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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

7,287 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 7,287
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 352
Gots: 798 | 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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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

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xabyss

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -13.1%

Gotta say, I don't really get the hype for this one; to me, it's an above average IPA but nothing spectacular. Pours a transparent pale copper with moderate white fluffiness. Citrus and hops in the nose. Smooth hops; not too intense. Pleasant bready malts balance the hops nicely. Lots of fruits on the palate - orange, grapefruit, tangerine. Not too hoppy. Well balanced. Fairly dry without much of a finish. Light bodied; right for the style but nothing special. It's good, don't get me wrong, but there are much better DIPAs out there.

03-24-2014 02:01:37 | More by xabyss
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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West Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Kansas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,287 ratings.