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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

6,849 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,849
Reviews: 1,252
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 296
Gots: 648 | FT: 24
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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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(copied from blog - written January 24, 2013)

Served appropriately in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Appearance – Golden and clear with a white one to two finger head.
Smell – Pine, pineapple/sweet tropical fruit, grassy, hoppy.
Taste – Almost sweet/caramel upfront. Slight pine. Finishes with citrus fruit and a clean hop bitterness.

This is truly a delightful IPA… According to my girlfriend it smells like “the air after it rains in the spring” which isn’t too far off, though in some whiffs I smell something of like… I dunno, Pineapple Banana Orange Juice? Overall there is a strong pine aroma with hints of tropical fruits and grass. The pine isn’t exactly lost in the beer, but I was expecting it to be much more piney when drinking it considering the smell. With that said, I’m glad how balanced it was and that it wasn’t overly piney (leave that to black IPAs!). The transition from the initial subtle sweetness to the hoppy bitter finish along with the carbonation and strong-yet-not-obvious ABV makes this beer so easy to drink and even easier to get a good buzz goin’. Do yourself a favor and get this beer!

Lagunitas does NOT suck :)

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 23:34:21 | More by RummyRedbeard
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Spaz7

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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