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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

6,850 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,850
Reviews: 1,252
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 296
Gots: 648 | FT: 24
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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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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GOBLIN

Ohio

4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Lagunitas Sucks

Not just a clever name

Poured into tulip glass

A: Beautiful. Orange with a yellow glow. Some beers just have a certain glow about them . . . This is one of them !

S: Mmm . . . I won't even bother.

T: As good as it gets. Tropical fruits, great hop bitternes and without a doubt Sucks is the most "juiciest" ipa I've ever had ! Well done Lagunitas.

M: Perfect for an ipa . . . Sticky !

O: I've had alot of ipa's . . . Probably hundreds by now. And Lagunitas Sucks is the cream of the crop people !

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Hibernator

Massachusetts

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

Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute Ale
12 oz brown bottle
Jet ink #017 4 6671 1318
Served in a 20 oz glass

Pours a copper color mix of light orange with a yellow tint. A bleach white head forms on top and leaves awesome trails of sticky lace. Mini carbonation bubbles rise to the top of glass.

What an outstanding nose with whiffs of citrus fruits and freshly cut flowers. Could someone please make an air freshener with this smell? We know this beer is gonna have a major hop presence from the intensity in the air.

The backbone of this beer has a crisp backbone of grains and rye. The hop flavors in this beer are extraordinary with grapefruit, orange, apricot and pineapple all coming through. The 7.85% ABV is very well hidden.

We're talking major hops, expect some hop bomb burps as you drink this one down!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 21:28:50 | More by Hibernator
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,850 ratings.