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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,599 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,599
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 124
Gots: 212 | 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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djtomain

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-16-2012 23:07:47 | More by djtomain
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-16-2012 16:59:53 | More by MichPaul
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jk3

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2012 11:02:06 | More by jk3
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ryanskeet

California

2/5  rDev -50.2%

11-16-2012 10:17:17 | More by ryanskeet
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-16-2012 02:29:27 | More by lisahope27
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-16-2012 02:02:08 | More by iL0VEbeer
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musicman7070

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-16-2012 01:52:20 | More by musicman7070
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-16-2012 01:23:13 | More by cantfindme
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-16-2012 00:52:56 | More by BrewtalAlement
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bruno1187

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-16-2012 00:51:53 | More by bruno1187
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mikediesel124

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-15-2012 21:03:42 | More by mikediesel124
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fayenatic

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-15-2012 21:03:10 | More by fayenatic
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-15-2012 20:46:03 | More by inspektor
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Newport Storm pint glass.

Appearance- Beautiful amber with two finger fluffy white head. Head lasted about a minute leaving beautiful lacing.

Smell- Caramel malts, floral hops, bourbon, vanilla. Very nice.

Taste- First I get a pleasant sweetness from the malts then it brings the hop flavor and some light bitterness. The near 10% is hidden perfectly.

Mouthfeel- Nicely carbonated. Not too resinous. Fills the mouth nicely.

Overall- I was a little worried by the name of the beer so I bought a single and I'm glad I did. This is a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 17:50:15 | More by Seanniek91
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RichH55

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

11-15-2012 17:10:39 | More by RichH55
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mweso2000

Georgia

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-15-2012 11:15:26 | More by mweso2000
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear dark amber/mahogany color with puffy, 3 finger head.

S- Smell is sweet and holly. Dark fruits, burnt sugar, and grassy hops.

T- Taste is pretty strong, quite hoppy, but also incredibly malty. Again, some dark fruits and burnt sugar as well.

M- A little on the thin side, but it's also incredibly drinkable.

Overall- Pretty solid brew. I feel it's a Little hot, and so a bit of the taste gets muddled, but still very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 01:50:35 | More by BeerBuckeye
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2012 01:13:57 | More by Bilco
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reynolds2121


4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2012 22:41:57 | More by reynolds2121
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duckrebel


4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-14-2012 22:35:29 | More by duckrebel
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JJFordick

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-14-2012 21:06:53 | More by JJFordick
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-14-2012 17:34:45 | More by Ncpogs
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raynmoon

California

4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Been looking forward to this beer awhile.

Nice orange/ amber color. Some alcohol legs, a touch of lacing. The colors match nicely with the packaging. +

Wow, smells so nice. Some of that world class Lagunitas hop profile, with a touch of "big malt". It's hard to describe. The malt presence makes the hop nose feel intense and scary. Not too strong though. Reminds me of the Imperial Red.

Wow, it's so smooth. Right away you get that bitterness that blends perfectly with the juiciness of the hops and strong malt backbone, but nothing overwhelming. The alcohol is noticeable right away and adds a spicy bitterness across your tongue. Decent aftertaste.

If it were a touch less alcoholic/ malty, this would be a huge IIPA. It reminds me a lot of Bigfoot, but less intense. To be honest, I think I like this one better. Much more approachable.

I don't get any of that "brown shugga". But perhaps the brown sugar is adding some of the sweetness and alcohol touch.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 05:19:04 | More by raynmoon
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Picodegallo87

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-14-2012 04:12:32 | More by Picodegallo87
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2012 03:11:48 | More by Lovely85
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,599 ratings.