Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
4.03/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks like a near perfect pour to me, with a finger of head to begin, which is torn down as it sits, leaving a full bracelet of white lace. The beer itself is golden with prisms of amber, lots of floating sediment - looks chewy.
Fresh citrus, some green apple - nicely hoppy on the nose.
Much of the same on the tongue, with a crisp juiciness to it. Bitterness sits heavy on the back of the tongue, but without the expected depth.
Crisp, almost sharp to the tongue, bracing it with a throat-filling hoppiness.
Easy-to-enjoy hop bomp. Good, but nothing exceptional.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2013 03:47:19 | More by mdcrouser
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3.84/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The Lagunitas Sucks is a tasty drink. Belly warming and deeply satisfying with a strong (8.0) potency.
The flavor is brown sugar and molasses. My palate is scorched from a few years of heavy IPA drinking, but I can recognize the pleasure in this fine beer. Unlike other brews that try to balance hop intensity with a cloying malt sugar-ness, this beer is balanced. The scent and taste are sweet and fermented -- not overdone and not really honey sweet.
After a few sips I notice a light malt taste on the back of the tongue -- an enjoyable aftertaste. But it is not a strong tasting beer . . . nothing prevents one from smooth sips and perhaps even drinking the beer too fast. Worth consideration as an epic 'session' beer or as a contribution to a holiday party (I'm drinking this in July).
The beer poured with a lively orange yellow with a healthy head. Looks cool in the glass and in the 32 ounce bottle. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 23:25:29 | More by kingmaxwell
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,048 ratings.