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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

7,057 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 7,057
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 314
Gots: 709 | 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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peabody

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-11-2014 16:45:21 | More by peabody
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419brewjosh

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

05-11-2014 06:40:55 | More by 419brewjosh
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-11-2014 05:24:39 | More by MonkeyBread
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Mattias

Sweden

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-10-2014 21:13:46 | More by Mattias
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Mnigro

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great beer when you can get it fresh. I've been drinking this for the past few months until all shops were out of it. Just found a 12pk at a liquor shop out in the boonies. It was not nearly as good as it was a few months ago but I guess that's to be expected with such a hopped up brew like this. Some of that up front citrus has faded and there is more of a bitter bite at the end.

For those who just popped their first samples, give a fresh batch a try at the next release.

A - golden orange
S- citrus hops and little Lagunitas funk that most of their brews carry
T - cirtrus forward and a little earthy in the middle. Super good stuff.
M - good carbonation, right in the middle. Sticky, lingering beer
O - one of my favorite DIPAs

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 18:42:11 | More by Mnigro
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

05-10-2014 17:34:49 | More by yaksurf
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-10-2014 16:55:57 | More by henryclay_
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -14%

05-10-2014 16:55:20 | More by ShepardCommander
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ascags

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-10-2014 16:15:16 | More by ascags
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Captnlhook

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-10-2014 04:10:59 | More by Captnlhook
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Billquirk

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-09-2014 19:29:29 | More by Billquirk
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kaelahann

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-09-2014 06:58:53 | More by kaelahann
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Oakhtar

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

05-09-2014 05:46:08 | More by Oakhtar
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-09-2014 01:30:03 | More by KeeganRohovich
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Jetree

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-09-2014 00:15:18 | More by Jetree
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DIPAfiend

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-08-2014 23:24:05 | More by DIPAfiend
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -14%

05-08-2014 17:52:16 | More by HuntDaddy540
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-08-2014 13:55:51 | More by ChrisinRI
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olilitewu

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-08-2014 12:05:54 | More by olilitewu
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Skud

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-08-2014 06:04:45 | More by Skud
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-08-2014 00:27:42 | More by WiserBud
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-08-2014 00:09:07 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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sprat1960

Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden color with a slight copper tint. Nice two finger head when poured; a little foam remained the entire time I was drinking the beer. Nice hoppy aroma. Delicious IPA. Very hoppy, without being bitter. Nice dry finish with a pleasant hoppy aftertaste. Medium body; not too filling. Could have drank another! One of the best IPA that I have had.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 02:00:32 | More by sprat1960
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-06-2014 23:39:04 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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McNazz

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-06-2014 20:58:59 | More by McNazz
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,057 ratings.