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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4,646 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,646
Reviews: 1,441
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 197
Gots: 664 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-13-2001

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A medium copper with excellent clarity. A persistent, light-tan head made of small, creamy bubbles. Leaves some lacing on the galss.

S: A strong hops aroma with lot citrus, pineapple, some pine and a some tropical fruit. Blindfolded, think I was about to get into a very nice Double IPA. There is a light malt sweetness and a moderately-strong, flowery alcohol aroma.

T: Tastes like hops candy with an aggressive hops bitterness countered by a moderate malt sweetness and a strong citrus hops flavor. The hops have the same citrus, pineapple and resinous pine flavor noted in the aroma. The malt has a little caramel flavor. All of this is blended with a moderate alcohol that is somewhat sweet. The balance is bitter with a big malt support. The finish is somewhat dry and the aftertaste is of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium-full bodied with a moderately-strong level of carbonation.

O: Lagunitas has always been a true and constant friend of the hophead and this is a good example of their generosity. An assertively bitter American Barelywine with a huge hops bill in the nose, flavor and bittering. bit more sweetness than the average American Imperial IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of CFHMagnet
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My pour was a little... aggressive and I wound up with 2 and 1/2 fingers of frothy light yellow/tan head. Body is a deep copper color, with a large amount of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom. Some good lacing noted.

Pine and a citrus bouquet immediately greet the nose. Digging deeper we find some caramel notes and hints of dark fruit.

Caramel and brown sugar play in between heavy resinous pine and juicy mixed citrus hops.

Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied. It is a little on the sticky side, but makes your whole mouth feel dry after it has gone down.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.93/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Clear, mahogany-amber pour, with a small beige head that retained well and left splotches of lacing on the glass. Muted caramel aroma, a touch of fruity hops. I really expected something different with this one, but instead got the same old typical, basic, dull Lagunitas flavor. Caramel malts, tree sap, pine and citrus hops, woody nutshells, stale alcohol notes, some off-flavors consistent with oxidation. About medium in body and carbonation. I'd probably never get this again. So many uninteresting beers from this brewery, and this one's no different.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Lovely rich copper color, excellent clarity with a very long lasting off-white head. Beautiful beer.

S: Fruity & floral resinous hops, a very nice clean malt profile. Very sweet perfume.

T: Nice sweet sticky malts at first without any offensive nuttiness. The second half is an absolute onslaught of resinous hop flavor. Huge and beautiful, frighteningly drinkable. Bitterness feels restrained.

M: I can't believe this beer is 10% abv. Full bodied but easy to drink, massive hop aroma with signature lagunitas malt flavor. A delicious and awesome beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,646 ratings.