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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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90
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4,829 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,829
Reviews: 1,481
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 207
Gots: 766 | FT: 18
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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Photo of lemmy187
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juicebox
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryMyers
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jacobob10
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. Beautiful copper color with amazing clarity and a large creamy white head. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer goes down. Its appearance might be my favorite aspect.

Aroma is interesting. Plenty of orange citrus, pine, molasses and brown sugar. Flavor is full of resinous hops and alcohol. There is a sweet overtone throughout the duration of the beer. Long lasting flavor with a big body. A bit of a metallic finish.

This is a potent brew that is usually a "one and done" for me. Worth trying but not something I will seek out in the future.

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrMonotone69
3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It was alright. nice strong ale.

Photo of Sean_King
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasty, but I couldn't drink more than one at a time. Just not my style of beer.

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

Photo of JulioCesar09
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Yeheshua
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TRiGS
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bone53
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Somewhere in between a copper and amber color wirg a two finger egg shell colored head

Smell: Citrus peels, pine, caramel/molasses, and you said it, brown shugga. As it warms i get some onion burn to the nose as well

Taste: Flavors follow the nose pretty closely; A good balance between citrusy and piney hops and sweet caramel/molasses malt character, along with a pinch of you said it, brown shugga

Mouthfeel: Medium body; As all of lagunitas big beers, this goes down amazingly smooth for 10% abv. I dont know how those guys do it. Bitterness and carbonation is on point

Overall: I wouldnt really consider this a brown ale. DFH 90 minute IPA seems to have just as much if not more malt in it as this. This is just a DIPA on the maltier side. With that being said, id consider this and 90 minute the best beers in that regard. And perhaps even Great Divide Herculese. All are great examples of a malty IPA done right. This one has a great balance between bitter hops and sweet malt, and goes down extremely smooth, especially considering the abv. Id rather go for a Lil Sumpin Sumpin, Hop Stoopid, or Sucks, but as far as a malty IPA goes, this is a winner.

Photo of Xristos
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeithE
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DKRowden
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beejay
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Medium dark brown and hazy. Just off white head on top.

S: Hop aroma with some nice pine aroma, some slight citrus peel. There is indeed a touch of a brown sugar smell in the back.

T: Hops!! Whew! Resin and pine, with a huge hit of citrus peel afterwards. Nice caramel and brown sugar in the finish.

M: Thick, but the prevalent carbonation lightens it up a bit.

O: I knew nothing about this brew before I tried it, so it was a bit of a surprise.. But a good surprise. Dank, hoppy, and enjoyable.

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

Photo of seangibbs60
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Risenhower
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 40ontarget
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheFox
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TomPointO
4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,829 ratings.