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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,587 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,587
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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mlhyatt

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-30-2013 04:35:36 | More by mlhyatt
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-30-2013 04:19:22 | More by jpaulsen
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JacobGumina

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-30-2013 03:41:47 | More by JacobGumina
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AGust82

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-30-2013 01:08:01 | More by AGust82
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Campello_IPA

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to pint glass

A: nice clear copper, a finger of cream colored head. Good lacing on the glass.

S: strong citrus hop aroma, slight alcohol.

T: sweet, fruity hops, warm in the back.

M: medium carbonation, alcohol is very present but not at all off putting.

O: big and hoppy. If you're into that, which I am, this is a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 23:44:12 | More by Campello_IPA
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-29-2013 19:08:18 | More by Troville1990
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arfenhouse

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-29-2013 08:13:34 | More by arfenhouse
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BeerWizard

Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours honey gold with a decent sized head. I'm drinking this out of a Bulleit bourbon glass so we're talking about two inches of ale and an inch and a half of head. Looks pretty stellar. The nose is tangy, barely funky, with pine and candied fruit; while the flavor is sweet up front, with apricot and peach on the tongue, and then bitter in the throat. There's also a spice element to it, and I also get like Pez or Smarties candy in the nose mid-sip. For 9.99% abv, you sure wouldn't know it - I've had 7's and 8's that tasted boozier than this does. Bottle says that it's brewed with brown cane sugar, which, you know, from the name and all I was picturing a molasses-derived brown sugar, but the raw sugar makes more sense. I remember having this at a beer festival a few years ago and being duly corrected after asking for the "brown." "It's not a brown, it's an American strong ale." Indeed. Thumbs up.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 01:54:09 | More by BeerWizard
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Bones10

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-29-2013 01:31:11 | More by Bones10
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-29-2013 01:00:32 | More by rEBELlION
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moarmare

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-28-2013 12:56:02 | More by moarmare
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NickBeery

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-28-2013 04:25:11 | More by danipp
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embarrwesment

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-28-2013 00:55:58 | More by embarrwesment
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-27-2013 20:53:51 | More by Kevincredible
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-27-2013 17:44:04 | More by trevorpost
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Mississippi

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

10-27-2013 16:24:46 | More by Mississippi
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-27-2013 05:40:07 | More by BEERschlitz
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AaronOp

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

10-27-2013 05:16:39 | More by AaronOp
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ajcantu

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

10-27-2013 02:40:55 | More by ajcantu
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scoot64

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-27-2013 01:44:12 | More by scoot64
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-26-2013 23:52:31 | More by DemoniChris
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-26-2013 22:11:41 | More by AJ01923
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muzzy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-26-2013 20:36:34 | More by muzzy
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IAmAPenguin

California

3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma - Fresh hops with a clear brown sugar, cinnamon spice, toffee and molasses.
Appearance - Very reddish, crimson color with almost no foam and standard lacing.
Taste- Very crisp, malty flavors with notes of caramelized sugar, burnt caramel, toffee and thin molasses. Finish is smooth with herby hops. Overall, this is interesting. Its dark and malty flavors but its actually really easy drinking and thin. I don't get any alcohol at all which makes this one really dangerously easy drinking. Not a bad beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 06:43:40 | More by IAmAPenguin
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,587 ratings.