Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Looks the part- clear bright golden color with a decent white head. Decent lacing, visible active carbonation. Looks nice. Nothing amazing, but appetizing for sure.
Big nose, showing lots of fruity hops and a fair bit of sweetness. Sweet oranges and tangerines. Full and big aroma, but not much depth or suggestion thereof.
Flavor shows a lot more character than the nose suggested. A moderate kick of bitterness starts things off, fading a bit towards the finish. Hop character shows some depth, though falls back to an extent on the typical C-hop deal. Sharp, aggressive citrus grapefruits, oranges, and so on. Good bit of sweetness, between the fruity hop notes and a little bit of even malt sweetness that barely sneaks through.
Mouthfeel is smooth and even, pretty clean on the finish, with moderate carbonation. easy drinking.
Overall- nothing especially new or adventurous. A rather typical west coast, citric heavy DIPA. But, that said- it is superbly well done for that, with only a bit too much sweetness to complain about.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2013 03:59:11 | More by jacksback
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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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