Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Very excited to find the last six pack of this at the local beer store. Not so excited when the same store offered it for growler fills a few days later! Awesome brew nonetheless.
A - Pours a beautiful clear golden color with about a half finger of some off-white head. The head quickly dissipates but there is some very nice sticky lacing. Very clear and clean looking pour.
S - TONS of citrus and tropical fruit. The amount of pineapple coming out of this aroma is amazing, it is definitely the dominant fruit. Plenty of grapefruit and citrus hops. Other tropical fruits are there as well, maybe some mango. A little bit of sweet bready malt is in there too but the hops dominate the aroma.
T - Much like the aroma. Definitely more of the west coast style IPA with tons of citrus hops, but there are some grassy hops in the finish, which is a tad dry and boozy. My only complaint is that the alcohol is not very well hidden at all, and there has been no attempt to hide it. Very boozy aftertaste. Very flowery and tropical/citrus fruit hop profile makes this one stand out from other DIPAs I've tried lately.
M - Medium body with spot on carbonation. Not too slick on the lips for a DIPA which is nice.
O - An outstanding hop bomb of a beer that is well worth 10 or 11 bucks for a six pack. The hop profile is incredible with low bitterness, just plenty of bright fruity hops. The level of booziness in the aftertaste is the only drawback on this one. Check it out!
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2012 02:44:29 | More by BeerPhan86
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