Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale
Funny story, the brewery was at capacity and could not release Brown Shugga, their normal winter seasonal. So here is this..aptly named, though I am a fan of Lagunitas.
Appearance: Perfectly clear golden color with a white collar of filmy head. Carbonation bubbles lazily rise to the top of the glass as if intoxicated.
Smell: Very herbal, resinous hops. Definitely West Coast IPA style, with tropical aromas suggesting mango, papaya and pineapple.
Taste: Bright fruity notes with the aforementioned tropical hops, once again with pineapple juice sweetness, and very small earthyness in the finish. Peach, honeydew melon, and all things moderately sweet upfront with a piney residual bitterness to round it all out. Light grassy and earthy notes. Malt is unidentifiable but certainly contributing some sweetness. A well balanced brew that really screams West Coast.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp, with a decent hop bite, and more or less clean finish.
Overall: This is delicious beer. Stands on as a great new beer from Lagunitas. Though BrownShugga is a very good ale, and one I enjoy, I'd trade it all to have this all the time. Make this a regular offering!
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2011 07:12:05 | More by Stinkypuss
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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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