Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by busterthecat:
4.1/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Been drinking this beer since it hit shelves here in Boston. Time to review. Poured into a SA perfect pint glass. Served at ~50 degrees.
A- Pours a bright transparent brassy hue that sits just as bright and clear in the glass. A nice paper white head forms, which leaves a good foamy capping after a while.
S- Loads of fresh grapefruit and pineapple upfront. A slight sweeter ripe orange aroma comes in secondary. Light and crisp. Very light caramel malt tones in aroma.
T- Very close to how the aroma would indicate. Lots of fresh zesty citrus hop quality. There is more soft caramel malt body then detected from the aroma, good and adds another dimension. The hop flavors are bold and crate a good level of bitterness without being overpowering.
M- Medium bodied brew with big bold flavor. The body is pretty light and crisp. The carbonation adds extra zing and pop to the palate. Bitterness lingers lightly and is good balance. Stays pretty wet.
O- A very hoppy and crisp brew from Lagunitas. Easy to drink and enjoyable. Glad that they came up with something new to 'replace' brown sugar this season and this beer does make up for it. A great value at ~$10 a 6pk.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2011 00:26:17 | More by busterthecat
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4.5/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
32 oz bottle - poured into a porter goblet.
A - Golden. White head on the pour. Mellows into a thin consistent lace. light haze and clean.
S - Grapefruit, hops, faint bread.
T - Follows the smell. Grapefruit up front. Well balanced with yeast and a mild bready maltiness. Finish is crisp and semi bitter and refreshing. Cannot detect the alcohol.
M - Medium body. very nice on the palate.
O - I don't normally seek out hoppy beer. Picked this one up on a world beer tour challenge and glad I did. Really nice and enjoyable especially based on the fact that its a complete opposite of my favor of porters and stouts. Would definitely recommend and will buy again. Looking forward to an easy finish of the 32 oz bottle.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 23:55:07 | More by Realbeer1542
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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