Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful, snow-white, 3-finger head with incredible retention and fluffy lacing. Brew is copper and straw, transparent, and incredibly lively and bubbly up the middle.
Light grapefruit and strong floral aroma, with a hint of brown sugar or caramel malt in the background. Some honey, and a faint whiff of that cat pee aroma. Tons, tons of hops.
Hops are a little brighter and greener than the aroma indicates, fairly resinous, somewhat flowery and dank. Most of the sweetness comes across in the malt, a little bit of honey, some brown sugar, rye, pepper, and grain. There's really a wide range to the hop profile, and it's fantastic.
Very lively, a bit of carbonation sting, solid medium bodied beer. Sticky retention. Slightly creamy.
This is a very good and solid DIPA. There's just a slight bite to the taste and the mouthfeel that keeps it from being on the level with Heady. There seems to be some inconsistency as well; the last several times I have had Sucks, it was worlds different - and better - than the first couple times.
I don't know if Sucks is really as worthy as the hype implies, but it's certainly a very, very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 22:46:35 | More by Roguer
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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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