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

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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,272 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6272
Reviews: 1229
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%


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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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap into tulip.
A: Pours a mostly clear, but slightly hazed lemon hue with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch bubbly white head. Good retention. Decent lacing.
S: Aromatic citrus notes abound. Grapefruit seems most apparent, followed by orange and lemon. Hint of pine. Hoppy bitterness on the nose too. Not complex, but quite nice.
T: Follows aroma very well. Loads of sweet and only mildly bitter citrus hop notes (grapefruit, orange, lemon). Again, not complex, but what it offers it does well.
M: Light-medium body. Sweet and only mildly bitter (expected more considering the huge hop presence in the aroma and taste). In my book, this only helps make an IPA more drinkable when it doesn't go overboard on the bitterness (or at least balances it well).
D: The definition of drinkability. The ABV is right in the sweet spot for me...just enough to give the brew a kick, but not too much to knock you down. Wow...what a pleasant surprise. I didn't peak at any reviews before trying this beer...and I would agree that it is an excellent example of style. Seek it out!

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2014 18:03:16 | More by mwilbur
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stopped into Whetstone Station today with Alewife for lunch.... Had 3x of these, in 12oz goblets, at $4.50 each....

Ah, no, it doesn't suck.... Color was a clear, medium-golden. Carbo was sparse, as was the foam up top. Head was white and thin, mostly just a rim-job, though the lacing was nice. Aroma was solid, with plenty of rindy hops and tangerine-like fruitiness. Body was medium+, and it was quite smooth, all in all.

Flavor led with a little sweetness, like apricot jam. It was also a bit pithy, rindy and piney, with some pineapple and tangerine thrown in for good measure. Had a healthy amount of bitterness, which lasted well. Solid, not sucky! Prosit!!

4.19/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1629

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2014 22:50:58 | More by Bierman9
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GreenJetta912

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Looks normal

Aroma - grassy hoppiness - grapefruit and orange notes

Taste - WOW! This is good. Great sweet/ hoppy balance. Still dry and bitter but a great fruity sweetness. Tastes like oranges and other tropical citrus fruits. I don't see how this could get better. Literally perfect In every way here.

Finish - sweeter than the aroma or the middle. Still perfect

Overall - one of the best beers i have ever had

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2014 03:43:57 | More by GreenJetta912
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a yellowish, orangelike gold with one finger head that died slow with lace everywhere. Typical Stone aroma of just heavyhanded hops, mostly citric although some grape and even possible tropical get in there (there seems to be some light, airy fruity sweetness poking around). Taste is basically the same with lots of piney, earthiness, citric, some grape and again this tropical fruit sensation (at this point I'd say pineapple, mango, apricot - just a sweeter fruit). Great balance as the small amount of bready malt and possible caramel malt help keep the beer from being too hoppy and it finishes so crisp and clean. A unique DIPA that is well balanced and a must try.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2014 15:02:00 | More by clayrock81
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smitty4657

California

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had the most recent version on tap 1/13/14. Not as bright as I remembered, with a thicker body, but still retains that delicious Lagunitas-hop smell. Reminded me a lot of a fresher Hop Stoopid. Will be curious to see if the bottle release is any different - hoping they make enough that I don't struggle too hard to find some!

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2014 04:49:31 | More by smitty4657
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joe1510

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

13oz Pour
$6
Tribes Alehouse - Tinley Park, IL

Sucks is served to me in a snifter sporting a tarnished copper body. Mild haziness cuts the clarity but the body still glows. Active carbonation climbs up the glass to the impressively dense clean white head. The head shows stellar staying power and leaves sheet lacing down the glass.

The nose is full of fruity hoppiness. First and foremost are bushels of grapefruit and orange. The orange has the sweetness and density of marmalade. There is an appreciated smattering of tropical fruitiness as well. The malt backbone is light but what's there leans toward soft caramel and lightly toasted white bread.

Fruit upon fruit in the flavor as well. The tropical fruit runs together to pick out specifics but it plays nicely with the citrus picked up in the nose. That marmalade is pretty killer. The citrus is bright, pithy and sweet all at once. The malt profile is soft with caramel and that toast I mentioned. A slight graininess picks up on the finish.

While this is a rather hefty IPA the alcohol is unnoticeable which makes for a dangerously drinkable beer. A moderate body meets with easy carbonation to keep this beer flowing. The bitterness is there but manageable and clocking in on the low side of moderate.

Sucks is one of, if not the best, beer I have had from an all around solid brewery. The canvas of toast and caramel really allows the citrus hoppiness to shine. I'll be picking this up in the future for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2014 23:14:01 | More by joe1510
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SBCBUCA21

Connecticut

4.74/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another amazing creation from Lagunitas. This brewery is another one that can do no wrong. Almost overpowering is the double imperial IPA that also "SUCKS" come winter time. The colder the weather, the better this beer tastes. Pucker up.!

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 21:53:57 | More by SBCBUCA21
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paultierney1

Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Brothers: Are you kidding me? There's a 9 point difference between you and us and you're on the wrong side of history. SUCKS is amazing. And factoring in the very reasonable price and the fact that it can ACTUALLY BE FOUND on shelves, it's one of the best. The nose: 5. Taste 5. For hopheads, the battle is between Enjoy By and Sucks. And I'm from the Midwest. California: we give up!! You win. (Hate to say it.)

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2013 23:38:29 | More by paultierney1
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.93/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Village Tavern in Geneseo into a Lagunitas mason jar.

Pours a golden, hazy orange. Big white head fizzles away into a nice film on top of the beer. Not much haze, pretty clear, actually.

Smells like a big damn fruit basket. So much tropical fruits in here- orange, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, etc.

All of the aforementioned fruits jockey for position in the taste, but a piney hop flavor runs amok through the profile as well. Intense hop bitterness is compounded by heavy, crisp carbonation to create one of the driest IPAs you'll ever drink. My favorite style of IPA.

Light body. Slick, resinous mouthfeel stays with you, even if you drink other beers. Don't drink anything else after this one.

If this beer sucks, I guess I don't really like good beer. A great save from an unfortunate situation by Lagunitas. Amazing how this substitute beer has become one of the best IPAs on the market. Glad it's going year-round.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2013 00:31:08 | More by GreesyFizeek
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deebo

Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Williams $3 pint night. Served with a skimming of filmy white head this is a completely clear beer dark golden with a light orange tint. Big time hop aroma. Notes of tropical mango and citrus grapefruit. Taste is hop forward with a definite malt backbone. A smooth beer with a bitter but crisp aftertaste. This is a solid big yet not overpowering hop bomb. A nice brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2013 03:56:31 | More by deebo
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Nice clear copper with 1 finger head poured into a pint glass.

S: Great aroma. Lots of super amount of pine and citrus. This is the best part of the beer.

T: Not as bitter as I would like for IIPA. But def very smooth. I wish this had as much taste as it does smell. More of an tangerine/melon/lime with a little bit of resinous taste on the backend.

M: Nice feel on the tongue with a good amount of body. Well carbonated.

O: This seems more like an IPA to me than a double. Could have used more hop bitterness up front. I do like the backend a lot. Still a very solid beer. I see how lots of people could enjoy this beer because its mod bitterness and smooth easily drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 03:52:29 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg PA, served in a pint.

Golden shade with orange hues and thick light beige head with tiny bead and good retention. The smell is fruity and dank with hop aroma that brings to mind orange rind and tropical tinges with mild grapefruit ester and juicy element with perhaps a hint of pineapple odors. The feel is very good also with a semi-bitter entry w/ slight malt sweetness up front and juicy resinous hop with moderate acidity and full feel as a result of oils with moderate carbonation and mildly astringent quality with a hoppy bitter finish.

The taste of this is juicy with tropical hop flavors w/ slight herbal component and gentle malt accent in the background which hints at caramel with mild pine element in the hop flavor coming out mid taste with a slight fruity yeast essence in the finish. Overall a very good ale, I actually prefer this to Brown Shugga, a little less dry than some west coast Imperial Ipa's, however it is very fresh and has a full hop taste from beginning to end with emphasis on hop flavor rather than just bitterness which I like compared to others of its ilk.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2013 22:21:28 | More by Slatetank
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a golden amber color with a one finger white head. The head slowly fades over time to give a light level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of citrus hop and tropical fruit. The tropical fruit is a nice mix of pineapple, mango and tangerine with the hop being mainly of a grapefruit aroma mixed with a hint of pine hop.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice bready and tropical fruit flavor of mango and papaya and some tangerine mixed within. With these flavors is a lighter caramel flavor which grows stronger more toward the middle and end of the taste. Also as the flavor advances, some hop flavors, mainly of a grapefruit nature, come to the tongue. While the hop flavors grow stronger in nature as the taste advances further, they never really drown out the sweeter and malty flavors as they seem to keep pace with the hop. In the end, a sweeter and malty hopped taste is left on the tongue. It is very balanced and very nice.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker body helps the hop flavors stand out and is great for the bready body of the beer with the lower carbonation accentuating these flavors and helping to create a very soothing mouthfeel.

Overall – This is a fantastic, slightly sweeter but very balanced IPA. A great drinking brew and one I will certainly seek out more often.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2013 01:31:16 | More by Darkmagus82
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Moose90

Colorado

4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

20oz Pint on Tap $5

A – Translucent bright yellow with orange hues. Head is 1" and has great retention and lacing.

S – Huge hops up front. Sticky grapefruit notes dominate, but some pine and lime/lemon come through as well.

T – Starts slightly sweet, but has nicely acidic and fruity hops to balance out. Grapefruit is huge again here.

M – Medium body, nicely carbonated and balanced. Refreshing.

O – Good beer here, very nice and unique hop character. Light malt is sweet and balancing. Glad I found it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 17:39:45 | More by Moose90
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adjunctjonez

Maine

4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this one on draft where freshness always seems assured. It is a hop blast, what can I say. Almost felt like drinking cannabis mixed with OJ. The hoppiness dominates the beer a little too much, but tis all the rage I guess. Good to get it nice and fresh though and it is a fine beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2013 15:16:26 | More by adjunctjonez
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houstoncarl

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

OK, I LOVE this IPA - I am signing on to this site again for the first time in 3 years only to let folks know TO TRY THIS IPA!!

I've tried it both on tap and in the bottle. I actually use a glass (instead straight out of the bottle to capture more aroma)

It bumped out Sweetwater IPA for my first place brew . It is just loaded down with Simcoe hops. The best nose I've ever smelled on an IPA (frankly, it's nearly identical to the IPA I homebrew but with a bright polish.

OK what is so damn good about this IPA?

1)- the nose is fantastic best I've EVER smelled on an IPA
2) the balance - they absolutely nailed the balance of the IBUs to the alcohol sweetness and nailed the combination of hops to the malt (a bit of biscuit malt in there?)

Enough Raving - HEY LAGUNITAS MAKE THIS BEER YEAR AROUND - THANK YOU!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2013 22:44:02 | More by houstoncarl
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Amalak

New York

4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had at Boulevard Tavern in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. It is a dark goldish, light brown color. It has a good deal of bubbles and a big foamy white head that leaves behind a good deal of lacing.

S. Very hoppy and spicy.

T/M. It is quite hoppy with a kind of pine spiciness underneath. Some citrus flavor. It is quite carbonated. Medium bodied. A milt malt taste.

O. To be honest, I found it to be very similar to the Lagunitas IPA, with a hint more of spice. And that's a good thing, because I love that brew. Very good.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2013 16:01:30 | More by Amalak
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had while hanging out at Potent Potables with beermeX2! Served from tap into Lagunitas mason jar style glass (proper!). Poured golden yellow with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, onion, onion hop, and subtle citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, onion hop, onion, earth, citrus, and grass. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I was surprised at how easy this one was to drink and how refreshing it was. You would never imagine that this brew was almost 8% ABV by the aroma or flavor. I could definitely see myself drinking a ton of this before it was too late with no problem at all. A really well done brew that I would love to have time and time again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 18:43:29 | More by thagr81us
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taste of Tops in Tempe, AZ on 11/22/11.

A - Clear, golden yellow with shades of copper & orange. Fluffy, bubbly, white head.

S - Awesome nose. Hops with hints of dried fruit, holiday spice, and toasted malt.

T - Hops dominate. Bready malt comes through in the finish with allspice and brown sugar. Really good but nothing unique.

M - Smooth with pleasant bitterness. Creamy with a slight tingle from the carbonation. Fantastic.

UPDATE: 2013 version purchased in a 6-pack on 1/25/13.

A: Beautiful clear, golden-copper-yellow with a huge, fizzy, soapy, bright white head that leaves behind great lacing and decent retention. Give it a quick stir in the glass and the super foamy head builds inviting you to stuff your nose in again.

S: Holy grapefruit! Massive citrus and huge resiny hop nose. Smacks you in the face with the strong, bitter, sappy, vegetal, earthy, and sticky hops. Almost stings the nostrils with hop aromas.

T: Just as sticky, resiny, and citrusy in the flavor. Tart and dry like an actual grapefruit. Juicy, piney, sappy, grassy, fruity...all the things to love about hops are present in this beer. Some slightly sweet malt shows up towards the end of each sip as the beer warms to balance the whole thing out. But wait, there's a bit of spice/zing to it that keeps this beer in Double IPA territory.

M: Bitter and dry, as it should be for Lagunitas. Earthy, grassy, fruity flavors linger in your mouth for a long time. And burps are pleasant. Very nice.

O: This is much less "Holiday" than I remember it on draft. Back in the Fall of 2011 when they released this for the first time, it had a Holiday theme with some spices and such. This is just straight up, high IBU, citrus-smack hop-explosion. If you're into that. In summary...sooo Lagunitas!

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2013 23:05:01 | More by Gatch
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Mezzaluna Brick Oven and Tap House in Hendersonville, NC.

A: Beautiful golden honey color. Spectacular lacing.

S: Wow! Huge citrus notes right off the bat - orange peel, grapefruit, maybe a little lemon. Also some nice floral hoppiness and sweet malt.

T: I haven't always cared for some of Lagunitas hoppy beers because they didn't have the balance I was looking for between malt sweetness and hoppy bitterness. This is not one of those beers. I get a sticky malt sweetness right away with some citrus notes. The piney, floral hops come in next and it closes with some lingering bitterness. A well balanced double IPA - definitely one of the best double IPA's I've had!

M: Some stickiness, moderate carbonation, hoppy finish but not palate wrecking bitterness.

O: An incredibly drinkable double IPA and probably my favorite Lagunitas offering thus far! I was definitely worried that a double IPA from Lagunitas would be overkill on the hop bitterness, but this was very well balanced and delicious!

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 05:15:13 | More by FUwolfpacker
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DocJitsu

California

4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear classic golden color with a short white head. Not much head formed due to how carefully the beer was poured by the bartender. The bouquet might be the best of any beer I've ever had. Fresh grapefruit right up front with some underlying cannabis. Just a wonderful aroma. Mouthfeel is full, wet, and a bit oily. Carbonation bites just a bit on the finish. The flavor is magnificent. Grapefruit! A lot more pine in the flavor than appeared in the bouquet. Just enough rye in this beer to set all the flavors and aromas off in a more vibrant fashion. A remarkably well-engineered brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 21:39:09 | More by DocJitsu
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz tall on tap at the golden nugget

smell is pine, grapefruit, citrus, all dialed up to eleven. taste is like freshly squeezed mango juice. frothy, chunky feel; like a pulpy smoothie. lots of grapefruit, mango, pine, pineapple, citrus. some sweet buttery malts, and barely a hint of alcohol.

had this beer on tap today and it blew me away. had it later in the bottle and it wasn't as impressive. seek it out on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2013 07:12:56 | More by jimmah120
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice, hazy orange/yellow with a thick white head.

The aroma is full of sweeter tropical hop notes, some piney notes and a hint of bready malt notes.

The taste is very, very hop forward with a decent amount of tropical fruit notes; pineapple, peach and some citrus notes like orange. There are some dank and piney hop notes followed by a little bit of bready malt notes. No alcohol taste or even a warming as it goes down.

The mouthfeel is pretty creamy and the body is the lighter side of medium.

This is very easy to drink and is more hop forward and less malt focused which I like in a Imperial IPA. This is a very good example of the style, but I have definitely had better. If you can find this, give it a try.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2013 00:33:37 | More by JohnnyMc
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter this beer was gold in color. There was a thick white head and a lot of lace.

Nice aroma. caramel malt. Citrus and herbal hops. Sweet floral aroma

Caramel taste. Grapefruit, apricot. Sweet. A bit of herbal hops.

The beer was nicely balanced and very easy to drink.

I went back the next day for some more.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2013 02:25:12 | More by lordofthewiens
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Uber Tavern. Review from notes.

A: Served in a pint glass, Sucks was a clear golden color with a small white, foamy head on top with great retention and moderate lacing.

S: Extremely tropical, mango, tangerine, orange, lots of citrus in the aroma. Very faint grain malt aroma, but fruit flavors dominate.

T: A great tasting IPA, more tropical fruits - grapefruit, orange, mango, it was great. In the middle there is some fresh grass with minimal bitterness. Overall, extremely juicy. Has a slightly spicy finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Extremely drinkable, drinks easier than abv would indicate.

O: Could be the best Lagunitas beer I have had. Would stock this in my fridge all the time.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 21:39:36 | More by mdaschaf
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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,272 ratings.