Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by guityler83:
4.15/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Overflowed the english pint glass with a moderate pour, the foam built quickly and got roughly two fingers tall before toppling over the edge. Bright white in color, made of mixed sized bubbles, as it fell lacing was left behind resembling thick cotton. Crystal clear beer, no haze or sediment to speak of, just a golden color a hair darker then a gold ale or some such light colored ale.
S: Big bright citrus, melons, mango and other tropical fruit hop aroma. A few notes of biscuity malt hide underneath the hops. Very nicely hop dominated with distinct aromas coming through in a good synergy.
T: Sharp, not harsh, and bright bitterness consistent with the citrus forward aroma. The hop flavor follows through to the middle with pine and tropical fruit. Also getting some fruity ester qualities, maybe from the fermentation character. Underlying malt is supportive of the hops but takes a backseat. Light bready, bread crust flavors. A bit of a spicy character also, rye is what comes to mind.
M: Higher carbonation levels, I think it might actually be what is emphasizing the sharpness in the hop bitterness for me. Very light body with a dry finish. There is also an interesting creamy mouthfeel I don't normally get with IPAs, definitely unique.
O: Great nose on the beer followed by a unique mouthfeel and a taste that doesn't disappoint. Its all I look for in an IPA, but is it something I would blow the doors off for? Not really. But just because there are a ton of great IPAs out there.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 02:22:56 | More by guityler83
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4.11/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I get quite tired of the hop heavy parade of most IPA or DIPA... This is quite good, flavorful and refreshing.
I go to this and Hop Devil & Burton Baton when I want hops with quality and balance.
Another great offering from Lagunitas is Undercover Shutdown.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 02:35:44 | More by Jjski
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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