Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by FreshHawk:
4.41/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A - Light tangerine gold color. Large, light, foamy, bubbly, sticky, white head. Average retention leaving a slight ring of lace.
S - Nice citrusy orange and tangerine hops. Hints of tropical fruit, especially pineapple. Hints of pine resin. Clean, biscuity/biscotti malt aroma. Slightly sweet and juicy.
T - Very balanced IPA that is similar to the nose. Fresh hoppy flavor to start with a fairly bitter pine and orange rind flavor. Very green and slightly weedy flavor. Nice, clean malt backbone throughout with a slight sweetness. Near the finish there is a nice fruity blast. Finishes clean, bitter, and with a slight tang.
M - Medium body with above average carbonation. Crisp, zesty, and lively.
D - Very balanced IPA. Alcohol is very well hidden. Exceptionally drinkable and quite refreshing with a nice clean finish. Great mix of bitter and sweet and very fresh tasting.
Notes: Really nice IPA (I don't really see it as a double but whatever). Balanced and quite refreshing. Nice mix of different hoppy flavors, but what really made this nice was just how fresh the hop flavors were and how it jumped out at you. Great clean, slightly sweet, malt backbone that allowed that to happen. Worth picking up a sixer.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2013 04:36:41 | More by FreshHawk
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4.11/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I get quite tired of the hop heavy parade of most IPA or DIPA... This is quite good, flavorful and refreshing.
I go to this and Hop Devil & Burton Baton when I want hops with quality and balance.
Another great offering from Lagunitas is Undercover Shutdown.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 02:35:44 | More by Jjski
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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