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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,350 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,350
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 181
Gots: 489 | FT: 16
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 Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shy5
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rudedude985
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DHarv
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bustersuess
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zero_signal
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnd8
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RangerDanger
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I admit that I'm a Lagunitas fan. That being said, I still think this is a wonderful, full bodied ale. There is an amazing mix of hoppiness and sweet malt that lets neither dominate but allows both to stand forward. The ABV is certainly there so be careful. Even so, you don't really taste it. Another good ale from Lagunitas!

Photo of Buzogine
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not too bad but ok. Can't drink it all night.

Photo of CraigP83
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice amber color, transparent with a thin off-white head. Smells of hops. There is another odor I can't quite pin, possibly grapefruit? Tastes like a slightly sweet IPA. I didn't get the brown sugar taste I was expecting until my glass warmed a bit.

Photo of GCBrewery
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ridgeline23
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raycoll
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerad_Morrissey
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkalix
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bone colored head, small streams of minor carbonation rising to the top. icy hop aroma with some sweetness mixed in. a little metallic aroma in the smell. metallic in the taste. kind of tin-ny. sweet. some underlying hops but bitter nonetheless. getting sweeter. caramel-ly. overall, a decent brew.

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

Photo of bluehende
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I loved this one. Slightly sweet. It is about what you would expect for a 10% beer and much less sweet than you would expect due to the name. The hops balance out this beer quite nicely as it is very hoppy with a nice nose. A hopped up barleywine is the best way to describe this bargain of a beer.

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

Photo of Judgie
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz Bottle.Lagunitas rarely ever lets me down and this is no exception. I like it.Give it a try.

Photo of MistyMountainHops
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,350 ratings.