Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4,312 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,312
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 181
Gots: 474 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-13-2001)
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

12oz bottle (2012) into a tulip. Pours a crystal-clear mahogany w/ a big sudsy, oily khaki head, lazy carb, sticky lacing.

Aroma leads off with piney Lagunitas hops. And... that's about it. Not sure what I was expecting but I'm just getting clean bright hops.

Taste is a combination of piney hops and sweet, chewy caramel malt. Really nice balance between two pretty powerful extremes.

Mouthfeel is sticky and chewy with a sharp bitter finish. Dangerously drinkable for a 10% beer.

Overall a really unique brew. An American strong IPA? A dry hopped barleywine? Interesting, enjoyable mix here.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, 2012 release, picked up a six-pack at Whole Foods this afternoon, poured into a nonic pint.

A- Pours a perfectly clear amber color, topped with a big two-inch tan head, nice retention and loads of nice, thick lacing.

S- Sweet brown sugar aroma, some citric hops, smells pretty nice.

T- Big brown sugar sweetness and bready malt, the brown sugar is actually a lot more prominent in the flavor than in the aroma. Citric and piney hops also assert themselves midpalate and are actually pretty well-integrated, I was expecting a lot more of a clash between the brown sugar and hops but it works very nicely. Finishes with sweet brown sugar and a hint of fruity alcohol, which is well-hidden for being so huge, I was surprised to read how alcoholic this actually is.

M- Medium-bodied, soft, creamy feel, a dry finish.

O- A really enjoyable beer, the brown sugar is really bold and delicious, it's also mad drinkable even at nearly 10%.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a nice looking reddish brown with a finger of off white head and good retention into a dogfish head snifter. nice lacing throughout the drink as well
S: smells of piney hops and citrus. not a lot of sweetness but a little bit of herbal hops as well
T: nice caramel and brown sugar sweetness up front with some slightly piney hops swallow brings a nice oily pine hop with some equally tasty residual sweetness
M: medium carb and a slightly heavy mouthfeel but not excessively viscous
O: pretty tasty beer. good flavors and some nice complexity. I like sucks a little more but this beer is pretty tasty. The hoppiness surprised me but it keeps the sweetness in check.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep copper color with a good 1 finger head. The lace just screams sugar and sweetness..sticky lace all on the glass.
S: Smells of big pine up front with some sugary sweetness on the nose.
T: Very sweet and sticky on the palate right away... an IPA-like snappy crispness to boot. Can definitely taste the sugar in this one... wow.
M: Well carbonated indeed, the flavors really come out in this one.. citrus, even a peach like crisp bite to it.
O: Solid, the 9.99% will really sneak up on you though! A must try !

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark golden/amber color with a 2 finger head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma of pine, citrus and some sweetness.

Nice full flavor with citrus and pine up front followed by a good balanced sweetness. Finished with mix of bitter and sweet in the aftertaste.

Medium to full body, a little slick with good carbonation.

Overall this is a fantastic beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,312 ratings.