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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

3,588 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,588
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 121
Gots: 211 | 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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1FatJ

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-22-2013 14:34:05 | More by 1FatJ
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PolloVagabundo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-03-2013 17:34:23 | More by PolloVagabundo
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2011 16:48:41 | More by richbrew
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CBlack85

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-02-2012 15:08:01 | More by CBlack85
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MsMae42

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-23-2013 14:26:19 | More by MsMae42
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. A new seasonal release to me from Lagunitas, I was unaware this beer had such a high abv. Expectations are moderately high based on the brewery and this beer's high ratings.

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

A - Pours a beautiful semi-clear brassy amber colored body with some sediment floating around. Just under two fingers of fluffy doughy beige head. Very nice head retention for such a high abv. Looks pretty damn nice for what it is.

S - Smell is pretty accurate to what I was expecting. Lots of fresh grapefruit hops, dusty bready malt, brown sugar, some red berry jam type smells, and some alcohol burn.

T - Taste is of bitter resinous grapefruit hops, some pine, hint of soapiness, some rye-esque spiciness, sticky brown sugar, and biscuit malts.

M - Feel ends sticky, sugary, resinous, bitter, and dry. A simple, fitting, classic Lagunitas style ending.

Overall, I'd say this is a fairly typical Lagunitas offering, not too much spectacular than any of their other highly hopped beers. This beer could probably also pass for either a DIPA or an American barleywine, but it's fine where it's at. Definitely a nice slow sipper of a beer, and I am glad I got this while I could. Recommended.

Lagunitas Brown Shugga' ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 17:28:05 | More by mfnmbvp
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mcdsports

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-05-2013 03:23:39 | More by mcdsports
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bob_d_j

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-13-2013 20:30:47 | More by bob_d_j
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NickBeery

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-28-2013 05:10:17 | More by NickBeery
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-22-2013 23:24:23 | More by Fusebuddy
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish Head snifter. Pours out a murky brownish-orange color with a nice 2 fingers of foam head. Average retention but considerable lacing. On the nose I get sweet, over-ripe peaches and grapefruit.

The beer is full-bodied with a firm feel. Very sweet on the front of the palate with malty flavors of toast and marmalade. Hops contribute a lemony note at mid-palate that is not overly powerful, but well-balanced. Finish is very citrusy with flavors of lemon, grapefruit, and pineapple and just a whiff of warming alcohol (much less than I expected at this strength).

Overall, an excellent American Strong Ale and a definite must-try for those who love Stone's ``Bastard'' beers. This one is very much in the same tradition. It's a big bruiser of a beer with huge sweet notes, a good dose of citrusy hops, and a fair amount of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 21:48:36 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-07-2013 01:03:59 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-18-2013 22:16:46 | More by JasonTaverner
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radiofish

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-10-2013 04:48:49 | More by radiofish
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-11-2013 22:51:47 | More by Kubrickx
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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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allstar255

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2013 22:01:05 | More by allstar255
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johnnydicfore

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2013 05:00:27 | More by alwaysplayin
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Illinois

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-01-2012 14:42:26 | More by Nicked
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,588 ratings.