Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by animortician:
4.13/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Grabbed a few 6 packs of this before it was all gone. 12 oz bottled poured into my fav glass.
A: Deep Golden to amber, slightly orange. Pours with a nice one finger head that faded but carbonation stayed active enough to keep a layer of foam on the top, all the way down. Decent lacing.
S: I had to keep sniffing and sniffing to figure it out, I knew the sent but just couldn't place it. Smells exactly like fresh Lilikoi. Awesome tart tropical fruit.
T: Hops hit you right away, not as tropical as the aroma. Complex, sour apple, smooth throughout, clean finish.
M: Not to syrupy and the alcohol is well hidden. Little dry at the finish.
O: Great beer, I think I like Hop Stoopid more though. I take that back, I def like Hop Stoopid more. I think this was a little bit of a hype baby. Still a really good beer but to go from nothing to being there number 1 rated beer seems a little bit much.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2012 02:10:58 | More by animortician
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4.49/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
poured from a bottle into a pint glass. the aromas jump at your instantly, this one is something special. this is the second time i have had sucks, but the first time i am actually sitting down and inspecting it for a review. just a heads up, this is beer is dangerously good
A- pours a straight up shimmering gold, its like the finest of apple juices in all the land. vibrant beautiful and full of life. nice little half finger head of tight tight tight little bubbles. lacing is spotty and hangs on to the glass still all very tight little bubbles
S- Huge aromas here, im getting grapefruit and blood orange rind as well as straight up juices from both. there is a light booziness in the end of the nose as well as some grainy malty hints and some slight ryes. very sweet and light smelling
T- Monster! Honey and granny smith apples along with the strong grapefruit juic and rind. some orange/blood orange as well as a little bit of lemon and lime. each sip is extremely complex and dynamic, inviting more and more. we finish up with a strong citra hops pinch on the back of the tongue. Each taste has a slightly different profile but all under the same groupings. very drinkable
M- mouthfeel is medium- with a perfect amount of carbonation. the tartness is just right. very mouth watering and very enjoyable.
O- Overall this beer swings and swings hard. Its a Perfect example of taking a DIPA in injecting it full of life and zest. Sucks does everything but that. this is a top notch beer and the drinkablity combined with the 7.85% ABV is fantastic little treat.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 23:14:33 | More by berkshire413
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,847 ratings.