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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,708 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,708
Reviews: 1,298
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 147
Gots: 247 | 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 Campello_IPA
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to pint glass

A: nice clear copper, a finger of cream colored head. Good lacing on the glass.

S: strong citrus hop aroma, slight alcohol.

T: sweet, fruity hops, warm in the back.

M: medium carbonation, alcohol is very present but not at all off putting.

O: big and hoppy. If you're into that, which I am, this is a great beer!

Campello_IPA, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Troville1990
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Troville1990, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

arfenhouse, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of BeerWizard
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours honey gold with a decent sized head. I'm drinking this out of a Bulleit bourbon glass so we're talking about two inches of ale and an inch and a half of head. Looks pretty stellar. The nose is tangy, barely funky, with pine and candied fruit; while the flavor is sweet up front, with apricot and peach on the tongue, and then bitter in the throat. There's also a spice element to it, and I also get like Pez or Smarties candy in the nose mid-sip. For 9.99% abv, you sure wouldn't know it - I've had 7's and 8's that tasted boozier than this does. Bottle says that it's brewed with brown cane sugar, which, you know, from the name and all I was picturing a molasses-derived brown sugar, but the raw sugar makes more sense. I remember having this at a beer festival a few years ago and being duly corrected after asking for the "brown." "It's not a brown, it's an American strong ale." Indeed. Thumbs up.

BeerWizard, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Bones10, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

rEBELlION, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

moarmare, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

NickBeery, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

danipp, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

embarrwesment, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Kevincredible, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

trevorpost, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Mississippi, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

BEERschlitz, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

AaronOp, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

ajcantu, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

scoot64, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DemoniChris, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

AJ01923, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

muzzy, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of IAmAPenguin
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma - Fresh hops with a clear brown sugar, cinnamon spice, toffee and molasses.
Appearance - Very reddish, crimson color with almost no foam and standard lacing.
Taste- Very crisp, malty flavors with notes of caramelized sugar, burnt caramel, toffee and thin molasses. Finish is smooth with herby hops. Overall, this is interesting. Its dark and malty flavors but its actually really easy drinking and thin. I don't get any alcohol at all which makes this one really dangerously easy drinking. Not a bad beer at all.

IAmAPenguin, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

fearfactory, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DrewShalvoy, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

assman79, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

prock180, Oct 25, 2013
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,708 ratings.