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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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world-class

1,462 Reviews
THE BROS
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very good

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Reviews: 1,462
Hads: 9,455
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 572
Gots: 2,018 | FT: 27
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:
Beer added by: Jules11788 on 11-07-2011

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.
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Photo of nrbw23
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a pretty clear goldish yellow with a nice white head. Head has pretty solid retention, turns into a ring of bubble around the edge after a while and leaves a bit of spotty lacing at best.

S- Smell is quite a bit of tropical fruits. A hint of pine here too. A hint of a light spice.

T- Quite a bit of tropical fruit hops that have a nice balance of sweet malts. Malts are much more apparent here than in the nose, but the hops are the show here. A hint of alcohol.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- Pretty solid beer here for sure. (547 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

Clear golden orange with a quickly forming, relatively persistent off-white head that leaves thick lines of lacing down the glass with each sip. Incredible clarity.

Pungent citrus aromas of juicy oranges, grapefruit, and a bit of pine combine for a wonderful aroma. This reminds me quite a bit of Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, which is a good thing, as that is a phenomenal DIPA and smells amazing.

The flavor follows the aroma with the citrus and slight pine flavors leading the way, along with a bit of sweet bread character at the end. While very good, and extremely hoppy, it's a bit too sweet for me to rank it with the finest DIPAs.

Medium to full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

A very good DIPA, as most DIPAs are from Lagunitas. That being said, this is not quite in the same league as the Plinys of the world. (866 characters)

Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Into a Tulip is a lightly hazy but it still has decent clarity. As for the color it's copperish with brassy hues.

Aroma: Lots'of grapefruit with sugar sprinkled on top. Bits of sweet tropical fruit, peach notes. Hops are very much citrusy and the malts give off a caramelized sugar aroma.

Taste: Quite the crisp mouthfeel. Grapefruit notes are in the front. Minor simple syrup in the middle with a touch of peach at the end. Sweet tropical fruit is mixed in as well.

Notes: A solid beer all the way around and rather drinkable. Cheers. (550 characters)

Photo of deapokid
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Capone's on 12/6. Reviewed from notes. Served in a pint glass.

A reddish, amber color with a dense, white head and moderate carbonation. Lace is sticky like donut glaze or Elmer's glue, which is much more visually appealing than my ridiculous comparisons.

Aroma is like sitting in a greenhouse used exclusively for hop growth. It's fresh and piney with a touch of spicing and citrus notes provided by mangoes and pineapples. It's a much needed dose of hops and tropical fruit, right as the weather starts to get really chilly.

Wow, this is supremely delicious. It provides both the sweet and the hoppy. The opening is the sweet, boasting orange and malty caramel, followed by the hoppy, which is suitably piney and resiny (appropriate for the season).

As the beer warms, that hop grassiness lingers perfectly, as does a touch of booze, which warms you for the snowy, holiday nights to come.

I think this is an amazing replacement for Brown Shugga (fingers crossed that it's permanent). The hops are forthright without being unpalatable and the fruit notes make it drinkable and provide striking balance. A triumph! (1,138 characters)

Photo of kirok1999
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange with a nice rising head and a good amount of lacing.
Smells strongly of a nice blend of citrus...in fact, damn near every one I can name. Sweet candy promises a really nice sipper.
And it is. The citrus dominates the taste, with some pine resin and mild floral notes. The sweetness lingers to be followed by a very nice dryness where the less citrusy parts are more noticeable.
This is listed as a Brown Sugga replacement. Good idea, I hope they keep making it because it's now one of my favorite DIPAs. (525 characters)

Photo of jondeelee
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Sucks (bonus points for self-deprecation?) opens with a strong IPA aroma, full of hoppy goodness, including pink grapefruit juice, lemon/lime spritzer, and hints of pine. Just as strong as the hops, however, is a massive sugar rush, smelling almost Jolly Rancher candy-like in its potency, and bringing huge levels of cherry, orange, and nectarine fruit aromas to the brew. The result smells in many ways more like candy than beer, or at least more like an extra-sugary mimosa, but made with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice instead of orange juice. The overall effect is appealing, but strangely so, and lets you know that you're certainly in for a sugar buzz.

On the tongue, the beer proves to be just as sugary as the nose belied, with almost all of the flavors translating directly onto the tastebuds. The first impressions are, in fact, much like a grapefruit mimosa, but with more bitterness from the hops, which do thankfully add a greater proportional pine note than was evidenced in the nose, distinguishing the beer greatly. In subsequent sips the more bitter and piney notes from the hops take a greater role, as well as a dandelion-stem undertone, and the fruity champagne sweetness somewhat subsides. But there are still a lot of sugary fruit esters in here, and the Jolly Rancher cherry/orange sensation continues to a good degree. Some toast and biscuit notes lie beneath to add grounding and earthiness. The aftertaste is largely grapefruit and pine hops, with lingering touches of candy sugar, and fades very slowly, slightly numbing the tongue in the process (a result of the 63.21 IBUs). Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high.

Overall, while the hoppy notes are great, I found the beer to have just a tad too much candy-like sweetness, and wanted a few more grain flavors to help balance things out. Even then, this is still good fare, despite the self-deprecating label. (1,925 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Solid four fingers of white foamy head with good retention. Lots of lacing sticking around the glass.

Smell: A huge aroma of citrus hops. Big hints of grapefruit, pineapple, oranges, and mango. Light hints of pine resin, lemon zest and honey. A subtle presence of sweet bready caramel malts. The citrus hops are the main thing here. Very nice.

Taste: Like the nose indicates, a big taste of citrus hops. Good notes of grapefruit, pineapple, oranges with orange peel, mango, and lemon. Also some pine resin. Solid bready base of caramel malts with some hints of honey makes for a pretty sweet IPA. Bitterness is somewhat subdued but the big flavor is still there.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Somewhat chewy and creamy. Finishes somewhat dry but sweeter than a typical double IPA.

Overall: A Very good IPA. Nice tropical taste and well balanced. One of the best new brews to come out this year. (1,079 characters)

Photo of Gmann
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw color with a short wispy pure white head that settles into a light cap.

The aroma is big on the grapefruit hops. Very juicy and fresh aroma. There is a floral honey sweetness. All hops, very good.

Big grapefruit in the flavor, with subtle pine in the finish. Great hoppy flavor without any crushing bitterness. The malt is light with some honey sweetness. Perfect body to showcase the hops.

The feel is light to moderate with tingly carbonation. Drinks light for a DIPA and I like that. Not much bitterness in the finish which is surprising with all of the hop flavor.

Great beer, all hop flavor without a cloying sweet malt body. Very enjoyable. (664 characters)

Photo of xnicknj
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks to scalene

Pours a clear auburn color with an orange hue. Frothy white head retains with a layering of white haze. Large rings of patchy film string across the glass.

Super juicy hops in the nose with an absolute explosion of fruits. Pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, and oranges with pithy bitterness. A hint of sweetness with bready notes and slight warmth.

Really nice bitterness up front with aggressive citrus flavors. Grapefruit pith combines with orange peel and a dash of pineapple. Apricot hints with a decent malt backbone. Sweet bready notes with soft caramel. Finishes bitter and juicy with a light warmth.

Lighter medium body, well carbonated, sticky and juicy on the tongue. This is BY FAR the best beer I've ever had from Lagunitas - I want more! (807 characters)

Photo of Rutager
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a pretty clear, rich yellow gold with a hint of amber and 2 fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell. Nice citrusy hops, orange peel and persimmons. Pretty frikin' awesome.

Taste. Wow! Yellow grapefruit juice with a little pineapple and persimmon again. Nice easy bitter finish. Just a little sweet, but dry enough in the end. And what's with the abv?? Is that just a lie?

Mouthfeel. Medium body with above medium carbonation.

Overall. Blown away by this one. I have to say, I wasn't a huge fan of Brown Sugga but this, this is pretty sick. I don't think I've even tasted a persimmon in the last 10 years but it seems distinct in this brew. I need some more of this stuff. I was happy to see a single here in taxedupthepooper-Canada because $20 for 6 is just stupid. ...considering being stupid now. (817 characters)

Photo of grover37
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer from D'Vines for $11. Poured into a DCBeer.com becker.

Appearance (4): Pours a clear, light gold with a finger and a half of sparse white head. A coating of lacing all the way around the glass at the top, but none further down.

Aroma (5): Wow, this is where the beer shines. An extreme West Coast hop profile with loads and loads of what smells like Amarillo. Smells like sweet, resinous, pine with tangerine, grapefruit, and passionfruit. Maybe a touch of lemon grass and some light caramel round it out.

Taste (4): Hugely fruity up front with the citrus notes from the nose dominating: mango, passionfruit, and lemon. The bitterness doesn't show up until the finish along with an overwhelming sweetness. The same citrus notes stay through the middle but are then dominated by the sweetness and a lingering pine. Some mango shows up here too, but is not huge like the front end. This is just too sweet for me, especially when it warms up, but the hop flavors are second to none.

Mouthfeel (4): A touch slick but still smooth and a little creamy. Medium side of full bodied and medium-high carbonation which makes those hop flavors shine.

Overall (4.5): This would be a near perfect beer if not so damn sweet; a common complaint of mine with Lagunitas. The hop profile is phenomenal; it should probably be more balanced considering the residual sweetness, but the hops dominate any malt bill. Will be drinking this one all winter hopefully; lives up to the hype, particularly for those that don't mind the signature Lagunitas sweetness. (1,563 characters)

Photo of Blanco
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a light golden color with fluffy white head. The smell is hoppy, with tropical fruit and citrus notes. Very refreshing and inviting. The taste is a huge tropical fruit explosion with slight hints of citrus. The hoppiness is apparent in the taste, but almost no bitterness here. Body is light, mouthfeel is lively.

This is a fantastic beer. I went in thinking this was just going to be another good IPA and realized it was great. The tropical fruit flavor is awesome...like a Sculpin Lifesaver. Excellent. (517 characters)

Photo of Zorro
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got to love the sense of humor in the name of this beer.

Clear gold colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells strongly of hops, mostly citrus scents. Strong grapefruit and lesser amounts of orange, lemon and kumquat.

Starts out strongly of citrus juice flavor and not bitter at all. Strong grapefruit and orange flavors with just a slight bitterness like you get from eating a grapefruit. There is no way to describe the taste of this without saying DAMN this is tasty! Layer upon layer of citrus flavor with no harshness, I suggest you replace your morning orange juice with this stuff.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall I repeat Damn this is Tasty! Think I will head out and buy all the six packs of this I can find. (727 characters)

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks to N. Ketchum for the bottle. Happy Festivus buddy...

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A) Pretty clear looking amber. Not much head at all. Ample bubbles to look at. Not much lacing.

S) Flower petal, pine and grapefruit juice

T) Real nice malt/hops balance, the sweet transitions well to the bitterness, making you look forward to that next sip. There's a bit of cracker here, with pine and citrus. Just a hint of alcohol as it warms.

M) This is a very smooth medium bodied beer, with a good amount of carbonation. A nice soft finish awaits you with a pleasing aftertaste.

O) As far as seasonals are concerned around Christmas, this one is right up there with SN Celebration in my book. I would echo what others have said about hoping this one is available again next year.

Addendum) 1/9/13 I've had this brew on tap and out of the bottle this year, and I realized I shortchanged it in appearance and aroma. I adjusted my rating accordingly. This is a fantastic beer, and I love drinking it. (1,025 characters)

Photo of hoser
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, never have had a beer clear my sinuses before. Another awesome brew from maybe the masters of using the hop oil.
If I could wish for one thing in this brew is a little more of a malt background. Have some Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Wild in the fridge will make sure to compare the two before they are gone. Once again Wow! (326 characters)

Photo of chilly460
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber body head with gold highlights. Pillowy two finger head dissipates a bit, but stuck around well. Plenty of lacing rings the glass to the bottom.

S - Strongest aroma I've gotten in quite awhile, big hoppy nose with oranges, mango, and pineapple. Some dry bread in the background.

T - Right there with the smell, this thing is like a big bowl of citrus. Sweet orange is the prevalent flavor, rich juicy deliciousness. Some more robust mango in there too. Finishes with a bit dryer pine hoppiness.

M - Solid for the style, medium body, decent carbonation.

O - The buzz about this beer is correct, huge aroma and flavor profile, I hope they continue to brew this baby. (682 characters)

Photo of pdoran10
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas Sucks pours out a completely clear golden color into a snifter. Half a finger of head that fades very quickly and leaves little lacing.

Smell is dank citrus and resin. I just dry hopped an IPA homebrew with citra while drinking this beer. Pretty sure this is made with citra.

Citra is my friend.

Taste is slightly bready with a resinous melon and sharp orange flavor from the hops. Did I mention that I like citra hops? Nice light malt profile to let the hops shine. Awesome.

Mouthfeel is slighly creamy with moderate carbonation. No issues here.

Overall a simple but impressive beer. Very tasty and one of the better values in hopy craft beer right now. Having one of these and then having any of Wildmer's beers with some of the new hop strains in them makes me realize that Lagunitas is really good at making hoppy beers. (841 characters)

Photo of Wreckoncile
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz glass into nonic.

A - Pours a slightly hazy but mostly clear straw honey with slightly under a finger of head that leaves fairly good lacing.

S - Strong hoppy nose with dominant piney resins at first and yielding to a citrusy note that mixes equal parts lemon and grapefruit. Some slight maltiness at the end of the scent.

T - Really complex flavor. The sip starts off with a bit of a malty sweetness, almost bready. Although this balances shows immediately, the hops follow up immediately thereafter and hit you with a strong grapefruit flavor and strong IBUs. Sweetens out in the aftertaste and balances really well.

M - A slightly higher carbonation in appearance than in fact. There are some effervescent bubbles in the glass, but they don't come through on the mouthfeel, as it has a much silier texture than the bubbles in the glass would show.

O - Overall a really solid DIPA, among the best you can find in major distribution. Hoppy, but with a well balanced though subtle malt characteristic that doesn't detract from the hops at all. (1,069 characters)

Photo of JayAre46
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alright, yes lagunitas you suck i love brown sugga' so much but oh well i felt if this is what you were replacing it with it must be good. Poured into a nonic and yields a pale golden color with a white soapy head on top and has coarse spotty retention. the aroma. the aroma is a big citrus punch with some pine, floral and dank hops. CITRAAAA a light sugary sweetness came initially but im not getting it as much anymore. the taste follows the nose definitely, the citrus is there and there is a good hoppy bitterness in the finish but not enough. im not a fan of this sweetness it has, which is just too much and fights the hops and is not complimenting at all. there is some light breadiness as well. the mouthfeel is just like the majority of their IPA's, medium carbonation and crisp. overall i want my brown shugga' back! (827 characters)

Photo of prototypic
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas Sucks is a light gold color. It’s very clear. Backlighting gives it bright look. A vanilla colored head tops it off. It stands about a finger or so tall and takes its time dissipating. A thick web of sticky lace trails behind as it descends.

The nose is certainly good. It kicks off with a really nice, strong hop scent. Pine and citrus scents of grapefruit and lemon seem to be the strongest. There are some light, malty notes. Fortunately, I’m not getting any caramel at all. Love that! It seems to have a bit of a bread-like quality to it. Hops certainly steal the show though. Alcohol isn’t all that noticeable. Smells good!

The flavor is even a notch better. The malt base does have a light cracker flavor to it. No caramel! Yes! Excellent! Hops kick in very quickly. They have primarily a mix of citric flavors. Grapefruit, orange, and lemon are very flavorful. There’s a touch of pine, as well. It definitely has a bitter edge, but it’s far from palate wrecking. In terms of balance, it’s just about ideal for me. Nice malt base, but definitely skewed in the hop direction. Alcohol is blended very well. Finishes with a citric hop flavor and a nice, bitter kick.

Lagunitas Sucks has a body that’s on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is active, but it isn’t buzzy at all. This stuff goes down super easy and is very enjoyable. I could handle a couple of these, maybe more, in a sitting. Really good stuff.

After trying quite a few beers from Lagunitas over the past few years, I know one thing for certain – Lagunitas does not suck! Not even close! Personally, I prefer this release over Brown Shugga’. Frankly, it’s not even close. Lagunitas Sucks is an excellent American IPA that’s just about ideal in my book. The flavor simply rocks! If you see some around, do yourself a favor and grab a 6-pack or two. You’ll be glad you did. Lagunitas, please bring this one back! (1,926 characters)

Photo of SirWilliam666
3.35/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful light amber. A little white head(No worries about heading over your glass). Lots of caronation. Good hop nose. Taste is alright. A little piney, but overly not to strong. Leaves a bit of hoppyness in your mouth. Overall, it's not Brown Shugga (260 characters)

Photo of wrycon
3.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really clear and clean looking. A seemingly transparent light orange. No real head to speak of. After swirling, half of a finger appears and dissipates quickly, leaving sticky lacing. Smells great. Huge tropical and grapefruit notes. Nose is thick and you can smell some resinous pine underneath. Tastes different than expected. Quite bitter at the outset. Heavy carbonation. I expected a much sweeter taste, but there's hardly any sweetness to speak of. A quite dry, quite bitter IPA. That said, there are some tarter citrus notes on the back end. There are large cedar tones In the back also that dominate over the fruit. It's a good beer, just not what I expected.

Like It? Yeah (682 characters)

Photo of Florida9
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Exceedingly clear yellow gold in color. Forms about a 1/4" of creamy white colored head. Decent retention and a good bit of lacing.

S: Very aromatic with lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Orange juice, passion fruit, gooseberry, and some sweet pineapple.

T: Taste is dominated by a sugary sweetness, though there are a lot of juicy, citrus, and tropical hops to match the sweetness. Orange, mango, passion fruit. Very low malt profile. Just the slightest hint of alcohol on the finish.

M: The sweetness comes through in the feel as well. Body is on the heavier side of medium. Carbonation is appropriate for the style. Slightly sticky and slick. Mild bitterness.

O: A good DIPA packed full of hops and juicy fruits. However, the sweetness is a bit too aggressive for my personal preference and it throws the beer off a bit. However, still a tasty and enjoyable brew. (878 characters)

Photo of Nordstrand
4.91/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good god people - Lagunitas makes an awesome IPA and pretty damn good Pils but this is something special.

A: Yellowish gold, mild head - nothing special

S: A barrel of wet hops in the heart of a pine forest

T: Imagine you're Jew from the book of Exodus - you've been trying to get out of the desert for 39 years and 364 days and finally realize you've found the promised land. Taste like that would feel.

M: Crisp and amazing

O: Overwhelming hops taken to a sophisticated level. Try and get your hands on some! (515 characters)

Photo of CHADMC3
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden to copper with lively bubbles of carbonation beneath the pillowy white head.

Generous, resin hop aromas float from the glass including citrus and pine with a malt sweetness that holds its own right next to the hops.

Flavors of sweet citrus and pungent piney hops coat the palate along with sweet malts. As it warms it becomes even more woody and piney with pineapple and orange grapefruit and malt sweetness mid-palate to balance everything out returning to the grapefruit in the finish.

Features a medium body with generous carbonation and a sticky, puckering finish.

This is an excellent DIPA and unexpected as a winter seasonal. This can hold its own with just about any of its limited release brethren. (733 characters)

Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,462 ratings.