste: Like the scent gives off, a strong taste that starts out hop forward and ends in malty sweetness. Big burst of bitter citrus up front with notes of grapefruit, mango, orange, tangerine, and lemon. Some earthy hops and resin in the mix. Midway the hops give way to a big bready taste. Toasted malts with notes of caramel, toffee, and biscuit. The brown sugar is tasted towards the finish. A very good full flavor.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and slightly syrupy. A little of the alcohol heat is felt.

Overall: A very good Strong Ale. Strong flavors but balanced between the hops and malts. The sugar adds a nice kick and doesn't go overboard with the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 07:30:17 | More by MattyG85
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beerman207

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a: pours a nice orange color with a nice lace and head retention. Beer is very inviting

S: pine hops, malt, pungent but in a good way

T: wow This is a Delicious beer. Taste is bitter but sweet; hops come through and linger for a while with a nice balance of malt

M: best mouthfeel in a strong ale I've had. It is very refreshing and does not dry the palate

O: very pleased with this offering. Looking forward to having more.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 02:35:21 | More by beerman207
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MadScientist

New York

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A medium copper with excellent clarity. A persistent, light-tan head made of small, creamy bubbles. Leaves some lacing on the galss.

S: A strong hops aroma with lot citrus, pineapple, some pine and a some tropical fruit. Blindfolded, think I was about to get into a very nice Double IPA. There is a light malt sweetness and a moderately-strong, flowery alcohol aroma.

T: Tastes like hops candy with an aggressive hops bitterness countered by a moderate malt sweetness and a strong citrus hops flavor. The hops have the same citrus, pineapple and resinous pine flavor noted in the aroma. The malt has a little caramel flavor. All of this is blended with a moderate alcohol that is somewhat sweet. The balance is bitter with a big malt support. The finish is somewhat dry and the aftertaste is of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium-full bodied with a moderately-strong level of carbonation.

O: Lagunitas has always been a true and constant friend of the hophead and this is a good example of their generosity. An assertively bitter American Barelywine with a huge hops bill in the nose, flavor and bittering. bit more sweetness than the average American Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 01:25:00 | More by MadScientist
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,434 ratings.