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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

7,032 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 7,032
Reviews: 1,257
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 309
Gots: 703 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.85% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This sad holiday season we didn’t have the brewing capacity to make our favorite seasonal brew, the widely feared BrownShugga’ Ale. You see we had a couple of really good years (thank you very much) and so heading into this season while we are awaiting the January delivery of a new brewhouse we are jammin’ along brewing 80 barrels of IPA and PILS and such every 3 hours. A couple of months back we realized that since we can only brew a mere 60 barrels of Shugga’ every 5 hours, that we were seriously screwed. For every case of Shugga’ brewed, we’d short 3 cases of our favorite daily beers. It’s a drag. This year, we brewed something that we think is also cool and brews more like our daily brews. The new brewhouse will help insure this kind of failure never happens again. It’s a mess that we can not brew our BrownShugga’ this year and we suck for not doing it. There is nothing cool about screwing this up this badly and we know it. Maybe we can sue our own sorry selves. There is no joy in our hearts this holiday and the best we can hope for is a quick and merciful end. F*@& us. This totally blows. Whatever. We freaking munch moldy donkey butt and we just want it to be all over...
So this substitute beer is a ‘Cereal Medley’ of Barley, Rye, Wheat, and Oats…. Full of complexishness from the 4 grains, and weighing in at 7.85% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.

(Beer added by: Jules11788 on 11-07-2011)
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Plissken

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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robriley

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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itracy63

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-17-2013 05:50:46 | More by Psychmusic
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-12-2013 12:30:58 | More by Atomicskis5
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vandemonian

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-03-2013 05:48:19 | More by vandemonian
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-08-2013 21:58:05 | More by jtyson
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hoppymcgee

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-28-2014 17:18:04 | More by hoppymcgee
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BTVflatlander

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-04-2014 22:19:03 | More by averagejake872
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sarge27

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-11-2013 04:58:13 | More by sarge27
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JJFoodie for the want!

Pours a translucent honey/orange color, with a light cream colored finger of head. Aroma of juicy citrus, light pine, tropical fruits and bread crust. Super nice bitterness up front, sweet and tangy citrus, tropical fruits. Lingers with a bit of bitterness. Slightly crisp body, with a slick oily feel. Good drinkability.

I've never had Brown Shugga', or any other IPA aside from Hop Stoopid, but this is definitely a good one.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 02:08:49 | More by EgadBananas
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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ArtZan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-14-2014 20:26:51 | More by ArtZan
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smakawhat

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Out of the bottle, head is barely two fingers tall and off white in color. Slightly foamy with some staying power. Body color is a very crystal clear pale amber bronze, with lots of cola like sticky bubbles, and some rising carbonation. However, a second bottle has a much bigger head, and WAY more lacing, much nicer and impressive indeed.

Nose is a hop front citrus, fleshy and very zesty smelling. Nice. Fairly standard and basic but good, but definitely in your face

Hoppy sugar front, mixing with a light orange citrus. Nice fresh grapefruit on the finish much like a breakfast glass of fresh squeezed juice. Front palate is kind of missing with most of the taste and flavor coming towards the end. Carbonation is tolerable with a nice lingering fruity finish, but a small small medicinal touch too.

Overall a good hit for Lagunitas, I'll have another any time.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 01:38:55 | More by smakawhat
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-30-2014 02:11:39 | More by JDeming
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Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-19-2011 15:28:24 | More by IrishTed122
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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