Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass, because that's all I had available at the time. Good creamy head, with decent lacing. Smells like brown sugar and molassesy with a hint of hops. Taste is sweet, a little hoppy bitterness, can pick up the alcohol, but is not overpowering, especially for a high ABV. Mouthfeel is about right for a strong ale. Descent carbonation. Not too bad.
10-30-2013 06:02:33 | More by Danimals_Beard
4.14/5 rDev +3%
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!
10-29-2013 23:44:12 | More by Campello_IPA
4.31/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
10-29-2013 01:54:09 | More by BeerWizard
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,648 ratings.