Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,865 | Reviews: 1,196 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mnphish:
4.71/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
12 oz bottle served into a pint glass
Looks like lagunitas chronic gold
I get whiffs of Pineapple, Citrus, Passion Fruit, Grapefruit hops.
Tastes like a pineapple passion fruit orgasm. Very hop heavy. Slightly bitter. Slight Malt taste. So much fruity flavor, a tropical assault on the palate.
Smooth and medium body. Very drinkable, nice carbonation. A bit sparkly in a good way.
An outstanding DIPA from one of the greatest breweries on the planet. They absolutely crushed this one. This is the perfect IPA imo, fruit & hop heavy - little pine, no floral flavor, minimal malts, yet balanced. At $9.99 a six pack this is my favorite seasonal double IPA. More affordable than HopSlam or Abrasive but it has just as much flavor. I would kill to have this on tap in Cali. Lagunitas Sucks.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2013 03:05:15 | More by mnphish
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4.26/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottled December 30th 2013. Getting a bit long in the tooth by now. But I had a whole sixpack in January in Florida and that was fresh then. So I'm partly reviewing from that experience.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.
a: Clear dark gold with a three inch white head which dissipated slowly to heavy rocky surface foam and extensive clingy lacing.
s; Fairly strong citrus and pine at first, this bottle changed to more vinegar later on.
t; Tasty and quite strong citrus and pine forward over a light malt base. Bitterness lingers on the tongue but not as strong or long as some. The bottle drunk for this review unfortunately was dominated more by a vinegary aroma more than the seven I had previously enjoyed.
m; Light to moderate.
o: Generally, an outstanding DIPA. Persistent tasty citrus and pine with good carbonation. However, this eighth bottle was not nearly as superlative as the others. If it were my first Sucks, I'd have given it much lower marks. Odd, or perhaps not, I had a similar experience with my recent sixpack of Brown Shugga. Seemed like every other bottle was a lot less enjoyable than the rest.
I've got most of three sixpacks of this left. Hope my recent rocky Brown Shugga experience is not duplicated with them. I loved the Sucks I had in Florida. But here at home, now, so far...
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 06:43:00 | More by scotorum
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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