Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.96/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a clear copper color with creamy bleached white head of jsut about .5 cm that fades to a sticky edge layer and wispy surface foam.
Aroma is citrus rind and pine sap with just a little bit of pineapple and general fruitiness. Very hoppy nose, but not just astringent bitterness.
First sip reveals an average body with fine rolling carbonation that is barely detectable on each sip.
The beer is very easy to drink, with no detected alcohol nor heavy presence to slow down consumption.
Flavor is some sweet caramel malt that gives way to citrus rind and pineapple hops with just a bit of astringency on the finish. The beer also finishes very dry and asks me to drink more. I dont get any booze on any stages of the beer and my glass is empty much sooner than i thought it would be for a beer just under 8%.
A tasty treat for the end of winter, definitely more a hopheader than a malty beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 05:28:03 | More by sulldaddy
4.31/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a golden yellow color with a good sized head, fades at a slow rate but only leaves some small bits of patchy lacing.
Smell has a beautiful floral piney hop aroma, touch of citrus and sweet malt to add to the layers.
Taste starts out and finishes with the citrus pine hop presence, pretty much the hops are evident through the entire thing, some sweet malt does balance things near the end, slightly sticky and sweet in the finish yet also with a semi-dry ending, carbonation is practically perfect.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 23:28:37 | More by deltatauhobbit
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,998 ratings.