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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

7,231 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 7,231
Reviews: 1,265
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 342
Gots: 771 | 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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Bottle around the end of June. Purchased on a trip to Denver in early August. Split the quart with a friend on 8/21/14.

Pours deep golden yellow/orange exactly like you'd want a DIPA to look.

The smell is just wonderful. Citrusy, piney hops & sweet bready malt all come together for a perfect aroma.

The taste follows the smell and then opens up to reveal all the subtle sweet bready nuances and delicious grapefruit citrus hops. Great hop bitterness that's balanced perfectly with that malty sweetness. The finish is so smooth and approaches the great finish on DIPAs like Heady and Pliny.

Mouthfeel is medium thick, perfect for a DIPA. Goes down almost too easy.

In my opinion, this is Lagunitas' best offering. Heads and shoulders above the Hop Stoopid I had last night (although the Hop Stoopid was about 4 months old compared to the 2 month old Sucks). Of the 50-60 IPAs/DIPAs I've had, this is now in my top 5, and if it becomes readily available in my area year-round, I'll be buying at least 2-3 every time I can find it under a couple months old.

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,231 ratings.