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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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4,193 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,193
Reviews: 1,349
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 178
Gots: 413 | 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 insearchofhops
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njtmayhem
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mhollo90
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kniles38
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jricharc
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of KGalindo
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of fitrock2112
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured Brown Shugga' into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a clear amber with a off white head that goes on forever.

S - Sweet grapefruit, pine, citrus. Typical IPA goodness.

T - Bitterness, juicy hops, citrus, grapefruit and pine. Mid palate getting some lightly toasted malt with some sweetness from the brown sugar. Finally, on the aftertaste getting more grapefruit, citrus and sweetness.

M - Smooth medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

O - Nice beer with many great flavors for this time of year. Recommended Cheers!

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

Photo of zp6167a
3.31/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Just an average hoppy beer

Photo of tastesogood
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's off-white finely porous head is 1 finger thick with solid lacing, and a darker walnut brownish amber body.

The aroma I'm picking up with Brown Shugga' is, yes brown sugar, along with roasted malts, and more feisty hops. This is not overpowering or astringent to the senses. I've got a feeling this will taste quite good.

I taste basically the same components as the scent, the hops are pinier more so than a grapefruit flavor. As bold as this tastes, it's not too sharp or tart. Brown shugga' smoove, lol.

Overall, I'll give Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company a 4.5. I was lovin it and will purchase this beer again

Photo of rvescandon
3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not too bad in my opinion

Photo of Natellis123
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hit728
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteadyEddie93
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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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

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,193 ratings.