Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 6,860 | Reviews: 1,253 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Murrhey:
4.04/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This much hyped beer is exciting for me, tucked away in the corner of the country I am. Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live in my apartment in high-altitude Libby, Mont.
A- Pours a one finger thick white head with nice retention for the style but not so much for the ABV. A cloudy straw-colored body with medium clarity. Looks just fine I suppose.
S- Juicy brew. Hop oil is very present, floral and bright. Juicy passionfruit and pineapple. Very sugary. Surprisingly tropical and not bruising with the hops. Interesting and rather delightful.
T- Like a buzzsaw on the palate, aggressive hops and floral fruitiness. Not a beer I'd imagine would be friendly to those not fond of DIPAs. Could be better balanced, but not bad. Just jarring.
M- Thick, bubbly and very dry finish. Hits the tip of the tongue especially well.
O- Good, not worthy of the 99 score in my opinion. Be wary of this, despite the aromatic and fruity aroma, this is a hoppy son of a gun.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2013 04:39:42 | More by Murrhey
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Bright brass-colored hue with a tuck white head and great lacing
S: Lots of citrus hop aromas up front--grapefruit with some tropical fruits lingering; some sweet malts but mostly this is a fruity hop bomb
T: Not as much tropical fruits in the flavor--quite bitter and still some citrusy grapefruits hops but also some grassy and dank hop flavors with a subtle sweet malty undertone underneath
F: Nice body and even a bit chewy and oily
O: A bitter hop bomb; this is a great beer but I would love it to just have a bit more of a sweet malty undertone to bring just a tad more balance
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 19:30:53 | More by dbossman
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,860 ratings.