Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz brown shorty, no freshness date.
LOOK: Bright golden, sticky lace all over
SMELL: Massive hit of pine, mango, bready, tobacco, tangerine, alcohol
TASTE: Smooth, creamy, bitter, hop oil, leafy, orange pith, pine sap, pipe tobacco, bready, faint toasted biscuits, estery, long hop finish
Expected from Lagunitas; heavy hand of hops and semi-aggressive alcohol ... but does it have a big enough malt backbone to stand up to this? Barely which is true to the DIPA style in a way. It works because the hop flavor is pushed to the front just above the 63.21 IBUs. I would think any higher and this beer would start to lose it. Sad to not see Brown Shugga' but this makes for a good replacement.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2011 02:36:05 | More by Jason
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4.55/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Very clear amber colored pour, lots of bubbles, durable head. The looks remind me of Sierra Nevada Celebration, and that's a very good start. The smell was highly potent out of the glass at an arm's length. Very citric hops with a touch of pear, and the intensity is great. I could just smell this beer for a while. The taste another hop assault, as the grapefruit, tangerine, and bitter orange flavors just hit all at once. The malt is not much of a presence here except providing some sticky sweetness. Medium dense and creamy feeling in the mouth. This was a very well crafted DIPA. There is of course no substitute for Brown Shugga, but I hope they keep this one around too. Otherwise they would really suck :)
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 06:24:13 | More by rajendra82
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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