Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
No bottling or best by date...I never learn. 12 oz bottle from a six pack.
Pours a slightly hazed medium yellow with an inch of puff that pusses out to thin skim. Lacing is pretty damn lacy.
Nosey tropicality the likes of pineapple, gummy peaches and oddly guava. Whatever the hop I perceive as peach is a hop I dig. I used to eat the hell out of those Gummy peaches, but I cannot stomach the texture of an actual peach. This is the life I lead; play on player.
Guava up front segues to a firm moderate bitter bite through the middle and that sort-of-difficult-to-describe-but-you-know-it's-Lagunitas-sandpapery-graininess on the finish. Reminiscent of the Sumpins with a slightly more tropical hop profile.
There is something about the grainy feel of these beers that doesn't quite sit well with me; it's almost a solvent quality that takes away from some of more impressive parts of the beer.
Another good bang for the buck beer from Lagunitas, but not a major departure from their more standard hoppy offerings.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2011 01:04:12 | More by BarrytheBear
3.85/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served in a standard shaker pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.
Appearance: As served the beer is a bright clear golden yellow color with a ¼” head that recedes slowly leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Sipping leaves interesting patterns of lacing for much of the beer.
Smell: The aroma is nicely citric (grapefruit) with some floral character.
Taste: Lots of hop flavors here, including grapefruit and a touch of pine, with just enough faint malt presence to prevent tongue rasp from the hops. The alcohol is well concealed.
Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and the beer is well carbonated. The finish is medium length with a nicely dry bitter ending.
Drinkability and Overall Impression: Each sip follows easily from the last and I’d be happy to have another. This is a good workmanlike beer from Lagunitas, good but not outstanding, but still worth having more than once.
Serving type: on-tap
01-14-2012 02:02:14 | More by drtth
4.58/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Into 10oz snifter at Wild Colonial.
Great clarity, stunning in the glass. Active head spills over, snow white.
Nose is potent dank tank super hops. Smells like a big ol' bag of kind.
Taste matches. Super hop snap. Like diesel fuel, kerosene. Wowza. Little malt- this is total hop resin.
This is like the opposite of Lagunitas- while Maximus is syrupy this one is bone dry. Can't tell which one I like more.
Serving type: on-tap
01-02-2013 01:22:59 | More by ShogoKawada
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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