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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

6,867 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,867
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 295
Gots: 655 | FT: 23
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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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-23-2013 04:19:03 | More by Beerlover
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natethamac

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-23-2013 04:04:33 | More by natethamac
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14%

07-22-2013 13:34:03 | More by Nobcefus
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Hop_Madness

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-22-2013 13:32:33 | More by Hop_Madness
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torr

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-22-2013 01:08:20 | More by torr
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b-one

California

3.75/5  rDev -14%

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moodyxc9

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Sazz9

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-21-2013 20:13:58 | More by Sazz9
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Lebby

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

07-21-2013 19:20:09 | More by Lebby
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -14%

07-21-2013 15:22:49 | More by mwbrady12
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jamvt

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-21-2013 13:36:38 | More by jamvt
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tweezer159

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Freelover20

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-21-2013 03:22:06 | More by Freelover20
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bright golden, nearly clear, tower of white head retained very well, some random lacing
S - pine, tropical fruit, mild greens and raw grain
T - a mango citrus hop flavour dominates with hints of pine and leafy greens, raw grains and mild buttery bread give it enough malt backbone to keep it just balanced
M - light and well carbonated, somewhat juicy, just a touch of bitter on the finish
O - a mellow and easy drinking DIPA, its hoppy but not really DIPA hoppy, but it has character and great drinkability

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 03:04:07 | More by joemcgrath27
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-21-2013 02:41:27 | More by scottDC
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king75

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-20-2013 23:38:14 | More by king75
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rkf1976

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-20-2013 21:11:51 | More by rkf1976
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Vuaspeliador

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-20-2013 17:54:36 | More by Vuaspeliador
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Wolverine48104

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-20-2013 06:20:15 | More by Wolverine48104
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-20-2013 04:31:27 | More by bccrosley
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Liverpool08

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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jjf3792

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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tabascosigned

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-19-2013 17:43:56 | More by tabascosigned
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-19-2013 00:12:23 | More by Tyrawlings
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tarheels86

California

4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355mL thanks to tastybeer. A clear golden pour with a larger, off-white rocky head. Nose is just $&@#&# insane! Smells like I was awoken from a stupor in a British Columbia marijuana farm. Dank hops explosion. Holy crap. Mild notes of pale malt, wheat, oatmeal, jackfruit melon, and candied orange peel come through. Insane dry hop character. Taste is not too sticky, fresh, well balanced, mild alcohol spice. Palate is very soft and silky and small saltwater quenching. Mild piney hop character. I can’t believe it- Lagunitas best beer by a mile. Makes Hop Stoopid look a little stoopid. Why this is called a "holiday ale" is beyond me but this is on another level from Brown Shugga. Actually on another level from Lagunitas. How did this happen? I would seriously consider this beer as a DIPA of choice over Pliny the Elder. This is a DIPA masterpiece. 9/4/8/4/17=4.2

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 22:49:39 | More by tarheels86
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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