Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.71/5 rDev +8%
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.
08-22-2014 03:56:31 | More by randeezy74
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,255 ratings.