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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,973 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,973
Reviews: 1,252
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 302
Gots: 687 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.85% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This sad holiday season we didn’t have the brewing capacity to make our favorite seasonal brew, the widely feared BrownShugga’ Ale. You see we had a couple of really good years (thank you very much) and so heading into this season while we are awaiting the January delivery of a new brewhouse we are jammin’ along brewing 80 barrels of IPA and PILS and such every 3 hours. A couple of months back we realized that since we can only brew a mere 60 barrels of Shugga’ every 5 hours, that we were seriously screwed. For every case of Shugga’ brewed, we’d short 3 cases of our favorite daily beers. It’s a drag. This year, we brewed something that we think is also cool and brews more like our daily brews. The new brewhouse will help insure this kind of failure never happens again. It’s a mess that we can not brew our BrownShugga’ this year and we suck for not doing it. There is nothing cool about screwing this up this badly and we know it. Maybe we can sue our own sorry selves. There is no joy in our hearts this holiday and the best we can hope for is a quick and merciful end. F*@& us. This totally blows. Whatever. We freaking munch moldy donkey butt and we just want it to be all over...
So this substitute beer is a ‘Cereal Medley’ of Barley, Rye, Wheat, and Oats…. Full of complexishness from the 4 grains, and weighing in at 7.85% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.

(Beer added by: Jules11788 on 11-07-2011)
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Overlord

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4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a splendid holiday ale.

Pours a light orange with some golden highlights. Large white foam head.

Smells like tangerine, some lighter sweet grapefruit, a bit of sugar-y pineapple/mango/tropical notes. Nice fresh cut grass/hay aroma.

Taste is, not surprisingly, quite sweet. Tropical flavors abound. Surprised a bit by how muted the grapefruit was. It's there, and juicy and sweet, but the tropics take over. Not so much malty as just ... sweet.

Very enjoyable. Wish it was year/round. Nice and chewy.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 10:53:09 | More by Overlord
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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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